Law, Policy & Society
Wed, 04/25/2018 — LAWRENCE – Stephen Prothero, a New York Times best-selling author and frequent network and cable TV commentator, will present a public lecture, “Religious Literacy in an Age of Religious Nationalism” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, in The Commons. Prothero received his doctorate in religion from Harvard University and is the C. Allyn and Elizabeth V. Russell Professor of Religion in America at Boston University. He has been a commentator on many major news network and cable news programs, as well as a guest on “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Prothero also has written for the New York Times, USA Today, Slate, Salon, the Washington

Tue, 04/24/2018 — not economic concern — drove most voters to Trump
Tue, 04/24/2018 — LAWRENCE — Much of the narrative surrounding...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — It’s the wave of populist nationalism buoying the political fortunes of President Donald Trump and France’s Marine Le Pen, among others, that will deliver Kansas filmmaker Kevin Willmott to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean next month...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 87 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod, Provost &...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas law student Elliott Brewer will spend the summer in Washington, D.C., advocating for workers’ rights as the recipient of a prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship. Brewer, from Parsons, is a second-year law student who aspires to a career as an international labor law attorney. He studied social welfare and philosophy at KU and served as a labor law research intern at Verité, where he contributed to a report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor on forced labor in the Malaysian electronics industry. Brewer will work at the International Labor Rights Forum this summer through the 10-week fellowship awarded by the Peggy Browning

Fri, 04/20/2018 — For the first time since the Cuban revolution, someone outside the Castro family will lead Cuba, though noticeable changes in the short term are unlikely for the island nation, according to a University of Kansas lecturer who has initiated a...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The KU Public Safety Office Emergency Management Department is hosting the final event in a “lunch and learn” lecture series about interdisciplinary issues within disasters and emergencies. KU professors and scholars will share their fresh...

Tue, 04/17/2018 — Recent restrictions and funding limitations on women's health organizations in Texas increased driving distance to women's health centers and led to a 2.4 percent increase in the fertility rate for unmarried women, according to a study...

Mon, 04/16/2018 — Institutions that monitor public companies include governments and regulators, financial media, analysts, shareholders, debtholders and auditors. A forthcoming paper that includes two University of Kansas School of Business professors suggests...

Mon, 04/16/2018 — A two-decade trend of immigrant criminalization has seemingly peaked with the 2017 Trump administration executive orders, and it has altered the context in which immigrants live well beyond border states, according to new research by University...

Fri, 04/13/2018 — Fifty-eight new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on March 30. Sandy Horton, executive director of the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association, was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...

Wed, 04/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Two years after it was filmed in this area and after a year of kudos on the film-festival circuit, the dramatic film “The Tree” is set to live on as an advocacy tool for the compassionate treatment of older people. Department of Theatre Lecturer Laura Kirk co-stars in the film and takes associate producer credit as well. In it, she plays Marge McMillan, the neighbor of the film’s 88-year-old protagonist, Dorothy Thorp, played by veteran Kansas City actress Joicie Appell. Kirk and her real-life husband, fellow actor Paul Fellers, play Thorp’s neighbors. They function in the story much as the protagonist’s adult children would – if she had any around –

Wed, 04/11/2018 —  You can call her a humanities evangelist. Nancy Jackson believes, contrary to certain national dialogues, that the humanities are vitally important to a vibrant society. She points especially to the nonprofit sector in the United States, which...

Tue, 04/10/2018 — More than 80 outstanding graduate students, as well as staff and faculty, will be recognized at the annual University of Kansas Graduate Awards Ceremony, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union....

Mon, 04/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas announced the addition of a public program on U.S. immigration policy this week. Titled “Pathways to Citizenship: Examining U.S. Immigration Policy,” the program is set for 7 p.m. April 18 at the Dole Institute. Guests for the panel discussion are W. Michael Sharma-Crawford, a Kansas City-based immigration attorney who has successfully argued cases before the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Board of Immigration Appeals, and Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center of Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. The event is one of the institute’s biannual Student Advisory Board (SAB)

Mon, 04/09/2018 — People are staying in federally assisted housing for about six years, up from the average of 4 1/2 years 20 years ago, which is straining the federal rental assistance program's ability to serve families with children, according to a University...

Thu, 04/05/2018 — The tight-knit group of four friends had already been through a lot together at the University of Kansas, from late-night organic chemistry study sessions to rigorous class schedules and meals out during their free time. Now, they’ve all been...

Thu, 04/05/2018 — The Hall Center for the Humanities will feature a diverse lineup of authors, journalists and academics for its 2018-19 Humanities Lecture Series. Speakers in the coming academic year will focus on topics ranging from Latinos and immigration...

Wed, 04/04/2018 — LAWRENCE – Speaking out against racism and political demagoguery, for free speech and factual news coverage, putting principle ahead of party – the issues Kansas journalist William Allen White championed a century ago could be torn from today’s headlines. Kevin Willmott's new documentary shows White as a truly modern figure whose beliefs about democracy resonate deeply with current affairs. “William Allen White: What’s the Matter with Kansas?” is the latest directorial effort from Willmott, creator of such films as "Jayhawkers" (2014) and "C.S.A.: Confederate States of America" (2004) and screenwriter of "Chi-Raq" (2015) and the forthcoming "Black Klansman" with

Wed, 04/04/2018 — A zombified bear adorns the cover of Joseph Harrington’s new collection of verse, “Of Some Sky,” (BlazeVOX, 2017). He explains it’s from former Lawrence resident Andy Hadle’s series on mythological creatures. “The painting is titled...


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