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Tue, 05/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – For an oboe player, the music of the Baroque Period is a logical place to begin recording. That’s what University of Kansas Professor of Music Margaret Marco did with her first solo CD in 2009, “Hidden Gems: Oboe Sonatas of the French Baroque.” In contrast, her new recording, “Still Life,” features Marco and several fellow composer/performer faculty members in a series of new works for solo and chamber ensemble. The recordings were made on campus, too, at Swarthout Recital Hall, Bales Organ Recital Hall and the studios of Kansas Public Radio. Despite critics who praise her tone and command of her instrument (she performs with the Kansas City Chamber

Tue, 05/14/2019 — Carsten Holm, academic adviser in the Undergraduate Advising Center, was named the 2019 University of Kansas Academic Advisor of the Year during an awards ceremony May 6 in the Burge Union. In his role, Holm advises between 300-350 students,...

Tue, 05/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture & Design’s Dirt Works Studio will be wrapping up and showing off their redesign and renovation of two classrooms in the Nunemaker Center on Daisy Hill during a ribbon cutting May 15. The Dirt Works Studio – a third-year architecture design-build studio led by Associate Professor Chad Kraus – has brought sunlight into once-dark classrooms and enhanced the openness of common spaces for the University Honors Program. Students completed their design of the new space during the first eight weeks of the fall 2018 semester and spent most of their Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays this spring dedicated

Tue, 05/14/2019 — Martha “Matt” Mueller, a University of Kansas alumna and retired librarian, left an estate gift of more than $1.4 million to support the university’s libraries and to provide scholarships for students with financial need. A self-described...

Mon, 05/13/2019 — University of Kansas junior theatre design major Kayleigh Shaffer has received a First Place National award for Sound Design at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. As a result, she’ll receive a monetary award and a paid trip...

Mon, 05/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – While growing up in the Southeast, Laura Mielke visited the Harpers Ferry historic site with her parents. But it wasn’t until she became a professor of English at the University of Kansas that she began to think more deeply about the abolitionist raider John Brown’s backstory here. The mixed motivations, personal and political, that Brown may have had for the raid on the federal arsenal in what is now West Virginia are broached in one of the plays Mielke writes about in her new book, “Provocative Eloquence: Theater, Violence, and Antislavery Speech in the Antebellum United States” (University of Michigan Press, 2019). The book explores how the

Mon, 05/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Jedel Family Foundation has announced the recipients of this year’s Jedel Excellence in Mathematics Education Awards. The winners exemplify innovation, mentorship and service in elementary and secondary mathematics teaching. The teachers have been notified with surprise visits to classrooms, school assemblies and staff gatherings throughout April and May, which were also attended by superintendents, district media, families and friends. “It was an honor to observe these extraordinary mathematics teachers at work,” said Steve Case, director of the KU Center for STEM Learning. “It is our hope that with the leadership of the Jedel Excellence in

Mon, 05/13/2019 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced its Humanities Lecture Series for 2019-2020. Founded in 1947, the Humanities Lecture Series is the oldest continuing series at the University of Kansas. More than 185 eminent scholars from around...

Fri, 05/10/2019 — More than 800 students, faculty, staff, and guests attended KU’s 22nd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 27 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Thu, 05/09/2019 — The names of nearly 5,000 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 90 Kansas counties; 45 other states, territories, and Washington, D.C.; and 49 other countries — have been announced by the University...

Thu, 05/09/2019 — Two members of the University of Kansas community were honored at the 22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. The recognition took place at the symposium’s Award...

Wed, 05/08/2019 —  The Trump administration has announced plans to raise tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, and China is sending a delegation to Washington to save talks about ending a trade war between the two nations. Negotiations to...

Wed, 05/08/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art has announced the 2019 recipients of the Jack & Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards. Established by benefactor Lavon Brosseau in 2011, the awards honor thought-provoking creative work in the categories of writing and...

Wed, 05/08/2019 — The University of Kansas is recognizing 12 students with awards that honor community engagement, leadership and academics. Eleven of the winners were notified they received 2019 University Awards when Office of Student Affairs leaders made the...

Wed, 05/08/2019 —  When one thinks of the military, images of elite, highly fit soldiers often come to mind. Conversely, talk of eating disorders generally steers toward undernourished individuals, often young women. However, data has shown that the prevalence of...

Wed, 05/08/2019 — Jeremy Martin, a University of Kansas professor of mathematics long recognized for his commitment to teaching excellence, has been named by the Kansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America (KSMAA) as the recipient of its 2019 award...

Tue, 05/07/2019 — LAWRENCE – Rebecca Dukstein, director of the TRIO Talent Search program at the University of Kansas, was inducted into the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation, April 27 at the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame Awards and Scholarship Event.  “It’s amazing and humbling to be honored alongside so many community and educational leaders I’ve admired over the years,” Dukstein said. “In the field of college access and success, we help youths walk through the doors of opportunity toward higher education. Every day, we support students in becoming who they are meant to be, and that feels pretty incredible.” 

Tue, 05/07/2019 — With a recent three-year, $1.4 million grant from NASA, a research team from the University of Kansas will help design and build a particle telescope to launch into orbit aboard a satellite. The Advanced Energetic Ion Electron Telescope, dubbed...

Tue, 05/07/2019 — University of Kansas School of Law faculty members and alumni will review the latest developments in a wide range of practice areas during the 33rd annual “Recent Developments in the Law” seminar May 22-23. The seminar will run from 8 a.m....

Tue, 05/07/2019 —  School districts across the Kansas City metropolitan area are partnering with local community colleges and the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) in Overland Park to offer students an accelerated pathway to a bachelor’s degree through...


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