Education & Behavior
Wed, 06/10/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will livestream a special event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16. “A Conversation on Race” will be hosted by Barbara Ballard, senior associate director of...

Tue, 06/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – Fifty-one University of Kansas School of Law students contributed 2,578 hours of free legal services over the past year. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, helped clients expunge past criminal convictions, represented the interests of children in foster care as court-appointed special advocates and worked with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, prosecutors’ offices and public defenders’ offices. “Despite having many demands on their time, KU Law students are dedicated to serving the public good,” said Meredith Schnug, clinical associate professor and chair of KU Law’s Pro Bono Committee. “Through pro bono service,

Mon, 06/08/2020 — To help fulfill the increasing demand for healthy and safe food consumption, the University of Kansas is launching a new online undergraduate certificate in nutrition this fall through a collaboration between its Edwards Campus and KU Medical...

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Five University of Kansas students were selected to receive prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to study, conduct research and teach English abroad for the 2020-2021 academic year. One additional KU student was named as an alternate Fulbright recipient. This year’s Fulbright U.S. Student grantees include two doctoral students who will conduct research and study in Austria and Hungary and three recently graduated seniors who were selected to teach English in Tajikistan, Colombia and Spain. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the start of the program has been delayed to Jan. 1, 2021, and some countries have had to reduce the number of available

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Sixteen students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Self Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students from the University of Kansas who will transition into a full-time graduate program at KU in the fall semester. Students who were selected demonstrated leadership, initiative and passion for achievement. The scholarship provides each recipient with a $10,000 scholarship award and a unique professional development program. The Scholar Development Program provides education and training in leadership

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Recent University of Kansas graduate Sam Steuart has won the Philip W. Whitcomb Memorial Essay Prize at KU with an essay on the relationship between growing prison populations and the reduction of welfare support in U.S. public policy. “Sam presented a compelling argument about important trends in U.S. history that have marked Kansas public policy reform,” said Scott Jenkins, associate professor of philosophy and chair of the Whitcomb essay selection committee. “Steuart illustrated how Kansas welfare reform and the 1980s war on drugs combined to move low-income U.S. citizens into prisons.” Steuart, of Topeka, plans to save the $500 prize to support his

Tue, 06/02/2020 — Close to half of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy 2020 graduates applied to residency programs, and once again, KU pharmacy students matched at a rate far above the national average, according to the American Society of Health-System...

Tue, 06/02/2020 — The Academic Achievement & Access Center (AAAC) changed its name, effective June 1, to the University Academic Support Centers, or UASC. The center began in 2004 as a merger of two offices – the Student Development Center and Services for...

Tue, 06/02/2020 — Sexual assault is a widely acknowledged problem on U.S. campuses, yet there is surprisingly little consistent guidance on how institutions can best form policies that help prevent such incidents and how best to respond when assaults do occur. A...

Mon, 06/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – The counterintuitive appeal of Stanford University sociologist Mark Granovetter’s theory about “the strength of weak ties” being key to finding a job has steadily grown since he first published it in 1973. But now a University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies has published a paper questioning its primacy. KU’s Cameron Piercy and University of Arkansas researcher Yaguang Zhu have co-written a paper titled “Transactive Memory and the Job Search: Finding Expertise and Influence in Socio-technical Networks,” published in the Western Journal of Communication. They argue that strong ties, websites like Indeed and other job sources are

Thu, 05/28/2020 — Minyoung Kim, associate professor of strategy and international business at the University of Kansas School of Business, will receive the 2020 International Management (IM) Division FIU Emerging Scholar Award from the Academy of Management. The...

Thu, 05/28/2020 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated to 97 individuals on the University of Kansas Medical Center and 62 individuals on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Girod and Barbara Bichelmeyer, the...

Fri, 05/22/2020 — The University of Kansas mathematics department recently recognized its undergraduate and graduate students and faculty for outstanding academic and teaching achievements.  Usually these awards are presented at the department’s annual honors...

Fri, 05/22/2020 — LAWRENCE – The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections at the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics honored three projects with the 2020 Robert J. Dole Congressional History Prize for this year’s Kansas History Day State Contest. The event was judged in April 2020 virtually with the theme “Breaking Barriers.” “History Day competition is a great program to introduce young students to research and really delve into interesting historical topics,” said Julie Bergene, public education coordinator at the Dole Institute. “We are proud to sponsor the Robert J. Dole Congressional History Prize to inspire a new generation of leaders.”  Topeka

Wed, 05/20/2020 — LAWRENCE – Ten University of Kansas School of Law graduates from the Class of 2020 received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community. The recipients: Maggie Brakeville, Benton, Louisiana: Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award Terra Brockman, Overland Park: Justice Lloyd Kagey Leadership Award Denise Dantzler, Omaha, Nebraska: Samuel Mellinger Scholarship, Leadership, and Service Award Diana Jarek, Republic, Missouri: Janean Meigs Memorial Award in Law Andi Leuszler, Lenexa: Robert F. Bennett Student Award Hannah Lustman, St. Louis: Faculty Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Wed, 05/20/2020 — A whole self-help industry has erupted around showing people how to organize their homes and get rid of clutter. While this applies to many Americans, it is especially significant for older adults. “I’m not anti-materialist, but I want to...

Tue, 05/19/2020 — Students at the University of Kansas School of Law will have a chance to train diplomats on indigenous issues and conflict resolution as part of a new partnership. The KU School of Law recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the...

Fri, 05/15/2020 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winners are Matti Dimmick in the undergraduate essay category for her essay “Putin’s Gendered Political...

Thu, 05/14/2020 — LAWRENCE – Daniel Hernández, assistant professor of mathematics, received the 2020 Morrison Foundation Teaching Award.  This award was established in 2008 by the Don and Pat Morrison Foundation to recognize outstanding teaching in mathematics. The Department of Mathematics selects a recipient each year in recognition of exemplary teaching and an ongoing active research program. Hernández received his doctorate in 2011 from the University of Michigan. Before coming to KU in 2016 he was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the universities of Utah and Michigan. He was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Research

Thu, 05/14/2020 — Students in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas received over $130,000 in awards and scholarships in recognition of superior academic, research and teaching performance. The chemistry department usually honors its...


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