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Fri, 05/20/2022

31 KU students receive Gilman scholarships

Thirty-one University of Kansas undergraduate students have recently received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad in countries around the world. ...

Mon, 05/09/2022

KU Medical Center biochemist brings interactive science to area middle schools

Ph.D., professor of science education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching on KU’s campus in Lawrence, Kansas, said this project aligns with the National Science Education Standards, which were recently updated. ...

Mon, 05/09/2022

2022 KU seniors honor high school teachers with Wolfe Teaching Excellence Awards

Mon, 05/09/2022

School of Education & Human Sciences to honor 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

Thu, 03/31/2022

Research showcase, reception planned for IPSR Doctoral Research Fellows

The Institute for Policy & Social Research and The Commons at Spooner Hall will present the IPSR Doctoral Research Fellows Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 1. This event will showcase the research of the 2021-2022 Doctoral Research Fellows, an interdisciplinary cohort of scholars in social science and...

Wed, 03/30/2022

U.S. News & World Report highlights KU education programs in rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences and two of its programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” released March 29. ...

Wed, 03/30/2022

2022 Gene A. Budig lecture will explore ‘Inclusion Through Innovation’

present "Inclusion Through Innovation: Teacher Preparation for Classrooms of Today and Tomorrow” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 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. ...

Tue, 03/29/2022

U.S. News & World Report ranks 51 KU graduate programs in top 50 among public schools

— The University of Kansas has 11 graduate programs in the top 10 and 51 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the 2023 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. ...

Thu, 03/24/2022

Groundbreaking projects will be on display at Capitol Graduate Research Summit

Eight University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence campus and five from KU Medical Center are putting their groundbreaking research on public display. Legislators and the public are invited to learn about the influence of research underway at KU during the 19th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit from 10...

Tue, 03/08/2022

James Thompson receives Fulbright Specialist Award to Portugal

James Thompson, professor of special education at the University of Kansas, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to lead a series of plenary presentations and workshops in Portugal this semester. ...

Thu, 03/03/2022

Limestone Community School co-founded by KU alumna is ‘reimagining elementary education’ in Lawrence

School, an alternative for elementary education, is opening its doors in Lawrence this August with the help of an upcoming sold-out fundraiser and community support. ...

Tue, 03/01/2022

KU students to present at Kansas Undergraduate Research Days

Ten University of Kansas students will participate in the 2022 Kansas Undergraduate Research Days, which will be March 2-3. ...

Wed, 02/23/2022

KU students open positive psychotherapy clinic, provide more than 800 hours of counseling services

Shortly before the Positive Psychotherapy Clinic was set to open on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus, the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to work and learn from home. But that temporary delay enabled the clinic to reach far beyond campus and provide hundreds of hours of free counseling services to...

Mon, 02/21/2022

New book explores how schools can prepare students for an uncertain future

As technology evolves and changes the world at a faster pace than ever before, two veteran educators have written a new book that explores how schools can prepare young people for a globalized future that is still taking shape. ...

Mon, 02/14/2022

Study performs cost analysis of popular autism interventions

Working in schools as an occupational therapist and board-certified behavior analyst, Gretchen Scheibel would often see students, parents and educators at crisis points. Though youths receiving special education services would take part in interventions intended to help them reach their ideal educational outcomes, some students showed little to no progress,...

Tue, 01/25/2022

U.S. News & World Report highlights KU online education programs in rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has three programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released Jan. 25. ...

Mon, 01/24/2022

Author argues for urgency of addressing race in school, society

In the new book she co-edited and co-wrote, “Racism by Another Name” (Information Age Publishing, 2021), Dorothy Hines contends that race has been the American public schools’ most profound legacy because it is one of society’s deepest fears. ...

Wed, 01/12/2022

KU study sheds light on what happens inside muscle when athletes overtrain

Athletes have long been known to push themselves as hard as possible to improve their performance, especially in the weight room. But not much is known about what happens inside the muscle when someone trains too hard. A new University of Kansas study has shown that a key acid, though...

Mon, 12/13/2021

KU lands grants to work with families, communities to improve transition for individuals with disabilities

The University of Kansas has secured a pair of grants that will enable researchers to partner with community leaders, self-advocates with disabilities and families to help improve the transition of young people with disabilities from school to vocational training, higher education and careers. ...

Fri, 12/10/2021

KU announces 2022 Global Scholars

Representing diverse academic fields from across campus, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as 2022 Global Scholars. ...

Mon, 12/06/2021

New book collects experiences of campus diversity leaders, power dynamics of their work

As the United States has dealt with a racial reckoning in recent years, college campuses have been among the leaders in addressing diversity issues and how they resonate in their communities. A new book edited by a University of Kansas professor collects experiences, narratives and lessons from higher education diversity...

Wed, 12/01/2021

University community mourns Distinguished Professor of Special Education Tom Skrtic

The University of Kansas community is mourning Tom Skrtic, Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education, who died Nov. 19. He was 75. ...

Tue, 11/30/2021

KU faculty, community partners to advance racial equity through newly funded projects

Addressing disparities in the child welfare system, prioritizing racial equity in flood management and reclaiming the stories of displaced Black and Latinx communities are among the goals of 10 projects selected for the inaugural round of KU Racial Equity Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Awards. ...

Thu, 11/04/2021

KU partners with Topeka Public Schools to improve instruction for English, dual language learners

The University of Kansas Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) has been awarded a five-year, $2.44 million project to serve 125 educators, 450 students and 100 families through a partnership with Topeka Public Schools (TPS). ...

Tue, 10/19/2021

Study finds women, honor students prefer active learning spaces

The Association of American Universities has made a recent push to encourage institutions to install more active learning spaces on campuses, in which students can move and work together, instead of sitting in fixed seats in a traditional lecture hall. A new study from the University of Kansas found students...

Wed, 10/13/2021

Cognitive study shows lack of bilingual education adversely affects English language learners' writing skills

As the number of Spanish-speaking English learners has increased in U.S. schools, research and attention have focused on how to boost students' reading and speaking skills. A first-of-its-kind study from the University of Kansas has examined three key cognitive functions and their role in learning to write, showing that a...

Fri, 10/08/2021

Self Memorial Scholarship announces 2021-2022 Advisory Board

The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Programs at the University of Kansas have announced the Advisory Board for the Self Memorial Scholarship. Advisory Board includes KU leaders and faculty members:...

Wed, 09/29/2021

New book explores co-evolution of faculty training with educational trends

Since the 1970s, colleges and universities have seen an increase in faculty development, or programs designed to help professors improve their teaching. These centers for teaching and learning have adapted their approaches just as pedagogy in the classroom has shifted to student-centered and student-directed approaches. “At the Crossroads of Pedagogical...

Fri, 09/24/2021

School of Education & Human Sciences to honor pioneering coach John B. McLendon

Tue, 09/21/2021

KU professor's 'The Youth Sports Handbook' offers lessons in leadership, teamwork

When Jordan Bass started a youth club baseball team, he wanted to give his players something to read on how to be a good teammate and leader and how to learn from athletic failure. To his surprise, he could find no books that directly covered those topics for young athletes. ...

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