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Tue, 03/21/2023

2023 Gene A. Budig Lecture will explore ‘Process, Academic Writing for Special Education Majors’

present “Process, Academic Writing for Special Education Majors: Successes and Challenges” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 in 150 Joseph R. Pearson Hall. Attendees have the option to attend in person or virtually via Zoom. The hybrid event is free and open to the public. Individuals interested in attending in...

Mon, 03/20/2023

Hines, Wilson named fellows with Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Fellows Program at the University of Kansas has returned with two fellows who began their two-year appointment earlier this month. ...

Tue, 03/14/2023

Researchers land grant to help K-2 teachers test strategies to reduce challenging classroom behavior

A recent study from the University of Kansas has found that teachers widely believe increasing students’ engagement in instruction can help decrease challenging behaviors. Based on that finding, researchers are now testing strategies to boost engagement and help teachers select interventions that might work best for their classrooms. ...

Wed, 03/08/2023

Erin Yosai awarded Early Career Faculty Scholarship from Trainers of School Psychologists

as the Director of Clinical training and PhD Program Coordinator for the School Psychology program, part of the Department of Educational Psychology, and has spent her early career dedicated to understanding and promoting quality training, mentorship, supervision, and recruitment into the profession. Her research and training philosophy values mindful supervision,...

Fri, 02/24/2023

SPED faculty member selected for NC DADD Distinguished Service Award

associate teaching professor in KU Special Education, was honored as this year’s award recipient. ...

Wed, 02/22/2023

KU study documents connection between strength, proficient basketball shooting

LeBron James has many things, including the recently acquired NBA all-time scoring record and his long-possessed commanding physical strength. The two seem to be related. But basketball researchers at the University of Kansas have published a new study that found a lack of ties between strength and free-throw, two-point and...

Tue, 02/14/2023

University announces fall 2022 honor roll

More than 7,100 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2022 semester. ...

Sat, 02/11/2023

Poplar native Myltin Bighorn going to Super Bowl as intern with Kansas City Chiefs

Fri, 02/10/2023

11 KU students, alumni named semifinalists for Fulbright Awards

Eleven University of Kansas students and alumni have advanced to the semifinalist round for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, which will provide funding to study, conduct research or teach English abroad for the 2023-2024 academic year. ...

Thu, 02/09/2023

KU alums compete in Super Bowl LVII training opposing teams

which team takes home this year’s Super Bowl trophy, KU alumni will be winners. Two KU alums who are athletic trainers are part of this year’s Super Bowl teams — only they’ll be on opposite sidelines. ...

Mon, 02/06/2023

KU team develops virtual reality therapy system that aids clients, therapists with real-time brain data

Clients seeking therapy need to feel comfortable in an environment that is conducive to examining mental health and with a counselor they can trust. Meeting those needs can be challenging in a remote therapy environment. A University of Kansas research team has developed a virtual therapy system that addresses many...

Mon, 01/30/2023

KU leading project to aid students who internalized anxious feelings from pandemic

University of Kansas has secured grant funding to conduct a project to look for students with internalizing behaviors who have anxious feelings that may negatively affect their education, and to help teachers implement new strategies to attend to those feelings while re-engaging in school. ...

Mon, 01/30/2023

‘Research & Teaching Festival’ conference to be hosted for educators

Tue, 01/24/2023

Karrie Shogren named distinguished professor

University of Kansas faculty member Karrie Shogren advises foreign government ministers, presents in countries around the globe and contributes her knowledge to Kansas in presentations across the state. She is a leading scholarly figure in nearly every aspect of researching children with developmental disabilities and of self-determination among people with...

Tue, 01/24/2023

US News & World Report highlights KU online education programs in 2023 rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has two programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released Jan. 24. ...

Thu, 01/19/2023

KU team partners with Indigenous community to bring positive sport environment to coaches, kids

University of Kansas researchers have conducted and published extensive research studies on how evidence-based positive sport environments help athletes learn from mistakes, stay with sports and experience more positive development. Now, those researchers have collaborated with an Indigenous community sporting program to understand how the program can be effective with...

