Law, Policy & Society
Mon, 06/24/2019 — Americans are hooked on the Netflix series “When They See Us,” which reconstructs the true story of five Harlem teens falsely accused of a brutal crime. But a new study suggests entertainment programs about cases of wrongful conviction...

Tue, 06/18/2019 —  A University of Kansas law professor has played a key role in recent efforts to clarify U.S. law governing international arbitration. Christopher Drahozal, the John M. Rounds Professor of Law at KU, served as an associate reporter for the...

Mon, 06/17/2019 — LAWRENCE – Growing up on a farm and carrying on a family tradition is one thing. Taking on the trials of farming from scratch? That’s quite another. The environmental and societal concerns that drive some 21st-century farm families away from cities and even divide them from their conventional-farming neighbors are the focus of the new book “New Farmers 2014/2018” (P&T Committee, 2019) created by a cross-disciplinary team of University of Kansas scholars. The project had its genesis when Paul Stock, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program, met Bryon Darby, former KU assistant professor of photo media and now a

Fri, 06/14/2019 — This summer, 13 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, which come with $1,000 scholarships as recipients work on mentored research and creative projects. “Every day across campus, KU undergraduates work with...

Thu, 06/13/2019 — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation named two University of Kansas students as Astronaut Scholars for the 2019-20 school year. Both of the recipients also earned Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships this year. The recipients of the award: Tyler...

Tue, 06/11/2019 — LAWRENCE – Fifty years on, the time is right for a reappraisal of the Black Power movement in America. That’s what University of Kansas scholar Ayesha Hardison has in mind with the first in a series of essays for what she intends to be a book on the subject. In this case, she has contributed a chapter titled “Stalled in the Movement: The Black Panther Party in 'Night Catches Us'” to a new book titled “The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Segregation and Struggle Outside the South” (New York University Press, 2019) edited by Brian Purnell and Jeanne Theoharis with Komozi Woodard. It’s an examination of the 2010 film “Night Catches Us” from director Tanya

Thu, 06/06/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries announce the recipient of the fourth annual Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award winner is Derrick E. White. A scholar of modern black history with an emphasis on intellectual, political and...

Wed, 06/05/2019 —  For decades, the federal government has used housing vouchers as part of a strategy to help low-income Americans obtain affordable housing as a way out of poverty. Part of that strategy was to help individuals and families settle closer to...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 52 faculty members at the University of Kansas Lawrence campus: ...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — LAWRENCE – Thirty-one University of Kansas School of Law students contributed 4,153 hours of free legal services over the past year, earning a spot on KU Law’s Pro Bono Honor Roll. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, helped clients expunge past criminal convictions, represented the interests of children in foster care as court-appointed special advocates and worked with government agencies, prosecutors’ offices and public defenders’ offices. “One pillar of the legal profession is to give back to the community through pro bono service, and KU Law students take this to heart,” said Meredith Schnug, clinical associate professor. “Students also

Tue, 06/04/2019 — The University of Kansas has selected the director of Amherst College’s Multicultural Resource Center to be the next director of the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity. Bulaong Ramiz-Hall, who had been a program coordinator at...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — Disgust or contempt. Those are the responses the word “fat” elicits. “Disgust is an emotion that’s not about vision. It’s about touch, the fear of contact,” said Christopher Forth, a University of Kansas professor of history and...

Fri, 05/31/2019 —  President Donald Trump announced Thursday he would impose tariffs on all goods entering the United States on Mexico to motivate the country to do more to stop the flow of illegal immigration. The tariffs are set to take effect June 10 at 5...

Wed, 05/29/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 14th in the nation, according to rankings published recently by the University of Houston Law Center. This is the highest ranking KU Law’s moot court program has received since the ranking system began in 2009. “Our record of rankings over the last 10 years shows that we have a very strong program,” said Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and director of KU’s moot court program. “We have a lot of depth of student talent and committed faculty coaches. To be ranked this high shows that the student skills are getting better and better.” Garnering the most points toward KU’s ranking was

Tue, 05/28/2019 — and the interlocking structures of social class — in the formation of an Australian national identity can be seen in literature from and about the period, University of Kansas researcher Dorice Williams Elliott writes in her new book,...

Thu, 05/23/2019 — With miles of beaches on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, a lower cost of living and a stable political climate, Costa Rica has enticed tens of thousands of American and European expatriates to put down roots, buy homes and start businesses in...

Thu, 05/23/2019 — When University of Kansas professor John James Kennedy began working in rural China, he would get introduced to villagers with multiple children – despite the country’s strict one-child policy. “Some of these villagers would have three...

Thu, 05/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2019 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 18. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community. The recipients: Erica Ash, Tempe, Arizona: Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award Matthew Beal, South Portland, Maine: Class of 1949 Leadership Award Paula Bustamante Hoefer, Overland Park: Janean Meigs Memorial Award Chris Carey, Westwood Hills: Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement James Hampton, Wichita: Robert F. Bennett Award Dan Kopp, Belvidere, Illinois: Janean Meigs

Wed, 05/22/2019 —  Expansion of the Affordable Care Act in 2014 improved access to insurance and represented gains in health care for adults with disabilities. But while those gains were documented, what wasn’t known was what challenges still existed in...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — More than 230 graduate students at the University of Kansas were awarded doctorates at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 18 in the Lied Center. University marshals presided over the ceremony, joined by Interim Dean Audrey Lamb, Interim...


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