Education & Behavior
Tue, 11/19/2013 — A May 2013 graduate from Lansing and a senior from Baxter Springs at the University of Kansas have been selected as finalists for prestigious Rhodes scholarships. They will join fellow finalists in the St. Louis region for interviews with a...

Fri, 11/15/2013 — Fourteen sophomores at the University of Kansas have been competitively selected as Global Scholars. This program, coordinated by Dena Register, director of faculty programs for International Programs, recognizes and encourages undergraduate...

Wed, 11/13/2013 — In the rapidly changing profession of journalism, educators are tasked with giving students the technical knowledge they’ll need to succeed in their careers, balanced with a liberal arts education that fosters critical thinking. How exactly...

Wed, 11/13/2013 — A committee coordinated by the University of Kansas Honors Program has selected two outstanding senior students to compete for the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United...

Tue, 11/12/2013 — In conjunction with The Commons’ 2013-2014 programming theme Data & Democracy, Nicco Mele, author of “The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath” (St. Martin’s Press, 2013), will give presentations on Thursday, Nov....

Tue, 11/12/2013 — The University of Kansas is adding a master’s degree in educational technology at its Edwards Campus in Overland Park to serve the need of state and local businesses and industries to expand workforce online learning programs. “Both small...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — YODER – Hutchinson Community College President Ed Berger congratulated 47 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Oct. 4. The new officers were members of the 225th 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 June 24 represented 33 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 Kansas

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Kansas Audio-Reader volunteers, staff and listeners gathered last month to celebrate 42 years of service. ​The Halloween-themed event took place at Maceli’s and drew nearly 200 people, some of whom came in costume. The event serves to...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Jeremy Shellhorn, University of Kansas associate professor of visual communications and recipient of this year’s Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching, will give a presentation next week on the unique educational opportunities that...

Thu, 11/07/2013 — To some observers, “financial ethics” is a contradiction in terms. Or even worse, a myth. University of Kansas lecturer Kara Tan Bhala understands that perception. But she doesn’t think it has to be that way. “The problem is, finance...

Thu, 11/07/2013 — More than 150 engineering professionals and students are expected at the University of Kansas School of Engineering for the annual Engineers Without Borders Midwest Regional Conference, set for Friday, Nov. 8, to Sunday, Nov. 10, at Eaton...

Thu, 11/07/2013 — Offices across the University of Kansas have planned events in observance of International Education Week for the week of Nov. 11- 15. Initiated in 2000 by the U.S. departments of State and Education, International Education Week is dedicated to...

Thu, 11/07/2013 —  Many households lost money, savings and net wealth during the Great Recession, but the effects didn’t stop with households; balance sheets. The final effects of the recession are lingering for many young people as well. A professor at the...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — University of Kansas professor Dennis Domer is often cited among the leading historic preservationists in his field. But in recent years, Domer has turned his attention to the future of aging and architecture. Specifically, he is examining the...

Tue, 11/05/2013 — When young people finish high school the societal expectation is that they’ll continue their education, find employment and become productive members of society. When it comes to students with disabilities, researchers at the University of...

Mon, 11/04/2013 — Hundreds of high school students from around Kansas and the Kansas City metro area are scheduled to compete Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the University of Kansas School of Engineering High School Design Competition.  This year’s main event, sponsored...

Mon, 11/04/2013 — In the first randomized trial of the effects of cell phone use, University of Kansas and Notre Dame researchers found that when parenting coaches texted and called mothers who had participated in a home-based parenting program, they were much...

Thu, 10/31/2013 —  The American Dream has always held that if one works hard he or she can be successful and attain sufficient wealth to live a financially comfortable life. Higher education has always been understood to be a crucial link in the chain between...

Tue, 10/29/2013 — October is National Anti-bullying Month. While educators across the country are working on ways to fight the problem, a University of Kansas professor is working to train future teachers and those already in schools to curb bullying. Robert...

Fri, 10/25/2013 — Amanda Thompson, a University of Kansas senior from Lincoln who is majoring in speech-language-hearing, has won the 2013 Michael Lechner Advocacy Award from the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns. The annual award recognizes a Kansan with...


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