Fri, 01/13/2023

Grant to expand research that supports Kansans with disabilities and their families

Building on more than 50 years of federal funding, a University of Kansas research center focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities has received a five-year, $2.9 million grant to expand its work that supports Kansans with disabilities and their families. ...

Wed, 01/11/2023

'Improbable Probabilities' tells unlikely story of education scholar Yong Zhao's journey from poverty to international acclaim

It is improbable that a child born in a remote village in 1960s China to a family of illiterate parents whose main concern in life was to find the next meal would grow up to become an internationally known scholar and educational leader. Yet, just as unlikely as that idea...

Fri, 12/16/2022

54 KU students receive Undergraduate Research Awards for spring 2023

This spring, 54 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) from the Center for Undergraduate Research. UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. ...

Tue, 12/13/2022

KU Kudos: Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements, December 2022

It's time to celebrate Jayhawk colleagues' achievements: KU News Service accepted submissions and combed websites, social media and newsletters for recent external honors and awards for current faculty and staff at the Lawrence, Edwards and Medical Center campuses and affiliates. Have something to share? Submit by Jan. 13, 2023, for...

Wed, 11/30/2022

University honors fall Employees of the Month

The University of Kansas recently has announced the August, September and October 2022 Employees of the Month. These staff members have made outstanding contributions to the Lawrence campus community. ...

Mon, 11/28/2022

KU lands grant to train more Kansas teachers working with ESOL students

will work with English language learner students in their careers, yet many do not have TESOL endorsement. Project PEACE will help Kansas teachers learn skills and strategies to provide evidence-based supports and ways to engage students in curriculum. ...

Wed, 11/16/2022

Three Jayhawks invited to attend White House Native American events

The University of Kansas and the Office of Native American Initiatives is proud to share that three KU students were invited to and attended two prestigious events in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14 and 15. ...

Tue, 11/15/2022

University of Kansas announces 2023 Global Scholars

Representing diverse academic fields across campus, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as the 2023 cohort of Global Scholars. ...

Wed, 11/09/2022

KU Kudos: Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements, November 2022

It's time to celebrate Jayhawk colleagues' achievements: KU News Service accepted submissions and combed websites, social media and newsletters for recent external honors and awards for current faculty and staff at the Lawrence, Edwards and Medical Center campuses and affiliates. Have something to share? Submit by Dec. 5 for the...

Fri, 11/04/2022

11 graduate students advance to Three Minute Thesis Competition Finals

Eleven University of Kansas graduate students from four different academic units advanced to the finals of the Three Minute Thesis Competition. The finals will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in forum C of the Burge Union. ...

Wed, 11/02/2022

New book shares struggles, successes of transnational students training as English teachers

Making it through higher education and graduate school can feel like navigating a foreign country. Thousands of students from around the world are making that journey in the United States, pursuing a degree while learning in an additional language. A new book from University of Kansas authors documents the stories...

Tue, 11/01/2022

Hollywood depictions of Black male teachers stick to stereotypes, tropes, analysis shows

Morgan Freeman has given many powerful, memorable performances. His role as Mr. Clark, a New Jersey-based high school principal known for dispensing authoritarian discipline in “Lean on Me,” is certainly memorable, but that depiction and many others of Black male teachers are based on prejudiced tropes about Black families that...

Mon, 10/31/2022

KU announces Transition to Postsecondary Education program meetings for students with intellectual disabilities

The University of Kansas Transition to Postsecondary Education program (KU TPE) is hosting “Jayhawk Night” informational meetings in several cities and via Zoom over the next several weeks. Students with intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) and their families are invited to attend to learn about the program and the application...

Thu, 10/20/2022

Achievement & Assessment Institute relaunches speaker series

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has relaunched the AAI Speaker Series, featuring noted individuals in the fields of assessment, statistics, education and more. Presenters will offer talks appealing to many disciplines of study, with events occurring on the University of Kansas campus. ...

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