Education & Behavior
Tue, 03/26/2013 — A proposal that health can be attained at any body size by taking a more holistic approach to wellness is gaining popularity, and a University of Kansas professor is studying its professional use to see how effective it is. Sonya Satinsky,...

Wed, 03/20/2013 — LAWRENCE – Charlotte Pierce-Baker, an author and professor at Vanderbilt University who wrote about her son’s bipolar disorder and the challenges it presented her family, will visit campus for a book-signing and reception for “This Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bipolar Son.” At age 25, Pierce-Baker’s son seemed to have his life on track as a successful postgraduate student. When her high-achieving son ended up handcuffed, dirty and in jail, Pierce-Baker and her family were confronted with the reality that her son had bipolar disorder. In “This Fragile Life,” Pierce-Baker seeks to break the silence that surrounds mental illness in families. She traces the

Mon, 03/18/2013 — LAWRENCE – Shane Lopez, a positive psychologist and the world’s pre-eminent expert on hope, will bring his Hope Day tour to the University of Kansas, where he will meet with faculty, administrators and student leaders on how hope drives well-being, achievement and professional development. KU’s Hope Day will take place March 27 in the Kansas Room of the Union. The series of events will begin at 2:30 p.m., with a session for KU faculty, staff and administrators. At 4 p.m., Lopez will lead a development session with student leaders from across KU’s campus. “The science of hope shows that how we think about the future is a key determinant of success in school, work and

Fri, 03/15/2013 —  Every teacher knows elementary students have energy to burn, but given the increased focus on meeting specific test scores and the challenges of the school day it’s not easy to fit in enough time for physical activity. Joseph Donnelly,...

Wed, 03/13/2013 — The fifth Red Hot Research event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at The Commons in Spooner Hall. In a continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines, and in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations, The...

Tue, 03/12/2013 — Elementary and secondary school educators with full-time jobs who wish to obtain administrative certification have a new path to an advanced degree from the nationally ranked University of Kansas School of Education.   Beginning in June 2013,...

Tue, 03/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – After students and faculty expressed interest in further opportunities to pursue indigenous studies, graduate students at the University of Kansas can now receive certification for studies in indigenous people and cultures of the United States. The Indigenous Studies Program, which already offers a master’s degree, will add the multidisciplinary graduate certificate as an option beginning in fall 2013. The program gives students an essential understanding of the relationship between the U.S. and indigenous nations and peoples. Students working toward certification will gain knowledge of related historical, political, religious and social issues. The

Mon, 03/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – It is one of the most popular consumer electronics gadgets in U.S. history, and now with the help of the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) at the University of Kansas, the iPad may one day change the way students take standardized tests. This winter 1,423 students in fourth and seventh grades used the iPad to take their formative assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics, which marks the first time CETE delivered a test on the iPad.  School participation was voluntary, and 15 schools across Kansas participated during the eight-week testing window.   “This recent small-scale tryout of our iPad test delivery is part of our

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 — 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...

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

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 — 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...

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...

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....


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