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Paul Popiel named dean of KU School of Music

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has selected Paul Popiel as the next dean of the KU School of Music. Popiel has served as the interim dean since January. He has been a professor of music at KU since 2010.

Mary Rezac named new dean of KU School of Engineering

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has selected Mary Rezac as the next dean of the KU School of Engineering. Rezac currently serves as the dean of Washington State University’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. Her appointment as dean is effective March 1, 2024.

24 faculty earn specialty and career teaching promotions

Twenty-four individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses earned specialty and career teaching faculty promotions this past year.

KU Visitor Center renamed 1502 Building

In preparation for the formal opening of the Jayhawk Welcome Center at the Adams Alumni Center, the KU Visitor Center, at 1502 Iowa St., has been renamed 1502 Building to avoid confusion with prospective students and their families.

Sloan Foundation Grant to Support Indigenous Students in Stem Programs at KU, Haskell

LAWRENCE — A joint project of the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University was selected to receive a $500,000 seed grant f

Ada Emmett Named University Ombuds

LAWRENCE – Ada Emmett has been named university ombuds and has agreed to lead the University of Kansas Ombuds Office. Emmett joined the office in 2019 and most recently served as acting university ombuds. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Provost Announces Launch of Dean of KU Libraries Search

Fifteen individuals with ties to the University of Kansas will serve on the search committee to help find the next dean of KU Libraries. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara A.

New Institute Will Align and Connect KU’s Global Efforts

Increased focus on international outreach and engagement could provide economic and cultural benefits to the KU community, Kansas and the region.

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