Education & Behavior
Wed, 08/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Knowing that her Jewish ancestors were forced by the Nazis to flee Europe and that those who did not perished in the Holocaust, University of Kansas Professor of Visual Art Tanya Hartman has always made art that is sympathetic to the plight of immigrants and refugees. Now, with the controversies raised by President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies, Hartman’s work is more relevant than ever. Perhaps that’s why the film she’s working on was accepted into the Open Spaces Kansas City Arts Experience, which kicks off Aug. 25 and runs for nine weeks at various locations around town. “I was trained as a painter, but I work most comfortably in mixed

Wed, 08/15/2018 — In its 13th semester, Red Hot Research will feature four sessions for faculty research, including one in conjunction with the Free State Festival and two sessions for graduate student research. This series for KU researchers is built of five...

Wed, 08/15/2018 — With a growing diversity in the population of Latino immigrants to the United States, learning Spanish instead of just English is becoming an important factor for some in assimilation and upward social mobility, according to a study by a...

Tue, 08/14/2018 — When female athletes have strong mentors, the relationship helps them combat issues of sexism and helps them navigate problematic behaviors, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers. "Mentorship and the feeling of mattering...

Mon, 08/13/2018 — A group of Americans and Europeans has relocated to a Costa Rican community in recent decades, and despite the government cheering the economic jolt, their isolation from locals there more highlights the privilege of these migrants who...

Mon, 08/13/2018 — Younger generations of religious Americans tend to closely harbor concerns for the environment via stewardship more so than older parishioners, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher. "The best way to account for this upsurge...

Mon, 08/13/2018 — In ethnic enclaves, Mexican immigrants tend to spend less on food per week while East Asian immigrants spend more, which could explain the difference in assimilation rates and contrast in ethnic population density among the two groups, according...

Mon, 08/13/2018 —  The University of Maryland has placed head football coach DJ Durkin and strength and conditioning coach Rick Court on administrative leave while investigating the heatstroke death of 19-year-old player Jordan McNair. McNair died two weeks after...

Mon, 08/06/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Environmental geology is a growing field in Kansas City, with major area construction companies, engineering firms and government agencies experiencing an increased need for geoscience professionals. It is an interdisciplinary field that addresses and studies naturally occurring and man-made environmental hazards. The KU Edwards Campus is meeting this growing need with a new, online Professional Science Master’s program with an emphasis in environmental geology. The program provides students with a combination of technical and professional skills courses targeted to their chosen field and designed to help them accurately gather and effectively

Thu, 08/02/2018 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has added two new licensure endorsement program options to its portfolio of academic offerings for licensed PK-12 educators to consider for their career development needs. The Department of...

Thu, 08/02/2018 — LAWRENCE – A $247,000 gift from the estate of Helen Brownson will benefit the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. Brownson earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in 1938. She was born in 1917 in Kansas City, Kansas, and worked most of her life as a federal government employee. Her work on scientific research for various boards and committees ultimately led to the creation of the field of information science. Brownson died Aug. 5, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Her wish was to “support students of foreign languages,” and the fund will be used to support scholarships for students demonstrating a commitment to learning

Thu, 08/02/2018 — Can Grandma, who uses a walker, still attend the family Thanksgiving dinner? Can the friend who was injured in military service and now uses a wheelchair join the party to watch the big game? Produced by researchers at the Research &...

Thu, 07/26/2018 — Fall 2018 marks the merger of two departments within the School of the Arts in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. The new Department of Theatre & Dance launches its first year as learning incubator for...

Wed, 07/25/2018 — Each summer, undergraduate students from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Seventy-six of these students will present their research Friday, July 27, at the KU Summer...

Wed, 07/25/2018 — Kansas reservoirs are in trouble. From 2010 to 2017, more than 50 of the state’s reservoirs had what are known as harmful algal blooms — including a record 24 reservoirs in 2017. Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, produce potent toxins and...

Tue, 07/24/2018 — University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 54 individuals at the Lawrence campus: ...

Tue, 07/24/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) is rising to meet the growing demand for health science professionals through a new post-baccalaureate certificate program. This program provides students with the science and research background necessary to move on to medical school, a career in biotechnology or another health-related field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for health science-related careers is expected to grow 11 percent nationally by 2022. In Kansas, employment in the “health care and social assistance” industry is expected to increase 12.4 percent. “Professional health and biological science careers require

Tue, 07/24/2018 — The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Kansas will offer its master’s degree in educational technology in a fully online delivery format beginning in spring 2019. The program is designed for PK-12...

Mon, 07/23/2018 — Much past research and common perception communicated to those in urban planning was that if they wanted to serve as leaders, their only choice was to run for political office. This attitude has likely frustrated younger planners who are...

Ben Rosenthal with video images of his artwork superimposed over his face
Mon, 07/16/2018 — Benjamin Rosenthal was sitting in his mother’s New York apartment, chatting away with someone on the Grindr app, when it occurred to him: “I didn’t meet with this dude,” said Rosenthal, a University of Kansas Associate Professor of...


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