Education & Behavior
A University of Kansas professor has authored a study analyzing a series of public service announcements targeted to African-American women finding that, when culturally appropriate, they can be effective.
Tue, 02/05/2013 —  African-American women die from breast cancer at a higher percentage rate than other populations. Numerous factors contribute to that fact, but it can be at least partially attributed to the lack of communication emphasizing the importance of...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — A journalist’s job is to tell the stories and document the history of a community as it happens. Jerry Crawford II, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is working to determine how historically black colleges and...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — Junk-Drawer Robotics and Balloon-Powered Cars are among the sessions planned for the Kansas City Metro Afterschool Alliance Conference, which will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Kansas State University-Olathe. The Kansas...

Thu, 01/31/2013 — Botany collections, genetics, Alfred Hitchcock and the science of small are among the subjects to be explored through spring semester events planned by the KU Natural History Museum. The events begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, with a...

Wed, 01/30/2013 — YODER – Michael Kaste, special agent in charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Kansas City division, congratulated 58 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center earlier this month. The new officers were members of the 221st basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Sept. 24, 2012, and graduated Jan. 18, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies in Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion

Tue, 01/29/2013 —  In the field of athletic training, there has been talk for several years that new graduates are not ready for the work force. A University of Kansas professor has conducted studies showing that both employers and recent graduates partially...

Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Wed, 01/23/2013 — The University of Kansas’ Educational Opportunity Programs have secured more than $4 million in funding to ensure they can continue to help first-generation and low-income students not only reach college, but also be successful once they get...

Marianne Perie
Wed, 01/23/2013 — A nationally recognized expert in K-12 assessment, accountability systems and performance standards joins the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas as its co-director. Marianne Perie joins Neal Kingston,...

Tue, 01/22/2013 —  Teachers can attest that engaging students with classroom material can be challenging. A University of Kansas professor is leading a study showing that given an online platform in which they can discuss provocative topics like what justifies war,

Fri, 01/18/2013 — Fifty-eight University of Kansas students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award program this semester. “The Undergraduate Research Award, or UGRA, program has been around KU for over 20 years,” said John...

Thu, 01/17/2013 —  The significance of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election as the first African-American president was widely analyzed, discussed and documented by pundits and everyday citizens alike. A University of Kansas researcher has authored an article...

Largest-ever dynamic learning map unveiled.
Wed, 01/16/2013 — Vermont has joined the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, a multistate initiative led by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas. Vermont joins the DLM Consortium’s 13 other states:...

Researcher Ric Steele suggests engaging the family in healthy lifestyle behaviors is essential.
Tue, 01/15/2013 —  Despite recent data showing that childhood obesity in the U.S. has begun to drop, overweight and obese kids and teens remain a personal and public health hazard. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 17 percent of...

A new investigation by researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that differences in how ethnic groups see racism could be due to differences in awareness about the severity of racism over the course of U.S. history.
Tue, 01/15/2013 — A new investigation by researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that differences in how ethnic groups see racism could be due to differences in awareness about the severity of racism over the course of U.S. history.   In this research,...

Paul Atchley's work has been featured in stories about the dangers of texting and driving.
Thu, 01/10/2013 — Paul Atchley, professor and chair of undergraduate studies in the University of Kansas Department of Psychology, appeared in a news segment on "Rock Center with Brian Williams" on Jan. 10 on NBC to discuss the dangers of texting while...

Child's hand on book
Wed, 01/09/2013 — There’s an old saying in education that first you learn to read, then you read to learn. A University of Kansas professor has authored a study highlighting the importance of focusing instruction early in a child’s life on vocabulary and...

Hand gun
Wed, 12/19/2012 — The Dec. 14 massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary was the second-deadliest school shooting in American history. Despite the bloodshed, Americans probably shouldn’t expect sweeping reform when it comes to gun control policies, said Don...

Gradebook
Tue, 12/11/2012 — A partnership between Kansas Children's Service League, a private nonprofit social service agency, and University of Kansas researchers has shown that restorative justice helps at-risk youth reach their educational potential while reducing...

Tue, 12/04/2012 —  For high school students with emotional and behavioral problems, the stakes couldn’t be much higher: With dropout rates higher than 50 percent, members of this group who leave school before graduation often endure lives fraught with poverty,...

Stack of cash
Tue, 11/06/2012 — Bob DeYoung More Information School of Business     LAWRENCE – It's often said there are no secrets in a small town. But if the "everyone knows everyone" aspect of small towns has its drawbacks, it may also have a clear upside: well-informed financial transactions. According to new research by University of Kansas School of Business professor Bob DeYoung, small business loans originated by rural banks default much less frequently than loans originated by urban banks. More specifically, default rates are lowest for the most rural banks, in the most rural communities, and for banks that are located nearest to their


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