Education & Behavior
Wed, 10/25/2017 — This fall, ten Graduate Research Consultants are pairing with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate Research...

Tue, 10/24/2017 —  University of Kansas researchers have secured a grant for more than $18 million that will allow them to provide seven years of support to more than 3,000 middle school students with disadvantaged backgrounds in Kansas City, Kansas. The grant's...

Tue, 10/24/2017 — President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia will visit the University of Kansas to receive an honorary degree and to deliver remarks at a Lied Center event on Oct. 31. Santos received economics and business degrees from KU in 1973 and won the 2016...

Mon, 10/23/2017 — Public attitudes are significantly more negative toward transgender people and policies pertaining to them than they are toward gay people and policies of gay rights advocates, according to a study that includes two University of Kansas...

Fri, 10/20/2017 — The Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas has received a $612,000 grant intended to help STEM departments provide a richer evaluation of faculty teaching and, ultimately, expand the use of practices that have shown to...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability invites the public to a Prairie Acre Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. The event will take place at the newly constructed Prairie Acre Demonstration Garden on the north side of...

Wed, 10/18/2017 — Five professors from the University of Kansas may be experts in widely different fields, but they all share one important distinction: Their excellence as educators has earned them prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships in 2017....

Mon, 10/16/2017 — Weaving together gods and myths from different cultures and times in a distinctively American tapestry, “…And Jesus Moonwalk the Mississippi” is a genre-defying play examining the repercussions wrought by slavery on African-American people...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — The public tends to overestimate the American gay and lesbian population, and those who do so are less likely to support equal rights measures, according to a new study by two University of Kansas political scientists. However, the researchers...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — Developing ideas and inventions to assist the recently hurricane-ravaged areas of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in their recovery will be the focus of an overnight event later this month for students in the University of Kansas School of...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — The University of Kansas’ Office of Graduate Military Programs has announced that eight students have received the university’s Wounded Warrior Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Recipients of the scholarships receive up to...

Thu, 10/12/2017 — KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – Brian Boyd, associate professor of occupational science and associate chair for research of the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will assume the leadership of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP), a University of Kansas research center located on the Children’s Campus of Kansas City (CCKC), on Feb. 1, 2018. Boyd will be only the third director of the influential research group in its 53-year history. JGCP pioneered research-based interventions to improve outcomes for children and their families in urban core communities. Boyd’s research interests center on developing innovative,

Tue, 10/10/2017 —  When it comes to activity in schools, physical education classes and recess have been the standard for decades. But a University of Kansas-led project has shown success in helping children and teachers get as much as 20 minutes of additional...

Tue, 10/10/2017 — It has interracial conflict and cooperation, anti-colonial struggle, the involvement of one of the world’s largest corporations, the British royal family, and more. No wonder, then, that University of Kansas Associate Professor of African and...

Mon, 10/09/2017 — Because religion often influences people's opinions on hot-button issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion, most would expect religious people to be more motivated to engage politically overall. However, a new study led by a University of...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — At the annual meeting of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees earlier today, three new trustees were elected: Joanna Rupp of Chicago; Elizabeth Schartz of Dallas; and R. Todd Slawson of Denver. Joanna Rupp graduated from KU in 1985 with a...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions' order of the Justice Department to take the position in court cases that transgender people are not protected by a civil rights law that bans workplace discrimination is a "really big blow" for the transgender...

Thu, 10/05/2017 — Several recent corporate and governmental scandals unfortunately have revolved around middle managers and employees who have attempted to meet lofty performance goals that superiors impose by engaging in deceptive performance practices. A study...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — A nationally recognized advocate and speaker on disability, equity, inclusion and employment will bring her message to the University of Kansas campus this month. Haben Girma, the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard University...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — For more than a half-century, the Kansas Statistical Abstract has provided invaluable social and economic data that has aided Kansans in promoting and governing their communities. The Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University...


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