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Education


K-State Olathe Hires Jonathan McPherson as Director of Advanced Manufacturing

Posted May 30, 2024 The Kansas State University Olathe campus adds Jonathan McPherson as director of advanced manufacturing research and training. As director, McPherson will work with the executive director of strategic initiatives and others on campus to support the… more

MU Health Care Opens 160-bed Children’s Hospital in Columbia, MO

Posted May 29, 2024 University of Missouri Health Care announced it opened a new 160-bed children’s hospital and birthing center. The children’s hospital is connected to the University Hospital in Columbia, according to a release. The centralized location allows for… more

KU Wins $11M Federal Grant, Creates New Research Center for Women’s Health

Posted May 28, 2024 The University of Kansas has won an $11.3 million grant which it will use to establish a new multidisciplinary biomedical center, specializing in women’s health. The award was granted by the NIH Institutional Development Award Program.… more

UMKC Enters Partnership with U.S. Cyber Command

Posted May 20, 2024 The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced it has entered into a partnership with the United States Cyber Command, the first university in the country to do so. The two entities entered into a Cooperative Research and… more

UMKC Adds “first of its kind” Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture

Posted April 30, 2024 The University of Missouri-Kansas City will offer a new undergraduate degree program later this fall, allowing students to pursue a bachelor's in architecture. The new five-year program will be housed in the School of Science and… more

MCC Lee’s Summit Campus Names Ryan Crider as Next President

Posted April 29, 2024 Metropolitan Community College-Longview campus in Lee’s Summit will get a new president in August. Ryan Crider, vice president of instruction and student services at MCC-Longview, will become the campus’ president this August, pending Board of Trustees… more

University of Kansas Faculty Wins Vote to Unionize, 850 Yes 132 No

Posted April 29, 2024 Faculty at the University of Kansas voted to unionize, citing competitive wages and health concerns as driving factors of the vote. More than 1,550 full-time, part-time tenured and nontenure-track KU faculty are now represented by United… more

University of Kansas Health System to Open Quivira Campus in June

Posted April 24, 2024 Updated at 2:56 p.m., April 24, 2024 The University of Kansas Health System announced it will open the new Quivira Campus in Olathe, Ks., sometime in mid-June. The Quivira Campus, located at 12000 W. 151st St.,… more

K-State, KU Health System Partnership to Support Healthcare in Rural Kansas

Posted April 8, 2024 Kansas State University and The University of Kansas Health System have announced a partnership to bring more healthcare to rural communities in Kansas. The K-State 105, an initiative supporting economic growth in all 105 counties in… more

KU Research Funding Soars in 2023, Contributes $1.2B into U.S. Economy

Posted April 8, 2024 Research at The University of Kansas capped out at a record $368.6 million in 2023 across all campuses, allowing the institute to make a $1.2 billion impact on the U.S. economy.  In 2023, research funding at… more