Education & Behavior
Wed, 09/11/2013 — “I’m pretty sure he likes me. Why doesn’t he just ask me out?” “She’s always smiling at me, and she laughs at all my jokes. Is she interested in me, or does she act that way with every guy?” When it comes to the opposite sex,...

Wed, 09/11/2013 — A KU Life Span Institute research group, Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK), will host a free public assistive technology expo from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. The AT EXPO will...

Tue, 09/10/2013 — LAWRENCE – The creation of the Achievement and Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas earlier this year also created the need for something in short supply on campus: office space. To help meet that need, the KU Center for Research Inc. (KUCR) has purchased a building at 1617 St. Andrews Drive in Lawrence to house the rapidly expanding staff of the institute. The 11,700-square-foot, two-level facility was constructed in 1974 for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. By Tuesday, Oct. 1, as many as 40 institute staff will have relocated to new offices in the building, and room remains for additional anticipated growth. KUCR, the university

Fri, 09/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has hired 29 new faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year. All faculty and staff are invited to welcome the new faculty at a reception Wednesday, Sept. 25. The College will host the reception at 3:30 p.m. in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union. The program will include the presentation of the 2013 Career Achievement Award to James Hartman, professor emeritus of the Department of English. The recognized new faculty members:

Thu, 09/05/2013 —  Arsalan Iftikhar, author of “Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His lecture, "The Role of Islam in Post 9/11 America," is the...

Thu, 09/05/2013 — Roger W. Ferguson Jr. will present “Ethics and the Financial Services Industry” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. The 2013 Walter S. Sutton Lecture is free and open to the public. Ferguson is the...

Thu, 09/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has awarded the 2013 Career Achievement Teaching Award to a professor in the Department of English. The $1,000 award honors a retired faculty member in the College who has a distinguished career through excellence in teaching. James Hartman received the award for outstanding teaching at all levels of English courses at KU. Hartman is a professor emeritus of the English department in the area of language and linguistics. Anna Neill, associate professor and chair of the Department of English, nominated Hartman for the award. Neill emphasized Hartman’s positive and lasting influence on

Wed, 09/04/2013 — A University of Kansas disability research center has published the eighth edition of “Guidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities,” a nationally known publication. The recommendations for disability terminology are...

Wed, 09/04/2013 — This summer marked the 10th anniversary of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics dedication at the University of Kansas. The Dole Institute will commemorate this milestone throughout the 2013-2014 school year with a special 10th anniversary...

Tue, 09/03/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will offer its No. 1 nationally rated special education graduate program online, becoming the highest-ranked program in the nation offered fully online. KU is partnering with Everspring, an educational, technology, design and services firm on the groundbreaking program, which will allow working professionals to further their education, advance their careers and make new innovations in the field of special education without requiring their presence on campus. KU’s School of Education, which has the U.S. News & World Report No. 1-rated public special education graduate program, is making special education the first of 15 degrees

Tue, 09/03/2013 — Although his rule ended more than 20 centuries ago, Julius Caesar remains one of the most well-known political figures in Western civilization. He has been the subject of plays, novels and films — and now an upcoming colloquium at the...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — Twenty-one University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) to support their research projects this fall. “Students who receive the Undergraduate Research Award represent some of the best student scholarship on...

Fri, 08/30/2013 —  Paul Atchley, professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, is among the nation’s foremost experts on distracted driving and mobile phones. He is available to serve as an expert for journalists reporting on the recent court decision in...

Wed, 08/28/2013 — The first research sharing session of the 2013-14 will be 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at The Commons. The series, called Red Hot Research, is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines in response to the call set forth by Bold...

Mon, 08/26/2013 —  Eight law students at the University of Kansas have been selected as Dean’s Fellows for 2013-14. The second- and third-year students will serve as mentors for first-year students, providing them with a peer’s insight into the first-year...

Wed, 08/21/2013 — Continuing long-standing KU tradition, the incoming class of 400 University Honors Students will walk up the Hill at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, as part of the University Honors Convocation and breakfast in the Kansas Union ballroom.   The Honors...

Mon, 08/19/2013 — A team of researchers led by University of Kansas scientists Nancy Brady and Kandace Fleming, collaborating with Connie Kasari of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Training, has been funded to continue the development of the Communications...

Fri, 08/16/2013 —  Although Kansas law requires schools to have an anti-bullying policy, schools may struggle to translate this legal obligation into effective policies and practices to prevent and intervene with this pervasive problem. A team of University of...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – Conventional wisdom says experienced teachers are often the best teachers, right? But KU researcher Shane Lopez says it might not be that simple. According to Lopez, K-12 teachers with less than one year of experience are the most engaged teachers at work, at 35.1 percent, based on survey data. Engagement falls precipitously to 30.9 percent for teachers with one to three years of experience, and it falls further to 27.9 percent for educators with three to five years of experience. Engagement improves slightly for teachers with five to 10 years of experience (30.8 percent) and again for those teaching more than 10 years (31.8) but is still significantly

Thu, 08/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students, faculty, staff and community members will develop a greater understanding of the Dust Bowl, its effects on the region and its continued relevance in the 21st century through several opportunities connected to the 2013-14 KU Common Book, “The Worst Hard Time.” The Common Book program is coordinated by the KU Office of First-Year Experience. All incoming freshmen and transfer students receive a copy of “The Worst Hard Time” during orientation, and new students will participate in discussion groups across campus from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan will participate in a pair of


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