Education & Behavior
Thu, 10/18/2018 — Researchers around the world are doing their part to fight the scourge of cancer, including some of the top minds at the University of Kansas. University Foundation Distinguished Professor Steven Soper will present “The War Against Cancer: The...

Wed, 10/17/2018 — This week, the University of Kansas will host a series of events that celebrate the surprising interplay between Caribbean cultures and people and the rest of the world. Far from being exotic and isolated islands suitable only as tourist...

Wed, 10/17/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries will host a reception featuring a new exhibition titled “50 for 50: Celebrating 50 years of Kenneth Spencer Research Library” on Nov. 8 as one of many celebrations surrounding the library’s golden...

Wed, 10/17/2018 — The University of Kansas Humanities Program will host “The Harlem Renaissance,” a presentation and discussion by Lem Sheppard, at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center. Members of the community are invited...

Wed, 10/17/2018 — It's easy to find videos on YouTube exposing people's seemingly unwavering support for the actions of their political party. A 2016 video on Jimmy Kimmel's show includes Hillary Clinton supporters agreeing with her purported quotes about policies,

Tue, 10/16/2018 — Headquartered at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, a research team is envisioning what U.S. roads, highways, bridges and supporting infrastructure could look like in coming decades — a time when autonomous vehicles, more traffic...

Mon, 10/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio ended another successful fall membership drive with 1,778 listener pledges, bringing in just over $327,000 and surpassing last year's campaign. KPR’s 10-day membership drive, known as Fall Fanfare, ran Sept. 19 through Sept. 28 with the help of more than 50 volunteers. In addition to $271,571 in listener pledges, KPR met $56,417 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation whose donation amount is dependent on the amount of money raised by listeners within a predetermined time slot. Often, challenge grants entail a 100 percent dollar-for-dollar match. KPR was able to cut seven hours from Fall Fanfare

Mon, 10/15/2018 — The names of 915 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 41 Kansas counties, 40 other states and 24 other countries and territories — have been announced by the University Registrar. Some graduates already have...

Mon, 10/15/2018 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences welcomes Professor Daniel Wann as keynote speaker at the third annual Mawson Scholar Speaker Series.  His lecture, “The ABCs of Sport Fandom: What We Know and Where...

Fri, 10/12/2018 — Multiple buildings on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus will be without water for approximately 11 hours Saturday, Oct. 13, as KU Facilities Services performs needed maintenance on the campus infrastructure. In addition to not having...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Academically exceptional students in Kansas City have a new way to get the most out of their college experience through the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) Honors Program, an extension of KU's top-ranked University Honors Program. All incoming KUEC...

Wed, 10/10/2018 —  When learning a new language, people often come across new sounds or unfamiliar grammar rules. So while they may be able to communicate with native speakers, incorrect pronunciation and grammar can result in negative perceptions or...

Wed, 10/10/2018 — A gift from the E. Eugene Carter Foundation establishes an annual opportunity award fund to benefit female Hispanic students in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas. The award will provide up to $20,000 per student annually to...

Wed, 10/10/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will honor former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker with the 2018 Dole Leadership Prize. Baker will accept the award at a public program at the institute at 2 p.m. Nov. 7. The program will be free and open to the public. A livestream of the event will be available at doleinstitute.org. “Jim Baker is an extraordinary leader,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “I had the chance to see his skill up close when he was President Reagan’s chief of staff. He went on to serve as secretary of the treasury and as secretary of state under President Bush. It is a great

Tue, 10/09/2018 — Rob Riggle, one of the most recognizable Jayhawk alumni, will be honored this year with the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. He will visit Lawrence in November to accept...

Mon, 10/08/2018 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five US school-age children and young people ages 6 to 19 years suffers from obesity, a tripling of such numbers since the 1970s. For individual children, genetics, eating and...

Fri, 10/05/2018 — Will robots someday socially engage with kids with special needs? A pioneer in the field of robotics will discuss the possibilities when she kicks off a new lecture series in October at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Ayanna...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Firsthand experience with neighborhoods can create designs that lead to healthier communities. That’s the principle to be discussed during the fall 2018 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Lecture.  Gregory Crichlow, Langston Hughes Visiting...

Thu, 10/04/2018 —  The SWIFT Education Center, part of the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, has received a $17.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement for a five-year project titled “Equity...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Employers on the lookout for job candidates with the intercultural awareness to work in an increasingly globalized world can look to Kansas to find students prepared with linguistic and cultural knowledge necessary to succeed. With recent awards...


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