Law, Policy & Society
Thu, 02/14/2013 — In the face of Jim Crow-era violence and intimidation, many African-Americans living in southern states headed to northern cities, hoping to find new homes free from oppression. In the new film directed by KU film professor Kevin Willmott,...

Wed, 02/13/2013 —  Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence campus and KU Medical Center were selected to showcase their research projects for state lawmakers and the public at the Graduate Student Research Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Wed, 02/13/2013 —  Work co-authored by a University of Kansas researcher examines how just a few nations and regions control the majority of the world’s Internet connectivity. Hyunjin Seo, assistant professor of strategic communications at KU, and Stuart...

Spooner Hall
Mon, 02/11/2013 — A University of Kansas professor of electrical engineering and computer science and a Dartmouth College philosophy professor will present a debate this month on the growth of technology and its implications for privacy and the outsourcing of...

Fri, 02/08/2013 —  A partnership between the University of Kansas School of Law and the KU Medical Center is preparing students from both disciplines to understand and appreciate the importance of the other, all while serving community members who need medical...

Fri, 02/08/2013 — The Kansas City Star and the Topeka Capital-Journal are the winners of the 2012 Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award for their articles about conflict of interest and questionable actions by an international union and the Kansas...

Thu, 02/07/2013 — Scholars, policymakers and practitioners from across the country will grapple with concepts of national identity, race, and the intersection of public policy and our conception of what it means to be an American at the Kansas Journal of Law and...

Thu, 02/07/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected five graduates to honor with its Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for 2013. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates. The recipients’ varied professional pursuits reflect the versatility of a liberal arts and sciences degree. Their careers include accomplishments in film and television, the military, art and international government relations. Honorees are retired four-star general Charles Boyd; renowned paleo-artist John Gurche; Emmy-winning visual effects supervisor Chris Martin; foreign services diplomat B. Lynn Pascoe; and Sesame

Spooner Hall
Wed, 02/06/2013 — The fourth University of Kansas research-sharing session, now called "Red Hot Research," will be 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at The Commons. The series is part of a continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines and in response to...

Wed, 02/06/2013 — Nobel laureate and financial economist Robert Merton will present "A Next-Generation Solution for Funding Retirement: A Case Study in Design and Implementation of Financial Innovation" at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Dole Institute of Politics. Merton...

Dr. Roy Jensen, director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, visits in Salina with oncologist Peeran Sandhu and Lynn Marshall, R.N, patient navigator. (Photo by Tom Dorsey, Salina Journal)
Wed, 02/06/2013 — Community leaders across Kansas have joined the fight against cancer. They are volunteer members of the newly formed Midwest Cancer Alliance Funding Partners, which will hold its first meeting Feb. 11 in Hays. The council’s goal is to generate...

A University of Kansas professor has authored a study analyzing a series of public service announcements targeted to African-American women finding that, when culturally appropriate, they can be effective.
Tue, 02/05/2013 —  African-American women die from breast cancer at a higher percentage rate than other populations. Numerous factors contribute to that fact, but it can be at least partially attributed to the lack of communication emphasizing the importance of...

Mon, 02/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Business will present its inaugural international business conference, “China Emerged: Rethinking Your Global Strategy," March 1 at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The daylong conference will address pertinent themes in international business, including the sustainability of China’s political, economic and social systems; leveraging a company’s China-based resources for global operations; investing in China; rethinking how firms do business in the growing nation; and China’s expanding role in Africa, Latin America and other burgeoning economies. “China is at crossroads,” said Tailan Chi, professor and director of KU’

Fri, 02/01/2013 — A journalist’s job is to tell the stories and document the history of a community as it happens. Jerry Crawford II, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is working to determine how historically black colleges and...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — Ninety-eight students from the University of Kansas spent part of their winter breaks volunteering across the nation. KU’s student-run Alternative Breaks program centers on service-learning trips that provide opportunities for students to...

Cerrado region
Wed, 01/30/2013 —  Remote-sensing techniques first honed to track agricultural production and land-cover changes in America’s heartland now are enabling scientists and policymakers to grasp ecological degradation under way in the Cerrado, the second-largest...

Wed, 01/30/2013 — YODER – Michael Kaste, special agent in charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Kansas City division, congratulated 58 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center earlier this month. The new officers were members of the 221st basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Sept. 24, 2012, and graduated Jan. 18, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies in Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion

Tue, 01/29/2013 — LAWRENCE – Law and business students from the University of Kansas are offering free tax services for those who qualify from Feb. 13 through April 15. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepares returns for taxpayers who are Kansas, Missouri or Illinois residents making less than $51,000 per year and not itemizing deductions. Last year, students prepared about 250 federal and state tax returns. Law student Michael Keenan is coordinating this year’s program, with about 30 other law and business students helping to prepare returns. “VITA benefits both the community and the university. Community members are able to receive free income tax assistance to

Proclamation
Tue, 01/29/2013 — January 2013 has been proclaimed by Gov. Sam Brownback to be Certified Public Manager Recognition Month in the state of Kansas. Representatives of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program received this commendation from the governor earlier...

Thu, 01/24/2013 — LAWRENCE – Gov. Sam Brownback and the University of Kansas will host the Kansas Conference on Slavery and Human Trafficking on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in the Kansas Union. The two-day conference will examine existing research on slavery and human trafficking and identify gaps in educational and research programs that could be best filled in Kansas. The conference will culminate in research, legal advocacy and graduate education initiatives to be developed by KU and regional partners. “Governor Brownback has called on Kansas to become a national leader in research on slavery and human trafficking,” said Hannah Britton, associate professor of political science and women,


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