Law, Policy & Society
Thu, 09/13/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) received word it would be recognized for outstanding public service education, given by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration at its...

Wed, 09/12/2018 —  Energy extraction contributes to climate change that hits tribal land especially hard. When temporary extraction camps set up near reservations, sexual violence against Indian women and children spikes. Trump administration policies are...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Killing more than 115 Americans every day, the opioid epidemic has become one of our nation’s foremost health crises. This year’s Kansas Law Review Symposium will bring together scholars of varying backgrounds to explore legal issues and...

Tue, 09/11/2018 — Once a lively debate, scholars more recently have largely discarded the view that Islam and democracy are incompatible, and a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher reveals there are important differences among practicing...

Tue, 09/11/2018 — For a number of years, every freshman at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has received a copy of W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The Souls of Black Folk.” This year they will receive a copy of a new edition with an introduction by Shawn Leigh...

Tue, 09/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Yes, University of Kansas Professor of Film & Media Studies Kevin Willmott is co-writer of one of the summer’s critical and box-office movie smashes, Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” But he is hardly resting on his laurels, even if they include the Grand Prix Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Rather, Willmott’s new play about the life of then-teenage college student Martin Luther King Jr., “Becoming Martin,” premieres Sept. 18 at The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. In fact, King was just 15 when he was accepted into Morehouse College in Atlanta, and the play examines the historically black college’s decision to admit such a young

Mon, 09/10/2018 — Ten students at the University of Kansas School of Law have been chosen as Dean’s Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year.  The Dean’s Fellows are a group of second- and third-year law students selected to mentor first-year peers. Fellows...

Mon, 09/10/2018 — The University of Kansas ranks 61st among public universities in the 2019 edition of the “Best Colleges” rankings, which U.S. News & World Report released Monday. Last year, KU had increased its standing in the rankings to 53rd among...

Mon, 09/10/2018 —  Education and hard work are the keys to success, children across the country have been told for generations. But evidence showing that is not entirely true for everyone has steadily grown. A new book co-authored by a University of Kansas...

Fri, 09/07/2018 — As Nike on Thursday night aired its commercial featuring free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the public response will provide more evidence on how consumers react to brands weighing in on political and social topics, according to a...

Fri, 09/07/2018 — LAWRENCE – With his passing Sept. 6 at age 82, Burt Reynolds will be remembered for the good humor and athleticism that made him one of America’s top box-office stars in the 1980s, according to a University of Kansas Professor of Film & Media Studies who interviewed the actor during that time period. John Tibbetts, who also maintained a career as a movie reporter and reviewer for Kansas City radio and television stations during the period, interviewed Reynolds in 1988 as part of a press junket for the film “Switching Channels,” in which he co-starred with Kathleen Turner. “It was a remake of ‘His Girl Friday,’ a 1940 screwball comedy with Rosalind Russell and

Wed, 09/05/2018 — Only a couple of months after they were installed in 2016, New York City decided to cut off internet access to a series of “smart city” kiosks it built to replace old telephone booths after homeless people monopolized them with such socially...

Mon, 09/03/2018 — What people believe is the cause of racial disparities in police stops does influence whether they generally view police officers as trustworthy, but most people also don't change their views in light of reading those statistics, according to a...

Sun, 09/02/2018 — American gun owners in recent years have exhibited higher levels of political participation, not only in voting but in donating money to candidates and contacting elected officials, according to a study by University of Kansas political...

Fri, 08/31/2018 — Researchers have failed to properly study the role of specific grievances as a precursor to extremism and acts of terrorism, often substituting large macro-level issues as a proxy for individual reasons behind attacks, according to a University...

Fri, 08/31/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks 48th overall and 22nd among public law schools nationally for scholarly impact, according to a new study. The study, conducted by a team at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota, measures scholarly impact based on law journal citations to the work of tenured faculty members over the past five years. KU Law climbed 16 spots in the 2018 rankings, which are updated every three years. In hitting this mark, KU Law beat out several peer law schools, including Iowa, Georgia, Boston College, Washington & Lee, Missouri, Florida, Brigham Young and Alabama. “While law journal citations to tenured

Thu, 08/30/2018 — Edwidge Danticat, MacArthur Fellow and author of the 2018-2019 KU Common Book, “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work,” will present the keynote lecture for the University of Kansas’ Common Book program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept....

Wed, 08/29/2018 —  In some legal circles, there is a general consensus that when it comes to U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding arbitration, “no one thinks they got it right.” That’s not entirely true, as the decisions are defensible when viewed...

Tue, 08/28/2018 —  India is one of the world’s largest growing economies and a major carbon emitter. Meanwhile, the United States recently announced it was leaving the Paris Climate Accord. A University of Kansas law professor has returned from a teaching and...

Tue, 08/28/2018 — Drivers considering plug-in hybrid vehicles with a gasoline backup are most interested in economic benefits while those gravitating toward battery-electric vehicles have stronger environmental concerns, according to a study led by a University...


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