Education & Behavior
Tue, 07/09/2019 — Fourth-year University of Kansas architecture student Ashley Farrow was selected to receive a national Phi Kappa Phi fellowship as she completes her master’s degree. The $8,500 award from the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society...

Mon, 07/08/2019 — A free University of Kansas program that helps community members with addictions is set to expand through a local grant and support from Douglas County. Established by the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, the program...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — High school teachers from across Kansas are gathered at the University of Kansas for six weeks this summer to participate in research and learn skills they’ll take back to their classrooms this fall. The School of Engineering’s Center for...

Wed, 06/26/2019 — The University of Kansas Office of Research has announced that Sara Baer has accepted the position of director of the Kansas Biological Survey, a KU designated research center with dual status as a state agency. Baer has been professor and chair...

Fri, 06/14/2019 — This summer, 13 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, which come with $1,000 scholarships as recipients work on mentored research and creative projects. “Every day across campus, KU undergraduates work with...

Wed, 06/12/2019 — If we accept French writer Jean Cocteau’s dictum that great literature is “simply a dictionary in disorder,” then Stephen T. Johnson’s 2-story-tall mosaic triptych featuring the alphabet and animating the new Lenexa City Center branch of...

Wed, 06/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – Sunflower. Meadowlark. Ad astra per aspera. Most Kansans are familiar with the state’s official symbols and motto. But as the summer road trip season kicks into high gear, a new resource from the Kansas Geological Survey invites travelers to dig deeper. The mobile-friendly “Highways & Byways to Kansas Geology” website leads users on a geological tour of the state’s roadways with a scrolling format known as a story map. It explores what natural features like rock formations, wetlands and colorfully layered roadcuts reveal about the evolution of the ground beneath our feet and the cultural history of the people who settled and passed through the state

Mon, 06/10/2019 — The NCAA is quick to point out that the word “student” comes first in the term student-athlete and that the vast majority of them will not go pro in their chosen sport. It stands to reason, then, that student-athletes would have access to...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 52 faculty members at the University of Kansas Lawrence campus: ...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — The University of Kansas has selected the director of Amherst College’s Multicultural Resource Center to be the next director of the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity. Bulaong Ramiz-Hall, who had been a program coordinator at...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — Disgust or contempt. Those are the responses the word “fat” elicits. “Disgust is an emotion that’s not about vision. It’s about touch, the fear of contact,” said Christopher Forth, a University of Kansas professor of history and...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — For 20 years, the University of Kansas TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program has served veterans in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Outgoing director Julia O'Dell can still recall what she told staffers at their first meeting in...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – Yes, women expect men who are courting them to make them laugh. But a woman who can make her partner laugh is equally, if not more, important to the guy’s long-term happiness in the relationship. That is the implication – though a switch from traditional gender roles – of a new study of the value of humor in long-term relationships. This new research by Jeffrey Hall, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, was published in the May edition of Humor: The International Journal of Humor Research. His work attempts to tease out the role of laughter in romantic relationships. Previous studies have shown that, while dating, women value a man

Fri, 05/31/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host its third annual Summer Venture in Business program June 2-4 at Capitol Federal Hall. The program is a pre-college experience for underrepresented students, including minority and potential...

Wed, 05/29/2019 —  Any teacher can attest that reaching students is easier and their lessons more effective when they can relate to classroom subject matter. Yet for school-age mothers and other “at-risk” students, curriculum most often utilizes a deficit...

Wed, 05/29/2019 — is a $100-plus-billion-a-year industry. So the size of the opportunity is one reason why a University of Kansas professor is working with a Colorado-based company to disrupt the industry and popularize a simplified style of fly fishing imported...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — To thank its listeners for being a supporter of local news, music and events, Kansas Public Radio will host an ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. June 20 at the Union Pacific Depot in north Lawrence. “Retro Cocktail Hour” host Darrell...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — Deb Miller has begun her tenure as the new director of the Public Management Center, based at the University of Kansas. Miller served as the Kansas secretary of transportation from 2003 to 2011, and her appointment spanned the terms of three...

Thu, 05/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2019 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 18. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community. The recipients: Erica Ash, Tempe, Arizona: Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award Matthew Beal, South Portland, Maine: Class of 1949 Leadership Award Paula Bustamante Hoefer, Overland Park: Janean Meigs Memorial Award Chris Carey, Westwood Hills: Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement James Hampton, Wichita: Robert F. Bennett Award Dan Kopp, Belvidere, Illinois: Janean Meigs

Thu, 05/23/2019 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas is changing its name, effective fall 2020. Approved by the Council of Chief Academic Officers and the Kansas Board of Regents on April 17, the new name will be School of Education and Human...


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