College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in the media between July 20 - August 3, 2015
For the sixth year young women from all across the globe are gathering in Lawrence for the Kansas Women's Leadership Institute to help elevate the voices of women, and create a cultural exchange within the community.
"It's been really amazing because it's not just a learning experience for them, but it's a learning experience for us. They've come today to help do taste testing, as well as surveys to help develop the cooking program a little bit more," said Aundrea Shafer, Program Coordinator at Just Food.
And this isn't your typical summer program. These women are determined to create life-long bonds, and help make a change in their countries.
"This is something that we can take back from here and try to implement it back in our country," said Noor Ussabah, a student from Pakistan.
While the women will soon head back to their respective countries, their time in Lawrence is one they will never forget.
"Being from Pakistan and being from a middle class family I never expected to come to the U.S. It was just surreal. It felt like a dream," said Ussabah.
The young women will travel to St. Louis, Springfield, Illinois, and Chicago this week as the program wraps up for the summer.
Additional media coverage includes:
- KU institute focuses on black poetry - Topeka Capital Journal
- KU hosts professors, poets, scholars from all over the country for Black Poetry Summer Institute - 6 News
- Planting milkweed aids shrinking monarch population - Orange County Register
- Where did Native Americans come from? - Topeka Capital Journal
- Paul Rudd OK with concerns about his playing 'Ant-Man' - Miami Herald
- When and from where did humans reach the Americas? KU professor co-authors study with answer - LJWorld
- Taproom Poetry Series Featuring William J. Harris and Evie Shockley - LJWorld
- New Brunswick man raising butterflies at home to boost numbers - CBS News
- Is college still a good deal? - Salina.com
- Historian researches female Nazi guards - Topeka Capital Journal
- Readorama: Mystery author Sara Paretsky holds writing workshop - KC Star
- Bee Hotels Give Native Species a Place to Call Home - Iowa Public Radio
- Historian Shelly Cline researches female Nazi guards - History News Network
- Black poetry institute at KU brings together experts of less-studied art form - LJWorld
- A Terrible Opportunity to Teach America a Civil Rights Lesson Is in Danger of Being Missed - History News Network
- Milkweed 'way stations' needed to shore up monarch population - The Province
- Community gathers to remember man killed during racial tension in 1970 - 6 News
- Pentagon will start process to end ban on transgender troops next week - Christian Science Monitor
- KU philosophy professor’s article featured in ‘Journal of Economic Methodology’ – University Daily Kansan
- Black poetry readings and discussions begin tonight at KU – University Daily Kansan