Lisa Hamblen, Advising on: Economics, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography & Atmospheric Science, UKANTeach

Meet Your Advisor: Lisa Hamblen

College students get lots of cliché advice, such as “go to class,” “take advantage of office hours” and “meet with your advisor.” These sentiments are shared so often because they work. Meeting your advisor can be especially helpful for choosing a major or minor, finding internship or job opportunities, and overall making the most of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Faculty Q&A: Jen Weghorst

Name: Jen Weghorst Undergraduate Major: B.S. Zoology at Miami University. At KU, this would be closest to B.S. Biology—Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology. Why should someone study your subject? If you marvel at the amazing diversity of life on Earth and are eager to understand the mechanisms of evolution behind this diversity, then you would […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]