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Mon, 04/26/2021 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s spring membership drive, the Campaign for Excellence, raised over $360,000.  The drive began April 9 with the Power Breakfast, 90 minutes of fundraising that brought in more than $25,000, and concluded April 16. In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $62,000 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation that challenges listeners to match their gift of a specific amount within a certain timeframe.  This spring, listeners who pledged during KPR’s popular "Retro Cocktail Hour" received a Retro Cocktail Hour pin if they gave $60 or more.  The station also partnered with the Topeka PetSmart to

Fri, 04/23/2021 — LAWRENCE – The 38th Annual KU Math Prize Competition, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, was held virtually April 2. Open to all KU undergraduates, the written exam for each level covered six questions to be completed in three hours. Cash awards were given in two levels. The junior level was open to all undergraduates of non-senior standing and assumes a knowledge of first-year calculus. The winners of the junior level: First place: Teerapat Saengsubin, a freshman in mathematics from Thailand. Saengsubin also was the top first-year student. Second place: Drake Clark, a junior in mathematics and computer engineering from Lenexa.   Third

Fri, 04/23/2021 — The University Career Center has announced the 2020-2021 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) as Logan Bell, of Lenexa, who works for the University of Kansas Office of First-Year Experience, now the Office of Orientation and Transfer Programs...

Fri, 04/23/2021 — A University of Kansas expert on the evolutionary history and diversity of insects will present his distinguished professor Inaugural Lecture, “400 Million Years on Six Legs: Evolution of the Insects,” on Thursday, April 29.  Michael Engel...

Fri, 04/23/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has announced that Andrea Herstowski, associate professor of design, has been named interim associate dean of administration effective April 19.  Herstowski joined KU as an...

Fri, 04/23/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes Suzanne Robinson, associate professor in the Department of Special Education, as the 2021 Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award recipient and featured...

Thu, 04/22/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy posted the second-highest pass rate in the nation on the 2020 Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). The school’s 2020 graduating class had a 99% first-time pass rate, compared to a...

Thu, 04/22/2021 — LAWRENCE – Eleven doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year. This incoming group of fellows is among over 200 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established in 1989. The Self Graduate Fellowship is a four-year package awarded to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative, and passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $32,000 per year, a $5,500 professional development award and a unique professional development

Thu, 04/22/2021 — Sustainability has always been a priority for the University of Kansas and its Edwards Campus (KUEC) in Overland Park. Participation in Evergy’s Renewables Direct program is KUEC’s latest sustainability effort. The 20-year agreement KUEC...

Wed, 04/21/2021 — From across the country, college and university presidents of Campus Compact member institutions have nominated promising student leaders as Newman Civic Fellows. Through service, research and advocacy, these fellows have demonstrated an...

Wed, 04/21/2021 — New research from the University of Kansas shows that some of the most creative adolescents may have had a sense that a global crisis was looming as far back as 2014. While students didn’t predict a pandemic and resulting economic and social...

Wed, 04/21/2021 — University of Kansas students Claire Dopp and Sarah Noga have been selected to participate in the 2021 Beckman Scholars Program. The KU Beckman Scholars Program is funded by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, which was established in 1977...

Wed, 04/21/2021 —  Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of three counts of murder and manslaughter April 20 in the death of George Floyd. The widely anticipated verdict was reached just under a year after Floyd died after being pinned...

Tue, 04/20/2021 —  President Joe Biden has pledged to support union organizing, and the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the union-supported Protecting the Right to Organize Act. Yet, high-profile efforts to unionize Amazon warehouse workers have not...

Tue, 04/20/2021 — Firefighting is an inherently dangerous job. Firefighters must be well-trained for safe operations, but they also must be well-trained to deliver exceptional service to customers – those calling 911 and anyone in need of help.  On April 14...

Mon, 04/19/2021 — Audit firms and their clients should enjoy a friendly relationship. Just not too friendly. That’s why the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) requires such companies to rotate engagement partners every five years. But a new...

Mon, 04/19/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that the guest for the 2021 Dole Lecture will be Jean-Arthur Régibeau, the ambassador of Belgium to the United States. This year’s lecture will take place at 7 p.m. May 5 on the institute’s YouTube channel. “Ambassador Régibeau is only the second seated ambassador to be a guest at the institute,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “As the world begins to emerge from the COVID pandemic, he will bring a unique perspective on what lies ahead for U.S. and European relations.” Régibeau presented his credentials to the U.S. in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 2020, and took up his

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Mon, 04/19/2021 — A virtual event hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art at 4 p.m. April 26 will present internationally acclaimed artist Janine Antoni in conversation with other researchers about how to better understand and connect to our bodies through multiple...

Fri, 04/16/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Business hosted the inaugural KU Professional Selling Program/King’s Hawaiian Sales Competition virtually April 9-10. Students from KU as well as University of Central Missouri, University of Georgia,...

Fri, 04/16/2021 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences welcomes Joseph Cooper, associate professor and J. Keith Motley endowed chair of sport leadership and administration at the University of Massachusetts Boston, as...


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