Law, Policy & Society
Fri, 02/21/2020 —  Kansas fire and rescue personnel are rolling out a safe and comprehensive, real-world confined space training program through a $35,000 grant from ONE Gas Foundation. The donation has allowed the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute...

Fri, 02/21/2020 —  President Donald Trump will visit India on Feb. 24 and 25 and will discuss trade with President Narendra Modi. The two sides are not expected to reach a trade deal, however, despite diplomats from both nations engaging in talks before the visit.

Fri, 02/21/2020 — For 24 hours on Feb. 20, the gifts poured in to support the University of Kansas — 3,239 gifts totaling $1,771,135, records for both the number of gifts and total amount raised in one day. The gifts came in during the third annual One Day....

Thu, 02/20/2020 — LAWRENCE – “As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s pastoral comedies, set in the mythical forest of Arden. But when Mechele Leon, University of Kansas professor of theatre, conceived this year’s production, she was inspired by a much darker story: the Bielski brothers’ band of Jewish partisans, who hid out for years in the woods of Eastern Europe to escape and resist the Holocaust. For the past couple of years, Leon, who traces her family history to the Spanish Inquisition, has been exploring her Jewish roots in places like Berlin and Malaga, Spain. And that, she said, brought up associations among the Bard, fascist Europe of the 1930s and today. “I've set it in

Wed, 02/19/2020 — Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students are putting their potentially world-changing research efforts on public display. Legislators and the public are invited to learn about the influence of research underway at KU during the 17th...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — This spring, 50 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — Legal scholars, academics, practitioners and policy experts will gather in Lawrence to discuss how changes to the work environment impact the legal landscape at the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy’s annual symposium. The symposium,...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — a new book he edited and co-wrote, “The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific” (Routledge, 2020). When Silva accepted editorship of the ...

Fri, 02/14/2020 — More than 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty. With this war came a dramatic expansion in government programs that included health insurance for the poor and elderly, food subsidies to promote nutrition, educational...

Fri, 02/14/2020 — LAWRENCE – Are you a Kansas, Missouri or Illinois resident? Do you make less than $56,000 per year? Do you not itemize your tax 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. Any U.S. resident taxpayer may prepare

Tue, 02/11/2020 —  A University of Kansas law professor has co-written a treatise that will help guide judges and attorneys through the ever-evolving field of civil procedure with in-depth, nuanced information on the rules guiding federal courts. “Federal Rules...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — A grant initiative that funds faculty and student research collaborations in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has helped attract more than $2 million in new external funding to the University of Kansas. In its first year, the Research...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — Four outstanding juniors will be the University of Kansas’ nominees for Harry S. Truman Scholarships.  The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to...

Mon, 02/10/2020 — The spirit behind One Day. One KU., the annual 24-hour giving campaign, is that one day can make a big difference to the University of Kansas. Thanks to the generosity and passion of thousands of supporters around the globe, One Day. One KU....

Fri, 02/07/2020 — Nearly 6,300 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in...

Tue, 02/04/2020 — As long as humans have been moving, there have been fantastic predictions about how technology will revolutionize transportation. Most of them turn out to be myths. A University of Kansas researcher has written a study revisiting an influential...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — LAWRENCE – As we run around the world, posting selfies, counting our steps and checking in on our smartphones, we’re leaving digital traces of our activities. And a new book by a University of Kansas professor argues that all this digital placemaking is actually changing the city – "replace-ing" it, in her coinage. Germaine Halegoua, associate professor of film & media studies at the University of Kansas, has just published “The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place” (New York University Press, 2020). But it’s not all hearts, flowers and likes. Halegoua casts a critical eye on the “smart city” movement, arguing that urban planners are

Mon, 02/03/2020 — Beginning in spring 2020, University of Kansas organizations will bring the campus and Lawrence communities an opportunity to learn more about voting and democracy ahead of the 2020 presidential election. “Educate & Act: Civic Engagement...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — Companies often argue that requiring more information disclosures from public companies could overload investors. Those concerns are overblown, an analysis of comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission by a University of Kansas law...

Thu, 01/30/2020 — The University of Kansas has announced participants selected for the 2020 Mentoring Circles for Disability Inclusion (MCDI) program. The MCDI program seeks to strengthen the university by broadening participants’ perspectives on disability...


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