Law, Policy & Society
Tue, 04/09/2013 —  Climate change’s effects are starting to be felt around the world, and indigenous populations are in many cases among the first to have their ways of life disrupted. Yet these populations are often powerless, both politically and economically,

Mon, 04/08/2013 — David G. Holmes, the spring 2013 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will present “Occupy This: Political Representation, Prophetic Voices, Popular Culture and the Contested Rhetorical Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement” at 3:30 p.m....

Mon, 04/08/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity at the University of Kansas will host its annual Women’s Recognition Banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Kansas Union ballroom. The induction of six new members of the KU Women’s Hall of Fame will highlight a program honoring outstanding women across the university. A total of 26 outstanding female students and three outstanding female faculty and staff will be honored with annual awards. These awards were established to honor KU female students, staff, faculty and alumnae who have enriched and improved the campus and community through their service, teaching or involvement. In addition to the

Wed, 04/03/2013 — Two University of Kansas professors have landed a grant to address common health concerns and promote positive youth development among urban Latino youth. Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, assistant professor of social welfare, and Paula Fite,...

Tue, 04/02/2013 — University of Kansas students from the Lawrence campus and KU Medical Center will join their peers from other Kansas Board of Regents public four-year universities in Topeka for the first annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. The...

Fri, 03/29/2013 — The international area studies centers at the University of Kansas have announced the conference Global Water: Drought, Conservation and Security In The 21st Century, set for April 12-13 at The Commons in Spooner Hall. This event is free and...

Thu, 03/28/2013 — The first female mayor of Kansas City, Mo., will be among the keynote speakers at the University of Kansas Inspiring Women in Public Administration conference on April 17. Kay Barnes, Kansas City mayor from 1999 to 2007, will kick off the...

Wed, 03/27/2013 — Andrew Preston, senior lecturer in American history at Cambridge University, will speak at the Hall Center for the Humanities on “Religion in American War & Diplomacy: A History.” The talk is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Hall...

Wed, 03/27/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications and its Center for Excellence in Health Communication to Underserved Populations (CEHCUP) will host Dr. Kasisomayajula Viswanath for a three-day visit to KU, including CEHCUP...

Sandra Fluke
Tue, 03/26/2013 — Sandra Fluke, the attorney whose testimony before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the need to provide access to contraception brought the issue into public prominence, will be the speaker at the 2013 Emily Taylor and...

Tue, 03/26/2013 — More than 40 years after the passing of the revolutionary Title IX legislation, women enjoy more educational opportunities than ever before in United States history. However, the passing of Title IX did not cause immediate change across the...

Fri, 03/22/2013 — For the second time in five years, a University of Kansas School of Law moot court team has qualified for the international finals of the European Law Students’ Association Moot Court Competition. Third-year law students Bruno Simões, of...

Wed, 03/13/2013 — The fifth Red Hot Research event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at The Commons in Spooner Hall. In a continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines, and in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations, The...

Tue, 03/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – After students and faculty expressed interest in further opportunities to pursue indigenous studies, graduate students at the University of Kansas can now receive certification for studies in indigenous people and cultures of the United States. The Indigenous Studies Program, which already offers a master’s degree, will add the multidisciplinary graduate certificate as an option beginning in fall 2013. The program gives students an essential understanding of the relationship between the U.S. and indigenous nations and peoples. Students working toward certification will gain knowledge of related historical, political, religious and social issues. The

Mon, 03/11/2013 — Mental illness continues to make headlines in the wake of high-profile violent criminal incidents, but the intersection of mental illness and criminal justice, especially in jails, is nothing new. A University of Kansas professor has published...

Wed, 03/06/2013 — A national network of open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools, known as the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), will partner with the University of Kansas to increase college completion rates for underserved students from KIPP...

Tue, 03/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – The biography of Civil Rights mentor Benjamin E. Mays by a University of Kansas professor has been recognized as one of the top nonfiction works by an African-American author in 2012. Randal Jelks, associate professor of American studies and African and African-American studies, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Literary Award for Nonfiction from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. It is one of a handful of awards given by the organization to recognize excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African-American authors. Jelks’ book “Benjamin Elijah Mays: Schoolmaster of the Movement” was released in April 2012 by the University

Tue, 03/05/2013 — Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter James B. Steele will present a lecture on his book, “Betrayal of the American Dream,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas.

Tue, 03/05/2013 — For a prisoner with little freedom, the singing of a song or performing of a play may provide just enough of an escape to make it through another day. This was the case for some German Jewish thespians who watched their rights dissolve in the...

Mon, 03/04/2013 — Recent events around the world are a reminder that violence is an issue of urgent importance both locally and globally. An upcoming lecture at the University of Kansas will explore the links between cultural norms of manhood and their relation...


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