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Thu, 04/14/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning will present its first Global Impact through Design Research Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 22. All are welcome to attend this day of presentations documenting...

Wed, 04/13/2016 — Low-income parents of young children frequently face day-to-day difficulties in feeding and housing their families. Social services for such parents often include financial education designed to help build basic knowledge about financial matters...

Wed, 04/13/2016 — LAWRENCE – More than 50 early-childhood advocates from 12 Kansas counties gathered in Topeka on April 5 for the first of five daylong summits across the state this spring aimed at helping communities improve their systems for developmental screenings and referrals. “We work collaboratively with other entities in our county, but we also work in different sectors,” said one of the attendees, Molly Jenkins, of Manhattan’s Raising Riley project. “This is a great opportunity to come together and see how we’re all using the tools, and what we can do to share data and use that to move forward.” The no-cost “Screen Early Start Strong” Summits are part of the Kansas

Wed, 04/13/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Education will host the ninth annual summer Strategies Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators.  This year’s full-day event, Strategies for Educational Improvement: Teaching & Learning for...

Wed, 04/13/2016 — The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity will host the Women’s Recognition Banquet at 6:30 p.m. today, April 13, at the Kansas Union Ballroom. KU will recognize outstanding faculty, staff and students at this annual event in...

Tue, 04/12/2016 — LAWRENCE – On a daily basis, local governments across the country make community-changing decisions based on recommendations found in planning staff reports. Research from the University of Kansas shows in the past 40 years, little has been done to make these reports more accessible to decision makers and the public. The research team studied staff reports from 94 city planning departments across the country, which ranged in size from 2,000 people to more than a million. Regardless of location and size, the researchers found the staff reports were surprisingly similar and largely based on recommendations that came out in 1976. “We seem to have frozen in time,” said

Tue, 04/12/2016 — The School of Education's Department of Curriculum & Teaching will host two University of Kansas alumni as featured guest speakers at the 2016 Gertrude Way Strong Literature Lecture Series. This year’s event will include a dessert...

Tue, 04/12/2016 — The Hall Family Foundation has granted the Hall Center for the Humanities $512,000 for programming support. The grant includes funds for two new initiatives, the Visiting Scholars program and the Elevated Annual Lecture, and it renews support...

Tue, 04/12/2016 — A University of Kansas researcher aims to conduct the most definitive investigation to date on why music matters in primary and secondary education. Through an $18,500 grant through the Grammy Foundation, Christopher Johnson, professor of music...

Mon, 04/11/2016 — Policies that increase access to high-quality child care for all families could help address the achievement gap along socioeconomic lines as children enter kindergarten, according to a University of Kansas researcher who studies...

Mon, 04/11/2016 — Neeli Bendapudi is the first of three candidates for provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus at the University of Kansas. She has served as dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at KU since 2011. Before coming to KU,...

Mon, 04/11/2016 — Robin D.G. Kelley, the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA and Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Lied Center Auditorium as the final installment of the...

Mon, 04/11/2016 — LAWRENCE – A psychologist who studies the effects of personality and social factors on cardiovascular health will be honored this week as a distinguished alumnus of the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. Tim Smith, a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Utah, will return to his alma mater to accept the 1949 Award for distinguished alumni from the program, based in the Department of Psychology. The award’s name recognizes the year the program was first accredited by the American Psychological Association. As part of events recognizing Smith, he’ll present a public lecture, “Getting Along, Getting Ahead and Cardiovascular

Mon, 04/11/2016 — The Second Annual Day of Creativity — presented by The Commons, the KU Natural History Museum and the Spencer Museum of Art — invites University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to celebrate their creative sides. The all-ages event will be...

Fri, 04/08/2016 — University of Kansas Army ROTC Cadets will be among 340 ROTC Cadets from across the United States challenging them to find out just how physically and mentally strong they can be.   Two-person teams from 34 colleges and universities in 13...

Fri, 04/08/2016 — Students at The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare are calling for the delivery of safer and more affordable financial services to lower-income and or minority communities. And to do so, they are taking the term “delivery” to a...

Fri, 04/08/2016 — Who fights America’s wars today? After protracted U.S. engagements in the Middle East, often involving multiple tours of duty by members of the National Guard and Reserve, it’s a sensitive topic for scholars and policymakers alike. On April...

Thu, 04/07/2016 — The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded a three- to five-year grant to University of Kansas researcher Alessandro Salandrino, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science. The award of $120,000 each year...

Thu, 04/07/2016 — The University of Kansas Beckman Scholars Program announces the selection of the Beckman Scholars for 2016: Kathryn Brewer, a junior from Overland Park majoring in chemistry, and Collin Clay, a sophomore from Edmond, Oklahoma, majoring in...

Thu, 04/07/2016 —  Faculty members and researchers from the University of Kansas School of Education are available to speak with media about the research they will present at the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference April 8-12 in...


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