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Thu, 08/01/2013 — A University of Kansas alumna has made a $2 million gift commitment to establish the first counseling psychology professorship at KU. This will be the second-largest gift in the history of the School of Education. Rick Ginsberg, dean of the...

Thu, 08/01/2013 — The University of Kansas has bestowed Employee of the Month honors for June 2013. They are as follows: University Support Staff Employee of the Month Who: Laurie Funk Start date: 2006 Current title: Payroll and benefits specialist, Human...

Wed, 07/31/2013 —  Teachers are trained to identify students who struggle academically. But it’s not always as easy to identify those who may struggle socially or behaviorally. A University of Kansas researcher is developing systems to support schools in...

Mon, 07/29/2013 — The Kansas Early Childhood Advisory Council and Kansas Project LAUNCH have awarded $40,000 in mini-grants to communities to promote technology designed to provide mothers quick access to essential health information. Communities will use the...

Mon, 07/29/2013 — University of Kansas researchers will train preschoolers with autism and their classmates to use an iPad voice output app to determine whether the technology can improve the deficits in communication, social reciprocity and play skills typical...

Mon, 07/29/2013 — City of Lawrence and University of Kansas bus systems will implement their annual service changes on Thursday, Aug. 1. Service changes are intended to improve access to the city and campus, adjust service frequency and make the best use of...

Mon, 07/29/2013 — The School of Journalism has hired award-winning news veteran Brett Akagi to manage its student media operations, including KUJH-TV and the University Daily Kansan. Akagi owns his own media company and most recently was the assistant news...

Thu, 07/25/2013 —  A graduate student at the University of Kansas is the lead author on a recently published description of a new bird species, the Junin Tapaculo, found in the remote Andes Mountains of central Peru. Following sightings by birders and leads...

Thu, 07/25/2013 — Innovations in Teaching and Learning will be the theme of annual Teaching Summit at the University of Kansas, which will be Thursday, Aug. 22, in Budig and Wescoe halls. The first general session will be at 8:30 a.m. in 130 Budig.   Simon...

Thu, 07/25/2013 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have been digging for clues that would tie the remains of a 15,500-year-old mammoth discovered in west-central Kansas with prehistoric human artifacts found nearby. The bones and a knapping pile — stone...

Wed, 07/24/2013 — North Dakota becomes the 17th state to join the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium (DLM), a multistate initiative developing an instructionally embedded, instructionally relevant, computer-based assessment designed to help...

Wed, 07/24/2013 — A $1.36 million gift from the estate of the late University of Kansas alumnus John P. Kaiser and his wife, Mary Kaiser, will provide scholarship support for KU journalism students. The gift will enhance the John P. Kaiser Journalism Scholarship...

Wed, 07/24/2013 —  Since the financial crisis of 2008, attempts to penalize and curb activity that caused the crash have drawn criticism for being too arbitrary and leaving the sentencing to an ineffective agency. Also under scrutiny are regulations that may...

Tue, 07/23/2013 — The thermometer might say summer, but the classical music will be frosty when Kansas Public Radio chills the airwaves with “Christmas in July.” On Thursday, July 25, all of KPR’s classical music hosts will be playing Christmas music or...

Tue, 07/23/2013 — Rick Ginsberg, dean of the School of Education, has been named to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation board of directors. The organization is dedicated to improving teacher preparation through evidence-based...

Mon, 07/22/2013 — The University of Kansas mathematics department recognized its undergraduate and graduate students and faculty for outstanding academic and teaching achievements at its 56th annual honors banquet earlier this spring at the KU Adams Alumni...

Mon, 07/22/2013 — Brazilian English teachers and Fulbright graduate students are on campus this summer to expand their English skills and learn about higher education and American culture. The Applied English Center (AEC) is coordinating a six-week pre-academic...

Mon, 07/22/2013 — People regularly develop lifelong, sentimental connections to their alma maters, and it’s no secret that colleges and universities rely on those feelings to garner financial support from alumni for everything from scholarships to new athletic...

Fri, 07/19/2013 —  William Elliott III, assistant professor of social welfare at the University of Kansas, released a report that addresses the student debt crisis by establishing savings accounts for all American children at birth. Elliott, director of the...

Thu, 07/18/2013 — A $10 million estate gift from Stata Norton Ringle and David Ringle will create scholarships for students in the University of Kansas Medical Center’s School of Health Professions and provide support for libraries at the medical center and on...


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