Education & Behavior
Tue, 02/15/2022 — The University of Kansas Debate team of juniors Mickey McMahon, of Leawood, and Michael Scott, of Glenview, Illinois, were selected as automatic qualifiers for the National Debate Tournament. The top 16 teams in the country based on season-long...

Mon, 02/14/2022 — Working in schools as an occupational therapist and board-certified behavior analyst, Gretchen Scheibel would often see students, parents and educators at crisis points. Though youths receiving special education services would take part in...

Fri, 02/11/2022 — A longtime leader in international scholarship and global engagement, the University of Kansas is launching a new institute to enhance its overall efforts by strengthening the connections among its established international centers and aligning...

Fri, 02/11/2022 — Ash Wilson has led strategic initiatives and been a champion for LGBTQ students since their arrival at the University of Kansas five years ago. Wilson will continue doing that and then some as they step into the role of director of the Center...

Thu, 02/10/2022 — Several University of Kansas units are partners and sponsors of the Paper Plains Literary Festival, which will take place April 8-9 at Liberty Hall. The festival’s recently announced lineup features authors Angeline Boulley, Sarah Smarsh and...

Thu, 02/10/2022 — This spring, 49 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on research and creative projects with mentors from KU. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Thu, 02/10/2022 — Four outstanding juniors will be the University of Kansas nominees for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college...

Wed, 02/09/2022 — On Feb. 17, One Day. One KU. turns 5. This annual day of giving to benefit the University of Kansas will inspire stories and gifts that will make an impact for generations to come. Each year, this single day has set a fundraising record through...

Wed, 02/09/2022 — HUTCHINSON – Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Feb. 4 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Officer Curtis Morse of the Emporia Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Tony Mattivi, retired assistant U.S. Attorney and the antiterrorism and national security coordinator for the District of Kansas. Troy Livingston, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 288th Basic Training Class. Paul Ornelas of the Humboldt Police Department was awarded the Welch Academic Award for academic excellence. Jacob Smith from

Wed, 02/09/2022 — Members of the University of Kansas community are invited to join the Center for Service Learning and others in promoting civic engagement at KU in preparation for the 2022 midterm election cycle by becoming a Civic Engagement Ambassador. The...

Tue, 02/08/2022 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas has been selected to receive a $100,000 award from the Association of American Universities to support projects that lead to better methods for evaluating STEM teaching. KU is one of only five AAU member departments to receive the award. Susan Williams, Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor and department chair, will lead the project. She will work with Prajna Dhar, professor of chemical & petroleum engineering, and Andrea Follmer Greenhoot, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and a professor of psychology. Dhar and Greenhoot will be co-leaders of the

Tue, 02/08/2022 — LAWRENCE – In a time when Americans have largely retreated to their own political corners on social media, it’s hardly surprising that they tend to share more political content on platforms where they believe they are among the like-minded. But one finding in a new study of U.S. social media habits surprised a pair of University of Kansas researchers: Black Instagram users tend to share more political content on the platform than non-Black users, despite many not knowing whether most of their IG followers share their beliefs. Titled “What Will They Think If I Post This? Risks and Returns for Political Expression Across Platforms” and published Nov. 12 in the

Tue, 02/08/2022 — More than 6,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2021 semester.   The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and in...

Tue, 02/08/2022 — Scholars and experts in law will focus on post-pandemic privacy implications concerning the disparities in the health system, technology and cybersecurity for a University of Kansas School of Law event. The 2022 Kansas Journal of Law &...

Fri, 02/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – Katie Treadwell has worked at the University of Kansas for nine years and has helped many students navigate difficult situations. Now, Treadwell has moved into a larger role as an assistant vice provost in Student Affairs with a focus on student life efforts. She transitioned to the position Dec. 27. “Katie is a great addition to our Student Affairs leadership team,” said Tammara Durham, vice provost for Student Affairs. “She is an expert in dealing with crises and has a great deal of experience being an advocate for our students, making her uniquely qualified for this role.” In her new role, Treadwell serves as a senior member on the Student Affairs

Thu, 02/03/2022 — A new study from the University of Kansas shows that in "hookup culture," — in which young people may engage in sex without the traditional courtship practice of dating – there is a discrepancy between what college students are saying and...

Tue, 02/01/2022 — Teri Finneman, associate professor of journalism, is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Gretchen and Gene Budig Teaching Professorship of Writing and will present a lecture on the vital role of student writers Feb. 24. The Budig Professorship...

Tue, 02/01/2022 — Brian Rosenblum, co-director of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to lead a six-week course in digital humanities at the University of Ghana this semester.

Tue, 02/01/2022 — Two University of Kansas debate teams — Jimin Park with Jet Semrick and Ethan Harris with Jacob Wilkus — swept through the elimination rounds to close out the championship debate and finish as co-champions of the University of Minnesota...

Mon, 01/31/2022 — LAWRENCE – The collaborative virtual series inspired by contributors to the book “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis” returns to the University of Kansas in spring 2022. The first event features farmer, food sovereignty activist, author and soil steward Leah Penniman at noon Feb. 17 in conversation with local food policy activist and grower Cody Haynes. This series spans the knowledge across and beyond disciplines and features the writers whose works comprise "All We Can Save," edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson, to center individual and collective agency around the urgency of climate change. Recognizing that


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