Education & Behavior
Mon, 01/24/2022 — LAWRENCE – In the new book she co-edited and co-wrote, “Racism by Another Name” (Information Age Publishing, 2021), Dorothy Hines contends that race has been the American public schools’ most profound legacy because it is one of society’s deepest fears. “From Ahmaud Arbery, who was murdered February 2020 in Georgia for jogging while Black, to Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police in March 2020 in Kentucky, Black people and especially Black children are seeing individuals who look like them being gunned down on national television,” Hines said. “But what happens to Black students with disabilities whose experiences often are not captured on the national news or

Thu, 01/20/2022 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 14 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer William Butrum of the Baldwin City Police Department was the...

Thu, 01/20/2022 — One of only three federally funded longitudinal data projects of national significance that collects and analyzes how public funds are expended on services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has moved to the University...

Thu, 01/13/2022 — The University of Kansas Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging will welcome a national activist and scholar as part of programming related to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Loretta Ross, professor at Smith College, will...

Tue, 01/11/2022 — The University of Kansas debate program opened 2022 by winning back-to-back tournaments Jan. 4-9 hosted by the University of Texas in Dallas and the University of Texas in San Antonio. The KU teams of senior Lily Ottinger, Shawnee, and freshman...

Thu, 01/06/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Mathematics awarded two students Undergraduate Research Awards in Mathematics (MathUGRA) to support their research projects for the spring 2022 semester. MathUGRAs are $1,000 scholarships provided to undergraduate math majors pursuing original research or creative projects under the general guidance of a KU math faculty member. The awards are funded by the department’s endowment funds. MathUGRAs are awarded to students conducting semester-long independent projects culminating in an oral presentation or written work, demonstrating the student’s own development of a topic in mathematics and its applications. Recipients

Tue, 01/04/2022 — The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced its new class of graduates of the Heartland Certified Public Manager (CPM) program. The graduation ceremony took place Dec. 3, 2021, in the House Chamber of the Kansas Capitol. Ed...

Mon, 12/13/2021 — HUTCHINSON – Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Dec. 10 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer Mike Adams of the Moundridge Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Darren Chambers, sheriff of Sumner County. Steve McCorkill, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 286th Basic Training Class. Richard Hedges of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks was honored with KLETC’s Fitness Award. Hedges set a new running record at KLETC by running a mile and a half in 8 minutes, 16 seconds. Jesse

Mon, 12/13/2021 — The University of Kansas has secured a pair of grants that will enable researchers to partner with community leaders, self-advocates with disabilities and families to help improve the transition of young people with disabilities from school to...

Fri, 12/10/2021 — The University of Kansas Libraries and The Commons will present the Engaged Leaders Speaker Series, a virtual lecture program on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, featuring author Andrew Hoffman. In his keynote address, which is open to all KU faculty,...

Fri, 12/10/2021 — The KU Center for Service Learning will host the second annual virtual Summit on Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 2022. The goal of the summit is to engage, connect and support University of...

Thu, 12/09/2021 — LAWRENCE – Irina Six and Olga Garabrandt took the lemons doled out in 2020 by COVID-19 and turned them into the lemonade of an effective and entirely online class for first-year Russian language students that combines five days a week of individually directed work with a single group session. This combination of synchronous (simultaneous) and asynchronous work is termed “bichronous” in a new paper co-written by Six, assistant teaching professor, and Olga Garabrandt, graduate teaching assistant, in the University of Kansas Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures.

Wed, 12/08/2021 — Retired automotive chairman Robert Eaton and his wife, Connie Drake Eaton, both University of Kansas alumni, established the Eaton Scholarship at KU with a $1 million gift. The scholarship is awarded to students from their respective Kansas...

Tue, 12/07/2021 — LAWRENCE – Pope Francis is the first Jesuit to lead the Catholic Church. That’s one rather large indication that, as scholar Patricia Manning sees it, the priestly Society of Jesus has overcome the forces that suppressed them during the 18th century. The many-sided controversies of the period of suppression that culminated in the Jesuits being expelled from Spain in 1767 and disbanded by Pope Clement XIV in 1773 are the subject of Manning’s new book, “An Overview of the Pre-Suppression Society of Jesus in Spain” (Brill, 2021). Manning is an associate professor in the University of Kansas Department of Spanish & Portuguese. In addition to the Inquisition and

Mon, 12/06/2021 — As the United States has dealt with a racial reckoning in recent years, college campuses have been among the leaders in addressing diversity issues and how they resonate in their communities. A new book edited by a University of Kansas professor...

Mon, 12/06/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a five-year project collaborating with K-12 educators across Kansas to integrate art and art therapy into their classroom teaching. This is...

Mon, 12/06/2021 — For Abhay and Mina Bisarya, Feb. 4, 1968, was a day of destiny. Seeking a sunnier climate, Abhay, an electrical engineering graduate student, decided to transfer from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, to KU, where his maternal uncle was...

Tue, 11/30/2021 — for the “MAD About Jewelry” show running Dec. 6-11 at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. MAD’s annual curated show and sale of jewelry by the world’s most innovative contemporary jewelers was twice postponed by the pandemic, but...

Tue, 11/30/2021 —  The University of Kansas Libraries have announced that Letha Johnson, assistant librarian, has been selected to serve as university archivist, responsible for curating all items that help preserve the history of KU. Currently, Johnson works...



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