Law, Policy & Society
Wed, 11/07/2018 — An Olympic gold medalist and humanitarian, a former director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the CEO of a global scientific instrumentation company will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas. Billy Mills, Elizabeth...

Wed, 11/07/2018 — As issues like climate change, resource scarcity and technological progress increasingly influence how nations relate to each other, a new book by a University of Kansas researcher takes a critical look at mainstream ideas that underpin the...

Mon, 11/05/2018 — LAWRENCE – Usually, researchers study the effect communications have on the target of a message, says Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies. But in the case of a new study on social media and Latino political participation, Velasquez and his co-author looked at the effect on the ones pushing out the message. Their results illustrate that individuals’ political expression on social media increases their feelings of efficacy – that one’s actions can influence the political environment. In a new edition of the journal Mass Communication and Society, Velasquez and Andrea Quenette, assistant professor of communication

Thu, 11/01/2018 —  The 2015 UN Paris Climate Accords brought energy regulation’s role in climate change to the international forefront. And even though the United States has since withdrawn from the agreement, energy development decisions both here and abroad...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — Potential future trends in job automation could eliminate positions that traditionally contribute to diversity in the public sector, according to a recent study by a University of Kansas alumnus and KU professor who study government workforce...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — Millions of people around the world inhabit urban spaces shaped by public squares, parks, statues, monuments, place names and architecture. These cityscapes are the backdrops of people’s daily lives, serving as the settings of professional,...

Tue, 10/30/2018 —  Researchers at the University of Kansas have secured an $8 million, five-year grant to strengthen families across the state by helping prevent children being placed in foster care and increasing reunification and adoption rates for those...

Tue, 10/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – With their law degree in hand, the only thing standing between graduates and their legal careers is the bar exam. A new program at the University of Kansas School of Law will help KU students clear that hurdle without the added financial pressure of paying for a bar review course. Through an innovative partnership with Themis Bar Review, KU Law’s Free Bar Prep Program will provide a comprehensive suite of preparation resources – including a post-graduation commercial bar review course – to every student at no cost. December 2018 graduates will be the first beneficiaries.  “KU Law is already a Best Value Law School ranked 18th in the nation for overall

Tue, 10/30/2018 — Religious divisions have famously plagued Nigeria throughout its history. However, the triumph of a charismatic Christian movement, coming on the heels of the restoration of democracy in the West African country in 1999, has changed the terms of...

Tue, 10/30/2018 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. The annual awards are given in four...

Mon, 10/29/2018 — The University of Kansas ADA Resource Center for Equity & Accessibility is bringing a national award-winning speaker to KU as part of its National Disability Employment Awareness Celebration this week. Derek Shields, president of...

Fri, 10/26/2018 — For a second time, the University of Kansas has earned a top five ranking in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings. Released Oct. 22, the rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most...

Thu, 10/25/2018 — Recent research indicates that women are still underrepresented in leadership roles in higher education. Join the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity to hear the stories and strategies of women who have established themselves as...

Wed, 10/24/2018 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Kathryn Vaggalis, doctoral candidate from the Department of American Studies. The presentation, titled “Queer Brides and Lonely Swains: American Picture Brides and the Effects of...

Tue, 10/23/2018 — This fall, 13 KU students received an Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). Recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research proposal...

Tue, 10/23/2018 —  For sexual and gender minority youths, growing up in a small town can be difficult. But new research from the University of Kansas finds that it’s not all a negative experience and that communities often are supportive in multiple...

Fri, 10/19/2018 — A top researcher recognized for his work to apply magnetic resonance techniques to chemistry, physics and biomedical research is the recipient of this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award at the University of Kansas. Justin...

Fri, 10/19/2018 — More than 30 graduate students at the University of Kansas were selected as University Graduate Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Office of Graduate Studies distributed approximately $1 million in funding to support domestic and...

Wed, 10/17/2018 — It's easy to find videos on YouTube exposing people's seemingly unwavering support for the actions of their political party. A 2016 video on Jimmy Kimmel's show includes Hillary Clinton supporters agreeing with her purported quotes about policies,

Wed, 10/17/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law is the No. 16 Best Value Law School in the country and one of the top 20 law schools nationwide for students graduating with the least debt, according to National Jurist and U.S. News & World Report. KU finished first in both rankings among law schools in Kansas and the Kansas City area. The Best Value ranking highlights affordable law schools whose graduates perform well on the bar exam and have success finding legal jobs. National Jurist ranked the top 25 schools and assigned a letter grade to the other 32 honorees. “It’s no accident that KU Law continues to do well in these rankings. We are committed to value


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