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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. ...

Tue, 10/11/2022

KU receives first TRIO Training Program grant

After receiving a perfect score on the grant application, the University of Kansas Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) has been awarded a TRIO Training Program for Priority 2 (KU TTP2), the first of its kind in KU history. ...

Wed, 10/05/2022

KU announces ExCEL Award winners, concludes 110th Homecoming

Three University of Kansas students were named winners of the 2022 Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Awards. Aylar Atadurdyyeva of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Miracle Emenuga of Lagos, Nigeria, and Mikayla Leader, of Wichita, were recognized during the KU-Iowa State football game Oct. 1 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium,...

Tue, 10/04/2022

2022 Meyen Lecture on special education to feature Dr. Joan McLaughlin

event begins with a casual reception at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday October 20th at Arterra Event Gallery, with the formal lecture to follow shortly after. The event is free and open to the public. ...

Tue, 10/04/2022

AAI announces the Center for Research Methods Consultation

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has announced the new Center for Research Methods Consultation (CRMC). The center’s mission is to provide research methodological consultation and support services for faculty, staff and students at the University of Kansas and beyond. The center will also assist researchers in industries, nonprofit community...

Mon, 10/03/2022

Study shows how math, science identity in students affects college, career outcomes

If you ask someone if they are a math or science person, they may quickly tell you yes or no. It turns out that how people answer that question in ninth grade and even earlier not only can tell you what subjects they prefer in school, but how likely they...

Wed, 09/28/2022

10 KU students named ExCEL Awards finalists

Ten students have been selected as finalists for the 32nd annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. This year’s ExCEL Awards are presented by Konica Minolta. Two winners will be announced at the conclusion of Homecoming week, which culminates in the KU football game...

Tue, 09/20/2022

University community mourns death of professor, researcher James Thompson

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

Tue, 09/20/2022

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

The School of Education & Human Sciences will honor the memory and distinguished education career of Dr. Lelon R. Capps during a naming ceremony for the Lelon R. Capps Learning Resource Center in Joseph R. Pearson (JRP) Hall on KU’s Lawrence campus. ...

Mon, 09/19/2022

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

Murray was passionate about education preparation, a prominent leader in our profession, and an advocate for evidence to improve education. The providers that CAEP is recognizing are committed to continuous improvement and preparing their students to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate,” said Yuhang Rong Chair...

Thu, 09/15/2022

KU Alumni Association honors three recipients of Fred Ellsworth Medallion

Three Jayhawks will receive the 2022 Fred Ellsworth medallion for their faithful, longtime service to the University of Kansas and higher education. John Ballard, Overland Park; Warren Corman, Lawrence; and Kala Mays Stroup, Lawrence, will be honored Sept. 23 at the Burge Union in conjunction with the fall meeting of...

Wed, 09/07/2022

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

Creativity is increasingly viewed as an essential part of education and vital for the future of a competitive nation. Yet not a lot is known about what makes a person creative, or how to identify and teach those traits. A new study from the University of Kansas has found that...

Wed, 09/07/2022

University community mourns faculty member, program director Todd Wilkerson

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. ...

Thu, 09/01/2022

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

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. But, as space in the former is limited, little is known about which students choose them. ...

Tue, 08/30/2022

University announces that Robinson Center pools are closed

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. In May, it was announced that the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Science, which managed and maintained the pools, is no longer providing swim-related...

Thu, 08/25/2022

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

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. A new study from a faculty member at the...

Mon, 08/22/2022

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

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. Promoting self-determination is a way to give young people agency in their education and goals for their...

Thu, 08/18/2022

Curriculum & Teaching lecturer shares research findings at 2022 Appellate Forum

Cheryl Wright, Ph.D., lecturer of evidence-based research of multicultural pedagogy in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, on KU's Lawrence campus, was featured as a presenter at the 2022 Appellate Forum for the state of Missouri (University of Missouri, Columbia-School of Law). The forum is an annual gathering of the...

Tue, 08/16/2022

Nine faculty recognized as winners of distinguished teaching awards

Nine faculty members at the University of Kansas are being recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. ...

Mon, 08/15/2022

2022 Gene A. Budig Lecture will focus on 'True Stories from the Halls of JRP'

present “True Stories from the Halls of JRP” at 4:30 p.m. on September 15 in 150 Joseph R. Pearson Hall. Attendees have the option to attend in person or virtually via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but participants must register online. For Zoom log in...

Thu, 08/11/2022

Center for Evaluation and Educational Leadership will support PreK-12 district, building leaders

AAI director and University Distinguished Professor, said inquiries from school districts across Kansas led the creation of the new center. ...

Thu, 07/28/2022

University announces May, June, July Employees of the Month

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

Tue, 07/12/2022

Study shows social support key to quality sleep for people with multiple sclerosis

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to lose sleep, not to mention the loss of in-person activities and social interactions. A new study from the University of Kansas shows that for people with multiple sclerosis, who often deal with sleep difficulty, having social support was key to predicting sleep quality,...

Thu, 07/07/2022

University of Kansas names five new distinguished professors

Five University of Kansas professors have joined elite company by being named distinguished professors. Sharon Billings and Marta Caminero-Santangelo received the designation of University Distinguished Professor, while Jie Han, Peter Ukpokodu and Lisa Wolf-Wendel received the designation of Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor. ...

Fri, 06/24/2022

Lawrence High announces new assistant principal

special education coordinator of secondary transition programs and building administrator at East Heights, has been selected as Lawrence High School’s new assistant principal. ...

Fri, 06/17/2022

Dr. Phyllis Esposito Appointed Reed College’s VP and Dean for Institutional Diversity

Mon, 06/13/2022

Study shows program improves teaching skills, students' word problem-solving

Students learning to solve math word problems can struggle to combine mathematical and language skills. For English language learners, the fastest-growing minority in U.S. schools, that challenge can be even greater as they attempt to learn math concepts in a second language. A new study from the University of Kansas...

Mon, 06/06/2022

Positive progress: Focusing on strengths, students counsel Kansans while earning service credits

associate professor of educational psychology and director of training in the doctoral program, says there were plans to open a clinic to see clients in Joseph R. Pearson Hall about six weeks before the pandemic upended everyone’s lives. ...

Thu, 05/26/2022

Study photographically identifies characteristics that make proficient basketball scorers

Anyone who’s ever shot a basketball has heard a coach or well-meaning bystander give them tips like “bend your knees,” “tuck your elbow in” or “release the ball as high as possible.” A new series of studies from the University of Kansas examined which of those commonly implemented coaching cues...

Mon, 05/23/2022

'Beyond the Pandemic' virtual summer conference to be hosted for educators

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 2022 Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators as a virtual professional development event. This year’s virtual summer conference, “Beyond the Pandemic,” will be held on June 10 from 9:00 a.m. ...

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