15 #BestofKU moments from 2015

Looking back, it’s amazing to see what our students, professors and alumni have accomplished in the past year. They made ground-breaking discoveries, received national and international recognition for their work and experienced exclusive learning opportunities. Here are just a few highlights from 2015. Relive the whole year of College news here. Professor’s film “Chi-Raq,” co-written with […]

College Professors Win KU Teaching Awards

Two College of Liberal Arts & Sciences professors were honored with teaching awards during the 2015 KU Teaching Summit in August. Associate Professor of Theatre Nicole Hodges Persley received the Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Associate Professor of Communication Studies Jeffrey A. Hall received the Ned N. Fleming Trust Teaching Award. We […]

6 things #KUresearch discovered this summer

Taking a break from the classroom, many of our talented faculty and students were hard at work this summer digging into their research – sometimes literally. Here’s just a short list of what these Jayhawks accomplished. Wanting more? Check out all the College news here. The gate to Goliath’s hometown Yes, that Goliath. As in, […]

Combining the arts and sciences provides unique inspiration

Balancing the arts and the sciences comes naturally to Natali Diaz-Yepes, a graduating senior double majoring in dance and biology. Diaz-Yepes’ father is a doctor of biology statistics, and she’s been in love with dance since the age of three. This solid foundation in both fields keeps her days interesting and her evenings busy. The […]

Cool Class: BIOL 240 – Fundamentals of Human Anatomy

A broad, liberal arts and sciences education allows students to develop important skills, establish a well-rounded knowledge base and learn without boundaries. “If science trains the students’ mind, art trains their heart and appreciation for other people’s work,” said Victor Gonzalez, director of anatomy in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. In fall 2014, […]

12 classes you didn’t take in High School

High school provides a great foundation of education. But now that you’re at KU, it’s time to explore – and there’s no better place than in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. With more than 55 departments, programs and centers; 40 languages; and 100 major and minor options – chances are we’ve got what […]

Vashti Goracke

Graduation Profile: Finding a place that fits

Vashti Goracke, B.F.A. in dance, Class of 2015 Vashti Goracke has a bittersweet relationship with dance. Some days are good, some days are bad. There can be lots of pain. But she wouldn’t trade anything for the ability to tell stories and say whatever she’s thinking and feeling through dance. Goracke’s journey through college has […]

19 classes you didn’t know you could take in the KU Core

Still looking to complete some of the KU Core requirements? We’ve got you covered with everything from pirates and jewelry-making to sports fans and rap geniuses. Once you’re ready to enroll head over to classes.ku.edu for more info. 1. ASTR 394: Quest for Extraterrestrial Life You don’t have to be Star Lord to search for […]

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 […]