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Thu, 07/07/2022 — LAWRENCE – Five University of Kansas professors have joined elite company by being named distinguished professors. Sharon Billings and Marta Caminero-Santangelo received the designation of University Distinguished Professor, while Jie Han, Peter Ukpokodu and Lisa Wolf-Wendel received the designation of Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor. All five professors are decorated KU faculty members and have been researchers in their respective fields for multiple decades. Their new appointments are effective at the start of the fall 2022 semester.  “These outstanding faculty members are some of the best minds at KU and across the globe,” said Barbara A. Bichelmeyer,

Thu, 07/07/2022 — Lawrence, Kansas is growing tech jobs faster than any other city in America, according to data from a prominent national think tank. Researchers at the Brookings Institution found that jobs in the city grew by 16% during 2019-20 — a faster...

Wed, 07/06/2022 — HUTCHINSON – Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 1 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Officer Andrew Lee of the Riley County Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Sheriff Russ Thornton of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. Rob McClarty, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 295th Basic Training Class. Officers Julia Raymann and Justin Smithson of the Riley County Police Department were placed on the Director’s Honor Roll for achieving an overall academic average of 94% or higher.

Tue, 07/05/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance recognized 53 students as recipients of its year-end awards and scholarships, totaling over $225,000 in financial support.   “Our awards and scholarships give us a chance to celebrate some of our students’ many stellar accomplishments and make a real difference in helping them achieve their goals,” said Henry Bial, professor and department chair. “We are thankful for the many generous alumni and friends whose donations aid students financially. The department has more than three dozen named scholarships and awards, which preserve our donors’ legacies through the support of burgeoning theatre and

Tue, 07/05/2022 — Yezan Salamoun, a Doctor of Pharmacy student in the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, has received an Underrepresented Minority Gateway Research Award from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. AFPE awards the scholarship...

Tue, 07/05/2022 — The University of Kansas will host its 110th Homecoming Sept. 26-Oct. 1, culminating in the KU football game against Iowa State on Oct. 1 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Home on the...

Fri, 07/01/2022 — When a news article reports whether a company’s earnings met analysts’ estimates, the numbers are usually based on “street earnings” information sourced from forecast data providers such as Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters. However, a new...

Thu, 06/30/2022 — The University of Kansas has been awarded a new agreement to offer three graduate degrees to the Fort Leavenworth community beginning with the fall 2022 semester.  In January, Fort Leavenworth officials released a request for proposal for...

Thu, 06/30/2022 — A recent Kansas Board of Regents policy change on a systemwide general education program has raised questions about its impact and implementation at the University of Kansas. At its June meeting, the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) adopted a...

Thu, 06/30/2022 — Creating more secure and resilient communities, harnessing the power of big data to discover disease-fighting drugs, unlocking the secrets of genomes for the benefit of life on our planet, and transforming understanding of and support for...

Wed, 06/29/2022 — Any parent can attest the teenage years can be trying, even in the best of times. A University of Kansas graduate class recently completed a collaboration with Prepped and Ready, an evidence-based program developed at Children’s Mercy Hospital...

Wed, 06/29/2022 — The Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) has recently secured over $7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to ensure the University of Kansas can continue to help first-generation and low-income students not...

Wed, 06/29/2022 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas School of Engineering faculty member with a track record of helping colleagues build successful research programs is joining the Office of Research as associate vice chancellor. Candan Tamerler, Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will begin her duties July 10. As a member of the senior leadership team, Tamerler will help oversee a number of areas that support the KU research mission, including research centers, core labs, strategic planning, research development, research administration, research compliance and related topics. Tamerler has served as associate dean for research in

Wed, 06/29/2022 — The University of Kansas is launching a new online bachelor’s degree program in professional studies for the 2022-2023 academic year, giving students with an associate degree or equivalent hours the chance to enter a growing and in-demand field.

Mon, 06/27/2022 — Jay Kalbas, a leader in the energy industry, has been named director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. He will start his new role July 25. Kansas Geological Survey researchers study and provide information on the...

Mon, 06/27/2022 — LAWRENCE – When was the last time you heard a decent political apology? In the current hyperpartisan political atmosphere, they hardly exist. Doubling down is the rule. And, according to two new papers co-written by an instructor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas, our polarization is not only to blame, but threatens to foreclose one of the remaining civilizing forces standing between us and violent confrontation. “There is no more mea culpa,” said Brett Bricker, who co-wrote the two articles with a former graduate student at KU, Jacob Justice, now an assistant professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University

Mon, 06/27/2022 — For years, physicists from the University of Kansas have played a major role conducting experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider — hunting for new fundamental particles, supersymmetry and extra dimensions. Two of these researchers are...

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Fri, 06/24/2022 — Ten years after the Large Hadron Collider’s Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment contributed to the discovery of the long sought-after Higgs boson, University of Kansas physicists who contributed to that work are inviting the public to join...

Fri, 06/24/2022 — A new project based at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas aims to help rural communities on the eastern Great Plains, including in eastern Kansas, manage agricultural and water resources today and prepare for potential...

Fri, 06/24/2022 — In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday morning it had overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that guaranteed access to abortion across the country. The decision means that states across the nation will have a patchwork of laws...


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