Education & Behavior
Thu, 05/04/2017 — Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision declaring the state-helmed segregation of public schools unconstitutional, placed the city of Topeka and the family of Oliver Brown at the epicenter of civil rights history. Yet...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — More than 700 students, faculty, staff and guests attended KU’s 20th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 22 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — Two researchers at the University of Kansas have conducted a study suggesting that “explicit racial prejudice is a reliable predictor of the ‘free speech defense’ of racist expression.” The paper authored by Mark H. White, a graduate...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce the addition of two interdisciplinary seminars, one of which will address how the U.S. military manages questions of social equity and inclusion. "Military and Society," a one-year...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — National groups estimate that around 20 states are still spending less per public school student than they did in 2008 prior to the Great Recession. A University of Kansas researcher has received a grant to examine the relationship between...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — Six University of Kansas students have been selected for prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or English teaching abroad for 2017-18. Notably, KU has two additional students with pending status as alternate Fulbright recipients. The...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and academic staff members with a lunch at noon May 23 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Vice Provost Mary Lee Hummert will recognize the employees during the...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — It is not uncommon for aspiring educators to student-teach or work with a veteran teacher before taking the lead in a classroom. A program at the University of Kansas has taken undergraduate students across an ocean, placed them in a classroom...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center has announced its fellows in residence for the 2017-2018 academic year. Jonathan Lamb, Antje Ziethen, Catherine Batza, Ari Linden and Crispin Williams were selected as Research Fellows, and Patricia Manning was awarded the Hall Center’s Mid-Career Research Fellowship. Doctoral candidates Alyse Bensel and Rachel Schwaller received the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities. Hall Center Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process. Fellowships provide release from teaching, an office in the Hall Center and a small research stipend. Fellows often use this time to work on book manuscripts, large-scale

Mon, 05/01/2017 — Across the country, classrooms are making the transition to blended learning models. Typically, students work together, with devices, with a teacher and seek information from a number of educational resources. Recently, researchers at the...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The University of Kansas has launched Experts at KU, an online faculty expertise search portal that will help internal and external users find research collaborators on the Lawrence and KU Medical Center campuses. On the Experts at KU website,...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The names of nearly 5,000 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 96 Kansas counties, 48 states and territories, and 51 countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are...

Fri, 04/28/2017 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the 10th annual summer Strategies Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators on June 2.  This year’s conference, Teaching in a New Era, will focus on the needs of today’s...

Thu, 04/27/2017 — YODER – Fifty-nine new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on April 21. The new officers were members of the 244th 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 Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Jan. 17, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification

Wed, 04/26/2017 — LAWRENCE – A gift from David and Margaret Shirk will benefit families and children in the Lawrence and Greater Kansas City areas who participate in specific youth activities offered through the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. In memory of the late David Shirk, the David and Margaret Shirk Physical Education Programs Fund was established in 2014 to advance the discipline of physical education at KU through programming and initiatives that directly engage school-age children in physical activity. The fund will cover a significant portion of the registration costs per child to participate in a variety of youth

Wed, 04/26/2017 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor at the forefront of immigration research has received a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. Cecilia Menjívar, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology, is one of 35 scholars to receive the award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowship supports research in social sciences and humanities with up to $200,000 awarded to each fellow. It is the most generous stipend of its kind. Menjívar is co-director of the Center for Migration Research at KU with Victor Agadjanian, also Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology. Her research explores U.S.-bound migration from Central America from a

Wed, 04/26/2017 — The University of Kansas Beckman Scholars Program has announced its award recipients for 2017: Mattea Keister, sophomore from Arveda, Colorado, majoring in biochemistry, and Zachary Wood, sophomore from Eureka, Missouri, majoring in chemistry....

Wed, 04/26/2017 — When Kim Hoedel was a young girl living overseas, one of her favorite things to do was watch Formula One car racing. “My dad is in the automotive industry,” Hoedel said. “We used to live in Germany when I was five. He worked for Mercedes,...

Wed, 04/26/2017 — Johnson County has the largest population and the highest median income in Kansas. The average income is 50 percent greater than the U.S. as a whole. The population is 81 percent white. And yet poverty remains a stubborn and growing problem,...

Mon, 04/24/2017 — Stephen Kapp, professor and interim dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas, will make a public presentation Wednesday, April 26, as a candidate for the dean of social welfare. Kapp is the final of four candidates for...


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