Law, Policy & Society
Tue, 02/06/2018 — Some years are more momentous than others. 1968. 1776. 1492. Just mentioning them brings to mind major historic events. In his new book, “Shakespeare’s London 1613” (Manchester University Press, 2017), University of Kansas Professor...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — Diversity has long been a hot term on university campuses. But ask different people what diversity means, and answers will vary. A recent study by a University of Kansas professor finds that diversity is viewed with a broad, all-encompassing...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — More than $250,000 in externally fundraised research support has been awarded to more than 100 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences through the new Research...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — Sure, there have already been 3-D printed houses. And you can pick up a Nest Thermostat with artificial intelligence at your local hardware store. But a new book co-written and co-edited by Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Spikes in gasoline prices don't make people with access to a commuter rail service any more likely to switch to the train than people without, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers. "We were surprised by this," said David...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Ahead of the March 18 presidential election, Russia has seen more street protests called for by the opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Demonstrators across hundreds of Russian cities are seeking to boycott the election with a guaranteed victory...

Mon, 01/29/2018 — When Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the White House earlier this month, he thanked President Donald Trump and U.S. leaders for their support for his nation's "independence and territorial integrity." To establish the Central...

Fri, 01/26/2018 — Duke University Professor Beth Holmgren will present “The Jews in the Show: Performing Poland for the Allies, 1942-1945” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the English Room of the Kansas Union. The Spring 2018 Oswald P. Backus/Anna Cienciała...

Thu, 01/25/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the fall 2017 Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) graduates. The graduation ceremony took place Jan. 12 in the Griffith Room at the Oread Hotel in Lawrence. The 49 graduates come from various public sector organizations across Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area, including government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, as well as nonprofit organizations. The fall 2017 session began in September, with cohorts meeting in Overland Park and Topeka. ELA is a program targeted to promising, nonmanagerial staff to help them prepare for leadership roles in their departments and

Wed, 01/24/2018 — A team of public health researchers is finalizing a communitywide health plan for Wyandotte County, the county that encompasses Kansas City, Kansas. The University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development began a comprehensive...

Mon, 01/22/2018 — Controversy surrounding abortion is not new — this month is the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion — but several states in recent years have taken a more novel approach to passing...

Thu, 01/18/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Business, the Langston Hughes Center and Kansas Athletics will present “The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The fourth...

Thu, 01/18/2018 — This spring, 52 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “We are pleased to support this group of students as...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — Creative scholar Eve Ewing will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture for The Commons at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Liberty Hall. Her presentation will be a hybrid lecture and poetry reading, titled “Poetry in Context.” Ewing is a poet, visual...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — Climate change is posing problems around the world to the way people live and feed themselves. In the Mediterranean Basin, a vital region to dozens of nations, it is exacerbating the existing problems of environmental degradation, agricultural...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — With controversy over his “shithole” remark still roiling days later and the one-year anniversary of his inauguration Saturday, an expert in presidential rhetoric says iconoclastic President Donald Trump has degraded the office he...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its full lineup of programs for the spring 2018 semester. Headlining the program schedule is the 2018 Dole Lecture with Vlora Çitaku, ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the United States and the first sitting ambassador to visit the Dole Institute. Programs will begin in late February with the popular four-part Presidential Lecture Series. In this year’s series, presidential historian Richard Norton Smith will break down presidential rankings and examine how time and history can shape our assessment of a president’s success. “We are honored to host Ambassador Çitaku at the

Tue, 01/16/2018 — It doesn’t take much to get University of Kansas Professor of Musicology Paul Laird going on the subject of Leonard Bernstein, about whom his new biography is scheduled to be published next month in this, the centennial year of Bernstein’s...

Tue, 01/16/2018 — The consul general of Canada in Denver, Stéphane Lessard, will deliver a presentation about the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Capitol Federal Hall. The talk, “NAFTA for a New Age: Growing the...

Fri, 01/12/2018 — The University of Kansas Chapter 171 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated more than 140 students as new members during a ceremony at the end of the fall 2017 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor...


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