Law, Policy & Society
Tue, 03/25/2014 — The success of Oscar-winning film “12 Years a Slave” has brought wide attention to the pre-Civil War memoir of Solomon Northup, a freeborn man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., and sold into slavery for 12 years in Louisiana. The 13th...

Mon, 03/24/2014 — A University of Kansas professor has found that children of prisoners and the social service organizations that provide services to them don’t necessarily agree on what needs are most important. She hopes to help improve services for youths...

Mon, 03/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – An Israeli former senior official on Arab affairs will discuss current and future implications of turbulence in the Middle East during the 2014 Diplomat’s Forum lecture this week at the University of Kansas School of Law. Avi Melamed, the Rosenzwog Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs for the Eisenhower Institute in Washington, D.C., will deliver a talk on “The Middle East: Winds of Change and Quicksand – The Arab Awakening, Israel and the Region” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Stinson Leonard Street LLP Lecture Hall, 104 Green Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow the event.     “Decades of unrest

Fri, 03/21/2014 — The search committee for the position of vice provost for diversity and equity at the University of Kansas has named four finalists for the post. Over the next two weeks, each candidate will give a public presentation and take questions from KU...

Tue, 03/18/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas announces an upcoming program with Cindy Hensley McCain. McCain will speak about her experiences as chair of Hensley & Company, her extensive work with a number of major charitable...

Fri, 03/14/2014 —  Alvin Roth won a 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics for his ability to design practical markets for services we don't like to put prices on. From essential demands like kidney donation to the less palatable dwarf tossing, Roth has analyzed and...

Fri, 03/14/2014 — A University of Kansas School of Public Affairs and Administration professor will receive one of the most prestigious awards from the American Society for Public Administration for her career contributions to the field. The ASPA will present...

Thu, 03/13/2014 — Mary Ellen Kondrat, who joined the University of Kansas as dean of the School of Social Welfare in 2006, will step down June 1 after eight years leading the school. Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor, has named Tom McDonald,

Wed, 03/12/2014 — The University of Kansas will host a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in The Commons at Spooner Hall to address “Data & Democracy: What is Free Speech in the Age of Social Media?” This event is hosted by The Commons, the...

Fri, 03/07/2014 — More than 1 million rape cases have gone undocumented across the United States during the past two decades, according to research by a University of Kansas law professor. The chronic under-reporting happened during what was widely considered a...

Fri, 03/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – A team of University of Kansas School of Law students will compete in the finals of the National Transactional LawMeet next month after winning at the Chicago regional round. The law school fielded two teams in the competition, which offers a moot court experience for aspiring transactional lawyers. Jay Berryman, of Meade, and Kevin Wempe, of Topeka, won for the buyer’s side in Chicago, and Anna Kimbrell, of Lawrence, and Rachel Martin, of Kansas City, Mo., earned the prize for best overall draft agreement at the Midwestern regional in Kansas City. This is the first year KU has participated in the competition. “The LawMeet’s drafting and negotiation

Fri, 03/07/2014 — When Edward Snowden in 2013 leaked thousands of classified documents about the reach of the National Security Agency’s surveillance efforts, it touched off a major political debate about privacy and how much access government should have to...

Wed, 03/05/2014 — "The Indian Child Welfare Act: Past, Present & Future" — will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the Burge Union. Registration has reached capacity and is now closed. Members of the media who wish to attend should contact...

Mon, 03/03/2014 —  The future of agriculture in Kansas could be daunting as global climate change and resource depletion stemming from industrial farming take hold over coming decades. Now, researchers for the interdisciplinary, National Science...

Mon, 03/03/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks in the top 25 percent of law schools sending graduates to the nation’s largest law firms and the top 10 percent of schools whose alumni were promoted to partner at those firms, according to the National Law Journal’s annual report on “Go-To Law Schools.” KU ranked 50th among all U.S. law schools and 17th among public law schools in percentage of new graduates hired at NLJ 250 firms. It ranked 20th among all U.S. law schools and sixth among public law schools that saw the most alumni promoted to partner. “Employers recognize that KU Law graduates are well-prepared and possess an impressive work ethic,” said

Fri, 02/28/2014 — The arrival of spring training and a new baseball season always brings hope for fans, but in the last decade it has brought talk of steroids, suspensions and apologies from superstars for using banned substances. A University of Kansas professor...

Fri, 02/28/2014 — OVERLAND PARK – While the “Monuments Men” took the first crucial steps in recovering cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis, the fight to return artworks to the victims and their families goes on nearly 70 years after the end of World War II.  Raymond Dowd, a partner in the New York firm of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, will speak next week at the University of Kansas about ongoing efforts led by him and others to secure the return of these masterworks, including his arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. “Murder, Mystery and Masterpieces: The Legal Implications of World War II Stolen Art” will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at

Fri, 02/28/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will launch the new Innovations Series this spring with the inaugural program being a two-part event on unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones. The Innovations Series will be...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — “Driving While Black” is not a crime, but a University of Kansas research team has found that race plays a major role in determining whom officers pull over for investigatory vehicle stops. Police disproportionately stop black and minority...

Mon, 02/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – The provost of the nation’s flagship Catholic university will visit Kansas’ flagship university to discuss the role of such institutions in American society. Thomas Burish, provost of the University of Notre Dame, has been invited to give a talk as part of events recognizing him with a distinguished alumni award from the University of Kansas. The lecture, “Institutional Grit: The Critical Role of Flagship Universities in American Society,” is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the ballroom in the Kansas Union. The Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology selected Burish to receive its inaugural 1949 Award for distinguished alumni.


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