Education & Behavior
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...

Thu, 05/26/2022 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will debut a new original exhibition, “Missing, Then Action: An Army Wife Speaks Out,” in the Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room on June 14, with a public program...

Thu, 05/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – From May 26-29, first responders across the state of Kansas, representing multiple fire and emergency service agencies, will participate in a four-day mental and physical health, wellness and resilience training workshop. The workshop, sponsored by Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute at the University of Kansas, will be run by O2X Human Performance, a training and education company founded by former Navy SEALs. As tactical athletes, first responders risk their lives daily to keep their communities safe. They endure physical and, more importantly, mental stress throughout their careers. As a result, it’s become critical that they train their

Thu, 05/26/2022 — Anyone who’s ever shot a basketball has heard a coach or well-meaning bystander give them tips like “bend your knees,” “tuck your elbow in” or “release the ball as high as possible.” A new series of studies from the University of...

Thu, 05/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Office of Student Affairs has appointed Jordan Brandt and Nikita Haynie to leadership positions. Brandt is the new director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), while Haynie takes over as the director of the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity. Jordan Brandt Brandt, who spent the last seven months as the interim director of the OMA, began her permanent appointment May 1. “As interim director, Jordan’s work has been well received by campus partners, and, most importantly, students,” said Kevin Joseph, assistant vice provost in Student Affairs. “After two years of many transitions within the OMA, Jordan has

Wed, 05/18/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Law honored graduates in the Class of 2022 at a hooding ceremony May 14. During the ceremony, 11 graduates received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school...

Wed, 05/18/2022 — Scholars and researchers investigating the Montessori model of education now have a robust tool to aid their efforts. Housed at the Center for Montessori Research (CMR), a center within the University of Kansas Achievement & Assessment...

Wed, 05/18/2022 — The website HireJayhawks.com now offers one comprehensive job search platform, allowing University of Kansas students to explore the part-time job opportunities available to them on-campus, locally and remotely. Previously, students had to...

Mon, 05/16/2022 — The Center for Service Learning (CSL) at the University of Kansas has announced the 2022 Excellence in Service Learning award recipients and selected the winners of this year’s Service Showcase presentation competition. The CSL recognized...


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