Education & Behavior
Thu, 06/30/2022 — The University of Kansas has been awarded a new agreement to offer three graduate degrees to the Fort Leavenworth community beginning with the fall 2022 semester.  In January, Fort Leavenworth officials released a request for proposal for...

Thu, 06/30/2022 — A recent Kansas Board of Regents policy change on a systemwide general education program has raised questions about its impact and implementation at the University of Kansas. At its June meeting, the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) adopted a...

Thu, 06/30/2022 — Creating more secure and resilient communities, harnessing the power of big data to discover disease-fighting drugs, unlocking the secrets of genomes for the benefit of life on our planet, and transforming understanding of and support for...

Wed, 06/29/2022 — The Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) has recently secured over $7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to ensure the University of Kansas can continue to help first-generation and low-income students not...

Thu, 06/23/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law is among the top 30 law schools in the country, according to new rankings. KU Law ranks 10th among public law schools and 30th overall in this year’s Top 50 Law School Rankings from Above the Law. The legal news outlet’s list focuses on employment outcomes, low education cost and low graduate debt. KU Law rose 14 spots overall compared to 2021. “KU Law is committed to providing value to our students. That value goes beyond affordability – we prepare our students to pursue careers driven by their interests,” said Stephen Mazza, dean of the School of Law. “Through an extensive hands-on learning program, career

Thu, 06/23/2022 — The University of Kansas Department of Mathematics recently recognized its undergraduate and graduate students and faculty for outstanding academic and teaching achievements. Two students received certificates and plaques from the Kansas...

Tue, 06/21/2022 — Colleges and universities across the U.S. have seen a decades-long push for scholars to carry out “multidisciplinary” research — academic work that combines experts from different fields who mix know-how to work on a certain...

Thu, 06/16/2022 — Crystal Burkhardt, clinical professor in the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, has been selected to participate in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program, coordinated by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Burkhardt is one...

Thu, 06/16/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 14th in the nation, according to rankings published recently by the University of Houston Law Center. The rankings are determined by a point system, awarding point values in various categories for successes in regional and national competitions throughout the year. KU Law has earned enough points to rank in the top 30 teams nationally for the past seven years.   “Our students were amazing this season,” said Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and director of KU’s moot court program. “They all worked incredibly hard in their individual competitions. We had more teams advance to the upper

Tue, 06/14/2022 — Twenty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 10 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Officer Dustin Hiebsch of the Pittsburg Police Department was the...

Mon, 06/13/2022 — Students learning to solve math word problems can struggle to combine mathematical and language skills. For English language learners, the fastest-growing minority in U.S. schools, that challenge can be even greater as they attempt to learn math...

Mon, 06/13/2022 — LAWRENCE – A grant from the National Science Foundation will permit a University of Kansas professor to work with Congolese refugees in the Kansas City area on a project he hopes will elucidate certain Bantu language features while bolstering KU’s status as a hub for both African and linguistic studies. John Gluckman, assistant professor of linguistics, will receive $320,000 for the grant. Bantu is a family of more than 600 languages spoken throughout central, southern and east Africa. According to an abstract describing his proposal, Gluckman wrote that it “expands the general understanding of sentences-within-sentences by focusing on variation within the Bantu

Thu, 06/09/2022 — The Achievement & Assessment Institute has announced the recipients of this year’s Arts & Humanities Grant. Ash Wilson, director of the Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity at KU, and David Mai, assistant teaching professor in...

Wed, 06/08/2022 — LAWRENCE – Forty-nine University of Kansas School of Law students contributed 2,721 hours of free legal services over the past year. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, represented individuals in the KU Court of Parking Appeals, drafted petitions for families seeking guardianship of their adult children with disabilities and worked with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, prosecutors’ offices and public defenders’ offices. “Lawyers have a responsibility to perform pro bono service and promote access to justice,” said Meredith Schnug, clinical associate professor and chair of KU Law’s Pro Bono Committee. “We are so proud of KU Law

Tue, 06/07/2022 — This summer, nine University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Mon, 06/06/2022 — This week, the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH) at the University of Kansas is hosting 24 scholars and community partners from across the country to participate in a program designed to strengthen collaborative projects in...

Fri, 06/03/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center (SAPEC) needs the assistance of dedicated faculty, staff and graduate students to train incoming students to be active bystanders against sexual violence through the Jayhawks Give a Flock bystander intervention program. With a projected incoming class of more than 4,300 students for the fall 2022 semester, SAPEC is looking for at least 200 facilitators to volunteer their time for one or two sessions per training date at most. SAPEC is willing to work with volunteers to accommodate their scheduling needs. Child care will be made available for facilitators and volunteers through

Tue, 05/31/2022 — Health communicators, medical professionals, politicians and even average citizens have struggled with ways to convince those hesitant about COVID-19 vaccines to get inoculated. New research from the University of Kansas shows that conversion...

Thu, 05/26/2022 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 91 new members Jennifer Harrison, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and director of the Business Leadership Program and Jack Dicus Business...

Thu, 05/26/2022 — The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas has announced the recipients of fellowships and grants awarded for 2022-2023. “As always, the applications submitted were impressive, reflecting the extraordinary quality of...


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