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Karrie Shogren named distinguished professor

LAWRENCE – University of Kansas faculty member Karrie Shogren advises foreign government ministers, presents in countries around the globe and contributes her knowledge to Kansas in presentations across the state.

US News & World Report highlights KU online education programs in 2023 rankings

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has two programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released Jan. 24.

Grant to expand research that supports Kansans with disabilities and their families

LAWRENCE — Building on more than 50 years of federal funding, a University of Kansas research center focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities has received a five-year, $2.9 million grant to expand its work that supports Kansans with disabilities and their families.

University honors fall Employees of the Month

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas recently has announced the August, September and October 2022 Employees of the Month. These staff members have made outstanding contributions to the Lawrence campus community.

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