Education & Behavior
Mon, 06/03/2013 — The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications has honored Professor Susanne Shaw with the inaugural Dr. Tim Bengtson Journalism Faculty Mentor Award. The award was established by journalism school alumnus Mark Mears and...

Mon, 06/03/2013 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas recognized six faculty members for outstanding student advising. All winners were nominated by the students they have served in mentoring or advising relationships,...

Wed, 05/29/2013 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility at the University of Kansas, formerly the Center for Service Learning, has announced the 2013 Excellence in Service Learning Awards to honor service learning achievements in curricular best practices,

Tue, 05/21/2013 — Illinois has joined the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, a multistate initiative developing a computer-based assessment designed to more validly measure what students with significant cognitive disabilities know and can...

Wed, 05/15/2013 — Two doctoral graduates will be presented with the 2013 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Lied Center of Kansas. Anastasiia...

Tue, 05/14/2013 —  Are high school age students who show aggression toward their peers more likely to consume alcohol, tobacco and marijuana? A new study of Latino adolescents in Kansas City, Mo., confirms this idea. But the linkage to substance use is strongest...

Mon, 05/13/2013 —  In these days of increased emphasis on educational outcomes such as reading and math, improvement is easy to measure. But for teachers who work with students with disabilities who are about to transition to adult life, it’s harder to gauge...

Fri, 05/10/2013 — Using high-quality evaluation programs to improve the performance of K-12 students, adults and public agencies is the focus of a restructured University of Kansas research group with a long track record of success. Its new name reflects its...

Fri, 05/10/2013 — A gift from Sandra W. Gautt, University of Kansas faculty member in the Department of Special Education, will establish the Gautt Teaching Scholar Fund. The endowed fund will support KU’s director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. Gautt...

Thu, 05/09/2013 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas will offer 32 courses and eight special events this summer in 14 cities across Kansas and greater Kansas City.   Established in 2004, the Osher Institute develops programs...

Thu, 05/09/2013 — The KU Chapter of Sigma Xi, international, multidisciplinary research society, has awarded their undergraduate research awards to six KU undergraduates.  Students competed for the awards at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 27.  The...

Thu, 05/09/2013 —  As a teacher, Tracy McElhattan was known among her colleagues for her work with early childhood students who exhibited challenging behaviors. Now as a University of Kansas doctoral student she is researching methods and resources to help...

Wed, 05/08/2013 — Campus Compact has named 181 student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows. Honorees include a Nicki Rose, a senior at the...

Tue, 05/07/2013 — Even though it’s been several years since University of Kansas seniors have set foot in high school teachers’ classrooms, the influence of many of those educators is not forgotten. As their former students celebrate the milestone of...

Tue, 05/07/2013 — The capacity for optimism is often thought to be a defining characteristic of the human species. As a result, the potential benefits of optimism have been a popular research topic in psychology, and there is now extensive research demonstrating...

Mon, 05/06/2013 — Three undergraduate students in the University Honors Program at the University of Kansas were recognized at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for their innovative research projects.  Joshua Dean, Alex Kong and Kayci Vickers all...

Thu, 05/02/2013 — LAWRENCE – In its fifth year at the University of Kansas, Mini College continues to grow while incorporating new opportunities for lifelong learners. Mini College, established and hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers a week of multidisciplinary classes, social events and extracurricular opportunities on the Lawrence campus, open to alumni and non-alumni. KU will host Mini College June 3 through June 6. The only requirement is a passion for continued learning. The range of courses has expanded to nearly campuswide, with offerings from several faculty in the College, and from partners including the School of Architecture, Planning and Design, the

Thu, 05/02/2013 — The Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas will bestow the Dole Humanitarian Award to former chancellor Gene A. Budig and his wife, Gretchen Budig, on May 10 during a ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics. The award...

Wed, 05/01/2013 — Two University of Kansas faculty members with distinguished records of undergraduate mentoring, Cima Katz and Adrian Melott, received the K. Barbara Schowen Undergraduate Research Mentor Award on Saturday, April 27, at the annual Undergraduate...

Tue, 04/30/2013 — Dot Nary has received the Ann Eversole Advisor of the Year Award at the University of Kansas from the Student Involvement Leadership Center. The award recognizes her service as adviser to AbleHawks and Allies, a student group that raises...


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