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Mark Pecaut holding a globe

Physics Faculty Member Assists with Exciting Discovery of New Planetary System

July 22, 2020
It’s a section of the sky that Mark Pecaut, Ph.D., associate professor of physics , is well familiar with. Since his days as a doctoral student at the University of Rochester, Pecaut has been studying a particular group of stars in the night sky. And even after several publications, conference presentations, and undergraduate research projects led using the same group of stars, it turns out there’s still plenty to learn. Pecaut is one of a number of co-authors on a new paper detailing an exciting discovery that builds on the work builds on the work he and others have done...
Campus plant closeup
June 30, 2020
With her new internship, senior Kate Ludwig has an opportunity to help make the lives of Kansas Citians better. In June, she began working with the Mid America Regional Council as an air quality intern for the regional planning body, a position that will last through December, working to collect related research and help with public outreach on MARC’s environmental...
A group of students accepting awards
June 24, 2020
Like most spring campus traditions, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that the awards ceremony at this year’s Festival of Student Achievement, typically a one-day showcase of the work done by students in the realms of leadership and academic research, could not take place in a full auditorium of supportive peers. But the honorees deserve recognition nonetheless for their work, and so...
Campus during the day
June 18, 2020
Today, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities issued a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning, Rockhurst University is invited to accompany...
Bell Tower
June 8, 2020
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. The following students were included on the list: Matthew Abeyta Fanuel Achinda Caroline Adams...
Campus and Pergola
June 3, 2020
The news of recent deaths of unarmed civilians at the hands of law enforcement officers, including that of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, has again brought issues of justice, equity and prejudice to the forefront of American...
Bell tower inscription. Learning, leadership, and service in the Jesuit tradition
May 20, 2020
With more than 200 years of service between them, the eight retiring members of the Rockhurst University faculty have earned a round of applause. Normally...
Conway Hall exterior
May 19, 2020
The world’s experience fighting the COVID-19 pandemic offers a host of lessons. But for Myles Gartland, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business, Influence and...
A graduate following the commencement ceremony
May 13, 2020
From the moment the academic year began, it was bound to be unique. The commencement ceremony in the year 2020 will be Rockhurst University’s 100...
Phone open to a class instagram account
May 11, 2020
“Human first.” That’s what the Post-It note on the laptop of Jameelah Lang, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, has told her for years. It’s a...