Law, Policy & Society
Wed, 04/17/2019 — Media and legal professionals in Kansas City will be able to hear from an Academy Award-winning screenwriter during the 32nd Annual Media & the Law Seminar. The seminar will be held May 2-3 at the Sheraton Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City,

Tue, 04/16/2019 — The University of Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research (IPSR) has been designated the lead agency of the State Data Center for the state of Kansas. In this role, IPSR — under the leadership of Xan Wedel — will work with a...

Mon, 04/15/2019 — LAWRENCE – How, in the context of the Cold War, could America keep India from falling to communism? One way was by holding out a vision of better homes, and ergo better lives, for workers and others with low social standing. That’s just one thread that Farhan Karim, University of Kansas assistant professor of architecture & design, weaves into his new book, “Of Greater Dignity Than Riches: Austerity and Housing Design in India” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). An even more important thread is the uniquely Indian approach that seeks to turn a lack of resources into a good. In the book’s introduction, Karim calls it “the Gandhian political rhetoric of

Fri, 04/12/2019 — When Sam Steuart paid a brief visit to University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod’s office this week — ostensibly for a brief visit related to an upcoming presentation — the Topeka junior instead found balloons, cheers and hearty...

Thu, 04/11/2019 — LAWRENCE – The image of a Sudanese woman standing atop a car demanding the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir that went viral this week, drawing comparisons to Nubian queens and the Statue of Liberty, may have been the tipping point in this phase of the revolution, according an historian of Sudanese women’s fashions. “Her choice of clothing – her white cotton tobe and circular gold earrings – is understood as the national dress, so she represents everywoman,” says University of Kansas Associate Professor of History Marie Grace Brown, author of “Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan,” (Stanford University Press, 2017). “Precisely because it

Thu, 04/11/2019 — Climate change in Greenland and how it poses a threat to archaeological heritage will be explored in an upcoming presentation by Hans Harmsen, archaeologist and curator of the Greenland National Museum & Archives. Harmsen will present...

Wed, 04/10/2019 — Cold, foggy and remote, the climate of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands makes them a daunting place for people to live. Couple the unforgiving environment with often-brutal practices on the part of Western colonizers, and it becomes clear that the...

Wed, 04/10/2019 — Social media played a central role in the Arab Spring, when citizens demonstrated against and ousted oppressive government regimes. A new study from the University of Kansas analyzes how social media can also help citizens in authoritarian...

Thu, 04/04/2019 —  As sexual assault gains more recognition as a public health crisis, communities and campuses are increasing their focus on response to victims and prevention. Campus response teams have unique challenges and can learn from community response...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — Four midcareer faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive an award in recognition of their significant achievements in scholarly or research contributions in their field. The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — Author and MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" recipient Jesmyn Ward will speak at two events this month as part of the University of Kansas Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series. Ward will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 11 at Liberty Hall,...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — In commemoration of the victims and survivors of the genocide in Rwanda, the Kansas African Studies Center at the University of Kansas has announced a series of events this month to reflect on the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. This...

Tue, 04/02/2019 — One of the primary arguments of the U.S. anti-abortion movement is that women who have abortions will experience a profound sense of regret, mental anguish, anxiety and all manner of problems stemming from the decision. However, that narrative...

Tue, 04/02/2019 — An interdisciplinary symposium examining human trafficking research is coming to the University of Kansas Lawrence campus April 4 and 5. Beyond Discourse: Critical and Empirical Approaches to Human Trafficking is sponsored by the Institute for...

Tue, 04/02/2019 — LAWRENCE – The storefront Dotte Agency was established in 2015 to bring the power of architecture and design to bear on some of the problems, mainly around health, that confront underserved communities in Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. Now the Dotte Agency has taken grant funding from the Health Forward Foundation and others and created a “walking audit” tool that is being used to facilitate communication between citizens and leaders about desired improvements to the built environment. Shannon Criss, University of Kansas associate professor of architecture, said the walking audit tool kit grew out of conversations she and the other agency principals (

Tue, 04/02/2019 — Four 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, 04/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – Writer and social activist Langston Hughes lived from 1901 to 1967. The Langston Hughes Society published the semiannual scholarly journal The Langston Hughes Review from 1982 to 2011. So why is it being revived now, under the editorship of Tony Bolden, University of Kansas associate professor of African & African-American studies? “What we want to try to do is project Langston Hughes – his vision – into the 21st century, to engage his views in the here and now, and see how and where those perspectives intersect,” Bolden said. The first new edition of the revived Langston Hughes Review will be published this month by Penn State University Press,

Fri, 03/29/2019 — The University of Kansas will recognize and celebrate graduate students during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 1-5, and throughout the month of April. Graduation Student Appreciation Week highlights the contributions of...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — Researchers from the University of Kansas have teamed up with corrections and social service agencies in the state’s most populous county to improve outcomes and make life better for area residents. In a pilot program, the Kansas Institute...

Wed, 03/27/2019 — Three University of Kansas School of Law alumni will receive the law school’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, this year. Minnesota Management & Budget Office Commissioner Myron Frans, former AT&T Senior Vice President...


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