Law, Policy & Society
Thu, 03/12/2020 — There are no shortages of opinions about Caitlyn Jenner. But how the transgender celebrity has influenced the attitudes of others remains the basis for a new article by Patrick Miller, an associate professor of political science at the...

Wed, 03/11/2020 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 6. Derrick Crisenbery of the Hays Police Department was the graduating class president, and Winfield Chief of Police Robbie...

Tue, 03/10/2020 — Research has long shown that people who spend time in jail or have high levels of contact with law enforcement are less likely to be politically engaged. University of Kansas researcher Brandon Davis has published a study detailing what types of...

Fri, 03/06/2020 — LAWRENCE – It's almost as if Henry Bial spent his whole career preparing to direct “Indecent,” which runs March 20-29 at the University of Kansas. A professor and chairman of the Department of Theatre & Dance, Bial is the author of “Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage” (2015) and “Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the American Stage and Screen” (2005, both from University of Michigan Press). His interest in Jews on stage is why KU is one of the first to produce playwright Paula Vogel’s not-quite-musical, which premiered in 2015 and dramatizes the cause celebre created by the first lesbian kiss on a Broadway stage nearly a century ago. The real-

Thu, 03/05/2020 — Four University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...

Thu, 03/05/2020 — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced today that she will end her presidential campaign, becoming the last woman to exit the race. Warren’s departure brings to an end an election season that originally saw a record number of women seeking the...

Wed, 03/04/2020 — Ibram Kendi, a New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international relations, and the founding director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate...

Wed, 03/04/2020 — Some children in the U.S. grow up under severe disadvantage in terms of the amount and quality of language they are exposed to in their earliest years. Researchers have documented that some children are exposed to roughly 30 million fewer words...

Tue, 03/03/2020 — David Slusky, University of Kansas associate professor of economics, will give the annual Seaver Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Hall Center for the Humanities.   Slusky will present “What to Expect When You’re...

Tue, 03/03/2020 — Even though two of the last three U.S. presidents were elected without earning the popular vote, the Electoral College still remains the method used for selecting the national leader. But a new book titled “The Twenty-Eighth Amendment? Beyond...

Thu, 02/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – Brian Daldorph doesn’t necessarily believe one has to suffer to make great art, but he admits to a particular feeling for those who have and who do. His small press brought Vietnam infantryman-turned-poet John Musgrave to the attention of PBS documentarian Ken Burns, turning him into the voice of a generation. Now the University of Kansas Department of English lecturer has edited and published “Taking On Life” by Antonio Sanchez-Day (Coal City Press, 2019), the first book of poetry by a single author from the jailhouse writing group Daldorph has led for nearly two decades. Coal City Press published the collection “Douglas County Blues” by writing group

Thu, 02/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – An economist with deep experience in social science and policy-relevant research has been named director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas. Donna Ginther, the Dean’s Professor of Economics, begins the permanent leadership role immediately. She has served as interim director of IPSR since longtime director Steven Maynard-Moody, professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration, stepped down in May 2019. “The Institute for Policy & Social Research has continued to thrive under Dr. Ginther’s interim leadership. I’m confident that she will build on that momentum with her vision for IPSR as a

Thu, 02/27/2020 — UPDATE: Spencer Museum of Art galleries are closed March 14-31, 2020, and all public programs are canceled through March 31, 2020. LAWRENCE – Roger Shimomura’s paintings are held by the Smithsonian Institution, along with many other museums and collections. But what about the performance art he created and that he considered so important during his 35-year teaching career at the University of Kansas Department of Visual Art? Those performances come back to life, arranged chronologically and placed in the context of related paintings, in the exhibition “Staging Shimomura,” opening Saturday, Feb. 29, and on display through June 21 at the Spencer Museum of Art.

Wed, 02/26/2020 — LAWRENCE – What’s heating up the Balkans? And what do street protests over church property in Montenegro have to do with Russia’s strategic military aims? As head of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, an expert in the languages of the former Yugoslavia and a frequent visitor to the region, Marc Greenberg observes how religious, linguistic and geopolitical forces have aligned, erupting this year into ongoing street protests in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica. “Montenegro and Bosnia are getting hot, but there’s almost no English-language coverage of it,” Greenberg said. “Russia and Serbia are almost certainly trying to

Wed, 02/26/2020 — Rami Zeedan expects nothing different in the third round of Israeli national parliamentary elections, set for Monday, March 2, than the first two. And yet he thinks there might well be a different outcome in their aftermath. Zeedan, a member of...

Tue, 02/25/2020 — A University of Kansas School of Law team received the highest advocacy honors at the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition in Berkeley, California. Second-year law students Karen Fritts, of Olathe, and...

Tue, 02/25/2020 — When Michael Davis was a professor at the University of Kansas School of Law in 1971, he made a big impression on law student Christopher “Kit” Smith — so big that Smith and his wife, Diana, have pledged $1 million to create a fund at KU...

Tue, 02/25/2020 — A University of Kansas junior from Perry is a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Laura Phillips is majoring in classical languages and ecology, evolution & organismal biology. She will participate in an interview for the...

Mon, 02/24/2020 — Research shows that a wide array of sexual behaviors takes place at nursing homes, even if the common assumption is that residents are not sexually active. A University of Kansas professor has won a grant to determine what policies, practices...

Mon, 02/24/2020 — The 39th class of University Scholars and their faculty mentors were recently recognized at a banquet at the University of Kansas. Perry Alexander, keynote speaker and AT&T Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer...


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