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TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers at KU offer free assistance to help individuals, particularly first-generation students and those facing financial challenges, navigate the FAFSA financial aid application process. The program, housed under the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s Center for Educational Opportunity Programs, is accessible to the public in Douglas, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Franklin counties.
A new grant from the National Institutes of Health will establish a multidisciplinary biomedical center at the University of Kansas to research big data’s potential to improve women’s health. It will fund KU’s fifth Center of Biomedical Research Excellence.
The University of Kansas signage at night at KU Edwards
KU, in partnership with the Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence, is hosting a boot camp June 20 at Dodge City Community College. Registered attendees include students from Kansas community colleges as well as high school students. Participants will encounter and react to a simulated national security crisis.

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Fri, 06/14/2024
KU, in partnership with the Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence, is hosting a boot camp June 20 at Dodge City Community College. Registered attendees include students from Kansas community colleges as well as high school students. Participants will encounter and react to a simulated national security crisis.
Mon, 03/18/2024
Legislators and the public will be able to hear from KU Lawrence and Medical Center graduate students about the potential public and economic effects of their research during the 21st annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit.
Thu, 02/22/2024
Tax season is underway, and KU Law students can help eligible community members with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Legal Services for Students also offers free tax filing assistance through a VITA grant from the Internal Revenue Service.
Fri, 02/16/2024
The Dole Institute of Politics, in partnership with the Kansas Rural Center (KRC), has announced the four-part series of discussion groups to be moderated by Dole Institute Fellow Karen Willey this spring. Obstacles & Opportunities: Tackling Sustainability in Kansas continues Feb. 27 with “Sink or Swim: The Future of Water in Kansas."
Wed, 01/24/2024
Expungement seals an arrest record, diversion or conviction from public view, with certain exceptions. The Legal Aid Clinic will provide free legal representation to eligible individuals seeking to expunge records in Douglas County District Court and/or Lawrence Municipal Court.
Tue, 12/19/2023
The University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships & Research is conducting a yearlong, comprehensive statewide needs assessment of substance use disorder systems and related work in Kansas that will be used to guide the future, long-term investment strategies of the Kansas Fights Addiction Grant Review Board.
Wed, 12/13/2023
Levels are measured annually as part of a joint project to monitor the health of the state's valuable groundwater resources. Brownie Wilson, Kansas Geological Survey water-data manager, expects this winter’s measurements to show a general decline in the water table, though not as steep as last year’s results.
Wed, 12/06/2023

Despite growing national attention on racial inequities in the child welfare system, Kansas has seen the disproportionality experienced by Black and Indigenous children increase during the last five years in the foster care system. ...

Wed, 12/06/2023

A new publication from the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas assesses current conditions and trends in water levels and groundwater usage in the High Plains Aquifer, the state’s most economically important groundwater resource. ...

Wed, 11/01/2023

The Center for Public Partnerships & Research at the University of Kansas is hosting the Alternative Futures for Kansas: A Civic Imagination Workshop on Nov. 15. This in-person workshop is open to the public, and its featured speaker is Jake Dunagan, Governance Futures Lab director at the Institute for the...