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Wed, 04/10/2024

Junior Teresa Wright nominated for Beinecke Scholarship Program

KU has nominated a junior from Lawrence for the Beinecke Scholarship Program, which provides $30,000 to selected students for graduate study in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Teresa Wright is majoring in visual art education and minoring in the history of art.
Wed, 04/10/2024

KU education programs rank among nation’s best in 2024-25 U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences is ranked among the top twenty Best Education Schools overall and No. 11 among public universities – by far the highest ranked graduate programs in the state of Kansas – in the 2024-25 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s...

Mon, 04/08/2024

Global Scholars to present research April 11

Encompassing a wide range of topics from around the world, 10 University of Kansas seniors will present their internationally focused research at the Global Scholars Research Symposium on April 11.
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.
Mon, 03/18/2024

KU graduate students to present research to legislators, public at state Capitol

Legislators and the public will be able to hear from KU Lawrence and Medical Center graduate students about the potential public and economic effects of their research during the 21st annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit.
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
Mon, 02/19/2024

Study finds students, designers have different perceptions of masculine, feminine traits of classrooms, influence on belonging

The way people interact with the built environment can influence whether they feel comfortable in a space or if they feel they belong among people who gather there. But the people who design learning spaces and those who use them might not feel the same about them.
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...

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, 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

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. ...

Thu, 05/04/2023

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

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...

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, 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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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...

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...

Wed, 08/31/2022

Spotlight on Care shifts focus for fall 2022

Back for its fourth year, Spotlight on Care will take a slightly different approach to convening the University of Kansas community around the research and practice of care. With the number of related opportunities across the Lawrence campus increasing, the partners who initially developed the series have chosen to limit...

Tue, 08/30/2022

Study delves into how Catholic school teachers balance monetizing of education, meeting vocational call

Many teachers would attest they were called to the profession to educate students and prepare them for life, not just to provide an economic service. Yet, as education is increasingly politicized and monetized, many educators are pulled between providing an economic good and doing what they love. A new University...

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...

Fri, 06/17/2022

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

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