Fri, 05/03/2019 — Virtually every corner of the University of Kansas benefits from donor contributions, from digging up dinosaur bones to planting gardens, and the crowdfunding platform LaunchKU has helped groups across the university accomplish those tasks and...
Thu, 05/02/2019 —
LAWRENCE – In addition to their tendencies to be biased toward companies located very close to them, a new paper by University of Kansas researchers finds mutual fund managers tend to favor the stocks of companies whose executives share their political leanings.
They do this despite the possible detriment to investors, according to a new study co-authored by Jide Wintoki, associate professor of finance and area director of Analytics, Information Systems & Operations Management at the University of Kansas School of Business. Wintoki’s co-author, Yaoyi Xi, is his former KU doctoral student and now assistant professor of finance at the Fowler College of Business
Wed, 05/01/2019 —
LAWRENCE – Despite the dissolution of back-to-nature hippie havens and murderous tragedies like Jonestown and the Branch Davidians, communes are alive and well in the 21st century, according to the author of a new book that completes his trilogy on the subject.
Timothy Miller, professor of religious studies at the University of Kansas, has just published “Communes in America, 1975-2000.” It follows his “The Quest for Utopia in Twentieth-Century America, Volume I, 1900-1960” and “The 60s Communes: Hippies and Beyond,” all from Syracuse University Press.
“Rumors of the demise of the commune are greatly exaggerated,” he wrote in the latest book.
Miller will give a
Wed, 05/01/2019 —
LAWRENCE – More than one white politician has landed in hot water this year after old photographs of them dressed in blackface surfaced. Clearly, racial stereotypes are still a touchy subject. So is it OK for minorities to dress in whiteface? What if it’s meant to represent an inner conflict among people of mixed-race identity?
“This question implies that there is such a thing as reverse racism, and I don’t think we can even ask that without discussing the systemic inequality and racial hierarchies that result in internalized racism experienced by historically underrepresented groups,” said Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas associate professor of theatre
Mon, 04/29/2019 — During the Obama administration, conservative states pushed back heavily against the president and his policies, challenging federal power with success previously unseen. Conservative governments and state-level office holders were so...
Mon, 04/29/2019 — LAWRENCE - Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure, where indicated, for 78 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 73 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses.
Girod issued a shared statement of congratulations with Interim Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Dr. Robert Simari, executive vice chancellor at KU Medical Center.
“This is an important milestone for these exceptional faculty and scholars. They have dedicated their career toward advancing knowledge, and we hope the entire
Fri, 04/26/2019 — A federal judge has blocked a Trump administration policy that would prevent any organization that refers patients for abortion services from receiving Title X funds. The Washington state judge’s ruling temporarily stops regulations from...
Thu, 04/25/2019 — The Daily Beast legal affairs columnist Jay Michaelson will present “Religious Liberty and/or Civil Rights” at 7 p.m. May 6 in the Jayhawk Room at the Kansas Union.
Michaelson, a featured commentator on CNN, National Public Radio and...
Wed, 04/24/2019 — The protests at Standing Rock in opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline brought international attention to energy development on tribal lands. But work from as long as 200 years ago has recently proven to be effective in...