Law, Policy & Society
Thu, 01/18/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Business, the Langston Hughes Center and Kansas Athletics will present “The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The fourth...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — Climate change is posing problems around the world to the way people live and feed themselves. In the Mediterranean Basin, a vital region to dozens of nations, it is exacerbating the existing problems of environmental degradation, agricultural...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — Creative scholar Eve Ewing will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture for The Commons at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Liberty Hall. Her presentation will be a hybrid lecture and poetry reading, titled “Poetry in Context.” Ewing is a poet, visual...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — With controversy over his “shithole” remark still roiling days later and the one-year anniversary of his inauguration Saturday, an expert in presidential rhetoric says iconoclastic President Donald Trump has degraded the office he...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its full lineup of programs for the spring 2018 semester. Headlining the program schedule is the 2018 Dole Lecture with Vlora Çitaku, ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the United States and the first sitting ambassador to visit the Dole Institute. Programs will begin in late February with the popular four-part Presidential Lecture Series. In this year’s series, presidential historian Richard Norton Smith will break down presidential rankings and examine how time and history can shape our assessment of a president’s success. “We are honored to host Ambassador Çitaku at the

Tue, 01/16/2018 — The consul general of Canada in Denver, Stéphane Lessard, will deliver a presentation about the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Capitol Federal Hall. The talk, “NAFTA for a New Age: Growing the...

Tue, 01/16/2018 — It doesn’t take much to get University of Kansas Professor of Musicology Paul Laird going on the subject of Leonard Bernstein, about whom his new biography is scheduled to be published next month in this, the centennial year of Bernstein’s...

Fri, 01/12/2018 — The University of Kansas Chapter 171 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated more than 140 students as new members during a ceremony at the end of the fall 2017 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor...

Fri, 01/12/2018 — On the eighth anniversary of an earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and destroyed much of Haiti’s infrastructure, the world is reacting to President Donald Trump’s description in a meeting with congressional leaders Jan. 11 of...

Wed, 01/10/2018 — The University of Kansas is coordinating several Lawrence area events to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The KU and Lawrence communities will be able to participate in a variety of cultural enrichment, learning and...

Wed, 01/10/2018 — For not much money, you can change people’s perception of a park in a neglected part of town, thereby stimulating healthful activity and perhaps even economic benefits to the surrounding neighborhood. Those were the results of a study...

Wed, 01/10/2018 — A group of Ch'orti' Maya women in Guatemala used digital cameras to document health and environmental problems in their hamlets, and as a result, Engineers Without Borders is working on a water purifications solution for the community. The...

Tue, 01/09/2018 — The University of Kansas’ top entrepreneurship official will co-host a webinar on how universities can evolve their technology transfer activities and do more to address the demands of the innovation economy. Julie Nagel, associate vice...

Mon, 01/08/2018 — The third edition of The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (Cambridge University Press, 2017) features the cast of “Hamilton” on the cover, and that show’s smash-hit status informed the publisher’s demand for an update of the...

Wed, 01/03/2018 — With global warming an ever-present worry, renewable energy – particularly solar power — is a burgeoning field. Now, two doctoral students in the School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) have demonstrated methods of optimizing the capture...

Wed, 01/03/2018 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas School of Law professor committed to inclusive legal education has won the 2017 Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the Society of American Law Teachers. Lua Yuille, associate professor of law, will be honored Friday, Jan. 5, during SALT’s annual awards celebration in San Diego, along with fellow recipient Katie Eyer of Rutgers Law School. The award recognizes outstanding recent entrants into legal education who demonstrate commitment to justice, equality and academic excellence. It is designed to honor emerging teachers and support outstanding individuals new to the legal academy. “Lua challenges her students to think critically

Tue, 01/02/2018 — Kansas Public Radio will be partnering with the Kansas Humanities Council and 11 other Kansas organizations on a statewide oral history project that will collect the personal stories of Vietnam veterans. Collected oral histories and memoirs will...

Tue, 01/02/2018 — Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as assistant secretary for health in 2015, will be the keynote speaker at the Health for the 21st Century summit at the University of Kansas on Jan. 16. She will describe...

Tue, 12/19/2017 — “If it bleeds, it leads” has been a newsroom dictum for generations. Cable TV’s “Crossfire” ushered in the left-right political shouting match in 1982. But new research authored by Ashley Muddiman, University of Kansas assistant...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — People's racial and political identities strongly shaped how they viewed the causes of several recent widely publicized police encounters that resulted in the deaths of African-American men, according to a new study by two University of Kansas...


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