Education & Behavior
Tue, 03/03/2020 — David Slusky, University of Kansas associate professor of economics, will give the annual Seaver Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Hall Center for the Humanities.   Slusky will present “What to Expect When You’re...

Mon, 03/02/2020 —  The history of education is a complex topic even when it is focused on just one country. A University of Kansas researcher has co-edited the first-ever international handbook of the history of education, documenting not only the major...

Mon, 03/02/2020 — LAWRENCE – Special guests Bobby Watson, Helen Sung and Mike Rodriguez will headline the University of Kansas School of Music’s 43rd Annual Jazz Festival on March 6. Friday's festival will include a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas that will celebrate the music of Charlie Parker. For more than four decades, the KU Jazz Festival has been one of the focal points for jazz performance and education in the central United States, providing the region an opportunity to hear and learn from world-class jazz musicians and educators. The evening concerts feature a first-rate lineup of some of the most important and exciting musicians in the world of

Mon, 03/02/2020 — KU Professional and Continuing Education recently graduated its 500th student from KU Boot Camps, an education partnership between the Edwards Campus and Trilogy Education Services. KU’s 24-week boot camp programs teach students valuable coding,

Fri, 02/28/2020 — Students from the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Medical Center will present their research projects at the Statehouse on Wednesday, March 4, as part of Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. KU students will join...

Thu, 02/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – Brian Daldorph doesn’t necessarily believe one has to suffer to make great art, but he admits to a particular feeling for those who have and who do. His small press brought Vietnam infantryman-turned-poet John Musgrave to the attention of PBS documentarian Ken Burns, turning him into the voice of a generation. Now the University of Kansas Department of English lecturer has edited and published “Taking On Life” by Antonio Sanchez-Day (Coal City Press, 2019), the first book of poetry by a single author from the jailhouse writing group Daldorph has led for nearly two decades. Coal City Press published the collection “Douglas County Blues” by writing group

Thu, 02/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – An economist with deep experience in social science and policy-relevant research has been named director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas. Donna Ginther, the Dean’s Professor of Economics, begins the permanent leadership role immediately. She has served as interim director of IPSR since longtime director Steven Maynard-Moody, professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration, stepped down in May 2019. “The Institute for Policy & Social Research has continued to thrive under Dr. Ginther’s interim leadership. I’m confident that she will build on that momentum with her vision for IPSR as a

Wed, 02/26/2020 — Eighteen undergraduate students were honored for their scientific research presentations at the 18th annual Kansas IDeA (Institutional Development Awards) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Symposium, which took place Jan. 18-19...

Tue, 02/25/2020 — When Michael Davis was a professor at the University of Kansas School of Law in 1971, he made a big impression on law student Christopher “Kit” Smith — so big that Smith and his wife, Diana, have pledged $1 million to create a fund at KU...

Mon, 02/24/2020 — While the University of Kansas men's basketball team was defeating Baylor to return to No. 1 in the national rankings, KU Debate was busy winning at the National Debate Tournament district qualifying event in Edmond, Oklahoma. KU Debate has...

Mon, 02/24/2020 — The 39th class of University Scholars and their faculty mentors were recently recognized at a banquet at the University of Kansas. Perry Alexander, keynote speaker and AT&T Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer...

Fri, 02/21/2020 — For 24 hours on Feb. 20, the gifts poured in to support the University of Kansas — 3,239 gifts totaling $1,771,135, records for both the number of gifts and total amount raised in one day. The gifts came in during the third annual One Day....

Thu, 02/20/2020 —  Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Feb 14. Jennifer Richner of the Edwardsville Police Department was the graduating class president, and Sheriff Andrew Dedeke from...

Thu, 02/20/2020 — Rock cuttings recovered from boreholes and wells drilled as deep as 6,000 feet beneath the surface are preserved in Wichita at the recently expanded and renamed Kansas Geologic Sample Repository, Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas....

Wed, 02/19/2020 — LAWRENCE – After 25 years leading the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas, Leonard “Kris” Krishtalka is retiring as director at the end of this year. An internationally distinguished paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, Krishtalka’s research has taken him around the world. But he has devoted the last quarter-century to advancing the institute’s mission of revolutionizing the study of life on our planet for the future of the environment and human well-being. “The Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum have made KU a global leader in biodiversity science and education, and we did so during severe budgetary

Wed, 02/19/2020 — Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students are putting their potentially world-changing research efforts on public display. Legislators and the public are invited to learn about the influence of research underway at KU during the 17th...

Wed, 02/19/2020 — An anonymous donor has committed $900,000 to endow the directorship for the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas. The donor has contributed $300,000 to establish the fund through KU Endowment and has...

Tue, 02/18/2020 —  A popular and respected intervention for young people with autism may not necessarily result in the benefits often claimed, especially in improving communication skills, researchers at the University of Kansas have found. While pivotal response...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the second session of the 2019-2020 Strategies Event Series on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.  The second session of the series, “Getting Political:

Tue, 02/18/2020 — This spring, 50 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research...


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