Law, Policy & Society
Fri, 02/08/2019 — A University of Michigan-Dearborn scholar and author will present “If the Walls Could Speak: Inside a Women's Prison in Communist Poland” for the Spring 2019 Oswald P. Backus/Anna Cienciała Memorial Lecture. The event will take place at 5...

Tue, 02/05/2019 — LAWRENCE – Are you a Kansas, Missouri or Illinois resident? Do you make less than $54,000 per year? Do you not itemize your deductions? If the answer to each of these questions is “yes,” then you are eligible to receive free tax preparation services. Each spring, law students from the University of Kansas provide free federal and state tax preparation services to those who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This year’s program runs from Feb. 20 through April 15. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA grant from the Internal Revenue Service. U.S. resident taxpayers may prepare and

Tue, 02/05/2019 — Through the Graduate Scholarly Presentation Travel Fund, graduate students on the KU Lawrence and Edwards campuses presented their research at professional conferences and events across North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and...

Fri, 02/01/2019 — The Office of Graduate Studies invites the University of Kansas community to nominate faculty, staff and graduate students for awards that recognize exceptional efforts in teaching, mentoring and service. Award recipients will be honored at the...

Fri, 02/01/2019 — Feb. 1, 1902. And while the date is unquestioned, the year is. Just last year, digital scholarship revealed Hughes was almost certainly born a year earlier, in 1901. That’s just one of the developments that a consortium of scholars,...

Thu, 01/31/2019 — The 11th annual Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series returns next month with renowned legal expert and activist Fatima Goss Graves. Goss Graves will present “No Going Back: Why Title IX Matters to You” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the...

Thu, 01/31/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has announced a new Center for Community Engagement & Collaboration (CCEC). Housed jointly within the school’s Office of Research and its instructional programs, the center’s two...

Mon, 01/28/2019 — When institutions, organizations or individuals establish incentives to encourage behavior toward a particular outcome, the results can often be complex and lead to unintended consequences. Mathematical models of strategic game theory help to...

Mon, 01/28/2019 — How can constitutions serve as foundations for further developments in human rights and policy? Legal scholar Roberto Toniatti will explore that question on a global scale when he delivers the Robert C. Casad Comparative Law Lecture at the...

Wed, 01/23/2019 — Megan Kaminski grew up in an East Coast city, so she knows what some there think of the Midwest: flyover country. But during the 11 years the associate professor has been part of the University of Kansas Department of English, she has found it...

Tue, 01/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has unveiled its full schedule of programming for the spring 2019 semester. The slate is led by April events with Major Garrett, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, and Carly Fiorina, former HP chief executive and presidential hopeful. Fiorina will visit in April to deliver the 2019 Dole Lecture. Held each spring and headlined by a national figure, the Dole Lecture commemorates April 14, 1945, when former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole was critically wounded while serving in Italy during World War II. The event honors Dole’s courageous recovery and continuing commitment to serve the nation

Tue, 01/22/2019 —  In 2015, a black female high school student in South Carolina was slammed to the floor and dragged out of a classroom by a white sheriff’s deputy in a case that made national headlines. Since then, police shootings of unarmed black Americans...

Fri, 01/18/2019 — Faculty and researchers at the University of Kansas will find new services to help put their work into the hands of others. The University Press of Kansas (UPK) has earned a reputation for publishing distinguished scholarship, and now it is...

Mon, 01/14/2019 — A University of Kansas historian has received a prestigious $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete his book project on the history of defection from the Soviet Union and what it can tell us about the nature of...

Mon, 01/14/2019 — The University of Kansas will lead several community events to help celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Lawrence. The hallmark event to commemorate the day will take place along Jayhawk Boulevard on Tuesday, Jan. 22, the first day...

Wed, 01/09/2019 — LAWRENCE – There have been two biographies of jazz piano great Mary Lou Williams. There are two biographies of singer and actor Ethel Waters, as well as her two autobiographical memoirs, “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and “To Me It’s Wonderful.” Black Panther Party founder Eldridge Cleaver wrote two autobiographies – “Soul on Ice” and “Soul on Fire.” And there have been countless books on the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, including his own, “The Greatest.” So why did Randal Maurice Jelks, University of Kansas professor of African & African-American studies and American studies, feel it was necessary to write a book focusing on their spiritual and religious

Thu, 01/03/2019 — A University of Kansas graduate student has won a national award for her research on the history of Greek-American picture brides and their intricate role in the ways Greek immigrants in the early 20th century navigated their racial position...

Thu, 12/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – Before Christopher McKitterick could sell his latest novella to the venerable pulp magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact, the editors insisted he justify one of the story’s central conceits: Rather than send individuals on space missions in rocket ships, the protagonist’s civilization itself – an entire solar system – altered its course through space, exploring new corners of the galaxy. “All the science had to work, all the technology had to work, and the civilizations had to work,” McKitterick said of Analog’s editor, Trevor Quachri. “He was very rigorous that way.” “So when I got this feedback, I thought, ‘Well, OK, I can fix this. It shouldn't

Mon, 12/17/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced this year’s graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program, who represent the 25th-anniversary class. The graduation ceremony took place last month in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Topeka. Erik Sartorius, executive director of the League of Kansas Municipalities, made remarks to the graduates. The 85 graduates, who began their coursework in January, represent local, county, state or federal agencies from across Kansas. They participated in classes held in Topeka, Olathe and the KU Edwards Campus. Of these participants, 21 are graduates of the Law Enforcement Leadership

Fri, 12/14/2018 — KU Libraries are pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication. They are Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the Center for Science Technology &...


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