Law, Policy & Society
Fri, 08/16/2013 —  Although Kansas law requires schools to have an anti-bullying policy, schools may struggle to translate this legal obligation into effective policies and practices to prevent and intervene with this pervasive problem. A team of University of...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students, faculty, staff and community members will develop a greater understanding of the Dust Bowl, its effects on the region and its continued relevance in the 21st century through several opportunities connected to the 2013-14 KU Common Book, “The Worst Hard Time.” The Common Book program is coordinated by the KU Office of First-Year Experience. All incoming freshmen and transfer students receive a copy of “The Worst Hard Time” during orientation, and new students will participate in discussion groups across campus from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan will participate in a pair of

Tue, 08/13/2013 — YODER – Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter congratulated 52 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Friday, May 24. The new officers were members of the 223rd basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Feb. 18, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission

Wed, 07/24/2013 —  Since the financial crisis of 2008, attempts to penalize and curb activity that caused the crash have drawn criticism for being too arbitrary and leaving the sentencing to an ineffective agency. Also under scrutiny are regulations that may...

Fri, 07/19/2013 —  William Elliott III, assistant professor of social welfare at the University of Kansas, released a report that addresses the student debt crisis by establishing savings accounts for all American children at birth. Elliott, director of the...

Thu, 07/18/2013 — Five University of Kansas students received prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or English teaching as an assistant abroad for the 2013-14 academic year. The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange...

Tue, 07/16/2013 —  Around the world, more people are learning to speak English every year. While that may make international communication easier, it has also largely come with the cost of loss of other languages. Linguists have predicted that, without...

Thu, 07/11/2013 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter has renewed support for an author’s fund to encourage open access scholarship at KU’s Lawrence campus and the KU Medical Center. The “One University” Open Access...

Thu, 06/27/2013 — A group of 19 women from six countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia are spending four weeks at the University of Kansas for a leadership program funded by the U.S. State Department. This is the fourth consecutive year that KU has...

Tue, 06/25/2013 — Forging new connections for the University of Kansas in the Caribbean, two Kansas Biological Survey scientists spent a week in Haiti this past May gathering data on one of the country’s lakes, as well as several streams, and teaching water...

Tue, 06/18/2013 — University of Kansas School of Education Dean Rick Ginsberg is deeply concerned that a national report on the quality of teacher education and preparation programs is marred by problems with the research and methodology that are flawed and...

Mon, 06/17/2013 —  Ever since the first sports page rolled off the press, there has been an uneven amount of coverage for men’s and women’s sports. With the dawn of the Internet, there was hope that women could bypass traditional media and present a more full...

Thu, 06/13/2013 — The Commons, a partnership at the University of Kansas that encourages cross-disciplinary research and learning, has awarded $25,000 in the Spring 2013 round of its Interdisciplinary Seed Grant. Led by Brent Metz, anthropology, and Jodi Gentry,...

Fri, 06/07/2013 —  As the recent "Gangnam Style" craze illustrated, South Korean media can be hugely influential, not just among American music fans, but throughout the world. A University of Kansas journalism professor and master’s student have published a...

Thu, 06/06/2013 — This summer, 33 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards to support their research projects. “In many disciplines, summer has traditionally been a great time for students to spend time working on a research...

Wed, 06/05/2013 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently presented awards to graduate students for accomplishments in research and academics. This year’s recipients represent a broad span of fields in the College: psychology, theatre, physics and...

Mon, 06/03/2013 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas recognized six faculty members for outstanding student advising. All winners were nominated by the students they have served in mentoring or advising relationships,...

Thu, 05/30/2013 — A team of third-year students once again proved the University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court mettle on the highest stage, placing 15th in the world at the WTO International Moot Court Competition. For the second time in five years, a...

Thu, 05/30/2013 — The fifth biennial Rhetoric Society of America’s Summer Institute will take place on the Lawrence campus of the University of Kansas from Monday, June 3, through Sunday, June 9. The conference will host 420 scholars of rhetoric. This is the...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the speakers for its 2013-2014 Humanities Lecture Series. The series will include Arsalan Iftikhar, Jill Lepore, Junot Díaz, Anne Hedeman, Peter Brown and Jeffrey Toobin. The lectures are free,...


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