Education & Behavior
Tue, 05/12/2020 — Susan Klusmeier, who has served in various roles at the University of Kansas since 2016, and for the past 11 months as interim vice provost for undergraduate studies, will be the new vice provost for academic success. The title change also...

Mon, 05/11/2020 — As media organizations downsize across the country, fewer voices are represented in the national media dialogue, and the already small number of minority voices declines further. While it stands to reason those voices could be replaced by...

Mon, 05/11/2020 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas researchers are helping Kansans cope with the COVID-19 pandemic by tapping into a simple but powerful tool: stories. In 2018, KU’s Center for Public Partnerships & Research developed an online story collection project called Our Tomorrows. It harnessed the potency of stories about Kansas children and families – those who were thriving, and those who were barely getting by – to assess the needs of the state’s early childhood community and empower policymakers to help meet those needs. Those stories informed a comprehensive strategic plan – just launched in April – for the state’s entire early childhood system. Now CPPR has

Mon, 05/11/2020 — LAWRENCE – The Kansas Board of Regents recently approved a name change for a University of Kansas languages department in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures will now be called the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures. The department houses six minor concentrations, three Bachelor of Arts tracks, a Master of Arts and two doctoral concentrations. "The new designation follows closely in the footsteps of the national organization of our profession,” said Ani Kokobobo, department chair and associate professor. “Our department has already been intellectually trending toward Eurasia in

Thu, 05/07/2020 — The Center for Undergraduate Research has announced the winners of two annual awards given to recognize undergraduate research mentors who make a difference in the lives of their students at the University of Kansas. Jennifer Gleason, associate...

Thu, 05/07/2020 — Hannah Britton got her first taste of anti-apartheid activism in South Africa while still a college student. “I went there as apartheid was ending in 1990,” said Britton, a University of Kansas professor in the departments of Political...

Thu, 05/07/2020 — University of Kansas alumnus Benjamin Dominguez has recently been awarded first place in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Performance Competition. MTNA announced the winners from each category of the competition April...

Thu, 05/07/2020 — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it is investing over $10 million to launch the Charter Students with Disabilities Pilot Community — a cohort of 10 charter management organizations (CMO) that will work together with a...

Thu, 05/07/2020 — A first-of-its-kind partnership is launching in Kansas to encourage more women to serve in civic leadership roles, including both appointed and elected positions. Ready to Run at the University of Kansas’s Institute for Leadership Studies and...

Wed, 05/06/2020 — Parents have always wanted the best for their children and have never been shy to move to areas that have the best schools. But one period of American history completely changed where the “best” schools were, and how people moved from the...

Wed, 05/06/2020 — The University Career Center at the University of Kansas has announced the 2019-2020 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY). This year’s award winner is Abigal Percich, a junior in civil engineering from Lawrence, who works as an undergraduate...

Wed, 05/06/2020 — The Kansas Geological Survey received annual funding from the U.S. Geological Survey to advance its county geologic mapping program. For the first year, KGS also got increased funds for additional projects that will lead to the development of a...

Mon, 05/04/2020 — Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with the 2020 Wolfe Family Teaching Award this graduation season. “Great teachers impact people’s lives,” said Rick Ginsberg, dean of the School of Education. “This year’s...

Fri, 05/01/2020 — Two-year-old Baylee Shriner plays with toys like other children her age now, but that wasn’t the case several months ago. Baylee, who has autism spectrum disorder, had trouble interacting with the world around her and could not communicate...

Thu, 04/30/2020 — LAWRENCE – If there are dictionaries of the Slavic languages, why do we need the new Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages & Linguistics Online? According to its editor-in-chief, Marc Greenberg, the encyclopedia goes far beyond defining the meaning and pronunciation of individual words. “Encyclopedias tell you about the history, the context, the structure of languages,” said Greenberg, a University of Kansas professor and director of the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. “It's a branch of human interest about origins and the varieties of ways of communicating that humans have. ... We identify ourselves with languages, so it corresponds at a basic

Thu, 04/30/2020 — Four University of Kansas researchers join three former presidents and four former senators of the United States as honorees among 87 recognized for transforming the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities during the past 20 years...

Thu, 04/30/2020 — LAWRENCE – Twelve doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year.    Last year the fellowship celebrated its 30th anniversary. The incoming group of fellows is among 200 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established in 1989.  The Self Graduate Fellowship is a four-year package awarded to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative, and passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $32,000 per year, a $5,500 professional

Thu, 04/30/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art announces the 2020 recipients of the Jack & Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards. Established by benefactor Lavon Brosseau in 2011, the awards honor thought-provoking creative work in the categories of writing and...

Thu, 04/30/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures have announced the 2020-2021 Brownson Scholarship awardee.  The Helen Brownson Scholarship for the Academic...

Wed, 04/29/2020 — Jennifer Ng, interim vice provost for diversity & equity and a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, will take part in interviews as a candidate for vice provost for diversity & equity at the...


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