Law, Policy & Society
Tue, 01/07/2014 — Technology is often touted as being able to change our lives, to make them easier, more efficient or to simply make life better. But what happens if technology has the ability to change what it means to be human? That question is at the heart of...

Mon, 12/30/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has selected Lindsey Douglas, who currently leads the Kansas Department of Transportation’s legislative efforts, to serve as KU’s director of state relations. Douglas will report to Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Timothy Caboni, who announced the hiring today. “Lindsey’s experience in state government, her advocacy work and legal training will make an outstanding addition to the public affairs team at the University of Kansas. I look forward to working with her as we continue to reorient our state relations effort and reconceptualize how we engage with opinion leaders and elected officials across the state,” said Caboni.

Thu, 12/19/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs and Administration today announced its intent to offer academic and professional development programs at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site beginning in January 2014. As part...

Thu, 12/19/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law was sanctioned recently by a committee of the American Bar Association, Dean of Law Stephen Mazza announced today. The sanctions involved a procedural error surrounding the January 2012 launch of a master’s of law degree in American legal studies. The law school had an existing master’s program in place at the time it launched the new program. The school mistakenly believed that the new program came within the scope of the existing master’s program and, therefore, did not seek acquiescence from the ABA. The acquiescence process provides the ABA with an opportunity to ensure that secondary degree programs do not

Tue, 12/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program. The graduation ceremony took place last month in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Topeka. The 72 graduates, who began their course in January, represented local, county, state, or federal agencies, as well as utilities, from across Kansas and participated in classes held in Topeka, the Kansas City area and Southwest Kansas. “CPM students represent the very best in public service,” said Terri Callahan, program manager. “While managing full-time jobs, CPM students and their sponsoring agencies somehow find the time and energy to hone

Mon, 12/16/2013 —  In the nation’s public schools, some students are marginalized based on disabilities or differences, real or perceived. A University of Kansas professor has co-edited and contributed to a new book that explores how students, teachers,...

Fri, 12/13/2013 — LAWRENCE – The annual National Science Foundation (NSF) survey of federally funded university research expenditures placed the University of Kansas 38th last year among national public research universities. This was up one place from 2011 and up 17 places since 1996. KU expenditures at all campuses exceeded $171 million in this specific category in 2012, up from $162.7 million in 2011. The NSF survey included 655 public and private institutions. “National public research universities” is a sub-group of the entire list. It includes comprehensive universities such as KU but excludes stand-alone medical research centers. Among all institutions on the survey, KU

Wed, 12/11/2013 — The University of Kansas is now accepting applications for the Proof of Concept Fund, which provides funding to KU technologies that are near the commercialization stage and have the potential to become marketplace solutions in the near...

Wed, 12/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has named Michael C. Roberts, founding director of the university’s top-ranked clinical child psychology program, to be the new dean of Graduate Studies. Roberts, who recently stepped down as director of clinical child psychology after 21 years, will assume leadership of Graduate Studies at the beginning of 2014. At the same time, the Office of Research & Graduate Studies will become the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research. Vice Chancellor Steve Warren will continue to lead the Office of Research. “I firmly believe that graduate research and education is fundamentally at the core of a public, international

Mon, 12/09/2013 — Raj Bhala, associate dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to speak with media about the recent World Trade Organization agreement on international...

Fri, 12/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Academy of Healthcare Architecture and the STERIS Corporation have named Sharmin Kader its Arthur Tuttle, Jr. Graduate Fellow in Health Facility Planning and Design. The Academy is part of the American Institute of Architecture. Kader is developing a post-occupancy evaluation tool for use in hospice facilities. Called a Professional Environmental Assessment Protocol for Hospice tool, it will provide a standardized method for measuring end-of-life care in hospice settings. “This tool will provide architects the information about the effectiveness or the weaknesses of their design decisions, and also provide guidelines for evidence-based design,” she

Thu, 12/05/2013 —  School boards are one of the foundations of the American educational system, yet little research exists on their effects on student performance. A University of Kansas professor has published a study showing that when a school board’s...

Thu, 12/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – New graduate fellowships will help recruit and support doctoral students at the University of Kansas, a key goal of KU’s Bold Aspirations strategic plan. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced the creation of the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships today, a dozen of which will be awarded each year. The fellowships will provide a stipend of $25,000 per year and also cover tuition and fees. “One of our unique missions as a flagship research university is to provide advanced education to students in a range of fields. Providing this additional support to doctoral students will not only help them complete their degrees on schedule, but will also make KU

Thu, 12/05/2013 — The Commons, the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and the Office of the Provost will host a dialogue titled "Data & Democracy: What is Free Speech in the Age of Social Media?" at 7 p.m. March 25,

Wed, 12/04/2013 — Paul Atchley, professor of psychology at University of Kansas, is available to speak with reporters about the recent, fatal Metro-North derailment in New York City. Atchley is a world-renowned expert on issues of vision and attention related to...

Tue, 12/03/2013 — Climate change has negatively affected people around the world, but it has hit native and indigenous populations especially hard, driving them from their homes, altering their ways of life and threatening their survival. A University of Kansas...

Tue, 11/26/2013 — Ready for the holiday shopping season? Chances are, you’re conflicted about it. On one hand, you’re excited to find the perfect gift for that special someone. On the other hand, you’re terrified by the thought of spending too much money,...

Tue, 11/26/2013 —  Raj Bhala, associate dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to discuss Iran’s agreement to limit its nuclear deal in exchange for lighter economic...

Mon, 11/25/2013 — Recent revelations that the National Security Agency has been analyzing the communication records of all U.S. citizens have many talking about the topic of “mass surveillance” by the government. But a University of Kansas sociologist who...

Fri, 11/22/2013 — For years Medicaid recipients were forced to live in poverty or near poverty to maintain their eligibility for the program. University of Kansas researchers have authored a study showing that when asset caps are lifted — a key provision of...


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