Education & Behavior
Fri, 09/29/2017 — Enrollment at the University of Kansas has grown for the fourth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU has 28,447 students enrolled across all campuses, an increase of 46 students from last year’s...

Thu, 09/28/2017 — Christopher Freeburg, author of the prize-winning book "Melville and the Idea of Blackness: Race and Imperialism in Nineteenth Century America" (2012), will present "Returning to the Slave's Song" at the University of Kansas next...

Wed, 09/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – A leading researcher of language disorders in multicultural settings will be this year’s guest speaker in a lecture series presented at the University of Kansas. The second annual Betty H. Bunce Multicultural Lecture will be given by a professor whose research focuses on assessment of and intervention with bilingual and Spanish-speaking children who are at risk of language and academic difficulties. The presentation, “Evidence-Based Considerations for Language Intervention with Dual Language Learners,” will be given by Laida Restrepo, professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Science at Arizona State University. The Bunce lecture is scheduled

Wed, 09/27/2017 — The public is invited to the semiannual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.  The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport, includes research plantings, a...

Tue, 09/26/2017 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. This year’s recipients: Nyla Branscombe,...

Tue, 09/26/2017 — Bill Tuttle himself. Tuttle, a professor emeritus in the Department of American Studies, will speak on “My Life as a Student of African-American History and Culture.” His speech marks the 10th edition of the annual lecture series, as well...

Tue, 09/26/2017 — As people approach their final stage of life, whether they decide to remain in their home or seek to move to a more supportive place, it's often a well-thought-out choice and not a reactive decision, according to a new study that includes a...

Mon, 09/25/2017 —  In order to teach a language to students, one must speak it well. However, research has shown that foreign language teachers sometimes graduate and begin teaching without having the level of proficiency they should. A University of Kansas...

Mon, 09/25/2017 — Minority public managers place more emphasis on both traditional values, like efficiency and effectiveness, and social equity when compared with their white counterparts, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher...

Fri, 09/22/2017 — Scot Pollard and his wife, Dawn, in partnership with the School of Education, will host the 24th Annual Gale Sayers & Scot Pollard Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 29, at Eagle Bend Golf Course. The 18-hole tournament is scheduled to tee off...

Fri, 09/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – Change is in the power of the appeal. Marianne Wilkinson, a longtime member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas and Lawrence resident, attends courses in the Institute’s main classroom at the St. Andrews Office Facility and noticed a common need among her classmates. She approached Jim Peters, KU’s director of the Osher Institute and statewide outreach, about the need for a hearing loop in the classroom. When Peters said, “We just don’t have the money,” she replied, “Well, why don’t you ask us?” This was the impetus of a whirlwind campaign to update the classroom at 1515 St. Andrews Drive. In only seven days of the

Thu, 09/21/2017 — The University of Kansas debate team of seniors Quaram Robinson, of Round Rock, Texas, and Will Katz, Topeka, won the first major policy debate tournament of the year at Georgia State University in Atlanta. It was the first time KU has ever won...

Wed, 09/20/2017 — University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology Cecilia Menjívar will deliver her inaugural distinguished professor lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Summerfield Room of the Adams Alumni Center. The topic will...

Wed, 09/20/2017 — Sixty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) earlier this month. Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new...

Tue, 09/19/2017 — LAWRENCE – Perhaps it is best to beat yourself up a little the next time you fail at a task. New research led by a University of Kansas marketing professor has found emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people's results for the next time they tackle the next related task. "Understanding how performance differs when focusing on feelings versus thoughts could really impact the way people think about their failures or the way employers think about their employees' failures," said Noelle Nelson, assistant professor of marketing and consumer behavior in the KU School of Business. "Sometimes the literature has

Tue, 09/19/2017 — While much research has been devoted to the social and communication issues that define autism spectrum disorders (ASD), much less is known about motor deficits that affect the majority of, if not all, individuals with ASD. These include not...

Tue, 09/19/2017 — This fall, 13 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship for support as they work on mentored research and creative projects.  Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Fri, 09/15/2017 — OVERLAND PARK – KU Professional & Continuing Education announces today the launch of the Data Analytics Boot Camp, a 24-week skills-development, nondegree program, teaching the fundamental data science and analytics skills increasingly sought after in today’s data-driven digital economy. This launch comes at a time when the projected investment in data science is at an all-time high, with the worldwide big data analytics market expected to reach over $200 billion by 2020, according to the Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation The KU Data Analytics Boot Camp, offered in partnership with Trilogy Education

Thu, 09/14/2017 — Distinguished Professor Rosemary O'Leary collected three lifetime achievement awards in public administration this summer. This makes her the only scholar to win all five major lifetime achievement awards in the field. O'Leary, who also took...

Thu, 09/14/2017 — Barbara Barnett, University of Kansas professor of journalism at the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, has been named the inaugural Lee F. Young Professor of Journalism. Diane Gray Quinn, 1971 journalism school...


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