Education & Behavior
Mon, 03/11/2013 — Mental illness continues to make headlines in the wake of high-profile violent criminal incidents, but the intersection of mental illness and criminal justice, especially in jails, is nothing new. A University of Kansas professor has published...

Thu, 03/07/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas recognized some of its most productive researchers recently, conferring the Leading Light Award on 40 faculty and staff at the Lawrence campus. The 40 are principal investigators or co-principal investigators on externally funded grants of  $1 million or more awarded during the 2012 fiscal year. Recipients were recognized at a luncheon, where each received an inscribed bronze sunflower symbolic of Kansas and their leadership in research. This is the second year of the Leading Light Award program.  It was established at KU by Jeff Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor. “By contributing to the research enterprise at KU in

Thu, 03/07/2013 — Traditionally, students studying to become teachers learn the craft in two places: the university classroom and through student teaching. A University of Kansas professor has authored a study advocating that community-based field experience as a...

Wed, 03/06/2013 — A national network of open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools, known as the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), will partner with the University of Kansas to increase college completion rates for underserved students from KIPP...

Mon, 03/04/2013 —  American Indians have the highest prevalence of diabetes, at 17 percent, of all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet fighting the problem is not as simple as a doctor...

Mon, 03/04/2013 — Recent events around the world are a reminder that violence is an issue of urgent importance both locally and globally. An upcoming lecture at the University of Kansas will explore the links between cultural norms of manhood and their relation...

Thu, 02/28/2013 — Any teacher could name them. And anyone who ever had classmates could probably remember at least a few of them: Students who are clearly bright or creative but don’t necessarily excel in school or are often in trouble. A University of Kansas...

Wed, 02/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities is pleased to host the 11th annual Celebration of Books published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty in 2012. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 5 in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public. The Celebration will recognize the 35 faculty members who published 37 books in the humanities, social sciences and arts last year.  Their works explore such varied topics as lowrider car culture, British rock humor, American intentional communities, antievolution controversies and the geography of the Internet, representing the depth and breadth of humanities research at the

Tue, 02/19/2013 —  Spirituality has been recognized as a key component in helping many individuals recover from severe mental illness. However, there is often little to no training for mental health care providers in how to use spirituality as a potential...

Mon, 02/18/2013 —  By focusing on strengths, a University of Kansas-pioneered program aims to help high-risk elders reduce instances of re-hospitalization. Based on research that’s demonstrated a reduction in depressive symptoms for older adults with chronic...

Thu, 02/14/2013 —  Spilling your guts to the entire world on Facebook may be a good way to ruin a romantic relationship, according to new research by psychologists at the University of Kansas. In three separate studies, they found that people in romantic...

Wed, 02/13/2013 —  Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence campus and KU Medical Center were selected to showcase their research projects for state lawmakers and the public at the Graduate Student Research Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Thu, 02/07/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected five graduates to honor with its Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for 2013. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates. The recipients’ varied professional pursuits reflect the versatility of a liberal arts and sciences degree. Their careers include accomplishments in film and television, the military, art and international government relations. Honorees are retired four-star general Charles Boyd; renowned paleo-artist John Gurche; Emmy-winning visual effects supervisor Chris Martin; foreign services diplomat B. Lynn Pascoe; and Sesame

Thu, 02/07/2013 — A tradition that dates back more than a century at the University of Kansas School of Engineering has a new twist this year.  Organizers of the school’s annual Engineering Expo have added an extra day of student competitions in order to...

Wed, 02/06/2013 — Behaviors have consequences — we know that. But learning from those consequences has enormous consequences, activating our genes, restructuring our brains and shaping our world, according to University of Kansas alumna Susan M. Schneider,...

A University of Kansas professor has authored a study analyzing a series of public service announcements targeted to African-American women finding that, when culturally appropriate, they can be effective.
Tue, 02/05/2013 —  African-American women die from breast cancer at a higher percentage rate than other populations. Numerous factors contribute to that fact, but it can be at least partially attributed to the lack of communication emphasizing the importance of...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — Junk-Drawer Robotics and Balloon-Powered Cars are among the sessions planned for the Kansas City Metro Afterschool Alliance Conference, which will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Kansas State University-Olathe. The Kansas...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — A journalist’s job is to tell the stories and document the history of a community as it happens. Jerry Crawford II, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is working to determine how historically black colleges and...

Thu, 01/31/2013 — Botany collections, genetics, Alfred Hitchcock and the science of small are among the subjects to be explored through spring semester events planned by the KU Natural History Museum. The events begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, with a...

Wed, 01/30/2013 — YODER – Michael Kaste, special agent in charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Kansas City division, congratulated 58 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center earlier this month. The new officers were members of the 221st 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 Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Sept. 24, 2012, and graduated Jan. 18, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies in Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion


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