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 […]

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 […]

Alumni Q&A with Frank Cai, professor

  Frank Cai has been around the world, but his love for KU and the Midwestern culture makes him want to keep coming back. This time, Cai brought 15 scholars from Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he teaches English and Western civilization. These students were at KU from July 14-25 for a program to gain […]

Professor Chris Brown

Postcard from Abroad: Professor Chris Brown in Brazil

Chris Brown is a professor of environmental studies and geography Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil – My family and I have been here in Brazil for six months now, and there are six months to go. I’m on sabbatical, supported by grants from Fulbright and the São Paulo Research Foundation. I’ve been keeping in touch with colleagues and […]

Evan Traylor, KU senior

Graduation Profile: Setting goals and never looking back

Evan Traylor is the kind of person who goes after what he wants and doesn’t look back. From his first campus tour, Evan knew KU was the right fit – so it was the only college he applied to. He decided on his double major in political science and Jewish studies and minor in leadership […]

Graduation Profile: Trading in computer screens for nature scenes

One week into her first desk job, avid hiker and outdoorsman Rachael Boothe knew that she wanted to trade in her computer screen for fresh air and scenic views. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems, Rachael spent her days coding in a cube. But during a trip to Rocky Mountain National […]

Alumni Q&A with Ann Birney, historian and performer

In the decades since her disappearance in the summer of 1937, famed aviator and Kansan Amelia Earhart has continued to captivate the interest of adventurers, historians, Kansans and more. Among her most dedicated fans is alumna Ann Birney, who performs as Earhart in historical monologues delivered across the state and country. Birney’s path to becoming […]

On the Boulevard

Why did you choose your major? Chelsea Whiteside, senior majoring in applied behavioral science major and minoring in sociology “I chose to major in Applied Behavioral Science because I absolutely love children and working with them was, of course, exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I actually started out […]