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KU develops Self-monitoring App to Help Students Stay On Tasks during COVID-19

Many students face challenges staying focused and on task in the classroom. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many homes into classrooms, those struggles have become even more challenging for parents, students and teachers.

KU leads project to boost social and academic supports for at-home and school learning

LAWRENCE — The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of society but perhaps affected none more profoundly than education. Schools were forced to close their doors, parents became teachers, and students transitioned to all-online instruction.

KU addiction research and treatment center announces fall 2020 seminar series

The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at the University of Kansas is launching its fall seminar series with a talk by a nationally recognized researcher in the use of psilocybin as a treatment for addiction, anxiety, and depression.

Study Reveals Less Connectivity Between Key Brain Regions in People with FXTAS Premutation

A new paper in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical from researchers at the University of Kansas reveals a possible early indicator of Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia synd

Researchers land $3.3M grant to test combined interventions for students with autism spectrum disorder

University of Kansas researchers, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina, have secured a new grant to test the combination of two interventions designed to help students with autism spectrum disorder boost educational achievement and improve their transition to life after school.

Researchers Join with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to Monitor and Evaluate COVID-19 Response

A team from the University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development has partnered with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and other community organizations to

KU Researchers Develop New Toolkit for Social Justice Action

When protests erupted over the death of George Floyd and ongoing systemic racism in the United States in the spring, entrepreneur David Dennis was reminded of the stories his mother had told him of the civil rights movement in the 60s.

Lives Changed: Thirty Years of the ADA

On July 26, 1990, the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act marked a new era for people with disabilities. The landmark legislation prohibiting discrimination based on disability aimed to assure that that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

KU-Lawrence School Partnership Helps Students ‘Self-Determine’ Ways to Improve Learning

When Free State High School mathematics teacher Annette McDonald first learned about a possible way to improve learning by letting students make decisions as part of the process, she was skeptical. After all, the curriculum was set, and students couldn’t just decide what they would learn. 

Remembering Stephen Fowler: 1944-2020

On June 15, 2020, longtime Life Span Institute investigator Stephen Fowler died from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

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