The four finalists for the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies position each have a public presentation and question and answer session this week. The candidate that fills the new position will focus on enhancing the undergraduate experience at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses and work with the University Core Curriculum Committee to manage [...]
Crime Two weeks ago, the University called attention to its annual crime report in an all-student email. The report is required by the federal Clery Act and must detail specific on-campus crime. The numbers, collected for the 2011 calendar year on the Lawrence campus, showed 660 crimes reported, down 4.6 percent from the 692 crimes [...]
As part of the Bold Aspirations and Changing for Excellence programs, the University has begun its largest hiring campaign in almost a decade. There are 62 new positions now available. The positions are separated into three categories: 12 Foundation Professor spots, 30 positions in the School of Engineering and 22 other undesignated positions. Jack Martin, [...]
Sexual harassment: What you don’t know can hurt you. Recently, a brand-new office was integrated here on campus to help students and faculty better understand sexual harassment and discrimination. The Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access is now serving all KU campuses and is currently working on launching an interactive online harassment training. “On September [...]
Chris Elles, assistant professor in the department of chemistry, has been awarded a research and education grant from the National Science Foundation, according to a KU News press release. Worth $650,000 over five years, the grant funds Elles’s research on photochemical reactions while including undergraduates in the UKanTeach program. This will allow future high school [...]
The University will operate with nearly a hundred fewer employees by the end of this semester. As a measure to prioritize funding for the University’s Bold Aspirations strategic plan, The Voluntary Separation Incentives Program approved 97 university faculty and support staff for early retirement. Those who took the buyout received a lump sum of cash [...]
Tuition increases were approved across the board for all regent institutions.
The search committee thinks that the decision will be made later this week
With increased demand in the IT field, the degree will now be offered at both Lawrence and Edwards campuses.
The dean of the University of Kansas School of Engineering was named LSU’s executive vice chancellor and provost.
The University will provide eligible faculty and staff a voluntary separation program.
From conference realignment to firing and hiring a football coach, athletic director Sheahon Zenger has been keeping busy since his first day on the job.
The game against Wichita State went into 16 innings, the second-longest in school history.
The Stanford Invitational spotlights distance runners in annual races.
Research funding increased 6.9 percent for fiscal year 2011