Education & Behavior
Tue, 11/13/2018 — University of Kansas student Kathryn Ammon is a finalist for the Mitchell and Marshall scholarships, and she will participate in interviews for the awards this week. The Marshall Scholarship provides funds for study at any university in the...

Fri, 11/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – Getting daily users to give up social media for weeks at a time? Difficult, at best. And, yes, some people who agreed to do so for a recent experiment fell off the wagon while they were supposed to abstain. But the real finding of University of Kansas Professor Jeffrey Hall’s recent research paper is that when people have to do without social media, they end up surfing the web and engaging in activities they may be putting off, like work and housecleaning. Hall, an associate professor of communication studies, has performed several studies trying to get at the phenomenon known as “displacement” – what we might be doing if social media weren’t always at

Fri, 11/09/2018 — As marijuana legalization for medical and recreational purposes increases across the country, new research from the University of Kansas shows that where people are buying legal pot matters just as much, if not more, than who is buying. In...

Thu, 11/08/2018 — LAWRENCE – This fall marks the 27th year of the Waggoner Research Colloquium, where KU Latin American studies faculty members and graduate students gather to celebrate the ongoing research and scholarship in the region. The colloquium will take place from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Malott Room of the KU Union, and a catered reception will follow. RSVP to clacs@ku.edu by Friday, Nov. 9. The 2018 colloquium includes an interdisciplinary panel on “Changing Environments of Latin America: History, Conservation, Climate Change & Natural Disasters” and will feature the following presentations: Santa Arias, professor of Spanish & Portuguese “Post-Columbian

Thu, 11/08/2018 — Beginning Nov. 10, the Spencer Museum of Art will host the exhibition “Hope 22,” which features 22 portraits of veterans and active duty personnel accompanied by written accounts of their experiences with the military and mental health. The...

Thu, 11/08/2018 —  When growing up, many young people look to their parents for guidance on how to prepare for all manner of experiences. But when the parents do not have a particular experience to share, where do kids turn? A new study from the University of...

Wed, 11/07/2018 — As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the University of Kansas supports advanced research that improves and transforms Kansas, the United States and the world. The Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships furthers this...

Wed, 11/07/2018 — The success of the transgender rights movement is one of the most improbable underdog stories of American politics in the past 25 years, according to a new book co-authored by a University of Kansas political scientist. "It is a tiny group with...

Wed, 11/07/2018 — An Olympic gold medalist and humanitarian, a former director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the CEO of a global scientific instrumentation company will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas. Billy Mills, Elizabeth...

Mon, 11/05/2018 —  No matter which school they attended, most Americans likely have similar memories of lunch time. Whether it’s the rectangular trays, a certain favorite dish, the friendly lunch lady or something more painful like being relegated to a table of...

Mon, 11/05/2018 — LAWRENCE – Usually, researchers study the effect communications have on the target of a message, says Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies. But in the case of a new study on social media and Latino political participation, Velasquez and his co-author looked at the effect on the ones pushing out the message. Their results illustrate that individuals’ political expression on social media increases their feelings of efficacy – that one’s actions can influence the political environment. In a new edition of the journal Mass Communication and Society, Velasquez and Andrea Quenette, assistant professor of communication

Fri, 11/02/2018 — The Tony Award-winning play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," by Simon Stephens, based on the best-selling book by Mark Haddon, opens at University Theatre on Friday, Nov. 9.  This play is told through the eyes of Christopher,

Thu, 11/01/2018 — Charles Eldredge, Hall Distinguished Professor Emeritus of American Art and Culture, retired this past summer after serving the University of Kansas for 42 years. The Spencer Museum of Art and the Kress Foundation Department of Art History are...

Thu, 11/01/2018 — A report released earlier this year by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that a chilly climate and sexual harassment of women in STEMM fields — science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine —...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — Potential future trends in job automation could eliminate positions that traditionally contribute to diversity in the public sector, according to a recent study by a University of Kansas alumnus and KU professor who study government workforce...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the July 2018 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Laura DiedeTitle: Interim director of the Center for Online and Distance Learning What that means: While serving as interim director, Diede...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — Three candidates for dean of the University of Kansas School of Engineering will take part in on-campus interviews in the weeks ahead. Members of the KU community are invited to attend public presentations during each candidate’s on-campus...

Tue, 10/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – With their law degree in hand, the only thing standing between graduates and their legal careers is the bar exam. A new program at the University of Kansas School of Law will help KU students clear that hurdle without the added financial pressure of paying for a bar review course. Through an innovative partnership with Themis Bar Review, KU Law’s Free Bar Prep Program will provide a comprehensive suite of preparation resources – including a post-graduation commercial bar review course – to every student at no cost. December 2018 graduates will be the first beneficiaries.  “KU Law is already a Best Value Law School ranked 18th in the nation for overall

Tue, 10/30/2018 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2018-2019 Strategies Event Series, which will include three interactive professional development lectures at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.  The first...

Tue, 10/30/2018 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. The annual awards are given in four...


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