Law, Policy & Society
Tue, 09/10/2013 — LAWRENCE – A prominent media lawyer from Washington, D.C., will discuss “Whistleblowers, Reporter Surveillance and the First Amendment” on Constitution Day, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the University of Kansas School of Law. Invited journalists, lawyers, students and others will attend the discussion by Charles D. “Chuck” Tobin. In addition, members of the Kansas Press Association, Kansas Association of Broadcasters and Kansas Bar Association from around the state who do not attend in person may engage with Tobin via conference call or Twitter.  Tobin will speak and answer questions about recent controversies over the media’s publication of leaked government secrets and

Mon, 09/09/2013 — Experts on business, international relations and environmental issues in South America will converge at the University of Kansas for a conference, MERCOSUR and Latin American Regionalism: Land, Business, Environment, and Politics. The...

Fri, 09/06/2013 — The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas has received a $46,000 grant to preserve at-risk drilling records and rock cuttings that hold valuable information about oil and gas deposits in Kansas and clues to the Earth’s...

Fri, 09/06/2013 — Two researchers at the University of Kansas School of Business earned top honors this month at the Academy of Management annual meeting. Assistant professors Minyoung Kim and Kristie Rogers won best paper awards for their individual...

Fri, 09/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has hired 29 new faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year. All faculty and staff are invited to welcome the new faculty at a reception Wednesday, Sept. 25. The College will host the reception at 3:30 p.m. in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union. The program will include the presentation of the 2013 Career Achievement Award to James Hartman, professor emeritus of the Department of English. The recognized new faculty members:

Fri, 09/06/2013 — Who is more likely to succeed in politics: a white woman or a Latina? If you assumed the white candidate has a better shot, think again. In her new book, “The Latina Advantage: Gender, Race and Political Success,” University of Kansas...

Thu, 09/05/2013 —  Arsalan Iftikhar, author of “Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His lecture, "The Role of Islam in Post 9/11 America," is the...

Thu, 09/05/2013 — Roger W. Ferguson Jr. will present “Ethics and the Financial Services Industry” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. The 2013 Walter S. Sutton Lecture is free and open to the public. Ferguson is the...

Wed, 09/04/2013 — This summer marked the 10th anniversary of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics dedication at the University of Kansas. The Dole Institute will commemorate this milestone throughout the 2013-2014 school year with a special 10th anniversary...

Wed, 09/04/2013 — People use Twitter to share pictures of everything from their breakfasts to their children and pets. Not surprisingly, the extremely popular social media outlet has also been picked up as a way to share images in an ages-old way: as propaganda...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — Twenty-one University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) to support their research projects this fall. “Students who receive the Undergraduate Research Award represent some of the best student scholarship on...

Fri, 08/30/2013 —  Paul Atchley, professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, is among the nation’s foremost experts on distracted driving and mobile phones. He is available to serve as an expert for journalists reporting on the recent court decision in...

Wed, 08/28/2013 — The first research sharing session of the 2013-14 will be 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at The Commons. The series, called Red Hot Research, is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines in response to the call set forth by Bold...

Wed, 08/28/2013 — LAWRENCE – Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will visit the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas at 11:45 a.m. today as part of a national effort to support entrepreneurship and innovation. Jenkins will visit the BTBC Main Facility, 2029 Becker Drive on KU’s west campus, to meet with officials from BTBC tenant Argenta, a global animal health leader. Argenta is one of 10 companies located in the 20,000-square-foot incubator. Jenkins’ visit is part of a national effort called Startup Day Across America, slated for Thursday, Aug. 29. Organized by Congress, Startup Day Across America is designed to highlight the importance of

Tue, 08/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – If not for Herman Melville, most of us probably would have no idea what a scrivener is. And if not for the advance of technology, Bartleby and his colleagues might still have similar jobs today. Michael Hoeflich, John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, has published an article exploring the history of the scrivener in the American legal office and how advancing technology not only eliminated the profession but changed the way law is practiced. Hoeflich authored “From Scriveners to Typewriters: Document Production in the Nineteenth Century Law Office,” for The Green Bag, “An Entertaining Journal of

Mon, 08/26/2013 —  Eight law students at the University of Kansas have been selected as Dean’s Fellows for 2013-14. The second- and third-year students will serve as mentors for first-year students, providing them with a peer’s insight into the first-year...

Fri, 08/23/2013 — Shawnee County Sheriff Herman T. Jones congratulated 47 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on Aug. 2. The new officers were members of the 224th basic training class at the center.

Wed, 08/21/2013 — Science has a way of catching up with fantasy. While movies like “Jurassic Park” brought dinosaurs back to life, few imagined that the day might come when extinct creatures could be revived. But the possibility of such revival is not only...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — KPR’s trophy case is getting awfully crowded. Kansas Public Radio was named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the Medium Market Radio category Monday, Aug. 19. This was the third consecutive year KPR competed...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — History books are filled with the gruesome and grandiose details of epic Civil War battles such as Gettysburg, Antietam and Chancellorsville. The combat that receives considerably less ink, however, was waged along the Kansas-Missouri border...


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