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CEOP evaluators partner with WSU researchers on 7-year college access, retention program

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    LAWRENCE — In partnership with colleagues at Wichita State University (WSU), University of Kansas researchers from the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) will work for the next seven years to evaluate the effectiveness of a federally funded college access and retention program for Wichita students in the high-school graduating class of 2020.

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Achievement & Assessment Institute annual report released

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015

    The Achievement and Assessment Institute has released its inaugural annual report.

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Application deadline March 1 for educational opportunity scholarship

  • Monday, February 23, 2015

    LAWRENCE — Qualifying University of Kansas students have until Sunday, March 1, to submit applications for the 2015 Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship. The award is part of the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s (AAI) Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) and was established to support underrepresented and first-generation students with limited income as they pursue undergraduate degrees at KU. One to two participants annually receive onetime awards ranging from $750 to $1,000.

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McNair Scholar introduces president to KU community

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    LAWRENCE – Alyssa Cole, a senior from Garden City, Kan., was honored with a rare opportunity to introduce President Barack Obama during his visit to the University of Kansas on Jan. 22, 2015.

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Veterans program brightens future for scholarship winner

  • Monday, November 10, 2014

    LAWRENCE — Jim Anschultz’s unlikely path from journeyman construction worker to college honors student and national scholarship winner began in February 2009 at a Kansas City, Kan., job fair. At the time, Anschultz was a 53-year-old, unemployed Air Force veteran residing in one of the local homeless shelters. He’d never attended a postsecondary education course and had no computer skills.

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McNair Scholars present research at Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Seven University of Kansas students recently participated in the McNair Scholars Program's Summer Research Internship (SRI), where they had an opportunity to conduct research in their field of interest in order to prepare for graduate school. SRI participants also get several opportunities to share their research and network with faculty and students in the research community at the University of Kansas.

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Eleven TRIO McNair Scholars earn KU degrees, honored for undergraduate research achievements

  • Friday, May 16, 2014

    Program helps low-income, first-generation and underrepresented college students
    achieve undergraduate goals and prepare for graduate school and beyond

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Four KU TRIO McNair Scholars selected for research opportunities

  • Friday, April 25, 2014

    LAWRENCE – Four TRIO McNair Scholars at the University of Kansas will participate in the summer program Research Experience for Undergraduates offered through the National Science Foundation.

    Senior Taylor Broadhead of Topeka, Kan., is an ecology and evolutionary biology major and will study at Duke University.

    Junior Jeffery Durbin of Fort Scott, Kan., is a behavioral neuroscience major and will study at New York University.

    Senior Carlos Fernandez of Kansas City, Kan., is a mathematics major and will study at Kansas State University. 

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Four KU TRIO McNair Scholars earn undergraduate research awards

  • Friday, February 7, 2014

    LAWRENCE – Four University of Kansas TRIO McNair Scholars – junior Greg Ervin and seniors Eric Rivera, Kristina Van Anne and Merritt Schenk – are among 50 Spring 2014 recipients of $1,000 Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRA) from the Center for Undergraduate Research.

    The awards provide annual support for original, independent research, scholarship or creative work by Lawrence-campus undergraduates under the guidance of faculty members.

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Happy hot-chocolate Homecoming: KU office’s annual tradition serves up free mugs, sweet time for students and staff

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    LAWRENCE – Take a multitude of mismatched coffee mugs, add gallons of hot chocolate with all the fixings, stir in a generous helping of school spirit, and you will have some idea of what to expect when staff and students of TRIO Supportive Educational Services (SES) host their 10th-annual KU Homecoming Mug Giveaway on Wednesday, October 2.

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