Education & Behavior
Thu, 01/26/2023 — Do you have questions about vaping? Want to know more about the health effects of electronic cigarettes? Confused by terms like cart, Vuse, mod or Puff Bar? Parents, educators, health care professionals and users of vaping products are invited...

Thu, 01/26/2023 — The Educate & Act series, led by The Commons, the Center for Service Learning and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, will host four virtual events in spring 2023 for University of Kansas students, staff and faculty. This...

Thu, 01/26/2023 — LAWRENCE – Promoting health equity through culturally competent pharmacy care, dismantling anti-Black linguistic racism, documenting the unique contributions of diverse composers and celebrating living Indigenous cultures while repairing relationships with Native communities are among the goals of four projects selected for the 2022 KU Racial Equity Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Awards. Led by members of the University of Kansas research and creative community, the two-year projects aim to foster progress toward a state where race no longer determines one’s ability to thrive because systemic barriers to quality housing, education, employment,

Thu, 01/26/2023 — The KU debate team kicked off spring 2023 with successful performances at three different tournaments over the weekend. The team of Mickey McMahon, a senior from Leawood, and Michael Scott, a senior from Glenview, Illinois, took third place at...

Wed, 01/25/2023 — Join the KU Center for Environmental Policy, part of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas, for a moderated conversation on climate change and environmental justice with the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Wed, 01/25/2023 — LAWRENCE – A third-year student at the University of Kansas School of Law will receive a grant from the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation. Lindsay McQuinn is a recipient of the foundation’s Rural Law Practice Grant. This grant is awarded to law students who intend to practice in rural communities after graduation, bringing legal information and advocacy to those with limited access to resources. A maximum of three students each year can win the $16,500 grant. “Serving rural communities is important to me because you get to see the impact you’re making on people and seeing that difference,” McQuinn said. “There’s more of an opportunity to get plugged into the

Tue, 01/24/2023 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas faculty member Karrie Shogren advises foreign government ministers, presents in countries around the globe and contributes her knowledge to Kansas in presentations across the state. She is a leading scholarly figure in nearly every aspect of researching children with developmental disabilities and of self-determination among people with and without disabilities. After years of academic and research excellence, Shogren has been awarded the rank of distinguished professor, as the Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor of Special Education in the KU School of Education & Human Sciences. The title became effective at the

Tue, 01/24/2023 — The University of Kansas School of Business online MBA program improved nine spots to seventh overall in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released today. This is the first time the school’s...

Tue, 01/24/2023 — In its eighth semester, the Spotlight on Care series at the University of Kansas will begin with a three-part workshop, led by Nadine Naber, University of Illinois-Chicago professor of gender & women’s studies and global Asian...

Mon, 01/23/2023 — The University of Kansas collaborative series that centers misinformation, disinformation and the wellness of democracy will continue in the spring 2023 semester. Led by Najarian Peters, associate professor of law and faculty associate at the...

Fri, 01/20/2023 — University of Kansas researchers increasing understanding of child welfare, geology and ecology have received this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU Research Staff & Postdoctoral Achievement Awards. The annual...

Fri, 01/20/2023 — The University of Kansas community now has an additional reason to bookmark NYTimes.com beyond a daily attempt at Wordle. Anyone with a KU email address can access The New York Times for free. Site access was expanded through negotiations by KU...

Thu, 01/19/2023 — University of Kansas researchers have conducted and published extensive research studies on how evidence-based positive sport environments help athletes learn from mistakes, stay with sports and experience more positive development. Now, those...

Thu, 01/19/2023 — Nearly 100 music students from across the region will descend onto the University of Kansas Lawrence campus next month for the Prairie Winds Festival, hosted by the School of Music.  High school participants will join the School of Music’s...

Wed, 01/18/2023 — LAWRENCE – After two years of virtual events, the 2023 Kenneth Spencer Lecture returns to downtown Lawrence this February. The Commons, which hosts the event annually, will welcome poet, essayist, professor and New York Times best-selling author Ross Gay as the 2023 speaker. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Liberty Hall. Gay is the author of four books of poetry: “Against Which”; “Bringing the Shovel Down”; “Be Holding,” winner of the PEN America Literary Jean Stein Award; and “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Award. His first collection of essays, “The

Tue, 01/17/2023 — LAWRENCE – A century after he first rose to prominence as a poet, fiction writer, playwright, autobiographer and satirist, Langston Hughes continues to attract attention from scholars seeking to shed new light on his life and work. In this spirit, the editors of the new book “Langston Hughes in Context” (Cambridge University Press) invited two scholars with ties to the University of Kansas to offer their insights. John Edgar Tidwell, KU professor emeritus of English, and Carmaletta Williams, a KU alumna who is now chief executive officer of Kansas City’s Black Archives of Mid-America, wrote a chapter titled “Love at a Distance in Selected Letters by Langston and

Tue, 01/17/2023 — Cliff Michaels will become the new executive director of the KU Center for Technology Commercialization, which assists University of Kansas researchers across all campuses in commercializing their discoveries. He will begin his position Jan. 17.

Fri, 01/13/2023 — Building on more than 50 years of federal funding, a University of Kansas research center focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities has received a five-year, $2.9 million grant to expand its work that supports Kansans with...

Thu, 01/12/2023 — LAWRENCE – Gary Grunewald, who spent 50 years on the faculty of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, is making a $1.6 million contribution to establish a scholarship fund for pharmacy students at KU. The endowed scholarship will fund two full-tuition scholarships each year for students in the school. “Dr. Grunewald’s philanthropy is a remarkable legacy and a tribute to his lifelong passion for science and teaching,” said Dean Ronald Ragan. “He spent his entire postgraduate career in the KU School of Pharmacy, and his impact on students over five decades is immeasurable. He taught and mentored many graduate students who continue to make a difference in the

Wed, 01/11/2023 — It is improbable that a child born in a remote village in 1960s China to a family of illiterate parents whose main concern in life was to find the next meal would grow up to become an internationally known scholar and educational leader. Yet,...


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