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Thu, 08/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – Conventional wisdom says experienced teachers are often the best teachers, right? But KU researcher Shane Lopez says it might not be that simple. According to Lopez, K-12 teachers with less than one year of experience are the most engaged teachers at work, at 35.1 percent, based on survey data. Engagement falls precipitously to 30.9 percent for teachers with one to three years of experience, and it falls further to 27.9 percent for educators with three to five years of experience. Engagement improves slightly for teachers with five to 10 years of experience (30.8 percent) and again for those teaching more than 10 years (31.8) but is still significantly

Thu, 08/15/2013 — The University of Kansas Homecoming Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. Colorful floats depicting this year’s theme, “Jayhawks Around the World,” will travel north down Massachusetts,...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students, faculty, staff and community members will develop a greater understanding of the Dust Bowl, its effects on the region and its continued relevance in the 21st century through several opportunities connected to the 2013-14 KU Common Book, “The Worst Hard Time.” The Common Book program is coordinated by the KU Office of First-Year Experience. All incoming freshmen and transfer students receive a copy of “The Worst Hard Time” during orientation, and new students will participate in discussion groups across campus from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan will participate in a pair of

Thu, 08/15/2013 — The University of Kansas University Theatre opens its doors to new talent this month to kick off the 2013-2014 season. Auditions for fall productions will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, and Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this month that Galileo’s Pavilion, a sustainable classroom building designed and built by the Department of Architecture’s Studio 804, has earned an LEED Platinum designation. The building...

Wed, 08/14/2013 — University of Kansas researchers have selected five states to implement a five-year, $24.5 million K-eighth grade national education initiative called SWIFT (School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Center funded by U.S. Department...

Wed, 08/14/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Business Anderson W. Chandler Lecture Series welcomes Robert Steven Kaplan to present “What You’re Really Meant to Do,” a talk on leadership and professional development. The lecture is 7 p.m. Monday, Sept.

Tue, 08/13/2013 — University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of...

Tue, 08/13/2013 — YODER – Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter congratulated 52 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Friday, May 24. The new officers were members of the 223rd basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Feb. 18, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission

Mon, 08/12/2013 — Children who were exposed to HIV in the womb whose mothers received anti-HIV medications during pregnancy were no more likely to show language delays by age 2 than HIV-exposed children whose mothers were not treated during pregnancy, according...

Mon, 08/12/2013 — Frank Zilm, the Department of Architecture’s Chester Dean Lecturer, and Vincent Cunigan, Homewood, Ill., recently put their health care design expertise to work in Bomet, Kenya. In June Zilm and Cunigan journeyed to Tenwek Hospital, a...

Thu, 08/08/2013 — An expanded study abroad opportunity could soon be available to engineering students at the University of Kansas. As part of their capstone experience, seniors in the SELF Engineering Leadership Fellows Program will travel in August to four...

Wed, 08/07/2013 — Farhana Ferdous, a lecturer and research fellow in the Department of Architecture, was recently awarded a one-year International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women. The $30,000 grant will support her research activities...

Tue, 08/06/2013 — As the economy pulls out of a recession, the University of Kansas Edwards Campus is adding complementary degree programs in environmental assessment and exercise science, in response to new Kansas City-area job opportunities in those...

Tue, 08/06/2013 — The National Institute of Health’s Center for Scientific Review has appointed Thomas Prisinzano, chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the School of Pharmacy, chairperson of the Drug Discovery for the Nervous System Study...

Mon, 08/05/2013 — Four University of Kansas professors have been chosen as fellows by the world’s largest scientific society, the American Chemical Society. Three faculty from the Department of Chemistry were chosen and one from the School of Pharmacy: Susan...

Thu, 08/01/2013 — A University of Kansas alumna has made a $2 million gift commitment to establish the first counseling psychology professorship at KU. This will be the second-largest gift in the history of the School of Education. Rick Ginsberg, dean of the...

Thu, 08/01/2013 — The University of Kansas has bestowed Employee of the Month honors for June 2013. They are as follows: University Support Staff Employee of the Month Who: Laurie Funk Start date: 2006 Current title: Payroll and benefits specialist, Human...

Wed, 07/31/2013 —  Teachers are trained to identify students who struggle academically. But it’s not always as easy to identify those who may struggle socially or behaviorally. A University of Kansas researcher is developing systems to support schools in...

Mon, 07/29/2013 — The Kansas Early Childhood Advisory Council and Kansas Project LAUNCH have awarded $40,000 in mini-grants to communities to promote technology designed to provide mothers quick access to essential health information. Communities will use the...


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