Education & Behavior
Tue, 09/05/2017 — Research appearing recently in the peer-reviewed journal Behavior Modification shows people engaged in a tailored physical activity intervention demonstrate improved self-control. “There’s a particular type of task called ‘delay...

Fri, 09/01/2017 — KU Libraries are offering several new resources and spaces for students, faculty and staff across campus. Watson Library now offers private, gender-inclusive, ADA-accessible restrooms on the third floor. The addition of these private restrooms...

Fri, 09/01/2017 — The 2017 recipients of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for extraordinary service to the University of Kansas are John Dicus, of Topeka, and John Mize, of Salina. The KU Alumni Association will honor them Friday, Sept. 8, during the fall meeting of...

Thu, 08/31/2017 — An author whose latest book details government-led housing segregation will visit the University of Kansas for a public lecture. Richard Rothstein will discuss insights from his recently published book, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History...

Thu, 08/31/2017 — LAWRENCE – Claudia Rankine, MacArthur Fellow and author of the 2017-2018 KU Common Book, “Citizen: An American Lyric,” will present the fall keynote lecture for the University of Kansas’ Common Book program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Lied Center. In “Citizen,” Rankine combines text with photographs, works of art and video references to explore how micro-aggressions and institutional racism negatively shape interactions between people. Rankine’s poetry draws on her own experiences and those of others she knows, as well as examples from the popular media and sports, to illuminate how assumptions about others harm both individuals and society more broadly.

Wed, 08/30/2017 — Five outstanding KU undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2017-2018. They will have exclusive opportunities to interact with the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals who speak in the Hall Center...

Wed, 08/30/2017 — A University of Kansas-developed program has proven effective in helping students with disabilities improve their education and futures by taking an active role in setting their own goals and learning how to work to achieve them. KU researchers...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The dimensions of broadband access reflect similar patterns of social inequality, and those who often rely on public libraries for internet access are often at risk of cybersecurity concerns and have less privacy, making them vulnerable to...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — For most college students, getting involved with a professional society means joining or leading a local student chapter and attending meetings. But for University of Kansas geology doctoral candidates Mackenzie Cremeans and Blair Schneider,...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — Christian Hardy, a senior in journalism from Derby, has been named one of five winners of the prestigious Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship, a national award for excellence in sports writing at the college level. Hardy, who served as...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The University of Kansas seeks nominations for its fourth annual James Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a researcher or research group at any KU campus for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization. “Part of KU’s mission...

Mon, 08/28/2017 — As the number of highly educated women has increased in recent decades, the chances of "marrying up" have increased significantly for men and decreased for women, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas sociologist. "The pattern...

Fri, 08/25/2017 — While every strategy seems to start and end with “data,” many professionals struggle to successfully build teams, run an organization and make key business decisions based on these figures. Local managers and decision makers with little or...

Wed, 08/23/2017 — LAWRENCE – Paraguay has been undergoing many tumultuous political, economic and social changes, but its larger neighbors have attracted most of the attention. Some changes stem from long historical trajectories, and others have been spurred by the recent intensification of globalization. Scholars from all disciplines, whose research and critical eye will put these changes in perspective and identify future trends, will speak at the University of Kansas as part of a conference hosted by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and supported by many campus and outside sponsors. “Paraguay at the Crossroads” will run from Thursday, Aug. 24, through Saturday

Wed, 08/23/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art has selected “Magenta Colored Girl” by Carrie Mae Weems as the KU Common Work of Art to accompany the 2017–2018 KU Common Book, “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine. “Citizen” uses poetry,...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — People are typically averse to wider human faces because they elicit fears of being dominated. However, consumers might like wider faces on some products they buy, such as watches or cars, when they want to be seen in a position of power in...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities’ Fall Faculty Colloquium is designed to enliven the intellectual atmosphere of the University of Kansas and contribute to the interdisciplinary training of faculty. This fall, four KU faculty members and four graduate students will convene under the leadership of directors Allan Hanson, professor emeritus of anthropology, and John Symons, professor of philosophy, to explore the topic of “The Posthuman?” The faculty participants in the colloquium are Jennifer Foster, lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese; James Gunn, professor emeritus of English; Christopher Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, and Paul Scott,

Tue, 08/15/2017 — During California's recent drought, media coverage focused on residents reducing water usage as a conservation measure. However, a University of Kansas researcher who examines water conservation policy and the habits of well owners in Kansas...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Immigration policies focusing on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications on immigrants and their family members, many of whom are U.S. citizens, according to a study by a University of Kansas...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Social theorists have pointed to freeways and other superhighways as "non-places of negligible social interaction," where drivers pass each other at high speeds, stop infrequently and are otherwise largely insulated from one another. But work...


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