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Mon, 04/08/2024

KU, Haskell students to present research projects at 24th annual symposium

Research on heat shock stress in colorectal cancer, wetland restoration practices’ impact on soil, neurodegeneration of Alzheimer’s disease and other topics will be among the work presented at the 24th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Student Research Symposium. The event will take place April 12 at Haskell.
Mon, 04/01/2024

2024 Gene A. Budig Lecture will explore ‘Designing the Future of Learning’

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes James D. Basham, professor in the Department of Special Education, as the 2023 Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award recipient and featured lecturer for 2024.
Wed, 02/28/2024

‘Brown v. Board at 70’ conference will explore legacy of landmark decision

LAWRENCE — In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, the University of Kansas and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, Topeka, KS will host an event series and conference exploring the legacy of the landmark decision on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19, 2024
Fri, 02/09/2024

US News & World Report highlights KU online education programs in 2024 rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has two programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2024 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released Feb. 7. ...

Thu, 02/08/2024

KU School of Education & Human Sciences to host fireside chat with author and women’s health advocate Alejandra Campoverdi

LAWRENCE – In celebration of Black History Month, the School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host a fireside chat with Alejandra Campoverdi, author of the national bestselling book First Gen, and Nicholas Mitchell, assistant professor
Fri, 01/19/2024

‘2024 Research & Teaching Festival’ conference to be hosted for educators

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 2024 Research & Teaching Festival on February 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT in Joseph R. Pearson Hall (JRP) room 150. Sessions will focus on a wide variety of topics in the field...

Fri, 12/22/2023

Exercise Physiology doctoral student receives prestigious NSCA Foundation Scholarship

CO — The NSCA Foundation is honored to announce the recipients of its 2023 Scholarships. Over $77,000 and additional expenses will be awarded to these 45 exceptional students to support their pursuits of academic excellence and prospective careers in strength and conditioning. ...

Thu, 11/02/2023

KU Sport Management to welcome Jon Welty Peachey as 2023 Mawson Scholar Speaker Series speaker

The University of Kansas Sport Management program welcomes Dr. Jon Welty Peachey, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Sport Management and Leadership at Gordon College (Wenham, MA), as the 2023 Mawson Scholar Speaker Series award recipient and featured speaker. ...

Thu, 09/07/2023

Study shows physical education teachers influence students' attitudes about physical activity later in life

Everyone who has gone through high school probably remembers gym class, for better or worse, and the influence their teachers had on the class environment. ...

Tue, 08/29/2023

Study uses motion capture to determine what makes the best free-throw shooters

Every basketball coach has told their players at some point that free throws win games. A new study from the University of Kansas used innovative markerless motion capture technology to determine the mechanics of proficient free-throw shooters and help better understand one of the biggest keys to success in the...

Tue, 08/22/2023

KU chancellor announces promotion and tenure for 163 faculty and researchers

Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved the promotion and award of tenure, where indicated, for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 99 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. ...

Wed, 08/09/2023

New program at KU aiming to meet demand of rapid growth of NIL

Wed, 08/02/2023

KU Alumni Association invites campus, community partners to participate in Homecoming 2023

The University of Kansas will host its 111th Homecoming Oct. 23-28, culminating in the KU football game against Oklahoma on Oct. 28 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Rah Rah Jayhawk,” a nod to the origins of the Rock Chalk chant and Jayhawk...

Tue, 08/01/2023

KU Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences announces new Name, Image, and Likeness certificate for undergraduates

The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences, part of the School of Education & Human Sciences, has created a new program – the first of its kind to be offered at a ‘Power Five’ university – to train students as leaders in the rapidly-growing area of...

Wed, 06/21/2023

KU School of Education & Human Sciences partners with fellow Regent Institutions on professional development opportunity for Kansas educators

Thu, 05/04/2023

‘Challenging the Way We Work’ summer conference to be hosted for educators

Thu, 05/04/2023

2023 KU seniors honor high school teachers with Wolfe Teaching Excellence Awards

Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award this graduation season. ...

Tue, 04/25/2023

U.S. News & World Report highlights KU education programs in 2023-24 rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences is ranked among the top twenty Best Education Schools overall and in the top ten for public universities in the 2023-24 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” released April 25. In addition, two of its specialized...

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

graduate student in sport management at the University of Kansas — where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in May of last year — Bighorn is the Chiefs' inaugural recipient of the LoneBear/H. Roe Bartle Rotational Internship...

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. ...

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, 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, 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. ...

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...

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. ...

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, 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. ...

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