Education & Behavior
Thu, 10/12/2017 — KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – Brian Boyd, associate professor of occupational science and associate chair for research of the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will assume the leadership of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP), a University of Kansas research center located on the Children’s Campus of Kansas City (CCKC), on Feb. 1, 2018. Boyd will be only the third director of the influential research group in its 53-year history. JGCP pioneered research-based interventions to improve outcomes for children and their families in urban core communities. Boyd’s research interests center on developing innovative,

Tue, 10/10/2017 — It has interracial conflict and cooperation, anti-colonial struggle, the involvement of one of the world’s largest corporations, the British royal family, and more. No wonder, then, that University of Kansas Associate Professor of African and...

Tue, 10/10/2017 —  When it comes to activity in schools, physical education classes and recess have been the standard for decades. But a University of Kansas-led project has shown success in helping children and teachers get as much as 20 minutes of additional...

Mon, 10/09/2017 — Because religion often influences people's opinions on hot-button issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion, most would expect religious people to be more motivated to engage politically overall. However, a new study led by a University of...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — At the annual meeting of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees earlier today, three new trustees were elected: Joanna Rupp of Chicago; Elizabeth Schartz of Dallas; and R. Todd Slawson of Denver. Joanna Rupp graduated from KU in 1985 with a...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions' order of the Justice Department to take the position in court cases that transgender people are not protected by a civil rights law that bans workplace discrimination is a "really big blow" for the transgender...

Thu, 10/05/2017 — Several recent corporate and governmental scandals unfortunately have revolved around middle managers and employees who have attempted to meet lofty performance goals that superiors impose by engaging in deceptive performance practices. A study...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — A nationally recognized advocate and speaker on disability, equity, inclusion and employment will bring her message to the University of Kansas campus this month. Haben Girma, the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard University...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — For more than a half-century, the Kansas Statistical Abstract has provided invaluable social and economic data that has aided Kansans in promoting and governing their communities. The Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University...

Fri, 09/29/2017 — Enrollment at the University of Kansas has grown for the fourth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU has 28,447 students enrolled across all campuses, an increase of 46 students from last year’s...

Thu, 09/28/2017 — Christopher Freeburg, author of the prize-winning book "Melville and the Idea of Blackness: Race and Imperialism in  Nineteenth Century America" (2012), will deliver the 2017 American-British Lecture, "Returning to the Slave's Song.

Wed, 09/27/2017 — The public is invited to the semiannual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.  The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport, includes research plantings, a...

Wed, 09/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – A leading researcher of language disorders in multicultural settings will be this year’s guest speaker in a lecture series presented at the University of Kansas. The second annual Betty H. Bunce Multicultural Lecture will be given by a professor whose research focuses on assessment of and intervention with bilingual and Spanish-speaking children who are at risk of language and academic difficulties. The presentation, “Evidence-Based Considerations for Language Intervention with Dual Language Learners,” will be given by Laida Restrepo, professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Science at Arizona State University. The Bunce lecture is scheduled

Tue, 09/26/2017 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. This year’s recipients: Nyla Branscombe,...

Tue, 09/26/2017 — Bill Tuttle himself. Tuttle, a professor emeritus in the Department of American Studies, will speak on “My Life as a Student of African-American History and Culture.” His speech marks the 10th edition of the annual lecture series, as well...

Tue, 09/26/2017 — As people approach their final stage of life, whether they decide to remain in their home or seek to move to a more supportive place, it's often a well-thought-out choice and not a reactive decision, according to a new study that includes a...

Mon, 09/25/2017 — Minority public managers place more emphasis on both traditional values, like efficiency and effectiveness, and social equity when compared with their white counterparts, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher...

Mon, 09/25/2017 —  In order to teach a language to students, one must speak it well. However, research has shown that foreign language teachers sometimes graduate and begin teaching without having the level of proficiency they should. A University of Kansas...

Fri, 09/22/2017 — Scot Pollard and his wife, Dawn, in partnership with the School of Education, will host the 24th Annual Gale Sayers & Scot Pollard Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 29, at Eagle Bend Golf Course. The 18-hole tournament is scheduled to tee off...

Fri, 09/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – Change is in the power of the appeal. Marianne Wilkinson, a longtime member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas and Lawrence resident, attends courses in the Institute’s main classroom at the St. Andrews Office Facility and noticed a common need among her classmates. She approached Jim Peters, KU’s director of the Osher Institute and statewide outreach, about the need for a hearing loop in the classroom. When Peters said, “We just don’t have the money,” she replied, “Well, why don’t you ask us?” This was the impetus of a whirlwind campaign to update the classroom at 1515 St. Andrews Drive. In only seven days of the


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