The University of Kansas has scheduled two weeks of inauguration activities that include community service opportunities, social activities, music concerts, building dedications, and a TED Talk-style research symposium.
Join Chancellor Girod and Kansas City business leaders for TED Talk-style presentations from four of KU's top translational scientists and a KU alumnus who worked as one of the top administrators for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Chancellor Girod will be installed as the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas. The ceremony culminates with Chancellor Girod’s inaugural address in which he will discuss his vision, goals and priorities for the university. Tickets are required to attend the event. The online ticket request period closed March 27, and remaining tickets will be available the day of the event at the Lied Center.Members of the news media should RSVP by noon on April 19 for reserved space at the ceremony. The ceremony can be viewed here.
Each year, the university recognizes a small group of mid-career faculty members as recipients of a University Scholarly Achievement Award. This $10,000 award recognizes a significant scholarly or research contribution or creative work.
Join us as we dedicate the new Earth, Energy & Environment Center, a multidisciplinary facility that will bring together students and researchers from geology and engineering doing energy and environment research.
The School of Music presents Dan Gailey’s Palos Nuevos, an original jazz Flamenco composition for jazz ensemble, and the world premiere of Kevin Walczyk’s "Symphony #5 - Freedom from Fear: Images from the Shoreline." Tickets are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office.
Check out Kansas Alumni magazine's 2013 feature on Dr. Girod when he was named Executive Vice Chancellor for the medical center, and the magazine's 2017 feature when he was named Chancellor.
Share your congratulations and best wishes with Chancellor Girod on Twitter using the hashtag "#KUinauguration."
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