Law, Policy & Society
Wed, 09/20/2017 — Although he is just 43 years old, Slava Mogutin has seen Russian attitudes toward homosexuality come full circle – from outlawed to accepted and back again to pariah status. A journalist, poet and visual artist, Mogutin was arguably...

Wed, 09/20/2017 — University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology Cecilia Menjívar will deliver her inaugural distinguished professor lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Summerfield Room of the Adams Alumni Center. The topic will...

Wed, 09/20/2017 — University of Kansas School of Law alumnus Art Piculell of Scottsdale, Arizona, has made a $500,000 gift to establish a professorship honoring the late Professor William R. Scott, who taught law at KU from 1947 to 1979. “We just basically are...

Tue, 09/19/2017 — This fall, 13 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship for support as they work on mentored research and creative projects.  Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Mon, 09/18/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will honor retired U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin as the recipient of the 2017 Dole Leadership Prize. Harkin will receive the award at a public program at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Dole Institute. The program will be free and open to the public. A live stream of the event will be available at doleinstitute.org. “Senator Harkin shares Senator Dole’s belief in bipartisanship, civil discourse and respect for the other side,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “We look forward to honoring his long service to our country.” “I am honored and humbled to join the list of renowned

Wed, 09/13/2017 — A University of Kansas Medical Center cancer researcher and a longtime business law professor will be honored respectively for their research and teaching by KU Endowment’s Chancellors Club. Shrikant Anant has been selected as the 2017...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas is hosting a communitywide conversation about sanctuary from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. In the past several years,...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Law will provide free legal assistance to individuals eligible to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) authorization before the Oct. 5 deadline set by the White House. Through the DACA...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas moved up three spots into a tie for 53rd among public universities in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings released Tuesday. “We know that rankings matter because parents...

Mon, 09/11/2017 — Even though there have already been leaks since oil began flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline this spring, American Indian tribes still have a chance to stop it, according to a University of Kansas professor. In her new article,...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The theme for the American Studies Association’s 2016 convention, “Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are,” had been chosen months before, and Robert Warrior, its then-president and University of Kansas Hall Distinguished...

Tue, 09/05/2017 — Increases in charter school enrollment in Pennsylvania led to a decrease in property tax revenue in public school districts of about 9.5 percent from 2005 to 2012, according to a study led by a University of Kansas researcher. "Most discussions...

Tue, 09/05/2017 —   LAWRENCE – Countries that have longer punitive sentences for rape crimes are less likely to have civil war and strife, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher. "The transmission of rape laws across countries correlates with democratization and a general trend toward progressive laws. It proceeds then that countries are more likely to adopt gender-neutral laws and stricter laws against rape," said Nazli Avdan, a KU assistant professor of political science and the study's lead author. Avdan and her co-author, Victor Asal, chair of public administration and associate professor of political science at University at Albany, paired a

Tue, 09/05/2017 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas graduate who has served as ambassador to South Africa and CEO of National Public Radio has been selected as the 2017 honoree of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Delano Lewis has led a career that is both diverse and notable. After graduating from KU in 1960 with majors in political science and history and a law degree soon after, he embarked on a career including roles with the Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Peace Corps in Nigeria and Uganda, as U.S. ambassador to South Africa, CEO of NPR and more than 20 years in telecommunications with C &

Thu, 08/31/2017 — An author whose latest book details government-led housing segregation will visit the University of Kansas for a public lecture. Richard Rothstein will discuss insights from his recently published book, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History...

Thu, 08/31/2017 — LAWRENCE – Claudia Rankine, MacArthur Fellow and author of the 2017-2018 KU Common Book, “Citizen: An American Lyric,” will present the fall keynote lecture for the University of Kansas’ Common Book program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Lied Center. In “Citizen,” Rankine combines text with photographs, works of art and video references to explore how micro-aggressions and institutional racism negatively shape interactions between people. Rankine’s poetry draws on her own experiences and those of others she knows, as well as examples from the popular media and sports, to illuminate how assumptions about others harm both individuals and society more broadly.

Tue, 08/29/2017 — Most researchers dedicate grant funds to things like lab equipment, travel expenses or salaries for graduate assistants. But not too long ago University of Kansas geologist Leigh Stearns found herself at a Cabela’s, grant in hand, asking the...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The dimensions of broadband access reflect similar patterns of social inequality, and those who often rely on public libraries for internet access are often at risk of cybersecurity concerns and have less privacy, making them vulnerable to...

Mon, 08/28/2017 — As the number of highly educated women has increased in recent decades, the chances of "marrying up" have increased significantly for men and decreased for women, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas sociologist. "The pattern...

Thu, 08/24/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas unveiled its full schedule for the fall 2017 semester this week. Highlights include a visit from “Nightline” co-anchor and award-winning journalist Juju Chang for the 2017 Journalism and Politics Lecture, and a program with Joseph Westphal, the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia under former President Barack Obama. “We have a fascinating slate of programs this semester that will cover a wide variety of topics,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “There will be a little something for everyone, including talks on journalism, feminism, the Middle East and world hunger.” The semester will kick off


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