Education & Behavior
Mon, 03/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – Nikki Giovanni, one of the most acclaimed poets to emerge from the Civil Rights Era and Black Arts Movement, will visit the University of Kansas to deliver a lecture. Giovanni will present “Poetry: A New Conversation” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. A book signing will follow immediately after. An open forum with students is also scheduled for noon Wednesday, April 5, at the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center. Giovanni is known as a prolific poet, writer, activist and educator. She established herself in her early career as a prominent voice with a revolutionary perspective on political, social and cultural

Mon, 03/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Urban Planning will join the School of Public Affairs & Administration in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas, effective July 1. Urban planning is currently one of three departments in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning. The move to the public affairs & administration school reflects common interests and strengths in public policy research among the faculty of the two programs. The school is ranked as the top university program in city management and urban policy, according to U.S. News & World Report. “I am excited to welcome urban planning to the College and our School of

Fri, 03/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications is announcing a change for William Allen White Day on April 20. Television journalist Charlie Rose, who was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for William Allen White Day and receive the William Allen White Foundation National Citation award, is unable to attend for health reasons.  Journalist and political commentator Bob Schieffer will attend the event in his place, and Rose will receive the award in absentia. Also attending will be Judy Woodruff, anchor of PBS NewsHour, who will give a tribute to her friend and co-worker, Gwen Ifill, who was awarded the citation last year and died

Fri, 03/17/2017 — The Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas has identified two individuals as the inaugural Distinguished Members of the Sport Management Professional Society in recognition of their significant...

Thu, 03/16/2017 — The University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 65 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top...

Thu, 03/16/2017 — A little-known feature of the University of Kansas campus is getting an enhancement from students. HawkRoute, an accessible route that neutralizes the distinguishing hills and conventional barriers found on the KU landscape, has been available...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — For the most part, public health initiatives focus on stemming one type of unhealthy behavior: anti-smoking campaigns, curbing alcohol abuse, or ramping up exercise, for example. While all are noble causes, focusing narrowly on negative health...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — Four faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2017 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize significant scholarly or research achievement for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Bernadette...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — A work detailing the prevalence and toll of racial microaggressions will be the 2017-2018 KU Common Book. “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by Claudia Rankine, a current MacArthur Fellow, relates encounters between individuals that reveal the...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — OVERLAND PARK – With demand for skilled web developers at an all-time high, the University of Kansas will launch a 24-week Coding Boot Camp in June 2017. The innovative, fullstack program, said Edwards Campus Vice Chancellor David Cook, “is ideal for motivated individuals looking for a new career challenge or advancement in their current job.” The number of web development positions in the Kansas City area will grow 27 percent by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Mid-America Regional Council projects “Computer Occupations” to be Kansas City’s second-highest category of net job growth from 2016 to 2026. Nationwide, web development ranks

Tue, 03/14/2017 — The University of Kansas has 10 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 42 in the top 50 among public universities in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released today. “Rankings are...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — Every March, millions of people turn their attention to filling out brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament, trying to predict who will make the Final Four. A University of Kansas professor has turned his statistical expertise toward the...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — Every Selection Sunday, basketball teams and fans around the country wait nervously, watching their TV screens to see if their name will be called. For those schools who make the NCAA tournament it can mean a shot at a championship, extending...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — The Chancellor's Committee on Honorary Degrees invites the campus community to propose exceptional individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement, or service to humanity, to be awarded an honorary degree...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — The same genotypes yield better or worse economic outcomes compared to one’s sibling, depending on parental income, according to a new study by a University of Kansas researcher.  The study's results suggest that children with sensitive...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — LAWRENCE – Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Kansas, has received the 2017 Outstanding Public Educator Award, granted by the Horace Mann League of the USA. This award recognizes an outstanding national leader and advocate for his or her contributions to improving the nation’s public schools. The Horace Mann League, founded in 1922, exists to perpetuate the ideals of Horace Mann, the founder of the American public school system. Its basic purpose and activities are to strengthen public schools. More information about the league can be found here. The Outstanding

Fri, 03/10/2017 — The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has given University of Kansas Department of Architecture associate professors Nils Gore and Shannon Criss and graduate student Matt Kleinmann one of its 2017 Collaboration Awards. It...

Fri, 03/10/2017 — Sacha Kopp, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University, will offer a public talk to address differences between communicating within the realm of academic research and contributing to public discourse, and ultimately,...

Thu, 03/09/2017 — In sports, few things beat the excitement of a Cinderella team pulling off a buzzer beater to defeat a huge favorite in the NCAA Tournament. March Madness is even better when you can brag about doing well in the office pool when your co-workers...

Thu, 03/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas School of Law team brought home second place after rising to compete in the final round of the 2017 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition. KU law students Megan Carroll, of Wichita, and Bill Madden, of Topeka, placed second in the NNALSA competition held March 4-5 at the University of California-Los Angeles. Carroll also won the award for second-best oral advocate out of 128 competitors. Two additional KU teams competed at the event, including Will Easley, of Overland Park, and Nikki Marcotte, of Manhattan, as well as Nick Hayes, of Lawrence, and Ben Stringer, of Jacksonville, Florida. This is the


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The New York TimesMon, 03/27/2017
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