Upcoming events:

Science Happy Hour: Unlocking New Ways of STEM Learning for All Students in the Classroom, Jan Bulgren, Museum at Prairiefire, May 22, 5:30 PM doors open, and 6 PM talk


Previous events:

Science Happy Hour: The Many Autisms, Matt Mosconi, Museum at Prairiefire, Facebook, April 17, 5:30-7:30PM 

Red Hot Research, Karrie Shogren, Disability, Self-determination, Participatory research, The Commons, April 19, Event

K-CART Seminar Series:  Behavioral inflexibility in ASD: Can we measure it and intervene?, Brian Boyd, KU Visitor Center Auditorium, April 26 3-4PM Flyer

Sensory Friendly Day 2019, Museum at Prairiefire, April 28, 10AM-2PM, Facebook

Healthy Native Children Workshop, Joshuaa Allison-Burbank, MA, CCC-SLP, George Ogden Community Building, 3345 B Trasher Rd, White Cloud, KS April 16 5:30-7:30PM YouTube | Facebook

Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training Seminar Series
Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Children with Autism and Minimal Verbal Skills
Nancy Brady, professor and chair, Speech Language Hearing Sciences and Disorders, and Life Span Institute investigator
3 - 4 pm Friday, March 29 at KU Visitor Center Auditorium

Is Addiction Rational?
Dr. Richard Yi
A KU Natural History Museum Science on Tap event
7:30 pm Wednesday, March 20
Free State Brewing Co. - 636 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS

Why is addiction characterized by seemingly “irrational” choices and behavior? Are these choices and behavior actually irrational? For this Science on Tap event, Dr. Richard Yi, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, will explore the factors that influence the behavioral and decision-making processes involved in addiction. Join us as Dr. Yi presents on the rationality of addiction.

Red Hot Research: Research and Policy
Tim Pleksac, Psychology, Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment
4:00-5:30 pm Friday, March 22, 2019
The Commons

Changing the Default in Tobacco Cessation Treatment
Dr. Kimber Richter, Professor, KU Medical Center Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
10:30 am Friday, March 22
Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment
3060 Dole 



Science Happy Hour Co-Sponsored by the Museum at Prairiefire
Maternal and Infant Nutrition: What Happens Early Really Matters
John Colombo, director, KU Life Span Institute
Wednesday, March 27th
Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66224
$10 per person
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Talk 6:00 pm
Tickets available here.

It’s widely recognized that the conditions and events that we experience early in our lives can have long-lasting and meaningful effects throughout our lifespan. Recently, researchers have applied this principle in examining the effects of early nutritional status on health and psychological outcomes.  John Colombo, director of the University of Kansas Life Span Institute, will discuss several research studies he’s conducted over the past decade using omega-3 fatty acids that demonstrate the effects of enhanced infant formula on long-term childhood cognitive development, and the effects of maternal prenatal nutritional supplements on improved pregnancy outcomes and child health.

Development of Emotion Regulation: Neurobiology and the Role of Early Experiences
With 2019 MIND Lecture Series invited speaker Nim Tottenham, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Columbia University, and Director, Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory
4 pm March 7
Centennial Room, Kansas Union

Lecture: “Now, That Bridge Needs Crossing”: Navigating the Co-Occurring Issues of Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence
Dr. Adrianne Kunkel, Professor, KU Department of Communication Studies, and Dr. Jennifer Guthrie, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
10:30 am Friday, February 22
Malott Room, Kansas Union
More info.

K-CART Seminar Series
Karrie Shogren, Professor in the Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
Self-Determination Research:  Current and Emerging Directions
Friday, February 22nd from 3:00-4:00pm
KU Visitor Center Auditorium

Webinar: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Young Children: Driving Change in Early Education
2-3 pm (Central Time) Thursday, February 7, 2019 
Led by Robin Miller and Judith Carta
Registration and information here.

SPLH Betty Bunce Multicultural Lecture
Language Differences: A Help or Hindrance for Teaching Poor Children to Read?
Julie Washington, Georgia State University
5 pm February 11, 2019
Price Auditorium, KU Computing Center
More info

Employment Services Panel 
1-4 pm Wednesday, February 13th 
Divine Nine Room (6th floor)KU Memorial Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
Free event to connect students to employment services for people with disabilities!  Employment service providers will answer questions and provide resources. Enjoy free food and learn about employment resources.
More info.