Announcements
  • Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Hamer, the new Chair of American Studies.
  • Congratulations to Professor Randal Jelks on his promotion to full professor.

AAAS Sponsored & Co-Sponsored Events

  • Sept. 25 - 7:00 p.m. Alderson - Marwa Africana Lecture Series, Fred Harris “Barack Obama and the Future of Black Politics” (PDF Flyer, updated).
  • Oct. 2, 4 p.m. David W. Blight “My Pen, My  Voice, My Vote: Frederick Douglass’s Desperate Ambitions in the Age of the Civil War.”, Tuttle Lecture.
Student Spotlight


Sarah Mitchell

Sarah Mitchell, a senior majoring in African Studies, spent the spring 2014 semester studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. While there, in addition to studying archaeology and cultural anthropology, she travelled throughout Southern Africa, including a trip to Victoria Falls, a trip to Johannesburg and Pretoria, and a spring break volunteer experience at a center for kids with disabilities.

By joining Jayhawk Motorsports, the race car team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering, KU students design, build, and race formula cars. Read how JMS claimed the top overall spot at Formulat SAE Lincoln this past summer: http://bit.ly/1rUOXZN Tags: University of Kansas School of Engineering Jayhawk Motorsports #KUdifference #FSAE

KU Goldwater Scholar to research Huntingon’s, Alzheimer’s diseases Ryan Limbocker, KU’s 56th Goldwater Scholar, plans to focus his research at KU on such neurodegenerative disorders as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases (see more at http://bit.ly/1nIP2bL). Limbocker, a senior majoring in chemistry, is from Overland Park, Kansas, and plans to pursue a doctorate in analytical chemistry. The Goldwater Scholarships are the nation’s premier undergraduate awards to honor academically gifted students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


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