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Thu, 06/02/2016 — LAWRENCE – A new associate dean at the University of Kansas will oversee diversity, equity and inclusion programming and policies for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Jennifer Hamer, professor and chair of the Department of American Studies and professor of African & African-American studies, begins her appointment July 1. “Jennifer possesses an ideal combination of research expertise and hands-on experience in developing environments of mutual respect and individual support. She will be a tremendous leader and advocate in the College and across campus,” said Carl Lejuez, dean of the College. In this new role, Hamer will focus on strengthening

Thu, 06/02/2016 — Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Sara Rosen has appointed five University of Kansas faculty members to be university distinguished professors. The appointments for professors Alice Bean in the Department of Physics and Astronomy,...

Thu, 06/02/2016 — A student who completed requirements for two undergraduate degrees in three years was selected to receive the James Blackiston Fellowship from the University of Kansas chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Christina Hagemeier, who...

Wed, 06/01/2016 — YODER – Sixty-two new law enforcement officers were congratulated by University of Kansas General Counsel Jim Pottorff during their graduation May 20 from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). The new officers were members of the 239th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of KU Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Feb. 15, represented 45 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from

Tue, 05/31/2016 — The University of Kansas has announced the April Employees of the Month: Name: Lieschen Mast Title: Executive associate of Enrollment Management What that means: Lieschen Mast oversees Enrollment Management facilities, provides onboarding...

Tue, 05/31/2016 — LAWRENCE – A statewide project of a University of Kansas-based research center is partnering with colleagues in Missouri to assemble city leaders and state agency officials from across both states for an early-June municipal summit focused on improving and expanding afterschool and summer learning opportunities for young people. Based at the Center for Public Partnerships & Research (CPPR) in KU’s Achievement & Assessment Institute, the Kansas Enrichment Network (KEN) will join with the Missouri AfterSchool Network and the United Way of Greater Kansas City to present “Strengthening Opportunities for Youth, Creating Opportunities for Cities: The Power of

Tue, 05/31/2016 — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is hosting a public hearing in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 2, the same day as the national day of action to end predatory lending. CFPB director Richard Cordray will speak at the hearing at the Kansas...

Tue, 05/31/2016 — Erin O’Neil, the University of Kansas women’s golf head coach, will chair the Audio-Reader’s seventh-annual Golf Classic, which will take place Monday, June 6, at the Eagle Bend Golf Course. O’Neil has been coaching at KU for 12 years,...

Fri, 05/27/2016 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Nathaniel Naudet, a chemical and petroleum engineering student. Naudet died May 17 near Flagstaff, Arizona. “On behalf of the entire KU community, I want to express my profound sorrow at...

Thu, 05/26/2016 — A golfer, a banker and a gambler linked in an insider trading case make for a great headline and provocative news. That was true last week when it was disclosed that as chairman of Dean Foods, Thomas C. Davis reportedly repaid gambling debts...

Thu, 05/26/2016 — A University of Kansas researcher has developed a framework to analyze how governments can use religion in different ways to legitimize their own power. "Religion has been used as a source of unity and peace but also a source of war and conflict,

Thu, 05/26/2016 — Barack Obama on Friday will be the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, the Japanese city destroyed by a U.S. atomic bomb in 1945 during World War II. A University of Kansas researcher who studies modern Japan is available to discuss the...

Thu, 05/26/2016 — The Society for German-American Studies has selected Professor William Keel of the University of Kansas Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures as the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award at the society's 40th annual...

Wed, 05/25/2016 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Medical Center will provide free bicycle helmets to the first 150 children present at the eighth annual Hawks, Helmets and Handlebars event from 10 a.m. to noon June 4 at the KU Cancer...

Wed, 05/25/2016 —  College campuses across the country have shown in the past year how vital concerns about diversity and equity are in higher education. While many institutions have offices or administrators charged with overseeing diversity efforts, little...

Tue, 05/24/2016 — As refugees from the Middle East and northern Africa seek to escape war, political unrest, economic distress and other hardships, European nations have struggled to manage the influx of people attempting to cross borders. In recent months,...

Tue, 05/24/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2016 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 14. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and...

Tue, 05/24/2016 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the death of one of its engineering professors. Nancy Kinnersley, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, died May 18 in Kansas City, Kansas. She was 71.

Tue, 05/24/2016 — Each spring, scientists from the Kansas Biological Survey refocus on their field research at the University of Kansas Field Station and across the state. Among these scientists are KU students, both graduate and undergraduate, who study...

Tue, 05/24/2016 — University of Kansas students excelled in both national and state competitions during the spring 2016 semester. KU scored 61st out of 447 teams in the Mathematical Association of America’s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition....


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