Education & Behavior
Mon, 08/19/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering has named its first group of undergraduates to the Multicultural Scholars Program. Twelve students were named to the program, which includes a $1,000 scholarship and expanded opportunities to...

Tue, 08/13/2019 — Efforts to attract and retain an increasingly diverse student population have earned national recognition for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in July announced KU is one of...

Wed, 08/07/2019 — This summer, nine students from the University of Sonora, Mexico, participated in the KU-Sonora Summer Research Program in Global Perspectives, an eight-week program designed to provide research opportunities for students and introduce them to...

Wed, 07/31/2019 — A paper appearing today in a special edition of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology questions much of the statistical evidence underpinning therapies designated as “Empirically Supported Treatments,” or ESTs, by Division 12 of the American...

Wed, 07/31/2019 — Eight faculty members at the University of Kansas are being recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. The eight award recipients will be honored Aug. 22 at the KU Teaching Summit. This year’s winners are as...

Wed, 07/31/2019 — Foster Care Technologies awarded contract for state of Maine LAWRENCE – A matching system powered by University of Kansas research has improved outcomes for thousands of children in foster care across the United States. Now the technology will help children in Maine find their forever homes through a partnership with the statewide adoption program. The online tool is called ECAP (Every Child a Priority), and it empowers social workers to determine the most compatible placements for children based on their needs and the characteristics of available foster families. The company behind ECAP – Lawrence-based Foster Care Technologies – won a contract with Spurwink, a

Mon, 07/29/2019 —  Politics have been known to put adults to sleep, but political engagement could be part of children’s bedtime stories as well. Lessons about the importance of politics could be part of their early education. A new University of Kansas study...

Thu, 07/18/2019 — observant, perceptive and powerful.  Susan Klusmeier, interim vice provost for undergraduate studies, will give opening remarks, and Jennifer Ng, interim vice provost for diversity & equity and associate professor of educational ...

Thu, 07/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will host a Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) for approximately 235 American Fulbrighters from July 21-26. The PDO is for Fulbright U.S. student researchers and English teaching assistants as well as Fulbright U.S. scholars, who will spend up to a year in countries throughout Europe and Eurasia. During the PDO, participants will gain practical information about living and working in a new country, network with other grantees and develop skills related to research and teaching. KU International Affairs (KUIA) and the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) were selected to coordinate the event. From July 21-

Tue, 07/16/2019 — KU Libraries, along with key partners, will host a Software Carpentry workshop. Software Carpentry aims to help University of Kansas researchers work more efficiently by teaching basic research computing skills. The workshop will take place...

Mon, 07/15/2019 —  As no two students learn the same way, educators are relying more on systems with a variety of methods to improve students’ educational opportunities. To that end, University of Kansas researchers will test a systems-level framework known as...

Fri, 07/12/2019 — The National Science Foundation has awarded a $236,790 grant to the University of Kansas for Donna Ginther, professor of economics and interim director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research, to study the effects of research funding...

Thu, 07/11/2019 — College philosophy classes may open your mind to new ways of thinking. But can they really affect how you behave? The answer is yes, according to a new study. “In the current environment where people are not reasoning so well, it is...

Thu, 07/11/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art has earned a grant of $650,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI) for the next five years. A 2015 award of $487,000 from the Mellon Foundation launched IARI...

Wed, 07/10/2019 — Over the past 40 years, the population of women in state prisons across the United States has increased by 834 percent. While men continue to be the vast majority of the prison population, the rate of incarceration of women is growing. Of the 1...

Tue, 07/09/2019 — Fourth-year University of Kansas architecture student Ashley Farrow was selected to receive a national Phi Kappa Phi fellowship as she completes her master’s degree. The $8,500 award from the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society...

Mon, 07/08/2019 — A free University of Kansas program that helps community members with addictions is set to expand through a local grant and support from Douglas County. Established by the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, the program...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — High school teachers from across Kansas are gathered at the University of Kansas for six weeks this summer to participate in research and learn skills they’ll take back to their classrooms this fall. The School of Engineering’s Center for...

Wed, 06/26/2019 — The University of Kansas Office of Research has announced that Sara Baer has accepted the position of director of the Kansas Biological Survey, a KU designated research center with dual status as a state agency. Baer has been professor and chair...

Fri, 06/14/2019 — This summer, 13 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, which come with $1,000 scholarships as recipients work on mentored research and creative projects. “Every day across campus, KU undergraduates work with...


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