Education & Behavior
Tue, 09/11/2018 — Once a lively debate, scholars more recently have largely discarded the view that Islam and democracy are incompatible, and a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher reveals there are important differences among practicing...

Tue, 09/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Yes, University of Kansas Professor of Film & Media Studies Kevin Willmott is co-writer of one of the summer’s critical and box-office movie smashes, Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” But he is hardly resting on his laurels, even if they include the Grand Prix Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Rather, Willmott’s new play about the life of then-teenage college student Martin Luther King Jr., “Becoming Martin,” premieres Sept. 18 at The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. In fact, King was just 15 when he was accepted into Morehouse College in Atlanta, and the play examines the historically black college’s decision to admit such a young

Mon, 09/10/2018 — Instead of a simple reflection of wins and losses, the ability of NBA coaches to keep their jobs is also tied to corporate world concepts like accumulating power and managing expectations, according to a new study by a University of Kansas...

Mon, 09/10/2018 — Four candidates with excellent credentials for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas will visit the Lawrence campus in the weeks ahead. Members of the KU community are invited to attend public presentations by each candidate...

Mon, 09/10/2018 —  Education and hard work are the keys to success, children across the country have been told for generations. But evidence showing that is not entirely true for everyone has steadily grown. A new book co-authored by a University of Kansas...

Mon, 09/10/2018 — Ten students at the University of Kansas School of Law have been chosen as Dean’s Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year.  The Dean’s Fellows are a group of second- and third-year law students selected to mentor first-year peers. Fellows...

Mon, 09/10/2018 — The University of Kansas ranks 61st among public universities in the 2019 edition of the “Best Colleges” rankings, which U.S. News & World Report released Monday. Last year, KU had increased its standing in the rankings to 53rd among...

Fri, 09/07/2018 — A University of Kansas program with a commitment to developing potential in faculty has announced its newest cohort. The Senior Administrative Fellows Program, which began in 1993, cultivates the leadership skills and organizational know-how of...

Fri, 09/07/2018 — New programs for the community and University of Kansas students are on the menu for fall at the KU Natural History Museum. The museum, located in Dyche Hall, has more than a dozen events scheduled throughout the fall, including the Fall...

Wed, 09/05/2018 — Only a couple of months after they were installed in 2016, New York City decided to cut off internet access to a series of “smart city” kiosks it built to replace old telephone booths after homeless people monopolized them with such socially...

Mon, 09/03/2018 — What people believe is the cause of racial disparities in police stops does influence whether they generally view police officers as trustworthy, but most people also don't change their views in light of reading those statistics, according to a...

Sun, 09/02/2018 — American gun owners in recent years have exhibited higher levels of political participation, not only in voting but in donating money to candidates and contacting elected officials, according to a study by University of Kansas political...

Fri, 08/31/2018 — Researchers have failed to properly study the role of specific grievances as a precursor to extremism and acts of terrorism, often substituting large macro-level issues as a proxy for individual reasons behind attacks, according to a University...

Thu, 08/30/2018 — Edwidge Danticat, MacArthur Fellow and author of the 2018-2019 KU Common Book, “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work,” will present the keynote lecture for the University of Kansas’ Common Book program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept....

Wed, 08/29/2018 — A cancer geneticist at University of Kansas Medical Center and a longtime professor of journalism at the University of Kansas will be honored respectively for their research and teaching by KU Endowment’s Chancellors Club. Andrew Godwin has...

Mon, 08/27/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in the Haricombe Gallery this September. “Documented: Perspectives on Migration and Creation” showcases programs, initiatives, art and scholarship that explores the intersections...

Fri, 08/24/2018 — Four teams of faculty members at the University of Kansas have been selected for a one-year Curriculum Innovation Program aimed at transforming important components of their curricula. The winners, from the Environmental Studies Program, the...

Wed, 08/22/2018 —  Fifty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Aug. 10. University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new...

Tue, 08/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its programming lineup for the fall 2018 semester. The schedule will include a variety of programs focusing on the upcoming midterm elections in November, as well as events related to military caregiver support, political polarization in America, modern intelligence gathering and more. Programming will kick off in September with the annual Journalism and Politics Lecture, featuring a panel of Kansas journalists discussing how they cover the midterm elections. Mid-September will bring the annual Constitution Day program; this year, panelists will examine the enduring legacy

Mon, 08/20/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries recently hosted the recipients of the third annual Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award. Brandy Thomas Wells, Crystal Sanders and Brent Campney were selected for their research efforts...


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