Law, Policy & Society
Wed, 08/23/2017 — Across the U.S., farmers have abandoned millions of acres of land due to economics and hindrances such as dropping water tables that make irrigation of crops impossible. Since 2001, a longstanding study at the University of Kansas has improved...

Wed, 08/23/2017 — Service providers in the Midwest who have encountered survivors of human trafficking listed sexual assault as one of the most likely conditions to encounter of those at risk of both labor and sex trafficking, according to a new report by...

Wed, 08/23/2017 — LAWRENCE – Paraguay has been undergoing many tumultuous political, economic and social changes, but its larger neighbors have attracted most of the attention. Some changes stem from long historical trajectories, and others have been spurred by the recent intensification of globalization. Scholars from all disciplines, whose research and critical eye will put these changes in perspective and identify future trends, will speak at the University of Kansas as part of a conference hosted by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and supported by many campus and outside sponsors. “Paraguay at the Crossroads” will run from Thursday, Aug. 24, through Saturday

Wed, 08/23/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art has selected “Magenta Colored Girl” by Carrie Mae Weems as the KU Common Work of Art to accompany the 2017–2018 KU Common Book, “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine. “Citizen” uses poetry,...

Wed, 08/23/2017 —  Transgender youths face a number of challenges each day, and it’s easy to assume those who live in small, rural towns have less understanding and more hostility in their lives. But a new study shows that’s not necessarily the case and that...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — Probation and parole officers and their frontline supervisors widely differ on their views of the power of the frontline supervisor, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher. This gap in perception leads...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — With perishable inventory and slim profit margins, the grocery business is notoriously tough. The mobile grocery business is even tougher. Two entities – one for-profit and the other not — that in recent years ran mobile groceries in the...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities’ Fall Faculty Colloquium is designed to enliven the intellectual atmosphere of the University of Kansas and contribute to the interdisciplinary training of faculty. This fall, four KU faculty members and four graduate students will convene under the leadership of directors Allan Hanson, professor emeritus of anthropology, and John Symons, professor of philosophy, to explore the topic of “The Posthuman?” The faculty participants in the colloquium are Jennifer Foster, lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese; James Gunn, professor emeritus of English; Christopher Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, and Paul Scott,

Thu, 08/17/2017 — The federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, or LIHTC, is not adequately serving the country's lowest-income segment and should allow for more opportunities for tenant-based vouchers, among other changes, according to a recent report by a...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action. Work by a University of Kansas...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change. However, an early look at ongoing work by a...

Tue, 08/15/2017 — Despite federal officials labeling centers where immigrant women and their families are held as family detention centers or release programs as “Alternative to Detention," University of Kansas researchers found the detention complexes function...

Tue, 08/15/2017 — During California's recent drought, media coverage focused on residents reducing water usage as a conservation measure. However, a University of Kansas researcher who examines water conservation policy and the habits of well owners in Kansas...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Immigration policies focusing on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications on immigrants and their family members, many of whom are U.S. citizens, according to a study by a University of Kansas...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Social theorists have pointed to freeways and other superhighways as "non-places of negligible social interaction," where drivers pass each other at high speeds, stop infrequently and are otherwise largely insulated from one another. But work...

Wed, 08/09/2017 — The changing status of Sudanese Muslim women in the early 20th century was reflected in the clothing they wore on their bodies. The white-on-white patterns of head-to-ankle fabric wraps called tobes were given evocative names like Freedom and...

Wed, 08/02/2017 — For some, they’re a hobby. For other people, they’re tools. And for many, they’re just a big nuisance. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, drones — or, unmanned aerial systems — are increasingly a part of life for millions in the U.S. In fact,...

Tue, 08/01/2017 — Before and after his election in 2008, Barack Obama attempted to assuage fears from gun owners that he was planning a massive rollback of gun rights. However, his election spurred a nationwide surge in gun sales, and many state legislatures...

Wed, 07/26/2017 —  Seventeen outstanding University of Kansas students or recent graduates were selected as recipients of nationally competitive scholarships that will fund overseas study and internships in nine countries this summer and fall.  Benjamin A....

Mon, 07/24/2017 — Can an adult male who’s never been incarcerated relate well enough to the experiences of young minority women sentenced to reform school to write something true and moving about that experience? Well, if the tears of audience members who saw...


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