2015


RTC Cohosts Symposium on Aging for People with Long-Term Disabilities

The RTC/IL is one of four KU research units that hosted this invited symposium.


Jeff Gordon Defends Dissertation

Graduate research assistant Jeff Gordon completed his doctoral work. Read more.


Graduate Student Wins First Community Living Research Award

Marren Leon-Barajas has won the inaugural Community Living Research Award from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living. Read more.
 

Glen White Contributes Chapter to Book

Center Director Glen W. White contributed a chapter titled "Wheels on the Ground: Lessons Learned and Lessons to Learn" to the book Disability and Disaster: Explorations and Exchanges. Published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015, the text is edited by Ilan Kelman and Laura M. Stough.


Japanese Researcher Studies U.S. Accommodation Programs

Professor Keiko Kano visited our Center to learn about U.S. student accommodation practices. Read more.  

Center Researchers Receive ADA Grant

Glen White will direct research conducted by E Alice Zhang and Kelsey Shinnick with support from a $25,500 GE Research Grant. The grant is part of the Dole Institute of Politics’ 2015 “commemorateADA” initiative. Read more.


Summers and Hodgesmith Named KU Women of Distinction

Center staff Jean Ann Summers and Martha Hodgesmith have been recognized by KU as disability advocates, along with KU alumnae Ranita Wilks and Katerina Birge. Read more.


Center Director Receives Distinguished Service Award

Glen White received the Distinguished Service Award from NARRTC at its national meeting in May. Read more.


KU Opens Accessible Entry at Administration Building

A landmark on the University of Kansas campus is now more accessible to people with disabilities. Read the story and comments made at the opening by Center Director Glen White.


RTC/IL Partners on Employment Project

The Center is working to improve employment opportunities for Kansans with disabilities through a grant from United Healthcare. Read more.


Alice Zhang Successfully Defends Master's Thesis

Graduate Research Assistant Alice Zhang studied van-accessible parking. Read more.


Center Mourns Colleague and Research Partner

Dr. David B. Gray died on Feb. 12. Read more.


There's a Map for That: Dot Nary Helps Identify Accessible Paths on Campus

People with disabilities can be healthy. RTC Assistant Research Professor Dot Nary prompted KU Recreation Services to identify accessible routes for exercise at the University of Kansas. Read more.


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