Education & Behavior
Wed, 03/07/2018 — On Thursday, March 8, 100 Army ROTC cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion will be flown from Shenk Sports Complex to Fort Riley to conduct the annual spring field training exercise (FTX). Two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters will...

Mon, 03/05/2018 — What is true grit? A determination to work hard, resilience in the face of a challenge or a famous movie starring John Wayne? It could be any of those things, but in today’s schools, it is increasingly something measured in children as a...

Mon, 03/05/2018 —  “DWB” is the rueful shorthand for “Driving While Black,” and it’s also the title of a new “chamber opera project” featuring the work of three University of Kansas School of Music teachers that has its initial staged reading at...

Thu, 03/01/2018 — People getting more rays of sunlight — and therefore vitamin D — in August and September could help reduce the severity of flu season, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper co-authored by a University of Kansas...

Thu, 03/01/2018 — Chad Leat, of New York City, retired vice chairman of global banking at Citigroup and University of Kansas graduate, announced a $1 million scholarship gift commitment in support of LGBTQ students at KU during a visit this week to his alma mater.

Wed, 02/28/2018 — Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election was a surprise not only to pollsters but to many who thought women would turn out in strong support of Hillary Clinton. The fact that only 43 percent of white women who voted supported...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will host faculty speakers for the Spring 2018 Merienda Speaker Series, which showcases KU presenters who work and research in the Latina/o communities. The series will...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — Researchers from the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project at the University of Kansas are improving kids’ response to literacy instruction in Kansas City area preschool classrooms. The new program, called Literacy 360°, will train...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — A New Zealand lawyer will discuss the connection between domestic violence and animal cruelty during the 2018 Diplomat’s Forum at the University of Kansas School of Law. Anita Killeen, former chief prosecutor in New Zealand’s Serious Fraud...

Tue, 02/27/2018 — Two University of Kansas juniors are finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college juniors for leadership in public service. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship...

Mon, 02/26/2018 — To commemorate the 150th birth year of a Kansas icon, the school named in his honor is hosting a series of events this spring to honor his legacy. The William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of...

Mon, 02/26/2018 — Can a robot have a better bedside manner than a doctor? Perhaps. But a humanoid robot packed with the latest technology can certainly spend more time with a child in the hospital, become his or her confidant and utilize technological abilities...

Wed, 02/21/2018 — During One Day. One KU., the university’s first 24-hour giving campaign, donors gave 1,896 gifts totaling $734,421, creating opportunities for more Jayhawks in the state, the nation and beyond. The successful One Day. One KU. campaign on Feb....

Wed, 02/21/2018 — With six Fulbright Scholars, the University of Kansas ranked among the top universities in the nation for the number of researchers during 2017-18, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The six awards place KU in a tie for sixth place,

Tue, 02/20/2018 —  Reams of data and countless studies have pointed out how minorities are disproportionately incarcerated and punished in the American justice system, despite similar rates of law-breaking between races. Less attention is paid, however, to the...

Tue, 02/20/2018 — OVERLAND PARK - The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the second session of the 2017-2018 Strategies Event Series at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the KU Edwards Campus. The second session of the series, "English Learners: The Myths & Realities" will feature Karen Jorgensen, multi-term lecturer from the Department of Curriculum & Teaching. The presentation will include an interactional discussion for classroom teachers as well as an experiential approach through the myths and realities as they relate to English learners. The time includes research and practice through language immersion, the stages of second/additional language

Fri, 02/16/2018 — Elementary and middle school students will flood the University of Kansas School of Engineering complex in March for Engineering Expo, a two-day event designed to allow young minds to explore STEM disciplines. “It is our main goal and sincere...

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The Hall Center for the Humanities mourns the recent loss of editor, librarian, public historian and humanities adventurer Henry Fortunato, who died Feb. 5 at his home in Overland Park. He was 62.  Following a career in university relations,

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The value and benefits of research performed by graduate students at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will be showcased Tuesday, March 27, at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. In its 15th year, the annual summit...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — Madison Sargent has always had an eye on the stars. Now she may achieve her goal of reaching out to them before she even graduates from college. Sargent, a junior in aerospace engineering at the University of Kansas, is leading an effort to put...


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