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Wed, 03/11/2015 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the loss of a faculty member who, for 30 years, helped shape the Department of Theatre. Ron Willis, professor emeritus of theatre, died March 6 at his home in Lawrence.  He taught at KU from 1970...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — Fashion-minded Neanderthals? By perception they had the basics of survival down, but supposedly not much else, until we high-functioning humans came along and developed sophisticated technologies to improve quality of life. However, a...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — Leaders from Kansas City-area cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations offer practical advice on obtaining careers in “applied humanities” at the Hall Center from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. March 26. In a panel discussion and follow-up...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — University of Kansas researchers Kristie Rogers and Niki den Nieuwenboer, assistant professors of organizational behavior in the School of Business, are available to speak with media about management implications for the NCAA men’s basketball...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — As of March 3, John Augusto, assistant vice provost for experiential learning, assumed the directorship of the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility (CCSR). This change comes about after the previous director, Andi Witczak, left KU in...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will give the annual Dole Lecture at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas this April. Jenkins will be interviewed on her national leadership position in Congress, what’s happening in...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — LAWRENCE – The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings confirms that for breadth and quality of graduate programs, the University of Kansas is unmatched in the state. Forty-four KU graduate programs appear in the “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, more than all other Kansas universities and colleges combined. Ten KU programs appear in the top 10 among public universities nationally, and 38 are in the top 50. “We want scholars from around not just the nation, but the world, to come to Kansas because they want to be a part of our teaching and research, either as faculty members or as graduate students,” said Chancellor

Tue, 03/10/2015 — Juliana Carlson, assistant professor of social welfare at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about the United Nations’ report that about 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced physical violence in their lifetimes.

Tue, 03/10/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host Frank Calzon, executive director of the Center for a Free Cuba, and Marifeli Perez-Stable, professor at Florida International University, in a moderated discussion on the issue...

Tue, 03/10/2015 — LAWRENCE – During the past four years, externally sponsored research expenditures at all University of Kansas campuses totaled more than $1 billion. It was the strongest four-year span in KU history. Among the many highlights: Creation of Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the KU Medical Center, offering faster patient access to the benefits of health research; Development of a national center in the Life Span Institute to help schools enact a KU model for improving academic outcomes for general and special education students; and Fulfillment of a National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant that leveraged $1.3

Tue, 03/10/2015 — While most employees might experience a dip in workplace morale from time to time, what happens when someone works for a sporting organization of which they are also a fan? Does their productivity ebb or flow when the team is winning, and do...

Mon, 03/09/2015 —  Libya hasn’t been terribly hospitable for scientific research lately. Since the 2011 toppling of Muammar Gaddafi, fighters tied to various tribes, regions and religious factions have sown chaos across that nation. Most recently, ISIS...

Mon, 03/09/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Business has been selected as one of only four civilian universities in the nation to deliver a “strategic broadening seminar” for U.S. Army officers, warrant officers, senior noncommissioned officers and...

Fri, 03/06/2015 — The University of Kansas, city of Lawrence and MV Transportation have announced the first recipient of a new $2,500 scholarship designed to support experiential learning opportunities for current KU students interested in the transportation...

Fri, 03/06/2015 — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that a team of five University of Kansas Department of Architecture students is among four finalists in the 2015 HUD Innovation Affordable Housing Competition. The competition...

Fri, 03/06/2015 — The 2015 University of Kansas Men of Merit have been announced, recognizing a group of students, faculty and staff positively defining masculinity through challenging norms, taking action and leading by example while making contributions to...

Fri, 03/06/2015 — New scholarships for undergraduate researchers will be available through a selective designation for the University of Kansas. KU is one of 12 universities chosen as a Beckman Scholars institution. This three-year award will fund six...

Fri, 03/06/2015 — When "PBS NewsHour" contacted the University of Kansas last week looking for an expert to interview live about student loan debt, Social Welfare Associate Professor William Elliott III fit the bill. Elliott headed to Media Crossroads at the...

Thu, 03/05/2015 — The Academy of International Business (AIB) has selected Tailan Chi, University of Kansas international business professor and Carl A. Scupin Faculty Fellow, as an AIB Fellow. The AIB is the leading association of scholars and specialists in...

Thu, 03/05/2015 — out of about 35 professionals across the nation who took the examination — who completed the rigorous exam and earned the credential offered by APPA, Leadership in Education Facilities (formerly known as the Association for Physical Plant...


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Without a Wounded Warrior scholarship, Timothy Hornik probably wouldn’t be at KU pursuing a doctoral degree in therapeutic sciences. And he definitely wouldn’t have led the Pledge of Allegiance during President Barak Obama’s visit to the university in January — a moment he will never forget. Hornik, a retired Army officer, lost his sight while serving as an air defense artillery platoon leader in Iraq. The Wounded Warrior Educational Initiative, launched at KU in 2008, provides financial support and specialized training to help injured veterans and their family members pursue advanced degrees. With his education, Hornik plans to counsel soldiers through trauma. “All of the opportunities and services I’ve received originated from the efforts of someone else paying it forward or back,” he says. “I simply hope to continue this cycle and change the lives of others.” Learn more about the Wounded Warrior Scholarship: http://bit.ly/1xhbaxy

Paying it forward AND giving back: A Wounded Warrior award gave this veteran new purpose. http://t.co/28pUix9jDc http://t.co/q8Q5YXoKOW


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26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times