Education & Behavior
Tue, 05/21/2019 — More than 230 graduate students at the University of Kansas were awarded doctorates at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 18 in the Lied Center. University marshals presided over the ceremony, joined by Interim Dean Audrey Lamb, Interim...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the 12th annual Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators June 7. This year’s conference, “Engaging all Students and Teachers,”...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — A unique collaboration between the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) and Johnson County Community College (JCCC) will create one of the few bachelor’s degree programs in the United States and the only one located in the Kansas City...

Fri, 05/17/2019 — Fifty-nine new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on May 10. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were members of the...

Thu, 05/16/2019 — The idea of bringing creepy-crawly insects into your home and setting them out on the coffee table could make most people bug out. But, here’s an exception. A richly illustrated book on insects by a University of Kansas entomologist,...

Tue, 05/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture & Design’s Dirt Works Studio will be wrapping up and showing off their redesign and renovation of two classrooms in the Nunemaker Center on Daisy Hill during a ribbon cutting May 15. The Dirt Works Studio – a third-year architecture design-build studio led by Associate Professor Chad Kraus – has brought sunlight into once-dark classrooms and enhanced the openness of common spaces for the University Honors Program. Students completed their design of the new space during the first eight weeks of the fall 2018 semester and spent most of their Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays this spring dedicated

Tue, 05/14/2019 — Martha “Matt” Mueller, a University of Kansas alumna and retired librarian, left an estate gift of more than $1.4 million to support the university’s libraries and to provide scholarships for students with financial need. A self-described...

Mon, 05/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Jedel Family Foundation has announced the recipients of this year’s Jedel Excellence in Mathematics Education Awards. The winners exemplify innovation, mentorship and service in elementary and secondary mathematics teaching. The teachers have been notified with surprise visits to classrooms, school assemblies and staff gatherings throughout April and May, which were also attended by superintendents, district media, families and friends. “It was an honor to observe these extraordinary mathematics teachers at work,” said Steve Case, director of the KU Center for STEM Learning. “It is our hope that with the leadership of the Jedel Excellence in

Mon, 05/13/2019 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced its Humanities Lecture Series for 2019-2020. Founded in 1947, the Humanities Lecture Series is the oldest continuing series at the University of Kansas. More than 185 eminent scholars from around...

Fri, 05/10/2019 — More than 800 students, faculty, staff, and guests attended KU’s 22nd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 27 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Thu, 05/09/2019 — Two members of the University of Kansas community were honored at the 22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. The recognition took place at the symposium’s Award...

Wed, 05/08/2019 — Jeremy Martin, a University of Kansas professor of mathematics long recognized for his commitment to teaching excellence, has been named by the Kansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America (KSMAA) as the recipient of its 2019 award...

Tue, 05/07/2019 — University of Kansas School of Law faculty members and alumni will review the latest developments in a wide range of practice areas during the 33rd annual “Recent Developments in the Law” seminar May 22-23. The seminar will run from 8 a.m....

Tue, 05/07/2019 —  School districts across the Kansas City metropolitan area are partnering with local community colleges and the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) in Overland Park to offer students an accelerated pathway to a bachelor’s degree through...

Mon, 05/06/2019 —  Teachers have long known that to reach learners, developing instruction that relates to those students’ experiences can be a valuable tool. That is as true for mathematics as other subjects, yet there had not been a comprehensive review of...

Fri, 05/03/2019 — Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with 2019 Wolfe Family Teaching Awards during the University of Kansas Commencement weekend. Several years after having set foot in the teachers’ classrooms, students say the influence...

Fri, 05/03/2019 — Virtually every corner of the University of Kansas benefits from donor contributions, from digging up dinosaur bones to planting gardens, and the crowdfunding platform LaunchKU has helped groups across the university accomplish those tasks and...

Thu, 05/02/2019 — The University of Kansas has expanded its leadership studies offerings with two new online certificates through the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS). Beginning in spring 2019, the ILS, which currently houses a leadership studies minor and...

Thu, 05/02/2019 — LAWRENCE – In addition to their tendencies to be biased toward companies located very close to them, a new paper by University of Kansas researchers finds mutual fund managers tend to favor the stocks of companies whose executives share their political leanings. They do this despite the possible detriment to investors, according to a new study co-authored by Jide Wintoki, associate professor of finance and area director of Analytics, Information Systems & Operations Management at the University of Kansas School of Business. Wintoki’s co-author, Yaoyi Xi, is his former KU doctoral student and now assistant professor of finance at the Fowler College of Business

Wed, 05/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – Despite the dissolution of back-to-nature hippie havens and murderous tragedies like Jonestown and the Branch Davidians, communes are alive and well in the 21st century, according to the author of a new book that completes his trilogy on the subject. Timothy Miller, professor of religious studies at the University of Kansas, has just published “Communes in America, 1975-2000.” It follows his “The Quest for Utopia in Twentieth-Century America, Volume I, 1900-1960” and “The 60s Communes: Hippies and Beyond,” all from Syracuse University Press. “Rumors of the demise of the commune are greatly exaggerated,” he wrote in the latest book. Miller will give a


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