Law, Policy & Society
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...

Tue, 04/03/2018 — An award-winning Washington Post reporter who has covered the Pentagon and national security developments, intelligence agencies, Russian disinformation issues and treatment of veterans will give a keynote address as part of a security...

Tue, 04/03/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Spanish & Portuguese will welcome Raquel Salas Rivera, 2018 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia and CantoMundo Fellow, for a presentation at the Hall Center for Humanities and a poetry reading at the Raven Book Store on April 23. As a person of mixed ethnicity and heritage born in Mayagϋez, Puerto Rico, and based in Philadelphia, identifying as queer and nonbinary, Rivera writes poetry that pushes political conversations about race, code-switching, sexual/gender identifications and oppressive social and economic pressures predominantly affecting marginalized communities.   Recently selected in January as the 2018 Poet

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

Campanile framed by tree with spring blossoms
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...


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