Education & Behavior
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 — 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...

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

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...

Mon, 07/16/2018 — The opioid crisis has brought heightened attention to the effects of addiction on individuals, families and communities. As health practitioners, politicians and families grapple with solutions, the University of Kansas is establishing a new...

painting of David Hume
Fri, 07/13/2018 — Recent findings from moral psychologists suggests we might have very little rational and intentional control over how we perceive many situations and how we respond to them. Does this mean we all get a pass when it comes to judging moral actions?

Wed, 07/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Christopher Kirchgasler, assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum & Teaching at the University of Kansas, was selected to receive the 2018 Dissertation Recognition Award, granted by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division B.  This award is to recognize a scholar whose dissertation made an outstanding contribution to the field of curriculum studies. Curriculum studies research reflects a wide variety of perspective and methodologies regarding the nature and improvement of curriculum practice, teaching, theory and research at local, state, regional, national and international levels. The award was presented, among other

Wed, 07/11/2018 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 78 new members. Meagan Patterson, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and professor of educational psychology, presided at the May 13 ceremony...

Wed, 07/11/2018 — LAWRENCE ‚ Beginning Friday, July 13, Kenneth Spencer Research Library will host weekly guided tours of the library. Collection curators and library staff will take visitors on an engaging tour that includes the renovated North Gallery, the Spencer Lounge and more.  These tours are free and open to the public. The tours will begin in the Spencer Research Library lobby each Friday at 1 p.m. for approximately one hour and will run weekly throughout the fall semester.  For questions about this opportunity or the Spencer Research Library, please contact Caitlin Donnelly Klepper at cdonnelly@ku.edu. 

Wed, 07/11/2018 — The Department of Special Education and the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas have announced the 2018 Whelan Leadership for Learning Award recipients: Chris Cooper, assistant superintendent for Abilene Public Schools in...

Tue, 07/10/2018 — More African-American novels will be made available for digital research thanks to a Digital Extension Grant of $150,000 from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to support the work of the Black Book Interactive Project: Extending...

Mon, 07/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Kansas Enrichment Network and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City will highlight the importance of summer learning opportunities at a special event this week at Bentwood Elementary School in Overland Park.  More than 100 youths will participate in learning projects, including making seed biscuits, decorating kindness rocks and hunting friendly neighborhood spiders. Students also will hear from elected officials, including State Sen. Lynn Rogers, about the importance of democracy as the culminating event to their civic engagement unit. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13. Led by the National Summer Learning Association, National Summer


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