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Tue, 05/08/2018 — The names of more than 5,000 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 90 Kansas counties, 46 other states, territories and Washington, D.C., and 48 other countries — have been announced by the University...

Mon, 05/07/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is No. 4 in the country in National Institutes of Health funding, marking the 23rd consecutive year the school has been in the top 10. The School of Pharmacy earned more than $11 million in NIH...

Mon, 05/07/2018 — In sociological studies of people's economic stratification and intergenerational mobility, researchers have long presumed a person's occupation most accurately would reflect his or her lifetime earnings. "Even though there is a strong...

Mon, 05/07/2018 — KU Libraries continue to support open educational resources (OER) by providing grant funding to two KU instructors who have created openly licensed textbooks for use by the public. The Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication &...

Mon, 05/07/2018 — The University of Kansas invites media to cover the university’s 146th Commencement on Sunday, May 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m. At that time, graduates begin the traditional “walk down the Hill” to Memorial Stadium, followed by a program...

Mon, 05/07/2018 — LAWRENCE – Cynthia Lane, superintendent of schools for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, has been selected to receive the 2018 Friend of Education Award from the University of Kansas School of Education. The Friend of Education Award is given annually to recognize individuals whose work has strengthened education for students in Kansas and beyond. Lane was nominated by members of the School of Education’s faculty and administration for her distinguished record of professional leadership, service and support of education in Kansas. Lane has worked more than 35 years in education, 30 of them in the Kansas City, Kansas, public school district. She has been a

Fri, 05/04/2018 —  The University of Kansas is adding classroom space in Leavenworth to accommodate growing enrollment and course offerings in the community. The new facility will be located at the new Marriott TownePlace Suites, across Metropolitan Avenue from...

Fri, 05/04/2018 — From across the country, college and university presidents of Campus Compact member institutions have nominated promising student leaders as Newman Civic Fellows. Through service, research and advocacy, these fellows have demonstrated an...

Fri, 05/04/2018 — In education circles, it is widely accepted that minorities are overrepresented in special education. New research from the University of Kansas has found, in terms of autism, minorities are widely underrepresented in special education. The...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — This week, an unprecedented group of about 100 scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom joined forces to establish the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, a five-year $25 million project billed as “the most detailed...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — LAWRENCE – A faculty member and administrator with extensive experience in enhancing teaching, mentoring and curriculum at KU has been named the new associate dean for academic innovation and student success in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. Holly Storkel, professor of speech-language-hearing, will step into the position with a semester of experience serving as interim associate dean in the same role. She succeeded Paul Atchley in January after he was selected as senior associate vice president and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida. “Holly has an impressive track record in improving the

Thu, 05/03/2018 — The University Career Center has recognized the 2017-2018 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY), Hannah Weingartner of Recreation Services. The SEOTY award recognizes student employees who embody service excellence, dedication and whose academic...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — but not limited to — any SAB member also serving in active duty, the reserves or National Guard, or an honorably discharged veteran of the uniformed services. The award includes a $1,000 cash prize, and the recipient of the award will be...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — A Mayo Clinic scientist who is a pioneer in the field of pharmacogenomics — the study of how drugs respond to a person’s genetics — will receive an honorary degree from the University of Kansas. Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, a KU alumnus,...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with the 2018 Wolfe Family Teaching Award during the University of Kansas Commencement weekend. Several years after having set foot in the teachers’ classrooms, students have not...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — Amanda Ostreko, assistant dean of graduate studies, will serve on the Governing Board of Directors for the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management. NAGAP, a professional organization of approximately 1,500 members, recently held its...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Judy Farmer, an employee of the university of more than 26 years who died in March. Farmer began a career at the university in 1991. During her time at KU, she worked the comptroller’s office,...

Wed, 05/02/2018 — Project LEAD, an afterschool program at Lincoln Elementary in Clay Center, along with the Kansas Enrichment Network, will welcome U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., for a tour of the 21st Century Community Learning Center afterschool program.

Wed, 05/02/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Political Science Department recently honored its top students at an annual recognition ceremony with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha. Sixteen students were inducted April 20 into the Gamma chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. Criteria for induction include a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in all political science courses with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.4 for undergraduates. Additionally, inductees cannot have a grade lower than a B in any political science course. The following students were inducted: Catherine Bernard, Overland Park Anna Buhlinger,

Wed, 05/02/2018 — After 87 years, the publication of Zora Neale Hurston's first book, "Barracoon," will be a valuable teaching tool and add to her foundational work in contemporary African and African-American studies, according to a University of Kansas scholar...


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