Law, Policy & Society
Tue, 09/30/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics will commemorate 40 years since the hard-fought U.S. Senate race between former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Roy. Dole Institute senior archivist Audrey Coleman will interview Dave Owen, Dole’s 1974...

Mon, 09/29/2014 — The University of Kansas will be host to another homecoming this week when the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS) brings its 20th annual conference to the Lawrence campus on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4. Founded at KU in 1995,...

Fri, 09/26/2014 — Enrollment numbers released today show that for the third year in a row, the University of Kansas freshman class has grown. KU has 4,084 new freshmen on campus — an increase of 2.1 percent from last year’s total of 4,000 — enrolling...

Thu, 09/25/2014 — Lawrence has strong historical ties to the abolitionist movement and during the Civil War was home to leaders with a strong conviction that Kansas should become and remain a free state. The community will have an opportunity to explore...

Thu, 09/25/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher is available to speak about the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the political climate President Barack Obama faces in appointing Holder's successor. The Justice Department announced...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — The School of Business and Department of Psychology have invited John Helliwell, professor emeritus of economics at the University of British Columbia and a senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, to give a lecture at the...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher has found that European states that experienced a terrorist attack on their own soil since 1980 were less likely to grant asylum to refugees. However, Nazli Avdan's study also found that on the whole, concerns...

Mon, 09/22/2014 — LAWRENCE – Since 1965, the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies at the University of Kansas School of Law has worked to obtain new trials for convicted individuals whose constitutional rights were violated. In the last five years, 38 Project clients have been granted new trials. But a lack of access to funding for forensic testing and expert testimony has hampered the Project’s ability to prove actual innocence, where the ultimate goal is exoneration.  A new partnership with the Midwest Innocence Project aims to change that. The Midwest Innocence Project, a member of the national Innocence Network, is dedicated to the investigation,

Fri, 09/19/2014 —   LAWRENCE – University of Kansas alumna Sarah Deer, a national leader in the effort to protect Native women from gender violence, has been named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow by the MacArthur Foundation. Often called “genius grants,” MacArthur Fellowships are awarded to individuals who exhibit exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work. Deer is among 21 individuals in the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows who will receive a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000 over five years. “The MacArthur Fellowship will change my life in

Thu, 09/18/2014 — President Barack Obama's announcement Tuesday of a major increase in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa included a commitment of 3,000 troops, plus material to build field hospitals, additional health care workers and other...

Thu, 09/18/2014 — LAWRENCE – The election of Barack Obama as the nation’s first African-American president marked a historic moment in American politics. Yet the milestone may have come at a significant cost to African-American political progress. This claim will be explored further during “Barack Obama and the Future of Black Politics,” presented as this year’s Marwa Africana Lecture Series, hosted by the University of Kansas Department of African & African-American Studies. The lecture will be delivered by Fredrick Harris, a professor of political science and director of the Center on African-American Politics and Society at Columbia University. Harris studies American

Wed, 09/17/2014 — When Arienne Dwyer identified an area in Chinese Inner Asia as a language convergence zone some 19 years ago, she discovered that the grammars of unrelated languages had grown to resemble one another. Moreover, when some speakers of these...

Wed, 09/17/2014 — LAWRENCE – Noted attorney, author and human rights advocate Jennifer Harbury will discuss the roots of U.S. foreign and immigration policies concerning the recent influx of children and families from Central America during a lecture set for Wednesday, Sept. 24. Her lecture, “The Child Refugee Crisis, and its Roots in U.S. Policy,” will take place at 7 p.m.in the Auditorium at the newly remodeled Lawrence Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. “Few Americans understand better than Jennifer Harbury the reality that Central American refugees are fleeing,” said Professor Jill Kuhnheim, director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Tue, 09/16/2014 —  A University of Kansas law professor has authored a study and will argue before the Supreme Court on a water rights case via a method that can be thought of as a more civil version of civil war. Stephen McAllister, E.S. & Tom W. Hampton...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — Fourteen University of Kansas Graduate Research Consultants will pair with faculty members this fall in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The...

Mon, 09/15/2014 —  In spring 2014, Anh Le was named a member of the 33rd class of University Scholars at the University of Kansas. Twenty sophomores are selected for the program each year based on their academic achievement and involvement. "My experience as a...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas has hired 32 new faculty members for the 2014-2015 academic year. All faculty and staff are invited to welcome the group at a reception Wednesday, Sept. 17. The College will host the reception at 3:30 p.m. in The Commons of Spooner Hall. The program will include the presentation of the 2014 Career Achievement Award to Donn Parson, professor emeritus in the Department of Communication Studies. The recognized new faculty members: Rafael Acosta, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, assistant professor. Acosta specializes in Mexican literature, Latino literature in the U.S.,

Mon, 09/15/2014 — Katherine Boo, staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union. Her lecture, "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death,...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — In conjunction with the 2015 National History Day theme, Leadership and Legacy in History, the Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics has released new online modules featuring primary source documents...

Fri, 09/12/2014 — Nine students at the University of Kansas School of Law have been chosen as Dean’s Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year.  The Dean’s Fellows are a group of second- and third-year law students selected to mentor first-year peers. Fellows...


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