UC Forum: The KU Core, a Renewed Beginning for all KU Undergraduates

Presented by Christopher Haufler, KU Professor of Systematic Botany
"The KU Core is the product of literally hundreds of dedicated individuals meeting for thousands of hours to consider the goals of a KU undergraduate education. After more than three years of work and much community involvement, the new curriculum will take effect with the entering class of fall 2013. Built on a set of six educational goals, the KU Core stretches across all schools and the College and is also being adopted by the KU Med School. The presentation will provide a brief history, current status, and anticipated next steps in developing the KU Core curriculum" University-Community Forum has been bringing together the KU and Lawrence communities since the 1940s. It is a series of presentations by faculty, students, and community members to educate and facilitate dialogue on ideas and events that shape our society. Optional lunch at 11:30am, lecture at 12pm.
February 13, 2013
11:30 am - 01:00 pm
ECM Center, 1204 Oread Ave
(785) 843 4933


How do you explore KU? Senior Dylan Fehl kicks up his feet and enjoys the shade outside Watson Library, unwinding and admiring the campus. He says it's key to balance long hours in the library with fun and relaxation. Even as a senior, Fehl says he is still discovering new and useful spots and resources on campus. Exploring KU is important to him because it opens up new doors. Fehl, from Hutchinson, Kansas, is studying for a double major in philosophy and history with a minor in leadership studies. During his time at this unique university – with its positive attitudes, friendliness and a place to call home – Fehl said KU has truly set him free. Tags: University of Kansas Libraries #exploreKU #KUcampus #KUdifference

Boy with autism benefits from KU student’s undergraduate research Two-year-old Mark’s first haircut in a salon was pretty traumatic. He screamed. He cried. His dad had to restrain him – Mark has autism and a haircut wasn’t part of his routine. But there’s a happy ending. The experience led KU senior Kristin Miller to seek an Undergraduate Research Award (see http://bit.ly/1xod9VT) to develop ways for children with developmental disabilities like Mark to learn how to accept routine health care treatment, such as going to the dentist — or even getting a buzz cut. Watch the video to see why it has been especially rewarding for Miller to help children like Mark.


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