Education & Behavior
Mon, 04/23/2018 — Musician Brandon Draper is at the top of his game, completely self-actualized. Draper is a lecturer in the University of Kansas Department of Music, where he teaches jazz drums, world percussion, steel band and leads the Music Enterprise...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art and the KU Natural History Museum invite the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to explore the intertwined relationships of art, science, people and plants at the Day of Creativity. The free community event...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The task: To build a better buggy. That’s the goal of the Jayhawk Motorosports Baja team, a group of students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering. They’re nearing completion of a single-seat, off-road racing vehicle — what...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — Does seven days of living, breathing and sleeping design as a Jayhawk sound like the best summer vacation? Then, it’s time to register for the 2018 KU Design Camp.  KU Design Camp is a pre-college summer program offered to high school...

Tue, 04/17/2018 — LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas students were among the top competitors at the 2018 Yale Hindi Debate. This marks the second year that KU has participated in the event, which draws a number of students from top national colleges and universities. Srishti Sharma, an Overland Park sophomore in business and health & exercise science, won the Yale Hindi debate in the “Heritage” category. Marie Hornung, an Overland Park sophomore in communications minoring in French, placed second in the “Non-Native, Non-Heritage” category. The students were chaperoned by Patrica Sabarwal, Hindi instructor at KU, and Deeplata Rahul, visiting Fulbright Scholar from India. Sharma

Tue, 04/17/2018 —  KU Recreation Services, together with the University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences and Amateur Sport Research Center, have announced the first Inclusive Recreation Extravaganza. The event will take place...

Fri, 04/13/2018 —  Mahasweta Banerjee, professor of social welfare at the University of Kansas, has received the George & Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award in recognition for her long-term dedication to international education. The Office of...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – Subini Annamma, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, has been selected to receive the 2018-19 Ford Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship. Ford Foundation Fellowships support individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement and those committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Pre-doctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded annually in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.  Through its fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase

Wed, 04/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Two years after it was filmed in this area and after a year of kudos on the film-festival circuit, the dramatic film “The Tree” is set to live on as an advocacy tool for the compassionate treatment of older people. Department of Theatre Lecturer Laura Kirk co-stars in the film and takes associate producer credit as well. In it, she plays Marge McMillan, the neighbor of the film’s 88-year-old protagonist, Dorothy Thorp, played by veteran Kansas City actress Joicie Appell. Kirk and her real-life husband, fellow actor Paul Fellers, play Thorp’s neighbors. They function in the story much as the protagonist’s adult children would – if she had any around –

Tue, 04/10/2018 — More than 80 outstanding graduate students, as well as staff and faculty, will be recognized at the annual University of Kansas Graduate Awards Ceremony, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union....

Tue, 04/10/2018 — Results of the 2017 National Assessment of Education Progress were released Tuesday, showing American fourth- and eighth-graders made little to no gains in reading and math since the last round of assessments in 2015. Among the results, students...

Tue, 04/10/2018 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 18th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...

Mon, 04/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas announced the addition of a public program on U.S. immigration policy this week. Titled “Pathways to Citizenship: Examining U.S. Immigration Policy,” the program is set for 7 p.m. April 18 at the Dole Institute. Guests for the panel discussion are W. Michael Sharma-Crawford, a Kansas City-based immigration attorney who has successfully argued cases before the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Board of Immigration Appeals, and Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center of Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. The event is one of the institute’s biannual Student Advisory Board (SAB)

Fri, 04/06/2018 — One thing about Matt McFarlane: He’s always known where he’s going. McFarlane was in elementary school when he decided he wanted to be an engineer. Now the Seattle native is nearing completion of his master’s degree at the University of...

Fri, 04/06/2018 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences will offer the master's degree in sport management in a fully online delivery format, beginning in fall 2018. The program explores all facets of sport management,...

Fri, 04/06/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Natural History Museum invites the public to advocate for science outreach and education at Stand Up for Science, a fundraising event for the museum at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. The freewheeling science carnival includes demonstrations and hands-on activities, local food and drink, live music and opportunities to support the museum through silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50 for general admission and include samples of Free State beer, wine and foods from Port Fonda, Merchants Pub & Plate, Hy-Vee, Maceli’s Banquet Hall & Catering and Lawrence Beer Co. Tickets are available

Thu, 04/05/2018 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has joined Lawrence Public Schools (USD 497) to co-host the inaugural EDTalks! Research & Teaching Festival. The event, celebrating the collaboration between the two organizations, will be...

Thu, 04/05/2018 — The Hall Center for the Humanities will feature a diverse lineup of authors, journalists and academics for its 2018-19 Humanities Lecture Series. Speakers in the coming academic year will focus on topics ranging from Latinos and immigration...

Tue, 04/03/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Spanish & Portuguese will welcome Raquel Salas Rivera, 2018 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia and CantoMundo Fellow, for a presentation at the Hall Center for Humanities and a poetry reading at the Raven Book Store on April 23. As a person of mixed ethnicity and heritage born in Mayagϋez, Puerto Rico, and based in Philadelphia, identifying as queer and nonbinary, Rivera writes poetry that pushes political conversations about race, code-switching, sexual/gender identifications and oppressive social and economic pressures predominantly affecting marginalized communities.   Recently selected in January as the 2018 Poet

Mon, 04/02/2018 — United Kingdom-based artist Paul Harfleet will visit Lawrence April 5-6 to plant pansies at sites of homophobic abuse. Harfleet’s visit is part of the Spencer Museum of Art’s Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI), and he will present...


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