Education & Behavior
Tue, 01/26/2021 — Privacy is among the most cherished of American rights. Yet, one of society’s most vulnerable populations — Black children — are denied the benefits of the right to privacy through discriminatory educational practices, and a growing...

Tue, 01/26/2021 — This spring, 41 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award. UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.   Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Mon, 01/25/2021 — Acclaimed writer, professor and scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer will give the 2021 Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture at 7 p.m. April 1. The event will be broadcast live. A member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Kimmerer is known for the universal...

Mon, 01/25/2021 — as opposed to “identification” — that includes ethical behavior and takes a longer view could counteract this tendency, according to a paper published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research. The paper's co-authors are Cameron...

Fri, 01/22/2021 — LAWRENCE – Two previously independent early care and education training programs are collaborating to provide professional development opportunities and technical assistance to child care providers across Kansas, with a total grant of $2.3 million awarded through the Kansas Department for Children and Families (KDCF). The partnership between the Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS), based at the University of Kansas, and the Kansas State University-affiliated Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities Inc. (KCCTO) is designed to increase the quality of service that child care providers can deliver to children and their families, said David Lindeman, KITS director

Fri, 01/22/2021 — Two University of Kansas professors are putting medieval studies in the national spotlight. The National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds just 7% of the more than 1,000 fellowship applications it receives each year, last month awarded...

Thu, 01/21/2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic has created new perils and challenges for people experiencing substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. Social distancing and isolation can trigger loneliness, anxiety and depression. These circumstances have put...

Thu, 01/21/2021 — The KU Center for Service Learning will host the Summit on Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship on Jan. 27. The goal of this summit is to engage, connect and support University of Kansas faculty, staff and administrators with interest in:

Thu, 01/21/2021 — Two University of Kansas faculty members are being recognized for adjusting their research to better understand the coronavirus pandemic and to provide valuable information to the public and policymakers. The one-time COVID Research Pivot...

Wed, 01/20/2021 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 15 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Henry Griffiths of the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office was the...

Tue, 01/19/2021 — Growing up in a Korean household after immigrating to New York City as a young child, Kelly Chong was raised with the tacit understanding that she would eventually marry someone of her own race. “The tension-ridden issue of boundary-crossing...

Thu, 01/14/2021 — In a rapidly evolving economy with ever-shifting workforce demands, how can universities, businesses and students better meet each other’s needs? There’s a map for that. Or there will be soon, thanks to experts at the University of Kansas...

Wed, 01/13/2021 —  Parents around the world have long told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Soon, basketball coaches may join them. Researchers at the University of Kansas have published a study showing that eating breakfast can improve a...

Tue, 01/12/2021 — OVERLAND PARK – The early years of a children's education provide a vital foundation for their future development, creating a base for lifelong learning as well as cognitive and social growth. To help fulfill the growing need for teachers who can help children in the Kansas City area during this crucial stage of life, the KU Edwards Campus is adding a new Bachelor of Science in Education, elementary education to its list of degree-completion programs. Offered through KU’s School of Education & Human Sciences, the program is open for fall 2021 enrollment. Individuals in the Kansas City region looking to enter or grow in an influential field can now earn an

Mon, 01/11/2021 — Using data to inform decisions or next steps isn’t just the bedrock of boardrooms and business. A team of University of Kansas researchers has shown that it’s also the foundation for improving the language development and communication...

Wed, 01/06/2021 — The Carnegie Foundation announced the University of Kansas is one of 75 institutions reclassified, after being awarded originally in 2010, with the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. KU is one of only 52 research institutions to...

Mon, 01/04/2021 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that the biennial Post-Election Conference will debut as an 11-part video series on the institute’s YouTube channel. "Our Post-Election Conference is one of...

Fri, 12/18/2020 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas awarded four students Undergraduate Research Awards in Mathematics (MathUGRA) to support their research projects for the spring 2021 semester. MathUGRAs are $1,000 scholarships provided to math majors pursuing original research or creative projects under the general guidance of a KU math faculty member. The awards are funded by the department’s endowment funds. MathUGRAs are awarded to students conducting semesterlong independent projects culminating in an oral presentation or written work, demonstrating the student’s own development of a topic in mathematics and its applications. Recipients of the

Wed, 12/16/2020 — Twenty-nine new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Dec. 11 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Kathryn Russell, an officer of the Andover Police Department, was the...

Wed, 12/16/2020 — University Distinguished Professor Jorge Soberón has been named interim director of the Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas. “Dr. Soberón is an internationally recognized leader in biodiversity...


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