UC Forum: The KU Core, a Renewed Beginning for all KU Undergraduates

Presented by Christopher Haufler, KU Professor of Systematic Botany
"The KU Core is the product of literally hundreds of dedicated individuals meeting for thousands of hours to consider the goals of a KU undergraduate education. After more than three years of work and much community involvement, the new curriculum will take effect with the entering class of fall 2013. Built on a set of six educational goals, the KU Core stretches across all schools and the College and is also being adopted by the KU Med School. The presentation will provide a brief history, current status, and anticipated next steps in developing the KU Core curriculum" University-Community Forum has been bringing together the KU and Lawrence communities since the 1940s. It is a series of presentations by faculty, students, and community members to educate and facilitate dialogue on ideas and events that shape our society. Optional lunch at 11:30am, lecture at 12pm.
February 13, 2013
11:30 am - 01:00 pm
ECM Center, 1204 Oread Ave
(785) 843 4933


KU in the news
Christian Science MonitorThu, 08/21/2014
Columbia Journalism ReviewThu, 08/21/2014
Yesterday we introduced you to KU professor Rolfe Mandel and the discoveries he and his students are making. Watch this video to learn more. Tags: #KUdiscoveries #KUresearch #Archeology #Plains

#KUgrad brings personal experience into study of nation's #fostercare system. http://t.co/UWpibWjg5A
KU ODYSSEY team digs for clues to ancient Pleistocene people Searching for evidence of early people living on the plains in the late Pleistocene age, (see http://bit.ly/1li6uYX) Rolfe Mandel, a KU distinguished professor of anthropology, led an excavation in July 2014 in the “Coffey Site” along the Big Blue River bank in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Mandel says artifacts from Pleistocene period sediments could provide more clues about the Clovis and pre-Clovis people, who were the founding inhabitants of the Americas.


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