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Tue, 08/09/2022 — The Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies at the University of Kansas has been designated a “Center of Excellence” by the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. “The Centers of Excellence (Centres d’Excellence) were...

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Tue, 08/09/2022 — Nisha Fernando, associate professor and director of interior architecture at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, is the recipient of the 2022 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) service award. The award,...

Tue, 08/09/2022 — The Spencer Museum of Art has selected an untitled “sounding sculpture” by Harry Bertoia as the KU Common Work of Art for the 2022–2023 academic year. The sculpture, which was designed to be touched, seen and heard, connects to themes of...

Tue, 08/09/2022 — Lore/tta LeMaster, B. Liahnna Stanley, Angela Labador, Ana Isabel Terminel Iberri, Megan Stephenson and Tyler S. ...

Fri, 08/05/2022 — Kyle Christian will join the University of Kansas as associate vice chancellor for federal relations beginning Aug. 15. He brings significant legislative experience and a deep knowledge of the federal funding process to the position. He joins...

Thu, 08/04/2022 — Generations of University of Kansas students have roamed the rocks at the KU Geology Field Camp in Cañon City, Colorado. And because of the fond memories of a geology alumnus, generations more will experience the camp’s unique, indelible...

Thu, 08/04/2022 — It's time to celebrate Jayhawk colleagues' achievements: KU News Service accepted submissions and combed websites, social media and newsletters for recent external honors and awards for current faculty and staff at the Lawrence, Edwards and...

Tue, 08/02/2022 — What drives youth to run away from foster care placements? In a new study conducted by University of Kansas researchers, youth reported running away to have a say in their own lives, to connect with family and to escape untenable placement...

Tue, 08/02/2022 — Analytics, information and operations management is an emerging area in business, and University of Kansas alumnus Roger Davis recognizes its growing importance. He and his wife, Julie, secured a place for that area of study in the KU School of...

Tue, 08/02/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) has been awarded a five-year, $2.37 million project to serve 175 students across KU and three additional institutions of higher education. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Migrant Education, the Heartland College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), a college first-year success program, expands upon the two-decade legacy of CEOP supporting the children of migrant agricultural workers. Heartland CAMP’s goal is to help students from migratory agricultural backgrounds start college on a strong path to break the cycle of poverty and interrupted schooling that

Mon, 08/01/2022 — HUTCHINSON – Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 29 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Officer Spencer Putman of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Chief Karl Oakman of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. James Buettgenbach, KLETC Senior Instructor of Police, was the class coordinator for the 296th Basic Training Class. Officer Ryan Lies of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks along with Deputy Irlick Moreno of the Rice County Sheriff’s Office were placed on the Director’s

Thu, 07/28/2022 — LAWRENCE – It has been a generation now. Long enough, Kapila Silva believes, to pronounce the "cultural landscape" approach, the broad-minded historic preservation efforts of the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, a success. That is the bottom line of the wide-ranging new book co-edited by the University of Kansas professor of architecture, titled “The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Landscape Heritage in The Asia-Pacific.” The book’s introduction, written by Silva and his Australian heritage expert co-editors/writers Ken Taylor and David S. Jones, traces the “cultural landscape” movement back to a 1972

Thu, 07/28/2022 — Researchers from the University of Kansas are part of a multi-institutional partnership to help ensure the United States’ ongoing transition to renewable energy and low-carbon technologies is just and provides equity and opportunities for...

Thu, 07/28/2022 — The University Press of Kansas Board of Trustees, composed of the provosts from each of the six Kansas Regents institutions, has appointed Mike Haddock, associate dean for research, education and engagement at K-State Libraries, to serve as the...

Thu, 07/28/2022 — The University of Kansas recently has announced the May, June and July 2022 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...

Wed, 07/27/2022 — In econometrics and statistics, a structural break is revealed when a sudden change occurs in the way a business or market functions. Ignoring these breaks leads to forecast failure. New research by Shahnaz Parsaeian, assistant professor of...

Tue, 07/26/2022 — The names of more than 6,600 graduates at the University of Kansas for summer and fall 2021 and spring 2022 have been announced by the University Registrar. Many graduates and candidates for degree celebrated by participating in KU Commencement,...

Tue, 07/26/2022 — The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) has honored Kent Spreckelmeyer, professor of architecture at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, with the 2022 EDRA Career Award in recognition of his sustained and...

Tue, 07/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Institute for International and Global Engagement (KU-IIGE) was launched in February to enhance KU’s international scholarship and global engagement efforts. Melissa Birch, associate professor in the School of Business, will lead the institute as the inaugural executive director. In this role, Birch will report to Jennifer Roberts, vice provost for graduate studies and academic affairs. “Dr. Birch brings extensive experience in international engagement through her research, teaching and community associations through the School of Business,” Roberts said. “She served previously as the inaugural director of KU’s Center for

Tue, 07/26/2022 — The University of Kansas community is remembering pharmaceutical researcher John Haslam, who died July 8 at age 83. “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of John Haslam, a dedicated researcher who worked in pharmaceutical sciences at KU,


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