Tue, 12/04/2012 — For high school students with emotional and behavioral problems, the stakes couldn’t be much higher: With dropout rates higher than 50 percent, members of this group who leave school before graduation often endure lives fraught with poverty,...
Mon, 12/03/2012 — LAWRENCE – Schools bring communities together. And when a community undergoes demographic and cultural changes due to immigration, nowhere is that change more evident than the local centers of education. Researchers at the University of Kansas have won a grant to study how 30 years of continuous population changes in Garden City have affected local schools and what that can teach educators throughout the nation. Jennifer Ng, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies, and Don Stull, professor of anthropology, have won a
Mon, 12/03/2012 —
Spencer Museum of Art
LAWRENCE – Marilyn Stokstad, a renowned University of Kansas distinguished professor emerita of art history, art historian and former art museum director, has made a lead gift to create an endowed directorship at KU's Spencer Museum of Art.
Her gift to KU Endowment established the Marilyn Stokstad Director, which will support and strengthen the Spencer Museum of Art's innovative programming and initiatives, including: research and travel opportunities for the director; internships for students; research and publishing projects involving students and faculty; and the engagement of
Fri, 11/30/2012 — More Information Assets and Education Initiative LAWRENCE - Lower levels of wealth in a family may mean lower math scores for their children. New research from the University of Kansas is showing that wealth - a family's assets minus their liabilities - can predict their children's achievement in math. Terri Friedline, assistant professor of social welfare at KU, authored a report with Rainier D. Masa and Gina A.N. Chowa of
Fri, 11/30/2012 —
Working Professional MBA program
LAWRENCE – Kansas City professionals looking to advance their careers have an option tailored specifically to their needs as the University of Kansas School of Business announces its new Working Professional MBA program.
The Working Professional MBA program, taught at KU's Edwards Campus in Overland Park, will be unveiled tonight at the KU men's basketball game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. "The MBA is a flagship of every excellent business school, and the retooled Working Professional MBA program solidifies that mission here at KU," said Neeli Bendapudi, dean of the
Fri, 11/30/2012 — More Information National Geographic Channel LAWRENCE – John Hoopes, University of Kansas anthropologist and Maya scholar, will be featured in a National Geographic Channel special, "Maya Underworld: The Real Doomsday," premiering at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. Hoopes is regarded as one of the major go-to guys to separate fact from fiction about the Maya calendar and a prediction that the world would end Dec. 21, 2012. He has
Fri, 11/30/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – KPR in December is full of gifts for listeners: special programs that celebrate the festive holiday season: Monday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., 'Advent Voices' Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries, Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel
Thu, 11/29/2012 — Until recently, the years 774 and 775 were best known for Charlemagne's victory over the Lombards. But earlier this year, a team of scientists in Japan discovered a baffling spike in carbon-14 deposits within the rings of cedar trees that...