Education & Behavior
Mon, 05/16/2022 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Kansas has announced that the 2022 Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winners are undergraduate students John Lubianetsky, for his essay “The United...

Mon, 05/16/2022 — KU International Affairs has announced that Eron Memaj will be the new director of International Support Services at the University of Kansas. Memaj will be coming from Kent State University, where he served as director of the Office of...

Fri, 05/13/2022 — Over 215 undergraduate students participated in the 25th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium this year at the University of Kansas. The symposium was entirely online and features oral and poster presentations as well as artist talks and...

Fri, 05/13/2022 — LAWRENCE – Three University of Kansas students received prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to study, conduct research and teach English abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year. Four additional KU students were named as alternate Fulbright recipients. This year’s Fulbright U.S. Student Award grantees are recent graduates from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Radhia Abdirahman will pursue a master’s degree in public health in Australia, and Ross Acree and Olivia Shaffer will teach English in Taiwan and Madagascar, respectively.  The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is

Fri, 05/13/2022 — Stacey Vanderhurst, University of Kansas assistant professor of women, gender & sexuality studies, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to study how Nigerian women are fighting harassment in public spaces. Vanderhurst will spend the...

Fri, 05/13/2022 — Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas has presented a grant project focused on promoting quality science education for students with disabilities at the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase: Access,

Thu, 05/12/2022 — LAWRENCE – Nineteen students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Self Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students from KU who will transition into a full-time master’s or doctoral program at KU in the fall semester. Students who were selected demonstrated achievement in leadership and scholarship and possess the ability to envision and attain goals that require energy and tenacity. The Self Memorial Scholarship provides each recipient with a $10,000 scholarship award that is applied to tuition and fees,

Thu, 05/12/2022 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the winners of the 2022 Robert J. Dole Service to Country Award and the 2022 Elizabeth Dole Public Service Award. “The student culture at the Dole Institute is...

Thu, 05/12/2022 — In early May, the University of Kansas Center for Undergraduate Research honored the winners of the Courtwright Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence and the Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards. Courtwright Award for Undergraduate...

Wed, 05/11/2022 — When veterans leave the military, they not only have the possibility of significant challenges like lasting physical injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder or mental health concerns, they also face the reality of transitioning to a new life,...

Wed, 05/11/2022 — University of Kansas students have tested their mathematical prowess at local, state and national events. KU Math Prize Competition The 39th annual event, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, took place in April. Open to all KU...

Tue, 05/10/2022 — KU International Affairs has awarded more than $46,000 in travel grants to 13 KU faculty members and one graduate student to support research and collaboration abroad. These competitively awarded funds were dispersed among faculty and students...

Tue, 05/10/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences will honor alumnus John Heim with one of its top awards this spring. Heim will be recognized at the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award on May 14 at the school’s spring convocation...

Tue, 05/10/2022 — Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award this graduation season at the University of Kansas. “For those in the teaching profession, perhaps the highest honor that can be bestowed is...

Tue, 05/10/2022 — Emily Witt, associate professor of mathematics, has been awarded the 2022-2023 Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize from the Association of Women in Mathematics and Cornell University. Witt was selected for her research accomplishments in commutative...

Tue, 05/10/2022 — The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has announced its latest center, the Center for Positive Youth Development. Led by director David Hansen, associate professor of educational psychology in the School of Education & Human...

Mon, 05/09/2022 — The Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research at the University of Kansas has awarded $12,000 in funding this spring for student research to be conducted this year. The research center’s 2022 Student Research Awards are...

Fri, 05/06/2022 — A University of Kansas senior in chemical engineering with plans to pursue a medical degree in the KU School of Medicine after graduation is this year’s winner of the James Blackiston Memorial Graduate Fellowship from the KU chapter of Phi...

Fri, 05/06/2022 — Any parent who has had a child reach middle school age can attest that adolescence can be a tough time. A new study from the University of Kansas and Baker University has found that an intervention focusing on empathy skills can improve...

Thu, 05/05/2022 — LAWRENCE – Jeffrey Hall is passionate about two things in particular – friendship and social media – and he thinks the latter is too often mistaken as the enemy of the former. His latest article reviews the best available evidence to debunk the “social displacement hypothesis” that holds that use of mobile and social media is the cause of decreased face-to-face (FtF) interaction. In doing so, he uncovered a worrisome trend: In the United States, Great Britain and Australia, there has been a steady, uniform decline in FtF time that began well before the rise of social media. This new analysis shows the decline continued through the stay-at-home orders and social


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