Law, Policy & Society
Tue, 07/11/2017 — Increasingly in presidential elections since 1972, a partisan divide has emerged around guns, as someone who owns one is more likely to support a Republican candidate, according to a new study by University of Kansas researchers. "While this...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — Defunding women's health clinics in Texas and Wisconsin aimed at reducing abortions has decreased the number of preventive care exams and tests given to Hispanic women in those states when compared with non-Hispanic white women, according to a...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — President Donald Trump prepares for his in-person, bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at an interesting and controversial time in the two countries' relationship. A University of Kansas scholar on Russian foreign policy is...

Fri, 06/30/2017 — More than 5,250 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Thu, 06/29/2017 — U.S. immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras on Temporary Protected Status, despite its in-between and temporary nature, generally do better than undocumented immigrants in educational attainment and civic engagement in their...

Tue, 06/27/2017 — While a humorous figure in African folk tales in which the character originates, and in the Caribbean children’s stories of her own upbringing, a far more complex, modern portrait of the trickster figure Anansi the Spider emerges in a new...

Wed, 06/21/2017 —  Since 2010, numerous states have passed legislation providing for the establishment of public benefit corporations — for-profit businesses that choose to also make promoting the public good part of their corporate purpose. Kansas recently...

Wed, 06/21/2017 — The outlook for Richard Jones appeared bleak when University of Kansas School of Law Project for Innocence interns Chapman Williams and Chad Neswick took over his case in 2015. Despite maintaining his innocence from the start, Jones had already...

Wed, 06/21/2017 — After Puerto Rican voters recently overwhelmingly supported statehood in a plebiscite election, the results still leave political and economic questions for the island, according to a University of Kansas lecturer who grew up in Puerto Rico....

Wed, 06/21/2017 — When she was a kid growing up in Sugarland, Texas, Loral O’Hara’s second-grade class tracked the growth of tomato seeds flown aboard the Space Shuttle to compare them to tomatoes cultivated on Earth. After more contact with NASA during class...

Mon, 06/19/2017 — The prospect of feeling embarrassment and shame in front of one's peers — especially among women — rather than the threat of facing potential formal punishment appears to be the most effective deterrent to problem drinking at universities,...

Thu, 06/15/2017 — Demonizing political opponents on the other side can have the tragic effect of enflaming extremists and possibly increase the likelihood of political violence, according to a University of Kansas researcher of extremist groups. Federal law...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — LAWRENCE – Ten University of Kansas School of Law students contributed nearly 600 hours of free legal services during the past year, earning a spot on KU Law’s inaugural Pro Bono Honor Roll. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, interviewed and advised asylum seekers at a family detention center, and served as court advocates for victims of domestic violence seeking protection orders.  “Participants in the Pro Bono Program had the opportunity not only to give back to individuals and communities in need of legal services, but also to gain hands-on legal experience that will help them become more effective and empathetic advocates,” said Meredith

Wed, 06/14/2017 — Buildings are perhaps the ultimate inanimate objects. But to School of Architecture, Design & Planning Professor in Practice Mike Sinclair, they tell a story of a living thing – the city. Sinclair will speak on “A Photographer’s...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents today approved names for three buildings in the University of Kansas’ Central District redevelopment project, honoring three prominent historical figures. A KU Student Housing residence hall, apartment complex and...

Fri, 06/09/2017 — Despite Thursday's surprising vote that stripped British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party of a parliamentary majority, she is seeking to build a coalition with a small Northern Irish party. A University of Kansas researcher who...

Thu, 06/08/2017 — After the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria took responsibility this week for attacks in Iran, it marked the fourth major terrorist attack in recent weeks after Manchester, London and in the Philippines. International news reports have speculated...

Wed, 06/07/2017 — You’ve driven a car a million times, so nothing here should be too different. Just climb into the Acura, buckle up, throw it in “drive” and stomp on the gas. It’s just like any vehicle, except — whoa! At once familiar and yet fully...

Tue, 06/06/2017 — A University of Kansas researcher has received a $70,000 grant to study the effect of school funding on the racial achievement gap. Emily Rauscher, assistant professor of sociology, earned the award as one of 30 postdoctoral fellows from across...

Mon, 06/05/2017 — Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants lately have grappled with issues of diversity and gender equity. According to national news reports, a recent diversity report compiled for the social networking giant found that women account for 17...


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