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Thu, 09/30/2021 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Network this year begins a new tradition of honoring young alumni for their professional achievements and community service. Seven Jayhawks will receive the inaugural Emerging Leaders...

Thu, 09/30/2021 — University of Kansas history of art doctoral candidate Rachel Quist has received the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award. Quist, from Brookline, Massachusetts, has been granted $55,214 from the U.S. Department...

Thu, 09/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – The public is invited to the fall tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Garden this Saturday, Oct. 2. This year's tour, which will take place from 1 to 3 p.m, will be an informal, open house-style event. Join Kansas Biological Survey botanist Jennifer Moody and Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners for the tour, just north of Lawrence, 1865 East 1600 Road. The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport (directions and map), includes research plantings, a large native plant demonstration garden and the KU Community Garden. Garden pathways are ADA-compliant, and the site is open to the public dawn to dusk. See the

Thu, 09/30/2021 — Two KU Debate teams closed out the championship round of the Phyllis Schatz Invitational Debate Tournament hosted by Binghamton University. The teams of senior Jon Mantis, Glenview, Illinois, with sophomore Alex McCarthy,...

Thu, 09/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – Enrollment at the University of Kansas grew slightly this year due in large part to increases in first-time freshmen and transfer students, according to annual data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU enrollment increased by 66 students (0.2%), bringing the university’s total enrollment to 27,685 across all campuses. The slight uptick can be attributed largely to a 7.6% jump in first-time freshmen and an 11.6% increase in transfer students, as well as gains in new international students and strong overall retention rates. This year’s freshman class of 4,119 is just six shy of the 2019 (pre-pandemic) freshman class size. These freshmen are

Thu, 09/30/2021 — “To boldly go …” That phrase from Captain Kirk’s opening monologue in the original “Star Trek” series still endures more than 55 years since it first aired. Now it’s also the title of a new book that examines leadership through...

Wed, 09/29/2021 — The Lawrence Gay Liberation Front (LGLF), which began at the University of Kansas in 1970, has an important place in KU and local history. Join the 50th anniversary celebration of LGLF and early activism that challenged stereotypes and...

Wed, 09/29/2021 — The University of Kansas recently has announced the June and July 2021  Employees of the Month. These staff members have made outstanding contributions to the Lawrence campus community. Winners of the Employee of the Month awards receive the...

Wed, 09/29/2021 — Since the 1970s, colleges and universities have seen an increase in faculty development, or programs designed to help professors improve their teaching. These centers for teaching and learning have adapted their approaches just as pedagogy in...

Wed, 09/29/2021 — LAWRENCE – For “Native Son” author Richard Wright, New York City was superior to his previous homes in Mississippi, Memphis and Chicago. But even there, in the U.S. publishing capital, he encountered such racism and restriction that he decamped for Paris, where he lived out his life. Wright’s 10-year (1937-1947) stay in New York is the subject of a chapter in the new book “Richard Wright in Context,” published by Cambridge University Press. “What he discovers is that there is no place in the U.S. outside of racism,” said author Ayesha Hardison, associate professor of English and of women, gender & sexuality studies at the University of Kansas. “Born in

Wed, 09/29/2021 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced programming for the Fall 2021 Architecture Lecture Series.    The Architecture Lecture Series welcomes architecture and experiential design leaders from...

Tue, 09/28/2021 — A series that encourages civic participation among members of the University of Kansas community will resume this fall with two virtual events. The Educate & Act series, led by The Commons, the Center for Service Learning and the Emily...

Tue, 09/28/2021 — A new lecture series from the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Kansas will feature some of the world’s leading experts to talk about the Cold War and its aftermath. “Legacies of the Cold...

Tue, 09/28/2021 — KU Debate began the 2021-22 season with a strong start as four University of Kansas teams qualified for the elimination rounds at a 100-plus team virtual tournament hosted by Northwestern University. Two KU teams finished among the top eight...

Mon, 09/27/2021 — More than half of U.S. newspaper jobs have been cut since 2008. A new study from the University of Kansas explores how journalists have dealt with the emotional and physical toll of unemployment and how they adjusted to new jobs and careers....

Mon, 09/27/2021 — Nine alumni will receive the University of Kansas Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Network Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award for their contributions to the university, their profession and their communities. The award is named...

Mon, 09/27/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Business has launched a new program aimed at developing professionalism among undergraduate business students. The Professionalism Program includes a series of six 1-credit courses focused on fostering career...

Mon, 09/27/2021 — This fall, 13 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Fri, 09/24/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Programs at the University of Kansas have announced the Board of Trustees for the Self Graduate Fellowship. Trustees include KU leaders and faculty members: Jennifer A. Roberts, managing trustee, ex-officio. Roberts is the KU vice provost for academic affairs & graduate studies and professor of geology. Barbara Bichelmeyer, ex-officio. Bichelmeyer is the KU provost and executive vice chancellor. James Clarke, ex-officio. Clarke is senior vice president of KU Endowment. Kyle Wetzel, Self Graduate Fellowship alumnus. Wetzel has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Julie

Fri, 09/24/2021 — The Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (ICCAE) at the University of Kansas has awarded five ICCAE scholars with an academic scholarship. ICCAE scholars are high-achieving students in the intelligence and national security...


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