Law, Policy & Society
Mon, 02/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Business will present its inaugural international business conference, “China Emerged: Rethinking Your Global Strategy," March 1 at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The daylong conference will address pertinent themes in international business, including the sustainability of China’s political, economic and social systems; leveraging a company’s China-based resources for global operations; investing in China; rethinking how firms do business in the growing nation; and China’s expanding role in Africa, Latin America and other burgeoning economies. “China is at crossroads,” said Tailan Chi, professor and director of KU’

Fri, 02/01/2013 — A journalist’s job is to tell the stories and document the history of a community as it happens. Jerry Crawford II, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is working to determine how historically black colleges and...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — Ninety-eight students from the University of Kansas spent part of their winter breaks volunteering across the nation. KU’s student-run Alternative Breaks program centers on service-learning trips that provide opportunities for students to...

Cerrado region
Wed, 01/30/2013 —  Remote-sensing techniques first honed to track agricultural production and land-cover changes in America’s heartland now are enabling scientists and policymakers to grasp ecological degradation under way in the Cerrado, the second-largest...

Wed, 01/30/2013 — YODER – Michael Kaste, special agent in charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Kansas City division, congratulated 58 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center earlier this month. The new officers were members of the 221st 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 Sept. 24, 2012, and graduated Jan. 18, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies in Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion

Tue, 01/29/2013 — LAWRENCE – Law and business students from the University of Kansas are offering free tax services for those who qualify from Feb. 13 through April 15. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepares returns for taxpayers who are Kansas, Missouri or Illinois residents making less than $51,000 per year and not itemizing deductions. Last year, students prepared about 250 federal and state tax returns. Law student Michael Keenan is coordinating this year’s program, with about 30 other law and business students helping to prepare returns. “VITA benefits both the community and the university. Community members are able to receive free income tax assistance to

Proclamation
Tue, 01/29/2013 — January 2013 has been proclaimed by Gov. Sam Brownback to be Certified Public Manager Recognition Month in the state of Kansas. Representatives of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program received this commendation from the governor earlier...

Thu, 01/24/2013 — LAWRENCE – Gov. Sam Brownback and the University of Kansas will host the Kansas Conference on Slavery and Human Trafficking on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in the Kansas Union. The two-day conference will examine existing research on slavery and human trafficking and identify gaps in educational and research programs that could be best filled in Kansas. The conference will culminate in research, legal advocacy and graduate education initiatives to be developed by KU and regional partners. “Governor Brownback has called on Kansas to become a national leader in research on slavery and human trafficking,” said Hannah Britton, associate professor of political science and women,

Washington, D.C.
Wed, 01/23/2013 — With the U.S. Senate still poised to take action on filibuster reform this week, some experts remain skeptical on whether politicians will strike a deal that includes significant changes. The filibuster serves as a minority party delay tactic to...

Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Wed, 01/23/2013 — The University of Kansas’ Educational Opportunity Programs have secured more than $4 million in funding to ensure they can continue to help first-generation and low-income students not only reach college, but also be successful once they get...

Tue, 01/22/2013 —  Teachers can attest that engaging students with classroom material can be challenging. A University of Kansas professor is leading a study showing that given an online platform in which they can discuss provocative topics like what justifies war,

Fri, 01/18/2013 — Fifty-eight University of Kansas students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award program this semester. “The Undergraduate Research Award, or UGRA, program has been around KU for over 20 years,” said John...

Thu, 01/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is offering a new program that will allow undergraduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Law collaborated on the degree track to provide a new opportunity for high-ability students to maximize their coursework at KU. Students will spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree from the College and three years on requirements for a law degree. The first year of law school will also count toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The partnership between liberal arts and sciences and law is a natural fit, said Danny

Thu, 01/17/2013 —  The significance of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election as the first African-American president was widely analyzed, discussed and documented by pundits and everyday citizens alike. A University of Kansas researcher has authored an article...

Thu, 01/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is offering a new program that will allow undergraduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Law collaborated on the degree track to provide a new opportunity for high-ability students to maximize their coursework at KU. Students will spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree from the College and three years on requirements for a law degree. The first year of law school will also count toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The partnership between liberal arts and sciences and law is a natural fit

Largest-ever dynamic learning map unveiled.
Wed, 01/16/2013 — Vermont has joined the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, a multistate initiative led by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas. Vermont joins the DLM Consortium’s 13 other states:...

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
Wed, 01/16/2013 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s comments on the governor’s budget: "These are extremely challenging budget times for Kansas and require that we redouble our efforts in making sure every dollar received is put to good use. The top-to-bottom efficiency measures KU is implementing are critical in helping ensure that all of our financial resources – tuition dollars, state revenues and private donations – are well-spent. "The governor's budget recognizes that we can't have a pro-growth strategy in Kansas without investments in our universities. Further, we are heartened by the recognition of the vital role the University of Kansas Medical Center

A new investigation by researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that differences in how ethnic groups see racism could be due to differences in awareness about the severity of racism over the course of U.S. history.
Tue, 01/15/2013 — A new investigation by researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that differences in how ethnic groups see racism could be due to differences in awareness about the severity of racism over the course of U.S. history.   In this research,...

An older couple snuggle with a toddler
Thu, 01/10/2013 — University of Kansas research on communication and aging is the basis of several guidelines in a new manual developed by the Gerontological Society of America for health care providers who frequently interact with older patients. Communicating...

Mon, 01/07/2013 — Rape is a crime that makes headlines yet may fail to elicit the kind of meaningful conversations that should follow. A University of Kansas journalism professor has published a study showing that media coverage of the Duke lacrosse team rape...


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