Education & Behavior
Wed, 06/20/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Local emergency management teams have a new tool at their disposal. Military, veteran and civilian students in the University of Kansas’ new homeland security master’s program created and implemented an emergency plan for a long-term blackout during a simulation-style practicum June 18-19 at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The intensive, two-day exercise was the result of extensive research and modeled after the 2003 blackout of the Eastern Grid and the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in 2017. Nine students acted as the Douglas County emergency management team, dealing with a malware intrusion. Douglas County’s team worked

Tue, 06/19/2018 — University of Kansas sociology students recently received awards and scholarships for outstanding academic achievements in two department ceremonies.  During the 26th annual awards dinner last month, graduate students received awards and...

Tue, 06/19/2018 —  English learners are the fastest-growing minority in U.S. schools. While they face many of the same challenges as their peers, when it comes to mathematics, they are not only learning to work with numbers but doing so through the dynamic of a...

Thu, 06/14/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Homeland security professionals work in an increasingly complex environment, requiring high-level critical and creative thinking. A lot has changed in the 17 years since 9/11, and the latest Homeland Security Research Corp. study forecasts major shifts and significant growth between now and 2022. Military, veteran and civilian students in the University of Kansas’ new, interdisciplinary homeland security masters program will culminate their degree with a simulation-style practicum June 18-19 at the KU Edwards Campus.  This intensive, two-day simulation is the result of extensive research and modeled after the 2003 blackout of the Eastern Grid and

Thu, 06/14/2018 — It is common knowledge that investments flow into mutual funds that report strong past performance, but this positive association appears to be stronger when a fund's audit quality is taken into account, according to a study that includes two...

Wed, 06/13/2018 — President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall with Mexico won't be complete anytime soon, and in recent weeks he has mentioned a potential government shutdown in order to get a deal with Congress in place for its construction. A group of...

Tue, 06/12/2018 — High school students across the Kansas City metropolitan area have a new, accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree. Area school districts and community colleges joined the University of Kansas to formalize the Degree in 3 program during a...

Tue, 06/12/2018 — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are each awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Tue, 06/12/2018 — A University of Kansas urban planning professor has received a prestigious award for creating an innovative curriculum surrounding planning, research methods, and diversity, equity and inclusion. The Association of Collegiate Schools of...

Fri, 06/08/2018 — LAWRENCE – Combining the old arts of stonecraft and sketching with modern 3-D imaging, the University of Kansas Natural History Museum is launching an effort to replace its iconic grotesques.  The mythical beasts that adorned Dyche Hall were removed in fall 2017, crated and placed on view in the museum. The fantastical limestone animals have suffered serious erosion since their installation in 1903 when Dyche Hall was built. KU has awarded the contract for carving new grotesques to Ramberg Stoneworks, in collaboration with the KU School of Architecture & Design. A fundraising effort is underway to raise $150,000 to recreate the sculptures and place them back on

Tue, 06/05/2018 — Within public relations, the standard practice of looking out for No. 1 and viewing relationships as sources of conflict and competition is defended by best-selling textbooks and a generation of research. A growing body of scientific evidence,...

Tue, 06/05/2018 — Most citizens of Nigeria deeply distrust the Nigerian government, but at one state-run shelter for human trafficking victims, many young migrant women are finding common ground with state officials through religious beliefs and discussions about...

Tue, 06/05/2018 — A retired high school teacher in Concordia has left a $7.4 million estate gift to benefit students majoring in the arts, humanities and education at the University of Kansas. Lavon Brosseau grew up on a farm without electricity or plumbing and...

Mon, 06/04/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Ten of the largest education institutions in the Kansas City metropolitan area are joining forces across the state line, enabling students to earn a bachelor’s degree in only three years. This new partnership potentially reduces students’ cost of earning a degree and accelerates their entrance into the Kansas City workforce or graduate school. Education and community leaders from Kansas and Missouri will gather to witness KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) Vice Chancellor David Cook, superintendents and directors from six school districts, and three community college presidents and chancellors sign a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the Degree in 3

Thu, 05/31/2018 — Two administrators whose leadership has produced significant advancements in research development have been named as associate deans for research in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. Tamara Falicov will...

Thu, 05/31/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host its second annual Summer Venture in Business program June 3-5 at Capitol Federal Hall. The program is a pre-college experience for underrepresented students, including minority and potential...

Thu, 05/31/2018 — Five University of Kansas students out of nine national semifinalists have been selected for prestigious Fulbright Awards for research, study or English teaching abroad for 2018-19, with one person declining the award. Notably, KU has three...

Wed, 05/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – Brandon Draper’s Drum Safari is booming. The University of Kansas School of Music lecturer will have four teams of musical entertainers performing nearly 80 Drum Safari shows for children in five states this summer. Draper’s wife, Teryn, recently quit her job as an elementary school music teacher to run the operation full-time. He turned down 100 requests for shows this year, and he is already booking shows for 2019. Upcoming stops will include sites in the Greater Kansas City area as well as cities in Leavenworth, Lyon, Morris, Saline and Sedgwick counties. It’s not unlike a homegrown version of “Stomp” or Blue Man Group. “I’ve had extensive

Thu, 05/24/2018 — A University of Kansas dual-degree recipient was selected to receive a fellowship for graduate study from the KU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. Mario Balcazar, who completed requirements for degrees in electrical engineering and physics in May, was...

Thu, 05/24/2018 — In an average kindergarten class of 30 students, about two are experiencing developmental language disorder, meaning they learn language more slowly than their peers. While DLD is just as common as dyslexia or ADHD, fewer people have heard of...


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