Education & Behavior
Wed, 12/18/2019 — The University of Kansas will rename a premier research facility in honor of the chancellor who made it a reality. KU will rename its Integrated Science Building in honor of former Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, whose leadership from...

Tue, 12/17/2019 — A University of Kansas student has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides for one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Priyanka Radadiya, a senior from Overland Park, is competing...

Fri, 12/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – Come on now, does your friend or family member really need that fancy cooler or clothing-box subscription? Why not consider some scholarly stocking stuffers this holiday season? University of Kansas professors have produced a number of books, records and artworks in 2019 that could appeal to the discriminating consumer on your shopping list. For example:

Thu, 12/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – If you’re prone to depression, this holiday season you might want to say “bah humbug” to offers of sugar plum pudding, caramel corn and chocolate babka. A new study from a team of clinical psychologists at the University of Kansas suggests eating added sugars – common in so many holiday foods – can trigger metabolic, inflammatory and neurobiological processes tied to depressive illness. The work is published in the journal Medical Hypotheses. Coupled with dwindling light in wintertime and corresponding changes in sleep patterns, high sugar consumption could result in a “perfect storm” that adversely affects mental health, according to the researchers

Wed, 12/11/2019 — The University of Kansas has created a new graduate degree to help students acquire the skills to lead and develop diversity efforts in their workplace and other organizations. A new master’s degree in Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion is...

Tue, 12/10/2019 — LAWRENCE – What environmental factors influence language learning in young children? How can research design and data analysis help evaluate and improve education delivery? What can the evolution of immunity genes in fruit flies teach us about disease resistance? Three University of Kansas researchers grappling with these questions have been named recipients of the Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU Research Staff and Postdoctoral Achievement Awards. The honors are given annually to recognize outstanding unclassified academic staff, unclassified professional staff and postdoctoral fellows whose research has significantly influenced their fields

Mon, 12/09/2019 — A University of Kansas student, who is preparing for a career that will help him expand equitable health care and educational opportunities for all, has earned a George Marshall Scholarship that will fund graduate study in the United...

Mon, 12/09/2019 —   LAWRENCE – People might survive by eating just one type of food, but they will hardly thrive. Similarly, a new study co-written by a University of Kansas researcher suggests that humans need a balanced diet of social nutrition, including time alone, to thrive. Jeffrey Hall, professor of communication studies, drew from over 10,000 moments from the days of nearly 400 participants across the country to connect several pathways linking global well-being to daily patterns of social interaction. Just published in the journal Human Communication Research, the paper extends Hall’s Communicate Bond Belong (CBB) theory, the focus of his recent work. Supporting prior

Fri, 12/06/2019 — Barbara Bichelmeyer has been named the next provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus. Bichelmeyer is currently the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she also served as...

Thu, 12/05/2019 — Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 22. Police Chief Jeffrey Hooper with the Hutchinson Police Department was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...

Thu, 12/05/2019 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences has selected Bernie Kish, lecturer in sport management and Robinson Center facilities director, as keynote speaker for this year’s James Naismith Lecture.  Kish’s...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — Two staff members in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas received the first Staff Excellence Awards from the College. The honorees are Liz Coleman, executive program associate in the Department of Chemistry,...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — As someone who grew up in Costa Rica with family in rural Kansas and studied and worked in countries like China, Catalina Wedman said she has come to see the importance and the value of people of different cultures finding common ground and ways...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — At a time when education faces heavy criticism, a new book by a University of Kansas professor and students aims to take schools from a "yes, but" mindset to a "yes, and" approach to transform the system. Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – Three faculty members committed to the growth and success of the University of Kansas research enterprise are joining the Office of Research as associate vice chancellors. Professors Kathleen Lynne Lane, Erik Lundquist and Belinda Sturm will begin their duties Jan. 1. As members of the senior leadership team, the trio will help oversee a number of areas that support the KU research mission, including research centers, strategic planning, research development, research administration, research compliance and related topics. Lane, Lundquist and Sturm have served as interim associate vice chancellors for research since summer 2018 and were selected for

Tue, 12/03/2019 — KU Libraries are pleased to announce the 2019 David Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication was awarded posthumously to James Sterbenz, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer...

Mon, 12/02/2019 — Why does even the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine mispronounce the name of its capital city, Kyiv? He’s overcorrecting, trying to make up for a history of Russian colonialism, according to two Ukrainian natives who teach their native...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — The University of Kansas Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies and the School of Languages, Literatures & Culture have announced that the KU French Club took a second-place France on Campus Award. The award is given...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — The Global Scholars Program has selected 15 University of Kansas sophomores as 2020 Global Scholars. Representing diverse academic fields from across campus, the 15 students were selected for their demonstrated interest in global and...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — Allard Jongman, a professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas, is among the latest group of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows announced today. He is among 443 new members awarded the honor this year...


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