Education & Behavior
Fri, 11/01/2019 — The School of Education announces Jennifer Kurth, associate professor in the Department of Special Education, as the recipient of the 2019 Gene A. Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award and featured lecturer.  Kurth will...

Thu, 10/31/2019 — LAWRENCE – Ana Paula Mumy had been a speech-language pathologist for 15 years before her child’s bout of stuttering set her career on a whole new path working on the disorder. Now a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders at the University of Kansas, Mumy is taking her interest in the treatment of stuttering across borders, drawing on her heritage as a native of Brazil to help translate a film about stuttering into Portuguese for South America’s largest market. Mumy traveled to Brazil in late October to speak about and show the film “When I Stutter” at the annual conference of the Brazilian stuttering

Tue, 10/29/2019 — At the Oct. 25 annual meeting of the KU Endowment board of trustees, the board elected M.D. Michaelis as vice chair and Lorie Bowman as a trustee. M. D. “Mike” Michaelis, of Wichita, received a bachelor’s degree in business...

Tue, 10/29/2019 —  Nearly everyone who has played organized sports in their life has had a coach yell, assign laps or pushups when they made a mistake. Research has increasingly shown over the years that not only is such a negative approach not fun, it can do...

Tue, 10/29/2019 — Fall break is barely behind us, but a group of University of Kansas students has just finished an innovative eight-week course in using drones to develop aerial maps. Over the past two months, they’ve visited sites in KU's West District and at...

Thu, 10/24/2019 — Students in the exercise science bachelor’s degree program at the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) in Overland Park are working with volunteer members of KU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program to conduct a clinical research study comparing...

Wed, 10/23/2019 —  When students have more time to focus on class material and are not interrupted by inappropriate behavior, it stands to reason teachers will have more time to engage them and boost achievement. Researchers at the University of Kansas have...

Mon, 10/21/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design will welcome back Jayhawks during KU Homecoming Week for two days of events that will celebrate the work of students, faculty and alumni. Events will begin Thursday, Oct. 24, with a...

Mon, 10/21/2019 — The University of Kansas Student Involvement & Leadership Center, Student Alumni Network and Center for Community Outreach will host KU’s third annual Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Adams Alumni Center parking lot, 1266...

Fri, 10/18/2019 — Margaret Bayer, University of Kansas professor of mathematics, has been named to the 2020 Class of Fellows for the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). Bayer will be honored for her far-reaching work on the combinatorics and geometry of...

Fri, 10/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – Keith Van de Riet’s ARCH 509 design-build studio finished the Kaw Pavilion on a zero budget – and are walking away with two architecture awards. The studio won the merit award for “Small Architectural Project” from the AIA Kansas Design Awards and the student project award in the “Green Architecture” category for the Architecture MasterPrize. Eleven students made up the University of Kansas class that designed and built the project in four months. It serves as a rest stop, classroom and meeting space on the Burroughs Creek Trail in East Lawrence and was created from all recycled or donated materials. It is inspired by indigenous cultures and the

Fri, 10/18/2019 — Six alumni will receive the University of Kansas Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Network Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award for their contributions to the university, their profession and their communities. The award is named...

Fri, 10/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training at the University of Kansas Life Span Institute and the Kansas Chapter of the National Fragile X Foundation will co-host a conference on FMR1 gene disorders that will bring together family members, caregivers, researchers, educators, therapists and individuals who want to learn more about this genetic disorder. The one-day event, “Premutation Carriers: FXAND, FXPOI, FXTAS and Everything in Between,” will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. Registration for the event is $40, and child care is provided. The conference will focus on  Fragile X (FX) Syndrome, FX

Thu, 10/17/2019 — This fall, the University of Kansas welcomed six students from around the world as part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program as well as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Russia. Representing diverse academic fields, the Fulbright students...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — Farming communities across the U.S. are struggling. They face challenges such as low prices for agricultural products, high prices for energy and fertilizer, pollution from runoff and waste, and depleting water supplies. They also have...

Wed, 10/16/2019 — New York Times best-selling author Robin DiAngelo will discuss her book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” at the University of Kansas on Oct. 28. DiAngelo will examine the dynamics of “white...

Wed, 10/16/2019 — Four candidates for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus are scheduled to visit the University of Kansas in late October and early November. Names and other details about the candidates will be announced...

Wed, 10/16/2019 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2019-2020 Strategies Event Series, which will include three interactive professional development lectures at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.  The first...

Wed, 10/16/2019 — Every year, one to three students at the University of Kansas who have overcome significant personal hardships are awarded the Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship. The scholarship program, now in its sixth year, was established by...

Tue, 10/15/2019 —  Nearly everyone can look back on their school days and remember the teachers who also coached one of the school’s athletic teams. Fewer would have those memories about their college days, but coaches who also teach are still common,...


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