Mars image from Hubble Space Telescope

Professor Q&A with Craig Marshall, researching life on Mars

Part of Craig Marshall’s job as an associate professor of geology is to play with lasers. He’s a specialist in Raman spectroscopy, which involves using lasers to determine the molecular makeup of matter. Marshall frequently employs this technique to analyze minerals and crystals. One application he’s studying is whether Raman spectroscopy could help scientists find […]

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 […]

Classics professor Tara Welch wins student nominated HOPE Award

Tara Welch, professor and chair in the Department of Classics, is the 2015-16 winner of the HOPE (Honor for the Outstanding Progressive Educator) Award. It is the only award for teaching excellence bestowed exclusively by students. Seniors nominate professors and from the top five faculty members with the most nominations, the Board of Class Officers […]

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 […]

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, […]