Law, Policy & Society
Mon, 12/02/2019 — Why does even the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine mispronounce the name of its capital city, Kyiv? He’s overcorrecting, trying to make up for a history of Russian colonialism, according to two Ukrainian natives who teach their native...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — After he finishes his work at the University of Kansas this year, senior Alex Murray will be headed to Ireland to pursue a graduate degree after receiving word on Saturday that he had won the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Murray, a senior who...

Thu, 11/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – As the locus of the current impeachment drama, Ukraine is in all the headlines these days. A University of Kansas professor hopes that makes the ground more fertile for his native country’s most celebrated recent novel, which he is translating into English and otherwise working to popularize in the West. For the past two years, with the help of a PEN America grant, Vitaly Chernetsky, associate professor of Slavic languages & literatures and director of KU’s Center for Russian & East European Studies, has been working to translate Sofiia Andrukhovych’s 2014 novel “Felix Austria.” He’s nearly finished. “I also helped with the film adaptation,”

Tue, 11/19/2019 — The University of Kansas received a gold seal for achieving a student voting rate between 40% and 49% at the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting...

Mon, 11/18/2019 —  Autonomous vehicles are becoming more of a reality as technology improves, but people are far from settled in accepting a future with driverless cars. A University of Kansas researcher has co-written a study that found when asked if they would...

Fri, 11/15/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering professor will be appointed by the president of the United States to serve on a national science and technology advisory board. Shannon Blunt, professor of electrical engineering and computer science,

Thu, 11/14/2019 — Three students from the University of Kansas have advanced in the competition for prestigious scholarships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Alex Murray is a finalist for the Mitchell Scholarship, Sam Steuart is a finalist for the...

Tue, 11/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – In a new paper published in Marine and Petroleum Geology, a University of Kansas researcher disputes almost everything about a 2018 special edition of the same journal that all but absolves an energy-exploration company of responsibility for triggering an environmental disaster. It’s already gotten some attention in the field, with several scientists expressing surprise at a researcher with an English background publishing in a geology journal. “I’ve never had this type of response to an article before,” said Phillip Drake, associate professor of English and environmental studies, just days after the paper went live online. He’s not sure whether the

Tue, 11/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will honor Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science and advocate for people with autism, with the 2019 Dole Leadership Prize. Grandin will accept the award at a public program at the institute at 7 p.m. Dec. 11. The program will be free and open to the public. A livestream of the event will be available at doleinstitute.org. “Temple Grandin is a trailblazer,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “She not only overcame widespread ignorance about autism and helped lessen the stigma around it, she used the challenges she faced to bring an entirely new

Tue, 11/12/2019 — For University of Kansas alumni Nancy and Wint Winter Sr., the only thing as satisfying as giving was seeing the good a gift could do. That satisfaction motivated Nancy Winter to give an outright gift of $1.7 million as part of an estate gift...

Thu, 11/07/2019 — LAWRENCE – Eighty years after his landmark book “The Negro Family in the United States” portrayed his people devastated by slavery, Jim Crow and the Great Depression, the work of sociologist E. Franklin Frazier is still influencing scholarship on the black family. Thus, two University of Kansas professors have combined to guest-edit a new special issue of the journal Women, Gender and Families of Color, titled “Black Love After E. Franklin Frazier.” Without getting into detailed criticism of Frazier or the way the scholars believe sociologist-turned-politician Daniel Patrick Moynihan misrepresented Frazier’s scholarship in his 1965 report “The Negro Family: The

Thu, 11/07/2019 — Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 1. Sheriff Jeff Richards, of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...

Thu, 10/31/2019 — LAWRENCE – In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Kansas will host a variety of events Nov. 7-11. Most events are open to the public. “This series of events is one of the many ways the KU community embraces our military-affiliated students,” said April Blackmon Strange, KU Military-Affiliated Student Center director. “We hope students and community members will join us in one or more of these activities as we recognize and honor those who have served in the armed forces.” Nov 7: KU Veterans and Nontraditional Student Breakfast, 8:30-11 a.m., Forum C & D, Burge Union. This free event is open to all KU students and their families and will include a

Thu, 10/31/2019 — LAWRENCE – Ana Paula Mumy had been a speech-language pathologist for 15 years before her child’s bout of stuttering set her career on a whole new path working on the disorder. Now a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders at the University of Kansas, Mumy is taking her interest in the treatment of stuttering across borders, drawing on her heritage as a native of Brazil to help translate a film about stuttering into Portuguese for South America’s largest market. Mumy traveled to Brazil in late October to speak about and show the film “When I Stutter” at the annual conference of the Brazilian stuttering

Tue, 10/29/2019 — Antitrust law has returned to prominence on the national stage. This year’s Kansas Law Review Symposium will bring together scholars of varying backgrounds to explore the legal and economic questions raised by recent developments in antitrust...

Fri, 10/25/2019 — Dave Moore, assistant director for field operations at KU Transportation Services, was recently awarded the 2019 Pyramid of Success award at the College Parking & Transportation Association (CPTA) conference in Columbia,...

Tue, 10/22/2019 —  As new technology shows promise for connected and autonomous vehicles, city planners have eyed such improved transportation to boost smart cities. These cities would use technology to improve infrastructure, boost efficiency, reduce pollution...

Mon, 10/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – As the University of Kansas’ new assistant professor of African digital humanities, James Yeku is all about the influence of digital technologies and African cultural records, including the archival possibilities of the internet. Arriving on campus this fall with a doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan and a Best Essay award from the African Literature Association already under his belt, Yeku holds an appointment in KU’s Department of African & African-American Studies and is affiliated with its Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities. “My work allows me to study the digital articulations of African literary and cultural

Fri, 10/18/2019 — Six alumni will receive the University of Kansas Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Network Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award for their contributions to the university, their profession and their communities. The award is named...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — This fall, the University of Kansas welcomed six students from around the world as part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program as well as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Russia. Representing diverse academic fields, the Fulbright students...


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