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You’ve probably heard this before: U.S. students are falling behind in math, science and reading, according to the test known as the Program for International Student Assessment.

But there's no need to panic, says Yong Zhao, distinguished professor of educational leadership and policy studies in the University of Kansas School of Education. According to Zhao, the PISA’s methodology is...
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Americans should not panic about international test results

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Throwback Thursday at KU: By today’s basketball standards, he wasn't that tall. But in 1952, the biggest man on KU’s campus was Clyde Lovellette. That year, the 6-foot-9 KU center led college basketball in scoring (28.4 points per game), led the Jayhawks to an NCAA title, and led the United States to an Olympic gold medal.

In the 1952 NCAA championship game, Lovellette, a two-time...
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Every day, we encourage Jayhawks to explore the place they call home, both on the Hill and off.

Perhaps it will lead you to your new favorite spot on campus. Maybe you will find yourself covered in newspaper confetti at the cathedral of college basketball. You'll experience campus through numerous cultures. Exploring KU allows you to witness all the fountain splashes, steam whistles, and...
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It's snowing on the Hill, Jayhawks! ❄☃❤
Get pumped for the game: experience a Marching Jayhawks practice through the perspective of KU student Brian Wise’s trombone. Trust us, you’ll want the sound on for this one.
This month we celebrate Jayhawks. Because of you, we raised $1.66 billion through Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas. We hope you'll celebrate with us as we share our campaign accomplishments in the coming weeks. Read about all the ways #WeRoseFarAbove at KU Endowment's site .
If you had one summer to study abroad, where would you go? Rachel Woods chose to go to Prague, and a Far Above scholarship made it possible. [ Bit.ly Link ]
As we close the semester, Jayhawks are using the sunrises and sunsets to reflect on time spent as a student.

Click through each photo to experience life on the Hill this past week through Rob, Andy, and Andrew's views. Want to be featured? Use #exploreKU when you share photos on Twitter or Instagram.
Some of the most intriguing KU discoveries upend ideas we take for granted. Take the phenomenon of China's "missing girls." The nation's one-child policy and preference for sons is thought to have resulted in tens of millions of girls absent from the population. Not so fast, says KU political science professor John Kennedy. He and Shi Yaojiang of Shaanxi Normal University have released a study...
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KU researchers may have ‘found’ many of China’s 30 million missing girls

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Rock Chalk to Ashlie Koehn!

Koehn, a University of Kansas graduate, is among 129 men and women named to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, which provide for a year of graduate study in China.

Koehn is the only student in KU’s history to have won the Truman, Udall, Boren and Gilman scholarships, which she won in a two-year timespan. She also studied abroad three times. Click through to...
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KU graduate named Schwarzman Scholar

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Throwback Thursday at KU: One of KU’s lasting traditions is Holiday Vespers — a musical showcase founded more than nine decades ago by Donald Swarthout, dean of fine arts (1923-1950).

Swarthout’s first holiday-themed Vespers was Dec. 16, 1923, in the chapel in Old Fraser Hall. The Kansan reported it featured Christmas trees and candles, a “semi-chorus of 24 voices, a string quartet, and organ...
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Did you ever want to discover dinosaur bones as a child? For one Jayhawk, that dream turned into a reality.

KU student Kyle Atkins-Weltman joined a KU dig for a Tyrannosaurus rex this summer in Montana. Atkins-Weltman, who’s also an employee in KU’s Biodiversity Institute, was one of the guest paleontologists on the trip, which was made possible by crowdfunding.

The dig, he says, gave him “a...
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Scientific advances may lead to 3-D cell modeling, KU professor says.

Cellular 3-D computer modeling is coming

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#GivingKUDay is here! We hope you’ll join KU Endowment today in supporting KU. Go to → ← to make a gift!
Savings accounts for children pay off. Big time. William Elliott III, associate professor of Social Welfare, spoke with The New York Times recently about children's savings accounts and how they can pave a smoother — and less debt-riddled — path to college.

Elliott and associate professor of social welfare Melinda Lewis have a forthcoming book about student lending that will serve as a...
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New York Seeks to Jump-Start College Savings by Giving Cash to Kindergartners’ Parents

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One more #KUtbt: R.I.P. McCollum Hall.
Throwback Thursday at KU: Sixty-two Thanksgivings ago, tiny Burns, Kansas, began a grassroots diplomatic tradition that has won it a place in the hearts of KU students and alumni from around the world.

Each year, the rural community has welcomed KU international students to spend the holiday weekend with host families for turkey and fixings, hayrides, and low-key family activities.

The...
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Want to travel to Mars? Just walk into a KU classroom.

You don’t have to be the Spirit, the Opportunity, or the Curiosity to learn about Mars. You just have to be a Jayhawk and explore KU.

Students examined Mars-like rocks, analyzed the latest NASA data from the Martian rover, and learned where to begin when looking for life on the red planet.