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Thu, 04/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – Benjamin Herron, academic success coach at the KU Edwards Campus, has been named the recipient of this year’s C.L.A.S.S. Award for his dedication to supporting students. The C.L.A.S.S. Award (Citation for Leadership and Achievement in Student Services) is presented annually by the Board of Class Officers to a staff member to recognize distinguished achievements in student services that show a commitment to the needs of KU students and contribute to the welfare of students. Herron advises undergraduate students in psychology and language, literature and writing programs. He also coordinates the KU Edwards Honors Program.  Herron easily connects with

Wed, 04/07/2021 — LAWRENCE – If the Biden administration hopes that spending $4 billion on Central American development will relieve political pressure at the southern U.S. border, it needs to be smarter than its predecessors about how the money is spent, according to one expert on the region. Brent Metz, University of Kansas professor of anthropology, has lived with, researched and written extensively about the Indigenous peoples of the tri-border region of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. He is available to journalists to comment on what drives refugees northward and what the U.S. can and should do to help the region’s people.  Metz said President Joe Biden’s approach to

Wed, 04/07/2021 — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the third and final virtual session of the 2020-21 Strategies Event Series on April 17 via Zoom. The third session, “Understanding Educational Neuroscience...

Tue, 04/06/2021 — The work of the Likikiri Collective and the realities of life in South Sudan will be topics of the free presentation "Storytelling & Epistemic Justice in South Sudan" at noon Wednesday, April 7.  The online lecture will be presented by...

Tue, 04/06/2021 — An international trade law expert at the University of Kansas argues in a pair of new articles that human rights and trade are now inextricably linked, as evidenced by U.S. and international reactions to actions in China, and asserts that...

Tue, 04/06/2021 —  Jake Thompson, senior psychometrician with Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems at the University of Kansas, has received a $225,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Educational...

Tue, 04/06/2021 — A winner of the Rhetoric Society of America Book Award will bring further insight to ongoing conversations at the University of Kansas and beyond about how to respond to state-sanctioned racial violences in the era of #BlackLivesMatter. Ersula...

Mon, 04/05/2021 — Oprah Winfrey famously said, “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” Now there is research to support that claim. “Coaches and teachers are frequently identified by youth as natural mentors who provide great...

Mon, 04/05/2021 — An assistant professor at the University of Kansas received a prestigious grant designed to help early-career faculty members in STEM disciplines establish a lifetime of leadership in their respective fields. The Faculty Early Career...

Mon, 04/05/2021 — The University of Kansas Dance Company will present its Spring Concert online, highlighting the many stimuli people experience as they move physically and virtually through the world. Six KU Department of Theatre & Dance faculty members...

Mon, 04/05/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has selected Travis Goff to serve as its next director of athletics, Chancellor Douglas Girod announced today. Goff currently serves as the deputy director of athletics and assistant vice president at Northwestern University. In this role, he is a member of the executive staff responsible for all high-level decisions and is a sport administrator for the football, volleyball and baseball programs. Before joining Northwestern, he served as associate athletics director for external affairs at Tulane University. Prior to that, he worked in athletics development at KU, where he also earned his undergraduate degree. (Read his

Fri, 04/02/2021 — Three friends and members of the executive board of the Chemistry Club at the University of Kansas received some good news about the future of their planned careers in STEM fields late last week. Anton Barybin, Emma Cosner and Jonah Stiel —...

Fri, 04/02/2021 — The Association of American Universities has named Jennifer Ng to its newly created Advisory Board on Racial Equity in Higher Education. Ng will be part of a subgroup focused on the recruitment of graduate students and faculty. Ng is KU’s...

Thu, 04/01/2021 — IHAWKe, the umbrella organization for diversity and women’s programs at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021 with virtual and in-person events, as well as a scholarship fundraising campaign,

Thu, 04/01/2021 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will livestream the third installment of its series “A Conversation on Race” on Wednesday, April 14, on the institute’s YouTube channel. The event,...

Thu, 04/01/2021 — Demand for in-home long-term services and supports has been steadily growing in the United States in recent years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased need — while also increasing risk of transmission. University of Kansas researchers...

Wed, 03/31/2021 — Kansas Debate's historic run at the National Debate Tournament, hosted by Harvard University, ended March 30 at the semifinals. The University of Kansas team of Azja Butler, Lansing, and Ross Fitzpatrick, Leawood, lost a hard-fought 3-2 split...

Wed, 03/31/2021 — New research from the University of Kansas published in Earth-Science Reviews offers insight into one of the world’s most powerful monsoon systems: the Indian summer monsoon. The study details how the monsoon, of vital social and economic...

Wed, 03/31/2021 — The University of Kansas Life Span Institute is partnering with the Baylor College of Medicine to host the 54th annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from April 5 to April 8. First...

Wed, 03/31/2021 — Four faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2021 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize significant scholarly or research achievement for scholars in the middle of their careers. The annual awards recognize...


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