Education & Behavior
Wed, 07/26/2017 — As an amateur linguist growing up among the Kiowa people a century ago, Parker McKenzie devised a method of writing his native language using English letters. Now his great-grandson, University of Kansas Assistant Professor of Linguistics...

Mon, 07/24/2017 — Can an adult male who’s never been incarcerated relate well enough to the experiences of young minority women sentenced to reform school to write something true and moving about that experience? Well, if the tears of audience members who saw...

Wed, 07/19/2017 — A new investigation appearing this week in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests a strong association between a person’s attachment style — how avoidant or anxious people are in their close relationships — and their...

Tue, 07/18/2017 — A month before they are born, fetuses carried by American mothers-to-be can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and Japanese. Using noninvasive sensing technology from the University of Kansas Medical Center for the first...

Mon, 07/17/2017 — As the first day of University of Kansas classes and the paths of the sun and moon intersect during a rare solar eclipse Aug. 21, KU will host an eclipse celebration on campus. Organized by the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the KU...

Wed, 07/12/2017 — The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP), located on the Children’s Campus of Kansas City in Kansas City, Kansas, has been awarded $7.5 million for four new research projects from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education...

Tue, 07/11/2017 —  For decades, educators have struggled with how to help students who are struggling with reading or who have reading disabilities to improve their abilities. University of Kansas researchers have been developing a program for the last six years...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — Increasingly in presidential elections since 1972, a partisan divide has emerged around guns, as someone who owns one is more likely to support a Republican candidate, according to a new study by University of Kansas researchers. "While this...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — Starting July 1, the School of Architecture, Design & Planning’s name became the School of Architecture & Design. “On the face of it, it might seem like a simple change,” said Dean Mahesh Daas. “But since we seldom have the...

Fri, 06/30/2017 — More than 5,250 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Thu, 06/29/2017 — U.S. immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras on Temporary Protected Status, despite its in-between and temporary nature, generally do better than undocumented immigrants in educational attainment and civic engagement in their...

Wed, 06/28/2017 — Neanderthals treating toothaches? A discovery of multiple toothpick grooves on teeth and signs of other manipulations by a Neanderthal of 130,000 years ago are evidence of a kind of prehistoric dentistry, according to a new study led by a...

Mon, 06/26/2017 — YODER – Sixty-three new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas City, Kansas, Chief of Police Terry Ziegler during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 23. The new officers were members of the 245th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training March 20, represented 47 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law

Mon, 06/26/2017 —  If someone were to tell you they were a Jayhawk, Bulldog, Tiger or Eagle, you’d probably realize they were referring to their school’s mascot and not harboring delusions of being an animal — in some cases, a mythical bird. But...

Mon, 06/19/2017 — The prospect of feeling embarrassment and shame in front of one's peers — especially among women — rather than the threat of facing potential formal punishment appears to be the most effective deterrent to problem drinking at universities,...

Wed, 06/07/2017 — You’ve driven a car a million times, so nothing here should be too different. Just climb into the Acura, buckle up, throw it in “drive” and stomp on the gas. It’s just like any vehicle, except — whoa! At once familiar and yet fully...

Tue, 06/06/2017 —  At some point in every student’s life, he or she will be asked about career plans. At the same time, there is a growing national need to improve career readiness for young people, while recruiting talented individuals to careers in science,...

Tue, 06/06/2017 — A University of Kansas researcher has received a $70,000 grant to study the effect of school funding on the racial achievement gap. Emily Rauscher, assistant professor of sociology, earned the award as one of 30 postdoctoral fellows from across...

Mon, 06/05/2017 — Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants lately have grappled with issues of diversity and gender equity. According to national news reports, a recent diversity report compiled for the social networking giant found that women account for 17...

Wed, 05/31/2017 —  For as long as people have been teaching, they have tried to put a new idea or concept “in terms you’ll understand.” But believe it or not, new teachers are often not trained how to put ideas into terms their students will understand when...


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