Law, Policy & Society
Fri, 02/16/2018 — There is no shortage of places experiencing violent conflict across the world, including Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. In a conversation at the University of Kansas, two researchers who examine causes of extremism and...

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The value and benefits of research performed by graduate students at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will be showcased Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. In its 15th year, the annual summit...

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The Hall Center for the Humanities mourns the recent loss of editor, librarian, public historian and humanities adventurer Henry Fortunato, who died Feb. 5 at his home in Overland Park. He was 62.  Following a career in university relations,

Wed, 02/14/2018 — Ongoing funding shortfalls, a persistent achievement gap and competing political interests present obstacles for public educators and administrators. How can these issues be addressed to ensure that all children have access to free, quality...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — Darren Canady's latest play, "Ontario Was Here," is torn from today's headlines of child abuse and neglect, but it goes beyond them to ask what is the cost to those on the front lines charged with protecting society's most vulnerable. "Ontario...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — From Puerto Rico to Missouri to California, Americans in recent years have confronted disasters that have disrupted communities and destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure. Today, one researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — A University of Kansas urban planning researcher has received a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to study local decision-making aimed at mitigating natural hazards and damages due to disasters, such as flooding and hurricanes. The...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — LAWRENCE – As tax season gets underway, two University of Kansas groups are offering free tax preparation services for those who qualify. School of Law students with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will prepare returns for taxpayers who are residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois; who earn less than $54,000 per household per year; and who do not itemize their deductions. The program runs from Feb. 21 through April 16. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA grant from the Internal Revenue Service. Any U.S. resident taxpayer may prepare and electronically file their federal and state tax returns for

Tue, 02/13/2018 — The University of Kansas has nominated four outstanding juniors for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — Echoing concerns that grew with the Internet itself a decade earlier, the rise of social media has stoked fears of “social displacement” — the alienation of people from friends and family in favor of Facebook and Twitter. A new study...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — Writer Hanif Abdurraqib discuss his new book, “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Liberty Hall. Abdurraqib is from Columbus, Ohio, and writes at the intersection of music, culture and identity. In addition to his...

Mon, 02/12/2018 — Student researchers from the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will present projects this week as part of Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. Students will join their peers from other Kansas Board of Regents public...

Fri, 02/09/2018 — The University of Kansas Office of Research seeks nominations for the 2018 Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, which are the highest honors for faculty accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative activity.  In 1981,...

Thu, 02/08/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, along with the Latinx Studies Initiative, will host a mental health symposium to support students — particularly minorities and those affected by recent U.S. policy...

Wed, 02/07/2018 — The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics has announced the recipients of two grants related to the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1917. The institute has awarded an archival fellowship to author...

Wed, 02/07/2018 — LAWRENCE – People who have been arrested or convicted of crimes often face barriers to employment, housing or other opportunities – even long after they have served their sentences. The University of Kansas School of Law Legal Aid Clinic/Douglas County Legal Aid Society Inc. will host a free clinic this weekend to help people who find themselves in this situation get a fresh start. The “Clean Slate” Expungement Clinic will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK), First Christian Church, 221 W. 10th St. The clinic will overlap with LINK’s community meal, served from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. that day. An

Tue, 02/06/2018 — Diversity has long been a hot term on university campuses. But ask different people what diversity means, and answers will vary. A recent study by a University of Kansas professor finds that diversity is viewed with a broad, all-encompassing...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — Historians agree that the failure of Tsar Alexander II’s Great Reforms of 1861-1874 put into motion events that set the stage for the Russian Revolution years later. Now a new book attempts to quantify the effect of this national, political...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — Cultural performances and games from around the world will highlight the third annual International Jayhawk Festival, which will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Daisy Hill Commons. The festival celebrates the global community at KU and the...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — This spring marks the 12th semester of Red Hot Research at KU. This series for KU researchers features five short presentations from across the university in an effort to share work among colleagues. Through this series, 218 faculty members and...


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