Education & Behavior
Thu, 03/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – Richard Godbeer, founding director of the Humanities Research Center and professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named the next director of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. He will start his new role July 1. The Hall Center is a focus of intellectual life for scholars in the humanities, arts and humanistic social sciences at KU and for members of the surrounding community. It is one of 12 designated research centers that fall under the KU Office of Research. “I could not feel more excited about becoming the next director of one of this nation’s leading centers for the humanities,” Godbeer said

Thu, 03/21/2019 — The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU) invites proposals for its national conference Nov. 7-9 at the University of Kansas. The submission deadline for proposals is April 5. A2RU is a national organization — supported by...

Thu, 03/21/2019 — Helen Fisher, a pioneer in the biology of human personalities and neurochemistry of leadership, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium Lecture next month at the University of Kansas. Fisher, a biological...

Wed, 03/20/2019 — The Department of Mathematics has announced the speaker for its spring Distinguished Lecture Series, set for later this month. Lawrence Craig Evans, professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and member of the National...

Tue, 03/19/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries, in collaboration with the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, are pleased to announce Textbook Heroes, a new initiative spotlighting KU faculty, staff, instructors and students who...

Mon, 03/18/2019 —  The form is nearly as ubiquitous as the syllabus or the final exam. Near the end of the semester, students fill out professor evaluations. For decades, those surveys have been the standard for evaluating college teaching. As concerns about the...

Mon, 03/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – A paleontologist chronicling the prehistoric origin of bird flight and a chemist creating new technologies for personalized cancer treatment are the recipients of the inaugural KU Research Achievement Awards. David Burnham, preparator of vertebrate paleontology at the KU Biodiversity Institute, received the Staff Achievement Award; and Matt Jackson, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemistry, received the Postdoctoral Achievement Award. They will be honored during a ceremony April 23. The awards were established in 2018 to recognize the numerous contributions of unclassified professional staff to the research mission of the University of Kansas

Fri, 03/15/2019 — Fifty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 8. Independence Police Chief Jerry Harrison was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers...

Wed, 03/13/2019 — Just as the tools of the classroom have changed from slates and blackboards to tablets and computers, so, too, have the learning goals changed. Reciting facts has yielded to demonstrating higher order learning, including argumentation,...

Tue, 03/12/2019 —  Across the country, black students are underrepresented in higher education, even while colleges and universities look for ways to boost enrollment. A University of Kansas doctoral student has conducted and presented research on barriers to...

Tue, 03/12/2019 — The University of Kansas has 11 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 48 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, released today. Last year, the university had nine top 10 and...

Fri, 03/08/2019 — The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas and the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research have released a new book, "Recovering Untold Stories: An Enduring Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education...

Thu, 03/07/2019 — The university community is invited to attend public presentations delivered by three finalists for director of the University Honors Program at the University of Kansas. The finalists will give public presentations the two weeks following...

Wed, 03/06/2019 — Every spring, the NCAA basketball tournament tips off and people around the country call in sick, take long lunch hours or watch games at their desk, sometimes in a clandestine fashion, sometimes in the open. And just as regularly, stories...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — Jill Ellingson, professor of human resource management and Dana Anderson Research Fellow, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The honor recognizes her distinguished contributions to the...

Fri, 03/01/2019 — KU Libraries are now accepting submissions for the 63rd annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest. All KU students — graduate and undergraduate — are eligible and encouraged to enter. In 1957, Elizabeth Snyder established a book-collecting...

Fri, 03/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – Debra Hedden, professor and director of music education at the University of Kansas School of Music, was one of three Kansas educators inducted into the Kansas Music Educators Association’s Hall of Fame last weekend. Hedden, who has spent 46 years as a music educator, was inducted into the KMEA Hall of Fame along with Donald Farthing and John Buehler on Feb. 22 at a ceremony during the annual KMEA In-Service Workshop in Wichita. The Hall of Fame is KMEA’s highest honor and is given to members of the music education community in Kansas who have made a significant contribution to the growth of music in the state. The KMEA Hall of Fame began in 1975, and

Wed, 02/27/2019 —  Every year, American students score poorly in international math achievement comparisons. Interventions to help boost math skills have been found effective in some cases for English-dominant speaking students, but a new study co-written by a...

Wed, 02/27/2019 — Special guests Ryan Keberle and his band Catharsis will headline the University of Kansas School of Music’s 42nd Jazz Festival held on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2. The festival will include 7:30 p.m. concerts both days in the Forum...

Tue, 02/26/2019 — LAWRENCE – Rick Ginsberg, dean of the School of Education at the University of Kansas, has announced a change in leadership within the Department of Educational Psychology. Effective Jan. 1, David Hansen, associate professor, became the new department chair. “The school is lucky to have a scholar and leader of David’s abilities in this important role,” Ginsberg said. “He brings a wealth of forward-thinking ideas that will build on the department’s great strengths and help move them to new heights.” Steven Lee, former chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, stepped down in December 2018. Lee was hired as chair of the department in June of 2012 and


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