Law, Policy & Society
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...

Fri, 08/16/2013 —  Although Kansas law requires schools to have an anti-bullying policy, schools may struggle to translate this legal obligation into effective policies and practices to prevent and intervene with this pervasive problem. A team of University of...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students, faculty, staff and community members will develop a greater understanding of the Dust Bowl, its effects on the region and its continued relevance in the 21st century through several opportunities connected to the 2013-14 KU Common Book, “The Worst Hard Time.” The Common Book program is coordinated by the KU Office of First-Year Experience. All incoming freshmen and transfer students receive a copy of “The Worst Hard Time” during orientation, and new students will participate in discussion groups across campus from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan will participate in a pair of

Tue, 08/13/2013 — YODER – Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter congratulated 52 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Friday, May 24. The new officers were members of the 223rd 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 Feb. 18, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission

Wed, 07/24/2013 —  Since the financial crisis of 2008, attempts to penalize and curb activity that caused the crash have drawn criticism for being too arbitrary and leaving the sentencing to an ineffective agency. Also under scrutiny are regulations that may...

Fri, 07/19/2013 —  William Elliott III, assistant professor of social welfare at the University of Kansas, released a report that addresses the student debt crisis by establishing savings accounts for all American children at birth. Elliott, director of the...

Thu, 07/18/2013 — Five University of Kansas students received prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or English teaching as an assistant abroad for the 2013-14 academic year. The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange...

Tue, 07/16/2013 —  Around the world, more people are learning to speak English every year. While that may make international communication easier, it has also largely come with the cost of loss of other languages. Linguists have predicted that, without...

Thu, 07/11/2013 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter has renewed support for an author’s fund to encourage open access scholarship at KU’s Lawrence campus and the KU Medical Center. The “One University” Open Access...

Thu, 06/27/2013 — A group of 19 women from six countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia are spending four weeks at the University of Kansas for a leadership program funded by the U.S. State Department. This is the fourth consecutive year that KU has...

Tue, 06/25/2013 — Forging new connections for the University of Kansas in the Caribbean, two Kansas Biological Survey scientists spent a week in Haiti this past May gathering data on one of the country’s lakes, as well as several streams, and teaching water...

Tue, 06/18/2013 — University of Kansas School of Education Dean Rick Ginsberg is deeply concerned that a national report on the quality of teacher education and preparation programs is marred by problems with the research and methodology that are flawed and...

Mon, 06/17/2013 —  Ever since the first sports page rolled off the press, there has been an uneven amount of coverage for men’s and women’s sports. With the dawn of the Internet, there was hope that women could bypass traditional media and present a more full...

Thu, 06/13/2013 — The Commons, a partnership at the University of Kansas that encourages cross-disciplinary research and learning, has awarded $25,000 in the Spring 2013 round of its Interdisciplinary Seed Grant. Led by Brent Metz, anthropology, and Jodi Gentry,...


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