Law, Policy & Society
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...

Fri, 06/02/2017 — After President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, national media reported several U.S. local governments and states are planning to submit their own plan to the United Nations pledging to meet...

Thu, 06/01/2017 — One of the marks of the foundation of 18th century Spanish Enlightenment was the ideal of women as displaying virtues such as loyalty, honor, honesty, obedience and resignation. But, according to a University of Kansas researcher who...

Wed, 05/31/2017 — From 2000 to 2012, either Harvard University or Princeton University secured to the top spot in the popular U.S. News & World Report university rankings. It's likely not a surprise the two prestigious Ivy League universities so closely vied...

Tue, 05/30/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 17th in the nation, according to rankings published this month by the University of Houston Law Center. Led by several top-three national performances, KU Law students accumulated enough points to break into the top 20 for the second year in a row. Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and lawyering skills director, helped advance KU Law's moot court program two spots above last year’s No. 19 ranking. “This year every team in our program made it to what we call the ‘knockout’ rounds – the advanced rounds – of a national or international competition,” Keller said. "This means that every

Tue, 05/30/2017 — With baby boomers moving toward their golden years, the need for effective long-term care facilities, particularly for those with dementia, is growing at a rapid pace. Now, University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning...

Thu, 05/25/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2017 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 13. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and to the community. The recipients are: Craig Boyd, Dallas, Texas, Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Hannah Brass, Wilmore, Justice Lloyd Kagey Leadership Award Ethan Brown, Flower Mound, Texas, Janean Meigs Memorial Award Tyler Childress, Coffeyville, Robert F. Bennett Award Kriston Guillot, Shawnee, Janean Meigs Memorial Award Beth Hanus, Elm Grove, Wisconsin, Samuel Mellinger Scholarship,

Thu, 05/25/2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents today announced the appointment of Douglas A. Girod as the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas. "Naming the next chancellor is one of the most important jobs we undertake as the Board of Regents," said Zoe...

Wed, 05/24/2017 — The rise of design-build education for architects can be tied directly to the decline of old-fashioned treehouses. “Students are clamoring for design-build education experiences, by and large,” said University of Kansas Associate Professor...

Tue, 05/23/2017 — Most Americans — even average Democrats — do not accept the argument that voter identification laws can suppress voter turnout, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas professor. The findings can help illuminate why...

Tue, 05/23/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare will soon have a new dean leading its internationally ranked programs. Michelle Mohr Carney, professor and director of the School of Social Work at Arizona State University, has been named dean...

Tue, 05/23/2017 — The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena that the British government said has killed 22 people, according to national news reports. A University of Kansas researcher who studies the Islamic State...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — U.S.-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration enforcement bill had more difficulty exhibiting proper behavior in the classroom, such as following instructions and staying quiet,...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — Actress Peggy Hopkins Joyce became well known in the 1920s and subsequent decades for her time in divorce court. She was married six times to wealthy men and had numerous engagements during her lifetime. In the late 1920s Joyce and another...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — Accolades continue rolling in for Kij Johnson’s latest novella, “The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe” (Tor.com, 2016). It's a finalist for this year’s two top awards in the science fiction field: the 2016 Nebula Award from the Science...


Wed, 05/17/2017 — Legislative changes that were introduced in response to corporate scandals in the 1980s and 1990s, and the many others since, have especially motivated larger companies to create ethics and compliance officer positions. These officers are...

Tue, 05/16/2017 — Laura Hobson Herlihy is a big fish in a small pond. A lecturer in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Herlihy is one of a small number of North Americans who speak, and an even smaller number who teach, the language of the indigenous Central...

Tue, 05/16/2017 —  Though details are still emerging, the fallout remains unclear after the Washington Post's reporting Monday that President Donald Trump shared information in the Oval Office with Russian diplomats about a potential Islamic State plot involving...


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