Education & Behavior
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

Wed, 05/01/2019 — The 2019 Rocket Grants have awarded a total of $60,000 for 11 artist projects in the Lawrence and Kansas City area. Rocket Grants, a partnership of Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art, support...

Mon, 04/29/2019 — LAWRENCE - Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure, where indicated, for 78 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 73 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod issued a shared statement of congratulations with Interim Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Dr. Robert Simari, executive vice chancellor at KU Medical Center. “This is an important milestone for these exceptional faculty and scholars. They have dedicated their career toward advancing knowledge, and we hope the entire

Fri, 04/26/2019 — willing and often eager to do such work. She is excited to learn new things and is ...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by the University of Kansas debate team and Scott Harris, director and coach. The presentation, titled “Resolved: The Authority of the President of the United States Should Be...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art invites the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to explore creative processes across disciplines at the Day of Creativity. The free community event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Spencer...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — More than 70 outstanding graduate students, as well as staff and faculty, will be recognized at the annual University of Kansas Graduate Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Awards will be presented by...

Thu, 04/18/2019 — With support from a two-year, $129,000 grant, the University of Kansas Libraries and the University Press of Kansas will convert out-of-print humanities texts into freely accessible digital resources. This project is part of the Humanities Open...

Fri, 04/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – Rita Blitt, award-winning painter, sculptor and filmmaker, will be recognized by the School of Education at the University of Kansas for her recent gift of original artwork now lining the halls of Joseph R. Pearson Hall. The reception will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the second-floor commons area of Joseph R. Pearson Hall. The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is not required to attend. Blitt, a lifelong philanthropist, often donates sets of her art to various organizations across the United States. In fall 2018, Blitt’s representative, Bill McDevitt, visited Joseph R. Pearson Hall in part of a search to identify a building on

Fri, 04/12/2019 — When Sam Steuart paid a brief visit to University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod’s office this week — ostensibly for a brief visit related to an upcoming presentation — the Topeka junior instead found balloons, cheers and hearty...

Thu, 04/11/2019 — The University of Kansas debate squad won the National Sweepstakes Championship as the top program in the country for the 2018-19 season from the Cross Examination Debate Association. The top ranking is based on points accumulated by teams at...

Wed, 04/10/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Education will welcome Heidi Hallman, professor in the Department of Curriculum & Teaching, as the 2019 Budig Teaching Professorship in Education award recipient and featured lecturer.  The lecture,...

Wed, 04/10/2019 — More than 200 of the brightest minds in medicinal chemistry will be in Lawrence this week as the 57th Annual MIKIW Conference gets underway at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. In 1963, faculty members from the universities of...

Tue, 04/09/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business has established a new insurance and risk management certificate program, thanks to a $1 million gift. The gift, from Cheryl Lockton Williams, of Mission Hills, honors her late husband, Jack Lockton,...

Mon, 04/08/2019 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the third and final session of the 2018-2019 Strategies Event Series on Saturday, April 13, at the KU Edwards Campus. The third session of the free professional development series,...

Fri, 04/05/2019 — Shelly London, the innovative leader behind Understood.org, was selected to receive the 2019 Dole Humanitarian Award, presented by the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. The Dole Humanitarian Award recognizes...

Fri, 04/05/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas is expecting hundreds of elementary, middle and high school students from the region to visit in April to participate in annual competitions and workshops to celebrate national Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month (MSAM). This marks the 20th year that the department has organized activities for hundreds of students to learn about the math, engineering and science fields. The MSAM Proclamation Ceremony by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly took place March 29 in the Governor’s Office "to proclaim the month of April as Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month in Kansas and urge citizens to participate


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