Visual Illusion: Are you #TeamWhiteGold or #TeamBlueBlack?

Thursday afternoon, this photo began circulating around the internet, creating controversy and blowing minds. “The Dress” has been confirmed by the manufacturer to be Royal blue and black but the original photo is quite a polarizing optical illusion. What color do you think the dress is? Are you #TeamWhiteGold, #TeamBlueBlack or a flip-flopper? To help explain […]


Classroom guests help students envision careers

  Liberal arts and sciences graduates go on to successful and sometimes unconventional careers. They combine personal passion with the flexibility of their degree to build careers that are both fulfilling and challenging. To help students visualize their own career paths and provide valuable insight and advice for the future, College departments frequently host visiting […]


Alumni Achievements: Grant encourages creative genius

Alumna combats violence against native women through tribal law reform Chaos. That’s how Sarah Deer, College alumna and MacArthur ‘genius’ grant winner, describes her typical day. Mentoring students, counseling rape victims and fighting to close cracks in the legal system fill her days. At night, she unwinds with her husband Neal Axton (whom she met […]


Extracurricular Activities: Katie Conrad, local band member

Katie Conrad is an associate professor of English and a member of the Lawrence band, MAW The Lawrence band MAW is a group with deep KU connections. Fiddle player Kit Cole works at KU on course content accessibility. Three other band members Tracy Floreani (guitar, vocals), Julie Schwarting (bass,vocals)and Jeanie Wells (guitar, banjo, vocals) are KU alumnae […]

Steeples farm

Interim dean Don Steeples has deep KU and Kansas roots

If you haven’t met Don Steeples, chances are you know someone who has. Steeples, recently named the interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, made the rounds at KU during his 39-year career. He taught thousands of undergraduates during the 20-plus years he taught “Earthquakes and Natural Disasters,” which consistently filled Budig […]