Liberal arts & sciences at work: Trent Allen interns in Washington D.C.

Hometown: Beloit, Kansas Majors: Political Science & Economics Internship title and company: Office of Postsecondary Education Intern, United States Department of Education What are your responsibilities?  I work full-time, and the majority of my time is spent either conducting research on higher education to be used by my supervisors in their work or reviewing grant materials that have […]

Meet the CLAS of 2017: Social Sciences

These graduating Jayhawks are fascinated by the way the world works. From the individual, to the local, to social media, to crises across the globe, their studies have prepared them to make a difference at all levels, and they’re already making an impact. Some found their passion for the social sciences straight out of high-school, […]

Meet the CLAS of 2017: Sciences

Our graduates are not only scientists but leaders in the lab, classroom and across the campus. Some found their passions early in life, while others discovered it after trying other things. These Jayhawks combine their science degrees with language skills, understandings of politics and international relations, and whatever else they need to prepare for a […]

Meet the CLAS of 2017: Humanities

Our humanities graduates push boundaries, driven by the conviction that anything is possible. They look to the past to understand different ways of living, and to make sense of how change happens and why the world developed the way it did. They interrogate the present, analyzing real problems that affect lives and they propose solutions […]

Constructive development: ‘Collaborative collisions’ at heart of new facilities for teaching, research

By Joel Mathis What do you call the once-in-a-century redevelopment project that is adding and revamping hundreds of thousands of square feet of classroom and laboratory space to the University of Kansas campus? Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has a word for it: “Transformative.” “Together, these projects have transformed the university,” she said during a November ceremony […]

Small gifts, big impact: Crowdfunding platform Launch KU builds buzz for giving opportunities

In the past year, a new option for supporting KU programs, faculty and students has taken off. Launch KU, an online crowdfunding platform, has broadened opportunities for alumni and friends to make a big impact no matter the size of their gift. Campaigns have benefitted the College in multiple ways, including support for initiatives such […]

Oread Encore: Alumnus puts veterans’ experience to use to help others

William McNulty’s time on the Hill propelled him into a life lived around the world and a career as a nonprofit leader. McNulty, a 2001 graduate in economics and communication studies, is the 2017 recipient of an honorary doctorate from KU. I was a late bloomer. I entered KU with a bare face and wide-eyed […]

Why I Give: Professor’s admiration for ‘Moby-Dick’ steers gift

Elizabeth Schultz, professor emerita of english, shares her history with novel that influenced her career, professorship fund. Reading Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick” for the first time in college in 1957, I found myself plunged into a new world of language and thought. A decade later, teaching Melville’s novel for the first time at KU, I realized […]