Education & Behavior
Mon, 06/03/2019 — Disgust or contempt. Those are the responses the word “fat” elicits. “Disgust is an emotion that’s not about vision. It’s about touch, the fear of contact,” said Christopher Forth, a University of Kansas professor of history and...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — For 20 years, the University of Kansas TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program has served veterans in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Outgoing director Julia O'Dell can still recall what she told staffers at their first meeting in...

Fri, 05/31/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host its third annual Summer Venture in Business program June 2-4 at Capitol Federal Hall. The program is a pre-college experience for underrepresented students, including minority and potential...

Wed, 05/29/2019 — is a $100-plus-billion-a-year industry. So the size of the opportunity is one reason why a University of Kansas professor is working with a Colorado-based company to disrupt the industry and popularize a simplified style of fly fishing imported...

Wed, 05/29/2019 —  Any teacher can attest that reaching students is easier and their lessons more effective when they can relate to classroom subject matter. Yet for school-age mothers and other “at-risk” students, curriculum most often utilizes a deficit...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — Deb Miller has begun her tenure as the new director of the Public Management Center, based at the University of Kansas. Miller served as the Kansas secretary of transportation from 2003 to 2011, and her appointment spanned the terms of three...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — To thank its listeners for being a supporter of local news, music and events, Kansas Public Radio will host an ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. June 20 at the Union Pacific Depot in north Lawrence. “Retro Cocktail Hour” host Darrell...

Thu, 05/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2019 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 18. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community. The recipients: Erica Ash, Tempe, Arizona: Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award Matthew Beal, South Portland, Maine: Class of 1949 Leadership Award Paula Bustamante Hoefer, Overland Park: Janean Meigs Memorial Award Chris Carey, Westwood Hills: Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement James Hampton, Wichita: Robert F. Bennett Award Dan Kopp, Belvidere, Illinois: Janean Meigs

Thu, 05/23/2019 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas is changing its name, effective fall 2020. Approved by the Council of Chief Academic Officers and the Kansas Board of Regents on April 17, the new name will be School of Education and Human...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — More than 230 graduate students at the University of Kansas were awarded doctorates at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 18 in the Lied Center. University marshals presided over the ceremony, joined by Interim Dean Audrey Lamb, Interim...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the 12th annual Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators June 7. This year’s conference, “Engaging all Students and Teachers,”...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — A unique collaboration between the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) and Johnson County Community College (JCCC) will create one of the few bachelor’s degree programs in the United States and the only one located in the Kansas City...

Fri, 05/17/2019 — Fifty-nine new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on May 10. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were members of the...

Thu, 05/16/2019 — The idea of bringing creepy-crawly insects into your home and setting them out on the coffee table could make most people bug out. But, here’s an exception. A richly illustrated book on insects by a University of Kansas entomologist,...

Tue, 05/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture & Design’s Dirt Works Studio will be wrapping up and showing off their redesign and renovation of two classrooms in the Nunemaker Center on Daisy Hill during a ribbon cutting May 15. The Dirt Works Studio – a third-year architecture design-build studio led by Associate Professor Chad Kraus – has brought sunlight into once-dark classrooms and enhanced the openness of common spaces for the University Honors Program. Students completed their design of the new space during the first eight weeks of the fall 2018 semester and spent most of their Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays this spring dedicated

Tue, 05/14/2019 — Martha “Matt” Mueller, a University of Kansas alumna and retired librarian, left an estate gift of more than $1.4 million to support the university’s libraries and to provide scholarships for students with financial need. A self-described...

Mon, 05/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Jedel Family Foundation has announced the recipients of this year’s Jedel Excellence in Mathematics Education Awards. The winners exemplify innovation, mentorship and service in elementary and secondary mathematics teaching. The teachers have been notified with surprise visits to classrooms, school assemblies and staff gatherings throughout April and May, which were also attended by superintendents, district media, families and friends. “It was an honor to observe these extraordinary mathematics teachers at work,” said Steve Case, director of the KU Center for STEM Learning. “It is our hope that with the leadership of the Jedel Excellence in

Mon, 05/13/2019 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced its Humanities Lecture Series for 2019-2020. Founded in 1947, the Humanities Lecture Series is the oldest continuing series at the University of Kansas. More than 185 eminent scholars from around...

Fri, 05/10/2019 — More than 800 students, faculty, staff, and guests attended KU’s 22nd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 27 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Thu, 05/09/2019 — Two members of the University of Kansas community were honored at the 22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. The recognition took place at the symposium’s Award...


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