Law, Policy & Society
Mon, 04/02/2018 — A judge, a retired tech executive and an energy attorney will receive the University of Kansas School of Law’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. Kansas Appeals Court Judge Karen Arnold-Burger, Houston energy lawyer John Bowman and retired NIC...

Fri, 03/30/2018 — A new documentary film about William Allen White will debut with a free premiere April 25, during the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications' weeklong commemoration of the 150th birth year of the Pulitzer...

Thu, 03/29/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the 2018-19 Common Book, intended to broaden the campus community's conversations about identity and citizenship. "Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work," by Edwidge Danticat, will be the focus...

Tue, 03/27/2018 —  Across the country, affordable checking is becoming a thing of the past. Bank of America recently ended its free online checking account offer, but “main street banks” and small institutions are taking similar measures. A report co-authored...

Tue, 03/27/2018 — Six students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Mon, 03/26/2018 — In his writings on sex and sexuality, Spanish Enlightenment author Martín Martínez provided the parameters on how to see and name the body based on its social functions. For scholars, the anatomist's work gets to the heart of a debate...

Waton Library, Gothic revival building, at dusk
Mon, 03/26/2018 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Sarah Deer, professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and the School of Law. “Resilience and Resistance:

Assistant Professor of Chemistry James Blakemore, wearing safety goggles, stands next to equipment in his laboratory.
Wed, 03/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – Recent headlines about melting permafrost threatening the world’s foremost seed bank drive home the timeliness of “Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World,” an exhibition opening next week at the Spencer Museum of Art that features photographs of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and other seed banks among its 100-plus artworks. Spencer Museum Associate Director and Senior Curator Stephen Goddard, a lifelong gardener and former University of Kansas professor of art history, said the exhibition began to take shape in his mind as long as five years ago, and that he’s worked on it steadily for the past two or three years. It’s his contribution to the

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Wed, 03/21/2018 — The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 46 graduate programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, which...

Tue, 03/20/2018 — Most historical accounts of the 1980s AIDS crisis presume the gay community lacked the capacity to respond to the devastating effects of the virus. However, a recent book by a University of Kansas researcher of the history of sexuality and U.S....

Fri, 03/16/2018 — When Scott Kebler, an eight-year Marine Corps veteran, was looking for a place to attend college, he landed on the University of Kansas because of its high rating for veterans. Yet, when he arrived, he struggled to make the transition from...

Thu, 03/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Exactly 234 years since it was signed and sealed with red wax and 113 years since the Kansas Historical Society obtained it, a chance meeting between a University of Kansas Spanish scholar and a KHS archivist has resulted in the document’s translation and posting to the internet, furthering the possibilities for digital scholarship. The document in question is dated March 15, 1784. It is addressed to a representative "de la Nacion Ayoas" – of the Iowa(y) nation – and signed by Col. Don Estevan Miró, then the Spanish colonial governor of Louisiana. It had not been translated since KHS received it from a member of the Iowa tribe, presumably a descendant

Wed, 03/14/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks in the top 25 percent of law schools sending graduates to the nation’s largest law firms, according to the National Law Journal’s annual report on “Go-To Law Schools.” KU ranked 18th among public law schools and 50th overall in percentage of new graduates hired at the 100 largest law firms in the country – with 8 percent of graduates in the class of 2017 joining those firms as associates. “The quality and affordability of a KU law degree make it possible for our graduates to pursue whatever career feeds their passions. Some choose the 'Big Law' route. Others take small-firm, business, government and

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Five faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2018 University Scholarly Achievement Awards recognizing significant scholarly or research achievements for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod will...

Tue, 03/13/2018 — Firms that use accounting practices that basically require more verification for good news than bad news can more easily avoid securities class-action lawsuits and improve the outcomes of litigation, according to a study that includes a...

Mon, 03/12/2018 —  Cherokee statesman Nede Wade Christie, also known as Ned Christie, died in present-day Oklahoma in 1892 at the hands of a posse seeking to avenge the 1887 killing of U.S Marshal Dan Maples. Historians on both sides for more than a century...

Thu, 03/08/2018 — This spring, 10 graduate research consultants are pairing with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research and creative skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate...

Tue, 03/06/2018 — A University of Kansas urban planning researcher has received a recent appointment to work on a national effort examining how to raise the bar on anti-discrimination language in the code of ethics for planning professionals. Bonnie Johnson,...

Tue, 03/06/2018 — LAWRENCE – American Indian law scholars and advocates will gather at the University of Kansas this week to discuss “Tribal-State Collaborations: Advantages & Obstacles” during the 22nd annual Tribal Law & Government Conference. The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in 104 Green Hall. “In the modern era, tribes have an increasing presence beyond the reservation. As a result, interactions between tribes and states and localities have also increased by necessity,” said Elizabeth Kronk Warner, professor of law and director of KU’s Tribal Law & Government Center. “This conference explores obstacles to effective collaboration

Mon, 03/05/2018 —  “DWB” is the rueful shorthand for “Driving While Black,” and it’s also the title of a new “chamber opera project” featuring the work of three University of Kansas School of Music teachers that has its initial staged reading at...


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