Education & Behavior
Mon, 08/31/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering has formed a new advisory board of recent graduates to advise the school’s faculty and staff as they prepare students to enter the engineering field. The group, formally known as the Recent...

Fri, 08/28/2020 — The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at the University of Kansas is launching its fall seminar series with a talk by a nationally recognized researcher in the use of psilocybin as treatment for addiction, anxiety and...

Fri, 08/28/2020 — Engineering students at the University of Kansas will have a new opportunity to learn more about the business side of their profession in a new lecture series starting this fall. The Career Accelerator Lecture Series will feature members of the...

Fri, 08/28/2020 — Professor Holly Storkel, the associate dean for academic innovation and student success in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas, has been appointed to a part-time position as vice provost, focused on academic...

Wed, 08/26/2020 — In 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act, the most recent piece of major federal education policy, required and incentivized states to address the needs of individual learners through practices including personalized learning. University of...

Tue, 08/25/2020 — LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas professors contend in a new paper that you can bring together two seemingly unrelated classes to the benefit of each if they have “(e)nough connective tissue ... for grafts to take hold and grow, and enough difference to generate new possibilities.” Michelle Heffner Hayes, professor of theatre & dance, and Sherrie Tucker, professor of American studies, published an article in the journal Critical Studies in Improvisation titled “Grafting and other Ramifications: Improvisation Across American Studies and Dance,” which details their collaborations in 2008 and 2012. In those years, they team-taught a group of undergraduate

Mon, 08/24/2020 — Schools across the country are reopening, and students are returning to classrooms with many questions lingering beyond how they will stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic has affected communities of color disproportionately,...

Mon, 08/24/2020 — University of Kansas students looking to supplement their income for the fall semester can search for available jobs and schedule appointments with potential employers at an event this week hosted by the University Career Center. The University...

Mon, 08/24/2020 — A University of Kansas series dedicated to increasing the number of women’s voices in civic spaces across the state will begin fall programming this week with a virtual panel discussion that will include DeAngela Burns-Wallace, the Kansas...

Tue, 08/18/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its programming lineup for the fall 2020 semester. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will be solely virtual. Guests and audiences will watch and...

Tue, 08/18/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, has earned the Station of the Year award for a record 19th time from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB). The KAB announced the award Aug. 12.  The Station of the Year award was first presented in 1996. KPR won the prize that first year and has now earned the KAB's highest honor more than any other radio or TV station in the state.   In addition to the coveted top prize, the public radio station received eight individual accolades, including three first-place awards, four second-place awards and one honorable mention. The individual honors were earned in public affairs programs, complete

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 — 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...

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,...

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....


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