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Tue, 06/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – Three University of Kansas students received prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to study, conduct research and teach English abroad for the 2021-2022 academic year. Five additional KU students were named as alternate Fulbright recipients. This year’s Fulbright U.S. Student grantees include recent graduates from the School of Music who will study and conduct research in Spain and the Czech Republic, and a recent graduate from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who was selected to teach English in Colombia. “As the Fulbright program reemerges from the pandemic, I could not be more delighted to see KU students leading the way,” said Charles

Thu, 06/10/2021 — As the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools and forced many children with autism spectrum disorder to be schooled at home, professionals and families became concerned that children with disabilities might not be receiving adequate and specialized...

Wed, 06/09/2021 — This summer, 12 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “I am continually impressed by the...

Tue, 06/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is asking listeners to lend a helping hand this June by becoming sustaining members or upgrading their sustaining membership. If KPR reaches a goal of 300 new and upgrading sustainers, it will meet a $30,000 challenge put forth by a group of generous KPR donors. Listener support is now more important than ever – KPR’s budget will be cut by $216,571 as the University of Kansas is bracing for financial setbacks from the pandemic. This is the largest budget cut in the station’s 69-year history and represents about 70% of the remaining annual funding from KU.  Fortunately, Kansas Public Radio has more than 100,000 weekly listeners who can

Fri, 06/04/2021 — Two research projects at the University of Kansas have received major awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Spencer Museum of Art received $400,000 to support the thematic reinstallation of its collection galleries, and the...

Fri, 06/04/2021 — Digital technology continues to become a more and more important part of the way people connect to the world around them. People need internet connections, a connected device and the skills to use them to find and apply for jobs, pay bills,...

Thu, 06/03/2021 — A strange thing sometimes happens when we listen to a spoken phrase again and again: It begins to sound like a song. This phenomenon, called the “speech-to-song illusion,” can offer a window into how the mind operates and give insight into...

Thu, 06/03/2021 — Cool Science, a National Science Foundation-funded program that integrates science and art to promote understanding of extreme weather events, returns again in 2021 with remote programming for children and adults in Kansas, Missouri and...

Wed, 06/02/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 13th in the nation, according to rankings published recently by the University of Houston Law Center. This is the highest ranking KU Law’s moot court program has received since the ranking system began in 2009. KU Law has finished in the top 30 nationally for the past six years. “Once again, our students and coaches found a way to win,” said Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and director of KU’s moot court program. Students competed against peers from across the country in virtual competitions throughout the year. “Our teams faced so much adversity this year, yet they dug in –

Tue, 06/01/2021 — LAWRENCE – Bria Nelson, a recent graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, is a recipient of a 2021 Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Award. Nelson is one of eight students selected for the national award, which recognizes law students for their exemplary commitment to public interest law and pro bono work. As a law student, Nelson’s passion for racial justice initiatives led them to serve at several legal services organizations, including the Disability Rights Center of Kansas and the ACLU of Kansas Clemency Project. This spring, they worked as a legal extern with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. in Washington, D.C. After

Tue, 06/01/2021 — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas has announced the featured speakers for each session of the 2021 Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference, a virtual multisession professional development...

Tue, 06/01/2021 — Three candidates for the next University of Kansas chief of police and director of public safety will begin campus interviews beginning Wednesday, June 2. The search committee, led by Callie Long, associate vice provost for operations, invites...

Tue, 06/01/2021 — Access to education, health care, public safety and government services increasingly depends on access to affordable, high-speed internet service. It provides small-business owners with access to resources and markets around the world, allows...

Wed, 05/26/2021 —  Monica Bradshaw, employee relations specialist at the University of Kansas, is one of 13 people selected nationally for yearlong leadership development program designed for early-career human resource professionals working in higher...

Wed, 05/26/2021 — The Kansas Board of Regents earlier this month approved a plan from the University of Kansas to renovate the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) campus located near Hutchinson. The KLETC Campus Master Plan would provide facilities for...

Tue, 05/25/2021 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on May 21 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.   Nicholas Delaney, a deputy at the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office,...

Tue, 05/25/2021 — The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas recently recognized the academic and research achievements of its students by awarding over $160,000 in awards and scholarships.   Undergraduate scholarships and awards were presented...

Fri, 05/21/2021 — LAWRENCE – Twenty students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Self Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students from KU who will transition into a full-time master’s or doctoral degree program at KU in the fall semester. Students who were selected demonstrated achievement in leadership and scholarship, and they possess the ability to envision and attain goals that require energy and tenacity. The Self Memorial Scholarship provides each recipient with a $10,000 scholarship award applied to tuition and fees,

Thu, 05/20/2021 — LAWRENCE – Fifty-five University of Kansas School of Law students contributed 4,105 hours of unpaid legal services over the past year. This is the largest number of students who completed pro bono service in an academic year since the beginning of KU Law’s pro bono program. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, drafted petitions for families seeking guardianship of their adult children with disabilities and worked with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, prosecutors’ offices and public defenders’ offices. “There is always a great need for pro bono legal services, but the pandemic exacerbated that need and made service provision more

Wed, 05/19/2021 — Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with the 2021 Wolfe Family Teaching Award this graduation season. “Great teachers impact people’s lives,” said Rick Ginsberg, dean of the School of Education & Human Sciences....


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