Jayhawks in the News | Nov. 2

Posted on Nov 2, 2018 in Alumni News and News

Jayhawks in the News

Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our weekly edition of “In the News.” It’s like an online version of Class Notes. If you’ve seen Jayhawks in the news who should be featured, email us at share@kualumni.org.


KU student receives prestigious doctoral dissertation award | The University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is the only institution in the state to receive a 2018 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award. Taylor Tappan, c’10 g’16, doctoral student in geography from Brookings, South Dakota, has been granted the award from the U.S. Department of Education to conduct his fieldwork in Costa Rica. His research examines how Alto Chirripó, an autonomous indigenous territory collectively owned by its resident communities, has functioned over time as a forest conservation unit in the context of rural population growth and expansion of swidden-fallow (slash-and-burn) agriculture within its boundaries.
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Professor Tony Reames named JPB Environmental Health Fellow | University of Michigan: School for Environment and Sustainability

Professor Tony G. Reames, PhD’15, has been selected as a JPB Environmental Health (EH) Fellow by Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Professor Reames conducts research in the emerging field of energy justice and directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab at SEAS. During the JPB EH Fellowship, he will engage in community-based participatory research, primarily in Detroit, working to connect the dots between residential energy affordability, the built environment, and public health and well-being.
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KU Alumna finds passion in globetrotting adventures and travel blog | University Daily Kansan

Stephanie Craig, c’06, has loved history ever since she grew up reading children’s history books, playing with American Girl dolls and enjoying her social studies classes more than any others. Today, Craig runs her own history and travel blog and podcast, which are both called “History Fangirl.” She started her history and travel blog in 2015.
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Job automation could hinder diversity in public workforce, study finds | The University of Kansas

Potential future trends in job automation could eliminate positions that traditionally contribute to diversity in the public sector, according to a recent study by University of Kansas alumnus, Erin Borry, g’13, and KU professor who study government workforce demographics.
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