Education & Behavior
Wed, 02/19/2020 — LAWRENCE – After 25 years leading the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas, Leonard “Kris” Krishtalka is retiring as director at the end of this year. An internationally distinguished paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, Krishtalka’s research has taken him around the world. But he has devoted the last quarter-century to advancing the institute’s mission of revolutionizing the study of life on our planet for the future of the environment and human well-being. “The Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum have made KU a global leader in biodiversity science and education, and we did so during severe budgetary

Wed, 02/19/2020 — Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students are putting their potentially world-changing research efforts on public display. Legislators and the public are invited to learn about the influence of research underway at KU during the 17th...

Wed, 02/19/2020 — An anonymous donor has committed $900,000 to endow the directorship for the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas. The donor has contributed $300,000 to establish the fund through KU Endowment and has...

Tue, 02/18/2020 —  A popular and respected intervention for young people with autism may not necessarily result in the benefits often claimed, especially in improving communication skills, researchers at the University of Kansas have found. While pivotal response...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the second session of the 2019-2020 Strategies Event Series on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.  The second session of the series, “Getting Political:

Tue, 02/18/2020 — This spring, 50 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — a new book he edited and co-wrote, “The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific” (Routledge, 2020). When Silva accepted editorship of the ...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — Studio 804’s 2019 project has earned recognition from Architect Magazine. The University of Kansas students of the 2019 Studio 804 have been awarded a Residential Design Award by Architect Magazine, the official publication of the American...

Thu, 02/13/2020 — The 2020 KU Staff Fellows are conducting a series of focus groups in conjunction with their yearlong project to identify and examine current campus perceptions, challenges and opportunities regarding employee mental health.   University of...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — A grant initiative that funds faculty and student research collaborations in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has helped attract more than $2 million in new external funding to the University of Kansas. In its first year, the Research...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — Four outstanding juniors will be the University of Kansas’ nominees for Harry S. Truman Scholarships.  The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — The University of Kansas Department of Applied Behavioral Science and Edwards Campus (KUEC) are providing a new online certificate in applied community health and development. The program covers core aspects of public health, public policy and...

Mon, 02/10/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Education has three programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released last month. Rankings this year now include online...

Mon, 02/10/2020 — The spirit behind One Day. One KU., the annual 24-hour giving campaign, is that one day can make a big difference to the University of Kansas. Thanks to the generosity and passion of thousands of supporters around the globe, One Day. One KU....

Fri, 02/07/2020 — Nearly 6,300 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in...

Wed, 02/05/2020 — A former University of Kansas aerospace engineering student has become one of his nation’s leading innovators in an unexpected field: comedy. Ider-Od Bat-Erdene attended KU between 2006 and 2011. He returned to his home country of Mongolia to...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — LAWRENCE – As we run around the world, posting selfies, counting our steps and checking in on our smartphones, we’re leaving digital traces of our activities. And a new book by a University of Kansas professor argues that all this digital placemaking is actually changing the city – "replace-ing" it, in her coinage. Germaine Halegoua, associate professor of film & media studies at the University of Kansas, has just published “The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place” (New York University Press, 2020). But it’s not all hearts, flowers and likes. Halegoua casts a critical eye on the “smart city” movement, arguing that urban planners are

Mon, 02/03/2020 — Beginning in spring 2020, University of Kansas organizations will bring the campus and Lawrence communities an opportunity to learn more about voting and democracy ahead of the 2020 presidential election. “Educate & Act: Civic Engagement...

Fri, 01/31/2020 — Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 24. Reno County Sheriff Darrian Campbell was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers...

Fri, 01/31/2020 — You’d be on solid ground calling Jerry deNoyelles a champion for the environment, particularly for clean water in Kansas. Over 45 years of research, teaching and work with state agencies, he was among the first to draw serious attention to the...


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