Q&A with Stuartt Corder, alumnus astronomer

High in the mountains just outside Santiago, Chile, a group of scientists are looking toward the sky, capturing information about every corner of our universe. Led by KU alumnus Stuartt Corder, astronomers at ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) have been able to uncover never-before-seen features of space. Recently, they’ve captured the clearest picture ever taken […]

Chancellors Club Professor, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, helps students overcome fear of math

Helping students overcome anxieties about math, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been awarded the 2015-16 Chancellors Club Professorship by KU Endowment. These professorships are held by outstanding faculty who are chosen by students and colleagues. Teaching professors retain the title as long as they teach […]

Q&A with Major Dan Rooney, founder of Folds of Honor and 2015 Distinguished Alumnus

Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, was on a commercial flight in 2006 that would end up changing his life and guiding his future. The flight was carrying the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin, an American hero killed in the line of duty in Iraq. Major Rooney watched as Corporal Bucklin’s […]

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, […]

Cool Class: BIOL 418/EVRN 420 – Biology of Cicadas

This summer Lawrence residents experienced a phenomenon they haven’t seen since 1998. Swarms of cicadas. Every summer annual “dog days” cicadas make an appearance in Lawrence and neighboring areas but this summer brought cicadas by the tens of thousands. These cicadas are periodical, living underground for 17 years before popping above ground for a brief […]

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 […]

Marcus Florez

Graduation Profile: Wake-up call turns expulsion into opportunity  

Marcus Florez, B.S. in chemistry, Class of 2015 If it weren’t for Marcus Florez being expelled, he may never have become a promising young Alzheimer’s researcher. Florez, a senior from Bel Aire, had a wake-up call at the young age of 14. He describes himself as a troubled kid, who was frequently suspended and finally, […]

Graduation Profile: College experience alters path for senior

Marquise Paige, B.S. in geology, Class of 2015 The student carrying the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ banner at graduation this year is not the same student he was as a freshman four years ago. Student senator. Geology major. Camper. Researcher. None of these were experiences Marquise Paige, a Wichita senior, had envisioned when […]