Law, Policy & Society
Mon, 08/27/2018 — English philosopher Thomas Paine's name is attached to individual documents that spell out the idea of natural rights not dependent on the laws or customs of any particular culture of government. For those reasons, many historians associate him...

Fri, 08/24/2018 — Four teams of faculty members at the University of Kansas have been selected for a one-year Curriculum Innovation Program aimed at transforming important components of their curricula. The winners, from the Environmental Studies Program, the...

Wed, 08/22/2018 — LAWRENCE – True, Haiti has suffered earthquakes and hurricanes, colonialism and other insults. Now, as a sort of antidote, comes an exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art designed to illuminate the island nation’s beauty and its relations with its continental neighbor to the north. The exhibition “The Ties That Bind: Haiti, the United States and the Art of Ulrick Jean-Pierre in Comparative Perspective” is one of several Haitian-related events taking place this fall on the University of Kansas campus, including the Common Book and Common Work of Art for the 2018-19 school year. The show opens Sept. 8 and runs through Jan. 7. Cécile Accilien, associate professor

Tue, 08/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its programming lineup for the fall 2018 semester. The schedule will include a variety of programs focusing on the upcoming midterm elections in November, as well as events related to military caregiver support, political polarization in America, modern intelligence gathering and more. Programming will kick off in September with the annual Journalism and Politics Lecture, featuring a panel of Kansas journalists discussing how they cover the midterm elections. Mid-September will bring the annual Constitution Day program; this year, panelists will examine the enduring legacy

Mon, 08/20/2018 — The failure of Congress in the past decade to chart a consistent course for national immigration policy has given state and local governments stronger incentives to challenge the federal government on immigration issues, according to an analysis...

Fri, 08/17/2018 — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday he has directed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study expanding quarterly reporting requirements to six months, and the idea is worth examining based on what has happened elsewhere, a...

Wed, 08/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Knowing that her Jewish ancestors were forced by the Nazis to flee Europe and that those who did not perished in the Holocaust, University of Kansas Professor of Visual Art Tanya Hartman has always made art that is sympathetic to the plight of immigrants and refugees. Now, with the controversies raised by President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies, Hartman’s work is more relevant than ever. Perhaps that’s why the film she’s working on was accepted into the Open Spaces Kansas City Arts Experience, which kicks off Aug. 25 and runs for nine weeks at various locations around town. (See below for show times and location.) “I was trained as a painter

Wed, 08/15/2018 — Christine Hallquist's victory in the Vermont Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday is a historic victory for the transgender movement, according to a University of Kansas political scientist who researches LGBT candidates. Hallquist, a...

Wed, 08/15/2018 — With a growing diversity in the population of Latino immigrants to the United States, learning Spanish instead of just English is becoming an important factor for some in assimilation and upward social mobility, according to a study by a...

Wed, 08/15/2018 —  Thirty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a satirical ad in Hustler magazine was not libelous against the Rev. Jerry Falwell and did not intentionally cause him emotional distress because no reasonable person would believe Falwell...

Tue, 08/14/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has received a $200,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. The grant will provide funding for the Dole Fellowship Program, a staple of the institute’s offerings. Dole fellows host a series of discussion group sessions each semester that are free and open to students and community members. Each fellow selects unique topic and hosts a variety of guest speakers over the course of seven weeks. In the bipartisan spirit of the Dole Institute, these discussion groups cover a range of philosophical views and

Mon, 08/13/2018 — Younger generations of religious Americans tend to closely harbor concerns for the environment via stewardship more so than older parishioners, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher. "The best way to account for this upsurge...

Mon, 08/13/2018 — In ethnic enclaves, Mexican immigrants tend to spend less on food per week while East Asian immigrants spend more, which could explain the difference in assimilation rates and contrast in ethnic population density among the two groups, according...

Mon, 08/13/2018 — A group of Americans and Europeans has relocated to a Costa Rican community in recent decades, and despite the government cheering the economic jolt, their isolation from locals there more highlights the privilege of these migrants who...

Thu, 08/02/2018 — University of Kansas School of Law Professor John Peck was awarded the 2018 Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award by the trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.  The award recognizes excellent teachers who foster a broad understanding...

Wed, 08/01/2018 — LAWRENCE – Ismail Kadare is having a moment in America, and University of Kansas researcher Ani Kokobobo is partly responsible. Of course, Kadare has been world famous for decades. He rose to prominence as Albania’s foremost novelist during the 1970s, and during the Stalinist regime of dictator Enver Hoxha, Kadare slyly shifted in and out of the government’s good graces. Since the fall of communism in 1992, Kadare has been repeatedly nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature and won the first Man Booker International Prize in 2005 for his body of work. Kokobobo’s translation of his “Essays on World Literature” (Restless Books) is one of three Kadare books to

Wed, 08/01/2018 — Ten faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive distinguished teaching awards Aug. 16 at the KU Teaching Summit. “The recipients of these awards have demonstrated an outstanding capability to help our students reach their full...

Wed, 07/25/2018 — Each summer, undergraduate students from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Seventy-six of these students will present their research Friday, July 27, at the KU Summer...

Tue, 07/24/2018 — University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 54 individuals at the Lawrence campus: ...

Mon, 07/23/2018 — Much past research and common perception communicated to those in urban planning was that if they wanted to serve as leaders, their only choice was to run for political office. This attitude has likely frustrated younger planners who are...


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