Education & Behavior
Mon, 02/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – The provost of the nation’s flagship Catholic university will visit Kansas’ flagship university to discuss the role of such institutions in American society. Thomas Burish, provost of the University of Notre Dame, has been invited to give a talk as part of events recognizing him with a distinguished alumni award from the University of Kansas. The lecture, “Institutional Grit: The Critical Role of Flagship Universities in American Society,” is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the ballroom in the Kansas Union. The Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology selected Burish to receive its inaugural 1949 Award for distinguished alumni.

Mon, 02/24/2014 — Six shows at the Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas will feature work by students pursuing graduate degrees in the Department of Visual Art. The MFA Student Exhibitions, which began Feb. 23 and run through Friday, April 11,...

Thu, 02/20/2014 — The Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas has announced that James Paul Gee, the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University, will give the 2014 Meyen Distinguished Lecture in...

Thu, 02/20/2014 — For most of us, dogs are man’s best friend, a companion to amuse us, join in walks or to shower with love. A University of Kansas researcher is showing that for prison inmates dogs can be much more than companions, helping them learn vital...

Thu, 02/20/2014 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas researchers who have demonstrated cognitive benefits for individuals who immerse themselves in nature are launching a new project to explore whether such benefits could translate to the workplace. The project is made possible through a $65,000 grant from the Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans.   Improvement in creative reasoning is a benefit that has been identified in previous research by KU psychology professors Paul Atchley and Ruthann Atchley and University of Utah psychology professor David Strayer. Their results have been published in leading academic and media outlets, including PLOS One, the Los Angeles Times and

Thu, 02/20/2014 — A new program providing a distinctive first-year experience for international students with strong English skills will help grow the international student population at the University of Kansas, which is currently more than 2,200 students from...

Tue, 02/18/2014 — Scholars and professionals from across the nation will gather this week at the University of Kansas to discuss the economic challenges faced by rural communities and how to overcome them. The University of Kansas Journal of Law & Public...

Tue, 02/18/2014 — An annual event to showcase the wonders of engineering will provide K-12 students a chance to test their design and analytical skills Feb. 20-22 at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. KU Engineering Expo is expected to draw more...

Tue, 02/18/2014 — The University of Kansas debate team of senior Melanie Campbell, Lenexa, and freshman Kevin Christopher Birzer, Leawood, has been recognized as a first-round, at-large qualifier for the National Debate Tournament, which will be March 28-31 at...

Tue, 02/18/2014 — LAWRENCE – A new accelerated program will allow advanced students at the University of Kansas to obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy in just five years. The accelerated master’s program in philosophy is the only such degree offering in Kansas and bordering states. The Department of Philosophy developed the program in response to student interest. The program will open opportunities for students to complete advanced studies, such as a doctorate in philosophy or a law degree. Admission to highly competitive doctoral programs in philosophy increasingly requires completion of a master’s degree at another institution. KU’s program offers a rigorous

Mon, 02/17/2014 — Four outstanding juniors at the University of Kansas have been nominated to compete for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students, three from Kansas and one from Indiana, are competing for national awards that provide up to $30,000 for college...

Fri, 02/14/2014 — Selected from a field of more than 60 applicants, the TRIO McNair Scholars Program’s 2014 research cohort assembles 18 high-achieving University of Kansas undergraduate students who aspire to join America’s next generation of college and...

Thu, 02/13/2014 — Delta Epsilon Iota will host the free event “50 Jobs in 50 States, Exploring America’s Cultures, Careers, and Environments,” which will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Kansas Union, Big 12 Room. University of...

Wed, 02/12/2014 —  Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses were selected to showcase their research projects for state legislators and the public at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit. The event will be 10...

Tue, 02/11/2014 —  The Department of Classics at the University of Kansas will stage an event to celebrate the art of literary translation and to honor the retirement of one of its professors, who is renowned in the field. A reading of “Antigonick” will be...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Engineering and computing students who want to connect with potential employers should plan to attend the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair. The career fair runs from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, on the fifth and...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Political pundits and operatives today spend plenty of time dissecting the modern gender gap, mainly why women vote at higher rates than men and tend to support more liberal policies and Democratic candidates. But a University of Kansas...

Tue, 02/11/2014 —  The University of Kansas School of Education today announced a pilot program to make attaining a graduate degree more affordable for Kansas residents working in education. Educators who live in Kansas and are employed by a Pre K -12 private or...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Twenty-one University of Kansas and KU Medical Center undergraduate students and five master’s students will join their peers from other Kansas Board of Regents public universities in Topeka to present their research to legislators and the...

Mon, 02/10/2014 — Those searching for love on Valentine’s Day might want to amp up their Facebook friend requests. A new study from the University of Kansas shows Americans who married between 2005 and 2012 and met through social networking sites were just as...


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