Education & Behavior
Tue, 06/30/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art has selected “Translated Vase,” a large-scale ceramic work by artist Yeesookyung, as the KU Common Work of Art for the 2020–2021 academic year. Although the University of Kansas’ Common Book program is paused...

Thu, 06/25/2020 — In cases of sexual violence, the path to restorative justice can focus on meeting the needs of the survivor and holding the offender accountable without punitive measures. How restorative justice practices shape survivors’ experiences is the...

Tue, 06/23/2020 — Not so long ago, social media was a novel way for professionals in higher education to communicate about their institution. Now it’s ubiquitous, and a generation of students are on campus who have never known life without it. Yet, a University...

Tue, 06/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – President Donald Trump may have nearly ended the flow of refugees and other African immigrants to the United States, but a new study shows that at least those from Nigeria are well-educated, hardworking and contribute more to society than they cost the American social security system. The paper contrasts Nigerian newcomers with those from Somalia, whose work ethic is similarly strong, but whose lack of education hurts their employment prospects here. The authors argue that Americans should “reconsider the treatment of African immigrants as a collective group, as this obscures differences between immigrants from different African countries and the ways

Mon, 06/22/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 22nd in the nation, according to rankings published recently by the University of Houston Law Center. This is the fifth year in a row that KU Law’s moot court program has ranked in the nation’s top 30 programs. Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law, has served as the director of KU’s moot court program since 2005. Keller has helped advance KU Law's moot court program for the past 15 years through training designed to equip law students with the skills necessary to win national competitions. “The students on this year's Moot Court Council worked hard to maintain our streak in the

Thu, 06/18/2020 — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “The students who applied for summer Undergraduate...

Thu, 06/18/2020 — A University of Kansas law student was recently selected as the first runner-up in a national writing competition for her paper on how restrictive voter ID laws make it harder for transgender individuals to vote. Third-year law student Ellen...

Thu, 06/18/2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn, the University of Kansas Midwestern Music Camp continued its 85-year-old tradition online and free of charge. The camp brought together 1,930 virtual students, KU School of Music...

Thu, 06/18/2020 — When COVID-19 prompted the closure of the University of Kansas campus, Dana Lattin had faith that students in KU Transition to Postsecondary Education, or TPE, could adapt to their new online experiences. That’s because TPE is based on...

Wed, 06/17/2020 —   LAWRENCE – To get on the good side of a new boss, colleague or acquaintance in a business meeting, leave your cellphone stashed in your pocket or purse. That is the implication of a new study conducted by Cameron Piercy, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies, and Greta Underhill, KU doctoral candidate. “Expectations of technology use during meetings: An experimental test of manager policy, device use, and task acknowledgment” was published in the journal Mobile Media & Communication. Looking at your phone during a meeting is akin to “phubbing,” or snubbing, your interlocutor in a strictly social setting, the study found. The

Wed, 06/17/2020 — Researchers are examining policies that can help bring the global economy back on track. “But the question remains if traditional economic theorizing is up to that task to deal with a crisis like this — particularly a crisis that’s...

Fri, 06/12/2020 — Three cadets from University of Kansas Army ROTC received commissions into the U.S. Army during a live virtual commissioning ceremony from the Pentagon on Friday, June 12. Participating in the National Commissioning Ceremony are Cadets Joseph...

Thu, 06/11/2020 — Cool Science, a National Science Foundation-funded program that integrates science and art to promote understanding of extreme weather events, will offer remote programming this year for children and adults in Kansas, Missouri and Massachusetts.

Thu, 06/11/2020 —  The University of Kansas’s new, online Undergraduate Certificate in Public and Population Health provides critical training during an unprecedented time in the world. Offered in collaboration between the KU Edwards Campus and KU Medical...

Wed, 06/10/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will livestream a special event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16. “A Conversation on Race” will be hosted by Barbara Ballard, senior associate director of...

Tue, 06/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – Fifty-one University of Kansas School of Law students contributed 2,578 hours of free legal services over the past year. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, helped clients expunge past criminal convictions, represented the interests of children in foster care as court-appointed special advocates and worked with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, prosecutors’ offices and public defenders’ offices. “Despite having many demands on their time, KU Law students are dedicated to serving the public good,” said Meredith Schnug, clinical associate professor and chair of KU Law’s Pro Bono Committee. “Through pro bono service,

Mon, 06/08/2020 — To help fulfill the increasing demand for healthy and safe food consumption, the University of Kansas is launching a new online undergraduate certificate in nutrition this fall through a collaboration between its Edwards Campus and KU Medical...

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Five University of Kansas students were selected to receive prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to study, conduct research and teach English abroad for the 2020-2021 academic year. One additional KU student was named as an alternate Fulbright recipient. This year’s Fulbright U.S. Student grantees include two doctoral students who will conduct research and study in Austria and Hungary and three recently graduated seniors who were selected to teach English in Tajikistan, Colombia and Spain. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the start of the program has been delayed to Jan. 1, 2021, and some countries have had to reduce the number of available

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Sixteen students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Self Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students from the University of Kansas who will transition into a full-time graduate program at KU in the fall semester. Students who were selected demonstrated leadership, initiative and passion for achievement. The scholarship provides each recipient with a $10,000 scholarship award and a unique professional development program. The Scholar Development Program provides education and training in leadership

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Recent University of Kansas graduate Sam Steuart has won the Philip W. Whitcomb Memorial Essay Prize at KU with an essay on the relationship between growing prison populations and the reduction of welfare support in U.S. public policy. “Sam presented a compelling argument about important trends in U.S. history that have marked Kansas public policy reform,” said Scott Jenkins, associate professor of philosophy and chair of the Whitcomb essay selection committee. “Steuart illustrated how Kansas welfare reform and the 1980s war on drugs combined to move low-income U.S. citizens into prisons.” Steuart, of Topeka, plans to save the $500 prize to support his


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