Education & Behavior
Wed, 04/25/2018 — LAWRENCE – Stephen Prothero, a New York Times best-selling author and frequent network and cable TV commentator, will present a public lecture, “Religious Literacy in an Age of Religious Nationalism” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, in The Commons. Prothero received his doctorate in religion from Harvard University and is the C. Allyn and Elizabeth V. Russell Professor of Religion in America at Boston University. He has been a commentator on many major news network and cable news programs, as well as a guest on “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Prothero also has written for the New York Times, USA Today, Slate, Salon, the Washington

Tue, 04/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas will host a public tour of the KU Field Station's Baldwin Woods site from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28. Survey scientists will lead the tour, which will focus on the pristine native oak-hickory forest portion of the site in the Breidenthal Biological Reserve. Visitors should expect to see a range of native wildflowers known as spring ephemerals, such as birdfoot violet, Dutchman's breeches, mayapples and spring beauties. The entire Baldwin Woods area of the Field Station is a long-term research site and is open only by scheduled tour. Scientific studies within the area are done with as little

Tue, 04/24/2018 — KU Libraries announced the winners of the 62nd annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest at an awards presentation on April 11. The contest, established in 1957 by Elizabeth Snyder, is designed to recognize and cultivate students' interest in...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – A new agreement between the University of Kansas and Metropolitan Community College significantly reduces the financial and time commitment barriers that community college students face in completing their education at a four-year institution. An associate degree from MCC now satisfies KU Core requirements 1-3, streamlining a pathway to a KU bachelor’s degree. “This agreement gives our students more options and knocks roadblocks out of the way,” said MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty. “It’s also an example of how MCC and KU are working across state lines to save students time and money.” Higher education, K-12 and community leaders from both sides of

Tue, 04/24/2018 —  The internet can be a tricky place to turn when looking for health information. People can find bad information, become confused or decide their problems are catastrophic. New research from the University of Kansas shows adolescents have those...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 87 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod, Provost &...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Education welcomes Mary Fry, associate professor in the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences, as the 2018 Budig Teaching Professorship award recipient and featured lecturer.  The lecture, “A...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — not economic concern — drove most voters to Trump
Tue, 04/24/2018 — LAWRENCE — Much of the narrative surrounding...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — Musician Brandon Draper is at the top of his game, completely self-actualized. Draper is a lecturer in the University of Kansas Department of Music, where he teaches jazz drums, world percussion, steel band and leads the Music Enterprise...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art and the KU Natural History Museum invite the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to explore the intertwined relationships of art, science, people and plants at the Day of Creativity. The free community event...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The task: To build a better buggy. That’s the goal of the Jayhawk Motorosports Baja team, a group of students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering. They’re nearing completion of a single-seat, off-road racing vehicle — what...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — Does seven days of living, breathing and sleeping design as a Jayhawk sound like the best summer vacation? Then, it’s time to register for the 2018 KU Design Camp.  KU Design Camp is a pre-college summer program offered to high school...

Tue, 04/17/2018 —  KU Recreation Services, together with the University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences and Amateur Sport Research Center, have announced the first Inclusive Recreation Extravaganza. The event will take place...

Tue, 04/17/2018 — LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas students were among the top competitors at the 2018 Yale Hindi Debate. This marks the second year that KU has participated in the event, which draws a number of students from top national colleges and universities. Srishti Sharma, an Overland Park sophomore in business and health & exercise science, won the Yale Hindi debate in the “Heritage” category. Marie Hornung, an Overland Park sophomore in communications minoring in French, placed second in the “Non-Native, Non-Heritage” category. The students were chaperoned by Patrica Sabarwal, Hindi instructor at KU, and Deeplata Rahul, visiting Fulbright Scholar from India. Sharma

Fri, 04/13/2018 —  Mahasweta Banerjee, professor of social welfare at the University of Kansas, has received the George & Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award in recognition for her long-term dedication to international education. The Office of...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – Subini Annamma, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, has been selected to receive the 2018-19 Ford Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship. Ford Foundation Fellowships support individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement and those committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Pre-doctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded annually in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.  Through its fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase

Wed, 04/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Two years after it was filmed in this area and after a year of kudos on the film-festival circuit, the dramatic film “The Tree” is set to live on as an advocacy tool for the compassionate treatment of older people. Department of Theatre Lecturer Laura Kirk co-stars in the film and takes associate producer credit as well. In it, she plays Marge McMillan, the neighbor of the film’s 88-year-old protagonist, Dorothy Thorp, played by veteran Kansas City actress Joicie Appell. Kirk and her real-life husband, fellow actor Paul Fellers, play Thorp’s neighbors. They function in the story much as the protagonist’s adult children would – if she had any around –

Tue, 04/10/2018 — More than 80 outstanding graduate students, as well as staff and faculty, will be recognized at the annual University of Kansas Graduate Awards Ceremony, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union....

Tue, 04/10/2018 — Results of the 2017 National Assessment of Education Progress were released Tuesday, showing American fourth- and eighth-graders made little to no gains in reading and math since the last round of assessments in 2015. Among the results, students...

Tue, 04/10/2018 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 18th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...


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