Education & Behavior
Fri, 07/06/2018 — LAWRENCE – Seven students and four faculty and staff members are preparing to travel to Tanzania in August as part of a humanities-based lab titled colLAB: Bridging East Africa’s Digital Health Divide. Through the lab’s field school, participants will learn about how technology transforms health care access and capacity in rural contexts while developing their Kiswahili language skills. The project brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines across campus, funding from several sources and partnerships with groups around the globe. ColLAB, as it is known, has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, KU’s Research Excellence

Fri, 07/06/2018 — Humanities Kansas recently awarded $9,796 to the Hall Center for the Humanities in support of a new event, “Haunting Humanities: Disciplines in the Dark.” Planned for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Abe & Jake’s Landing, this event is designed to...

Thu, 07/05/2018 — The hurricanes that hit Texas and Puerto Rico in 2017 left thousands of people homeless, at least temporarily. Now students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering are working to design and build new “tiny homes” that will provide...

Thu, 07/05/2018 — The Hall Family Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, has made a $500,000 gift to create the Robert Almy Kipp Professorship of Practice in City Management at the University of Kansas. The professorship honors Kipp’s career, his extensive civic...

Mon, 07/02/2018 — When educators and coaches make kids feel like they matter, it reduces delinquency and destructive behavior. A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher reveals the importance of non-family adults in mentoring youth.  "If you are made...

Thu, 06/28/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in Kenneth Spencer Research Library in July. “The Art of Nature: Natural History Art and Illustration by D.D. Tyler” traces the career of artist Diana Dee Tyler through a lifetime...

Thu, 06/28/2018 — While the AUMI, or Adaptive Use Musical Instrument, is a computer software program that has been around for more than a decade, University of Kansas researcher Abbey Dvorak thinks there is still lots of room to grow its use by music...

Tue, 06/26/2018 — LAWRENCE – A new study shows poor people in South America use some ingenious strategies to keep in digital touch with their children throughout the day. Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies, lays out the scenario in an article recently published in the journal New Media & Society.

Tue, 06/26/2018 — Penicillin may help save your life, or it might cause a severe allergic reaction. An educational intervention may help students boost reading scores, but it may also make them hate reading. Side effects are a well-known phenomenon in medicine,...

Mon, 06/25/2018 — Heidi Burke, a congenital quadrilateral amputee, loves to play piano. Her legs end at the knees and her arms at the elbow, but that has never stopped her from taking lessons and learning to play her family’s upright. There has been just one...

Mon, 06/25/2018 — Two projects were selected this year to receive the 2018 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research award at the University of Kansas. The two projects will be conducted by faculty in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. The first proposal selected,...

Fri, 06/22/2018 —  Behavioral Health Holdings (BHH), a leader in serving children with autism spectrum disorder, is joining forces with the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) for an innovative practicum program enabling online master’s degree and...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — In response to an international terrorist attack, the public's level of concern has to do with the locations of the attacks and the perceived identities of the victims, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. In...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — More than 5,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2018 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Wed, 06/20/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Local emergency management teams have a new tool at their disposal. Military, veteran and civilian students in the University of Kansas’ new homeland security master’s program created and implemented an emergency plan for a long-term blackout during a simulation-style practicum June 18-19 at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The intensive, two-day exercise was the result of extensive research and modeled after the 2003 blackout of the Eastern Grid and the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in 2017. Nine students acted as the Douglas County emergency management team, dealing with a malware intrusion. Douglas County’s team worked

Tue, 06/19/2018 —  English learners are the fastest-growing minority in U.S. schools. While they face many of the same challenges as their peers, when it comes to mathematics, they are not only learning to work with numbers but doing so through the dynamic of a...

Tue, 06/19/2018 — University of Kansas sociology students recently received awards and scholarships for outstanding academic achievements in two department ceremonies.  During the 26th annual awards dinner last month, graduate students received awards and...

Thu, 06/14/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Homeland security professionals work in an increasingly complex environment, requiring high-level critical and creative thinking. A lot has changed in the 17 years since 9/11, and the latest Homeland Security Research Corp. study forecasts major shifts and significant growth between now and 2022. Military, veteran and civilian students in the University of Kansas’ new, interdisciplinary homeland security masters program will culminate their degree with a simulation-style practicum June 18-19 at the KU Edwards Campus.  This intensive, two-day simulation is the result of extensive research and modeled after the 2003 blackout of the Eastern Grid and

Thu, 06/14/2018 — It is common knowledge that investments flow into mutual funds that report strong past performance, but this positive association appears to be stronger when a fund's audit quality is taken into account, according to a study that includes two...

Wed, 06/13/2018 — President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall with Mexico won't be complete anytime soon, and in recent weeks he has mentioned a potential government shutdown in order to get a deal with Congress in place for its construction. A group of...


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