Thu, 06/05/2014 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognized two University of Kansas master’s graduates with its award for Outstanding Thesis. The awards were presented at the College’s graduate recognition ceremony during Commencement weekend.
Lizzy Adams, who finished her master’s in classics in spring 2013, was recognized for her thesis, “Esse videtur: Occurrences of Heroic Clausulae in Cicero’s Orations.”
Adams’ thesis makes a significant contribution in a century-long debate concerning the heroic clausula, a sequence of long and short syllables that end a line of Greek or Latin epic poetry. Her research discovers a new and fresh way to hear the echoes of
Thu, 06/05/2014 — Sticking to an exercise routine is not easy, especially when the gym is not exactly a person’s favorite place to be. Two University of Kansas researchers have published a study showing that, when exercisers perceived the climate at a fitness...
Wed, 06/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has presented its inaugural Social Innovation awards for undergraduate research.
Danny Anderson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, initiated the award to support Jayhawks as innovators, thoughtful risk-takers and global citizens.
Anna Dietz and Sisi Srisutiva won the Social Innovation Award with their proposal, “Nutrition in Loreto.” Dietz is a sophomore from Lawrence majoring in environmental studies, and Srisutiva is a sophomore from Lawrence majoring in chemistry. They were awarded $5,000 from Anderson to put their plan into action.
Dietz and Srisutiva’s project will address malnutrition in the Amazon. They
Wed, 06/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Center for Civic and Social Responsibility has announced the recipients of its 2014 Excellence in Service Learning Awards, given to one faculty member, one student and one community partner in recognition of exceptional dedication to service learning efforts, community effects and student development.
Recipients of this year’s awards are Dory Sabata, clinical assistant professor in occupational therapy education; Leigh Loving, senior from McPherson, and the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence.
Sabata received the faculty award for building a service-learning program in the occupational therapy education program at KU Medical Center
Tue, 06/03/2014 — Experts in assessment and education from around the world will convene in Lawrence in October 2015 for the 41st annual International Association for Educational Assessment Conference. Hosted by the Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation...
Mon, 06/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – Three professors at the University of Kansas have won the Steeples Service to Kansas Award for their contributions to the people of Kansas through teaching and research.
Burdett Loomis, professor of political science; Wallace Meyer, director of entrepreneurship programs and lecturer in the School of Business; and Kristi Neufeld, associate professor of molecular biosciences, were awarded the Steeples Award.
Loomis has been a faculty member in the Department of Political Science since 1979. As an expert on political matters in Kansas, Loomis is a regular figure in regional and national media outlets as a thoughtful and civil contributor. He has served on
Mon, 06/02/2014 — Nineteen University of Kansas students have received Undergraduate Research Awards. The recipients receive $1,000 to fund their faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from across campus and explore a wide...
Fri, 05/30/2014 — LAWRENCE – In China, where a skyrocketing divorce rate is the focus of national attention and everyday conversation, popular culture offers cautionary tales of middle-aged women undergoing self-improvement campaigns to save their marriage.
But research by Hui Faye Xiao, an assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Kansas, shows that women trying desperately to keep their marriage intact isn’t the reality in China, where more than half of all divorces are initiated by females.
“The mainstream stereotype is that women have to make self-improvements to achieve a better quality of life for everyone in their family, and as this
Fri, 05/30/2014 — The University of Kansas and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently signed a new Yellow Ribbon Program agreement, which will result in no out-of-pocket expenses for out-of-state military veterans who qualify under the Post-9/11 GI...
Fri, 05/30/2014 — YODER – University of Kansas Public Management Center Director Charles Jones congratulated 57 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) earlier this month.
The new officers were members of the 228th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of KU Continuing Education.
The graduates, who began their training Jan. 27, represented 44 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas.
Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the
Thu, 05/29/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor of psychology known for her commitment and accessibility as an adviser has been recognized with the first-ever Grant K. Goodman Undergraduate Mentor Award.
Evangelia Chrysikou was nominated by students to receive the award. They all expressed appreciation for her individualized mentorship, which continued even after students were no longer taking a course with her.
The students’ comments exemplify the criteria of the Grant K. Goodman Undergraduate Mentor Award, which is to recognize a faculty member who is an outstanding teacher in and out of the classroom. Additionally, the award calls for mentors who are selfless with
Thu, 05/29/2014 — Throughout her career in the University of Kansas Department of Mathematics, Estela Gavosto, associate professor, has taken on a leadership role in preparing students from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented in the science fields with...
Wed, 05/28/2014 — Past research and popular media have often portrayed Asian-Americans as a "model minority" based on their high level of educational attainment and earnings, allowing them to reach approximate parity in labor market performances with white...
Tue, 05/27/2014 — There have been concerted efforts in recent years to determine how more women can be involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the so-called STEM fields. Research from the University of Kansas shows that master’s degree...
Thu, 05/22/2014 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honored outstanding faculty in research, teaching and mentoring with its 2013-2014 awards. The College honors faculty members with awards each spring for diverse academic research, innovative projects and...
Wed, 05/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Members of the Army, Air Force, Naval Reserve and Marines ROTC programs at the University of Kansas, as well as officer candidates, were commissioned in a joint ceremony. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little attended the event to recognize the students.
The six Navy-option and two Marine-option NROTC students were commissioned by Brig. Gen. John Simmons, Commanding General of Training Command, Quantico, Virginia, at the ceremony, which was May 19. More than 200 people attended the event.
Commissioning was the culmination of a long training path for these former midshipmen. “I can't wait to get out to the fleet,” said ENS Reston Bishop, one of the newly
Wed, 05/21/2014 — Eleven graduating University of Kansas seniors in the TRIO McNair Scholars Program in the Achievement & Assessment Institute have received certificates, awards and special scholarly cords honoring their completion of the rigorous program....
Wed, 05/21/2014 — A study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that gang presence in schools is not only disruptive to a safe learning environment, it could also lead to more frequent and more aggressive incidents of sexual harassment.
Wed, 05/21/2014 — The public is invited to the annual summer tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24.
The medicinal garden was developed through the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program by the...
Tue, 05/20/2014 — and Harry Potter fans would approve
Tue, 05/20/2014 — LAWRENCE — The discovery of species that are new to science...