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University community mourns death of professor, researcher James Thompson

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of professor and senior scientist James Thompson, who died Sept. 11.

School of Education & Human Sciences to honor the memory of Dr. Lelon R. Capps

School of Education & Human Sciences recognized for leadership in continuous improvement in honor of Frank Murray

LAWRENCE – The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced today that the University of Kansas is one of 32 providers from 16 states, Puerto Rico and Jordan to receive recognition for their leadership and commitment to continuous improvement.

KU Alumni Association honors three recipients of Fred Ellsworth Medallion

LAWRENCE — Three Jayhawks will receive the 2022 Fred Ellsworth medallion for their faithful, longtime service to the University of Kansas and higher education.

University community mourns faculty member, program director Todd Wilkerson

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Todd Wilkerson, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences. Wilkerson, 38, died Aug. 30.

Study finds common creativity assessment in education may not be completely valid

LAWRENCE — Creativity is increasingly viewed as an essential part of education and vital for the future of a competitive nation. 

Study finds students self-sort in active learning spaces, with potential to push women out

LAWRENCE — A recent trend in higher education has seen universities install more active learning spaces, in which students can move their seats, collaborate and interact with one another, as opposed to more traditional lecture halls.

University announces that Robinson Center pools are closed

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has announced that swimming pools in Robinson Center are no longer available to KU students, faculty or staff for open swimming.

Study shows how Black male teacher-coaches illustrate civic-focused education

LAWRENCE — Fostering a sense of civic engagement is one of the primary purposes of social studies education. But in an educational system that focuses on Black students and teachers through a deficit lens, that can be a very real challenge to overcome.

Measure to teach students self-determination translated to American Sign Language, shown to be effective with deaf youth

LAWRENCE — A research-based assessment of self-determination is effective with deaf youth and speakers of American Sign Language, a new study from the University of Kansas and the University of Texas at Austin has shown.

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