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Five KU staff, faculty members take on additional diversity, equity responsibilities

LAWRENCE – Five individuals at the University of Kansas are taking on enhanced roles in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, either as a promotion or an expansion of their current responsibilities:

KU announces featured speakers for the 2021 Virtual Summer Conference

LAWRENCE — 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 series.

KU chancellor announces promotion and tenure for 169 faculty and researchers for fall 2021

LAWRENCE – Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved the promotion and award of tenure, where indicated, for 80 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 89 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses.

Back to the Future: Time to Redesign virtual summer conference hosted as multisession series for educators

LAWRENCE — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 14th annual Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators as a virtual multisession series.

Alabama school segregation increases due to economic, historical trends, study finds

LAWRENCE — The landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education declared school segregation illegal in the United States. While desegregation efforts followed in subsequent decades since the 1954 case, schools and communities found ways to resist them.

Living Together -- Apart

A new study of three universities found that certain dorms on their campuses were widely, but unofficially, considered off-limits for low-income students and students of color.

Jennifer Ng named to new AAU Advisory Board on Racial Equity

The Association of American Universities has named Jennifer Ng to its newly created Advisory Board on Racial Equity in Higher Education.

US News & World Report ranks 50 KU graduate programs in top 50 among public schools

The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 50 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the 2022 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today.

Study finds campus housing can mirror racial denotations of larger society

LAWRENCE — A new study from the University of Kansas shows that students’ experience in campus housing is often marked by racial denotations of who belongs in campus spaces and that the shifting idea of universities as businesses can push students into racially charged spaces that contradict idea

KU lands grant to improve technology use among faculty, researchers in special education

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has earned funding to launch a center dedicated to connecting researchers, educators and higher education faculty across the country to improve the use of technology in special education.

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