Tera Fazzino shares 'hyperpalatable' food research with host of nutrition science YouTube channel
KU Life Span Institute investigator Tera Fazzino’s research on “hyperpalatable” foods caught the attention of YouTuber Chris MacAskill, who on March 25 featured her on his Plant Chompers channel.
Researchers win grants on employment of people with disabilities
LAWRENCE — Researchers from three programs affiliated with the University of Kansas Life Span Institute were awarded Empower Kansas grants earlier this month in Parsons by UnitedHealthcare, one of the three managed-care organizations that provide services to Medicaid consumers in Kansas.
Children with autism can learn to be social, trial shows
When Debra Kamps, senior scientist at the University of Kansas Life Span Institute, first began researching how to improve the social and communication skills of children with autism in natural settings like schools in the 1970s, it was hard to find children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) w
There's a map for that: Campus activity routes expand accessible health options
The University of Kansas campus offers its students, faculty and staff many ways to stay healthy. Now a new set of campus activity routes add another option for those with disabilities.
David Ekerdt named director of Gerontology Center
David J. Ekerdt became the new director of the Gerontology Center in January. Ekerdt, the interim director of the Gerontology Center and professor of sociology, was appointed after a national search.
Lifelong Disability Rights Champion Judith Heumann to Participate in Campus Celebration
Judith Heumann, internationally recognized disability rights leader and activist will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities and guests worldwide Oct. 28-29.
Fred Merrill, long-time benefactor and friend of LSI dies
Fred Merrill, who with his wife, Virginia, established the Merrill Advanced Studi
Collaboration lab evaluating professional development for Kansas teachers
The Research Collaboration Lab at the Center for Research on Learning is working with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) to evaluate and recommend improvements for professional development aimed at pu
Community Tool Box receives $250K grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
LAWRENCE — Talk about timely. In 1995, when the Internet’s popularity was soaring, the University of Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development launched the Community Tool Box website — a free resource to help communities at home and abroad improve health and development.
Permanent director named for CRL
Mike Hock, interim director of the Center for Research on Learning since July 2014, has been named permanent director of the LSI-affiliated center.
Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better than peers, study shows
Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media.