Education & Behavior
Tue, 08/11/2020 — LAWRENCE – Zora Neale Hurston’s 1937 novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is in no danger of being forgotten any time soon. Although overlooked at the time of its publication, it has since come to be considered a masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance. The novel will serve as the jumping-off point for a teacher training session on Hurston set to take place in summer 2021 at the University of Kansas, using funds from a newly announced National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The seminar will show how Hurston’s work resonates in the era of Black Lives Matter. The $200,000 award goes to KU’s Project on the History of Black Writing for “Hurston on the Horizon:

Wed, 08/05/2020 — Kristopher Oliveira has been selected to lead the Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity at the University of Kansas. Oliveira (he/his) is an advanced doctoral student and instructor in the Department of Sociology at the University of...

Wed, 08/05/2020 — The Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL), a research center at the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by releasing the ninth...

Tue, 08/04/2020 — University of Kansas researchers, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina, have secured a new grant to test the combination of two interventions designed to help students with autism spectrum disorder boost educational achievement...

Thu, 07/30/2020 — University of Kansas researchers studying what they call “digital homelessness” have received an additional grant to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Americans who don’t have easy access to the internet. Before the pandemic,...

Thu, 07/30/2020 — The names of more than 4,700 graduates from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 87 Kansas counties; 49 other states, territories, and Washington, D.C.; and 53 other countries — have been announced by the University...

Wed, 07/29/2020 —  The University of Kansas Office of Lifelong & Professional Education (LPE) has announced that Kelly McCoy will serve as the new director of the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute (KFRTI). KFRTI was created by the Kansas Legislature...

Wed, 07/29/2020 — When protests erupted over the death of George Floyd and ongoing systemic racism in the United States in the spring, entrepreneur David Dennis was reminded of the stories his mother had told him of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He said...

Tue, 07/28/2020 — Some 40 years after thinking began in earnest and 20 years after implementation did likewise, a University of Kansas professor believes it’s time to take a critical look at the golden child of urban planning, the internet-enabled smart city....

Mon, 07/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – Not only do feminist mothers have more self-assured feminist daughters, their young adult daughters’ voices have a significant, positive psychological influence on the moms, according to a new study. Alesia Woszidlo, University of Kansas associate professor of communication studies, and her University of Georgia co-authors, Analisa Arroyo and Anastacia Janovec, published their results in the journal Communication Monographs. They analyzed survey data from 169 mother-daughter pairs. The daughters were college-age, and the mothers averaged around 50. The study established: The feminist attitudes of the mothers and daughters, Their willingness to stand

Fri, 07/24/2020 — For most people, exercise is healthy for both body and mind. Hours spent jogging, bike riding or lifting weights can elevate mood, boost heart health, build muscle and spur weight loss. Yet the last of these supposed workout benefits — weight...

Fri, 07/24/2020 — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded its 2020-21 International Fellowship to Intisar Ameen Tyne of Bangladesh. Tyne is a graduate student in mental health care architecture at the University of...

Thu, 07/23/2020 — Deirdre Cooper Owens, author of "Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology," will give an online talk as part of the Hall Center for the Humanities Summer Speaker Series at the University of Kansas. The event, a Zoom...

Wed, 07/22/2020 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 17 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were members of the 265th basic training class. The...

Tue, 07/21/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has announced the appointment of Kelly Jones as the new associate professor of the practice and director of field education. Prior to this appointment, Jones was the senior associate director for...

Fri, 07/17/2020 — The University of Kansas will host lifelong disability rights champion and leader Judith Heumann as part of its celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA became law on July 26, 1990. Heumann’s...

Thu, 07/16/2020 — LAWRENCE – The School of Social Welfare has announced the appointment of Kim Warren, associate professor in history, as the new associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion beginning July 1. Warren will be joining the school in an administrative and research capacity.  “Diversity, equity and inclusion are top guiding principles for our school and are central to our mission,” said Michelle Mohr Carney, dean of the social welfare school. “Finding a leader who supports and honors these values was crucial, and we are confident that we have found in Kim an associate dean that will partner with our DEI coordinator and our DEI council to enhance and advance this 

Tue, 07/14/2020 — are part of the mystery that has surrounded the scrolls since their 1947 discovery became known to the world. In Molly Zahn's new book, “Genres of Rewriting in Second Temple Judaism” (Cambridge University Press), the University of Kansas...

Mon, 07/13/2020 — The Kansas State Department of Education and Achievement & Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas have announced a five-year, $29.9 million contract to develop, deliver and support the statewide assessment program for Kansas,...

Mon, 07/13/2020 — and the subsequent Black Lives/All Lives Matter arguments on social media — hardly surprised her. “America has peaks of intercultural or interracial communication where there are public displays of antagonism in a cyclical way, in the sense...


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