College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Randi Hacker

Outreach Director
Primary office:
785-864-3832
208 Bailey Hall


Randi Hacker has been a professional writer for most of her adult life specializing in educational material for children. After spending many years in New York City as an editor at several publishing companies including Children's Television Workshop, she created and published her own magazine -- P3, an environmental magazine for children. Her work has appeared in Punch, The New York Times Book Review, The National Lampoon and Rolling Stone, among other publications. Her young adult novel, Life as I Knew It, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2006 and named one of the Books for the Teen Age 2007 by the New York Public Library. Her book How to Live Cheap, Green and Happy (Stackpole Press) continues to enjoy a cult following.

Randi also spent many years teaching in public schools in northern Vermont and developed several successful community outreach programs in her capacity as librarian at Montgomery Elementary School. She holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan and an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from St. Michael's College in Vermont.


News and Updates

Congratulations to Kyoim Yun, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, who has received a Korea Foundation Field Research Grant for the coming academic year! Her project is entitled “The Temple Stay in South Korea: Searching for Peace in Uncertain Times.”

We would also like to congratulate Yao Li, a Lecturer with the Center for East Asian Studies, who is heading to Harvard Kennedy School this fall for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation! Li's research examines the political outcomes of social protests in China.

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CEAS M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas now offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies. This interdisciplinary area studies program provides students with high quality academic training on the region and on their country of specialization within East Asia. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit www.ceas.ku.edu/degrees, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email (ceasma@ku.edu) or call 785-864-1478. You can also download our program flyer (PDF) Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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