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Retired KU leader returns to teach philanthropy-focused honors course

In Citizen Philanthropy, a seminar-style course reintroduced to honors students this fall, former chief of staff to the provost Linda Luckey shares her extensive history in activism and organizing with students looking to make non-profit involvement core to their careers and lives.

12 KU students selected for 2022 Millennium Fellowship

Twelve KU students will participate in a leadership development program overseen by the Millennium Campus Network in partnership with United Nations Academic Impact. As part of the fellowship, the students will partner with Friends of the Kaw on two river cleanup efforts this fall.

How one maternity health researcher got started in honors

This past year, a University Honors Program alumna Dr. Toluwalasé Ajayi received research funding from Google to reduce health disparities experienced by women of color.

Family and faculty helped alumna ask the right questions

Reardon, currently a professor of sociology at University of California, Santa Cruz, founded the Science & Justice Research Center (SJRC), whose mission is to encourage students and researchers in STEM disciplines to think about questions of justice in their work.

Honors student sees collaboration as essential to energy research

Jonah Stiel put the principle of synthesis to work as a 2019 participant in the Beckman Scholars Program, which provides selected KU undergraduates with a 15-month mentored research experience in chemistry or biology.

Shared efforts lead to United Nations Academic Impact membership

On July 6, the University of Kansas became the next institution to join United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), a global network of more than 1,500 institutions of higher education.

Pamela McElwee’s 30-year mission to save the planet

An alumna of the University Honors Program, McElwee began formally studying climate change as an undergraduate student before it was a front-page story.

Interdisciplinary emphasis in honors program helps students stay ahead in volatile world

The honors program at KU is a university-wide program with participation from students and faculty across disciplines and schools, which helps to foster interdisciplinary connections.

Honors seminar explores identity and community through performing arts

Among the dozens of first-year Honors seminars offered this fall includes one involving a partnership with the Lied Center for the Performing Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

University Scholars look at recent events with a science-and-literature lens

The 2021 course titled “Marginalized Bodies & ‘Medicine’ in Literature,” was taught by Dr. Giselle Anatol. Dr. Anatol is a professor and Interim Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department. 

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