Fri, 09/09/2016 — LAWRENCE - Students from 12 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Sept. 26, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
A total of 235 seniors from high schools in Sedgwick County will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 7 p.m. program and reception at Maize High School, 11600 W. 45th St. N., Maize.
Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized over 125,000 scholars who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher education goals. Each year, the KU Alumni Association and its volunteers host 36 programs that
Fri, 09/09/2016 — University of Kansas leadership has appointed a veteran KU officer as its newest chief of police.
Chris Keary, who has been serving since Jan. 1 as interim director of the Public Safety Office and chief of KU Police, will assume the role in an...
Thu, 09/08/2016 — The Dole Institute of Politics announced today the addition of a Constitution Day program on voting rights featuring Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and KU Law adjunct professor Mark P. Johnson.
The annual Constitution Day program is...
Thu, 09/08/2016 — A gift commitment of $1 million from Koch Industries, Inc., will benefit students in the schools of Business and Engineering at the University of Kansas.
The gift will be allocated to the following areas:
$600,000 will establish the Koch...
Thu, 09/08/2016 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will welcome its new faculty members with a reception at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at The Commons at the University of Kansas. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.
The reception recognizes faculty starting their careers at KU in the 2016 calendar year. The group includes 23 faculty, four of whom were hired as Foundation Distinguished Professors. The College also recruited faculty to one named professorship: the Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture.
The program will include the presentation of the 2016 Career Achievement Award to Elizabeth Schultz, professor emeritus of the
Wed, 09/07/2016 — A little-examined Spanish Inquisition investigation into pornography could shed light on how ordinary Europeans read literature during the Enlightenment.
"Everyone talks about how people read in the 18th century because there was a boom in...
Wed, 09/07/2016 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas will host its first-ever State of the College this fall.
The event is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn about the priorities of Dean Carl Lejuez, who began his tenure in spring 2016. In a brief update, the dean will discuss three key priorities for the College in the coming year:
Enhance student success with a student-centered approach
Support and increase research and scholarly productivity and effect
Infuse diversity, equity and inclusion into the College culture
It also offers a forum for feedback, with the majority of time reserved for
Wed, 09/07/2016 — LAWRENCE – A new partnership between the University of Kansas School of Law and Lawrence Memorial Hospital will offer free legal assistance to low-income patients while providing invaluable hands-on training to law students.
The KU Medical-Legal Partnership at LMH is part of a national movement of hospitals integrating legal services into patient care. The model recognizes that health problems often have solutions rooted in the law, but many patients cannot afford to hire an attorney.
“For example, often patients can improve their health by ensuring they have appropriate medical leave from work or by obtaining a legal guardian who can look out for their best
Wed, 09/07/2016 — Ongoing efforts by the University of Kansas Energy Office and Center for Sustainability to reduce energy usage on campus have produced strong results over the past year. Reports for centrally funded electricity and gas usage for Fiscal Year (FY)...
Wed, 09/07/2016 — The University of Kansas community is remembering information technology colleague Stephen Lambert, who died Aug. 27 in Lawrence. He was 56.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of our valued staff members,” said Chancellor...
Tue, 09/06/2016 — For a half-century, one report has provided invaluable social and economic data that has aided Kansans in promoting and governing their communities.
The Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas in September...
Tue, 09/06/2016 — Researchers from across campus are invited to come to SHOW: Your Research (SHaring through Outreach Workshop) at the Commons from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 30. The workshop, sponsored by the KU chapter of Sigma Xi, will help faculty and student groups...
Tue, 09/06/2016 — Alice Dreger, bioethicist, academic activist and author, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the The Commons at Spooner Hall, as the first installation of the Hall Center for the Humanities' 2016-2017 Humanities Lecture Series. “Good...
Tue, 09/06/2016 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have landed a grant to help improve the health of individuals with disabilities by increasing accessibility to programs and removing barriers to services designed to promote healthy living.
Fri, 09/02/2016 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Norman Paige, a professor emeritus of vocal performance. Paige died Aug. 25 in Mission Hills. He was 87.
“Norman Paige’s career was an inspiration to many, whether one saw him on an opera...
Fri, 09/02/2016 — The University of Kansas will conduct a campuswide test of its emergency alert systems at noon Tuesday, Sept. 6.
This will be a full test that includes text message notifications, email, web and voice alerts through the university’s public...
Thu, 09/01/2016 — A $1 million dollar gift commitment from a retired University of Kansas engineering faculty member will endow a fund named in honor of four influential professors.
The Herbert and Grace Himmelstein Endowment for the...
Thu, 09/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas has unveiled a plan that will guide its efforts in transforming its approach to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The plan, “Taking Leadership on Who and What Matters: The Plan to Build a Model Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive College of Liberal Arts & Sciences,” lays out key values around which the College will focus its goals and actions over the next five years.
Jennifer Hamer, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the College, developed the plan with significant input from campus groups, College administrators, faculty and staff. In spring 2016, the dean of the
Thu, 09/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Business Master of Accounting (MAcc) program has earned the No. 9 spot in a ranking of the top programs in the country.
SR Education Group’s list of the 2016 Top Accounting Graduate Programs reflects the top 14 schools based on student feedback across seven areas, including student diversity, degree satisfaction and quality of instruction.
Professor Keith Jones directs the business school’s accounting and information systems area, with Lisa Ottinger as director of the MAcc program.
“We are very excited to be named as one of the top schools in this list,” Ottinger said. “The rankings represent programs all across the
Wed, 08/31/2016 — Even though the Defense Secretary Ash Carter earlier this year formally opened all combat jobs to women, two University of Kansas researchers say the U.S. military needs to work on changing significant cultural aspects to fully integrate women...