Law, Policy & Society
Thu, 11/17/2022 —  The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced panelists for its 2022 Post-Election Conference. Dole Institute Director Emeritus Bill Lacy returns to moderate this comprehensive biennial conference that...

Thu, 11/17/2022 — LAWRENCE – The National Veterans Leadership Foundation recently announced a University of Kansas student as one of 16 students from across the country to serve as a 2023 Foundation Fellow. Aurora Turner, junior in strategic communications and a military dependent, will take part in a six-month development program designed to help military-affiliated students grow as leaders, continue their lives of service and make a positive impact on the military-connected community on their campuses. In addition, each fellow will receive a scholarship stipend to help support their higher education studies.  “It means a lot to me that I get the chance to further expand my

Wed, 11/16/2022 — The University of Kansas and the Office of Native American Initiatives is proud to share that three KU students were invited to and attended two prestigious events in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14 and 15. Native youth from across Indian Country...

Tue, 11/15/2022 — Representing diverse academic fields across campus, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as the 2023 cohort of Global Scholars. In its 12th year, the Global Scholars Program recognizes and encourages undergraduate...

Tue, 11/15/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law is the No. 13 Best Value Law School in the country, according to National Jurist magazine. The ranking highlights affordable law schools whose graduates perform well on the bar exam and have success finding law jobs. National Jurist ranked the top 25 schools and assigned a letter grade to 34 other honorees. “We are committed to providing a quality legal education at a great value for our students,” said Stephen Mazza, dean of the KU School of Law. “That includes free bar exam preparation for graduates, academic support programs, and stipends for students to travel to job interviews or take summer public interest

Mon, 11/14/2022 — We hear often about things that can be detrimental to our health, but the lists seldom contain anything financial. New research from the University of Kansas has found that financial capability can in fact be a social determinant of health and...

Mon, 11/14/2022 — LAWRENCE – Environmentalists who wish to charge fossil fuel companies with “greenwashing” should use corporations’ own statements against them, highlighting the gap between their public relations puffery and their paucity of concrete action to forestall global warming. In an article in the Western Journal of Communication titled “Identifying and Challenging Greenwashing through Conciliatio,” co-authors Brett Bricker, associate specialist in the University of Kansas Department of Communication Studies, and his former student Jacob Justice, assistant professor at the University of Mississippi, argue that corporations’ own words can be effectively used against them

Tue, 11/08/2022 — The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to reexamine their priorities. Local governments were no exception, and a new study from the University of Kansas has found that while the pandemic did cause municipalities to adjust their focus on...

Tara Houska
Mon, 11/07/2022 — LAWRENCE – The collaborative virtual series inspired by contributors to the book “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis,” edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson, returns in fall 2022. At 3 p.m. Nov. 17, environmental and Indigenous rights advocate Tara Houska will be in conversation with Lori Hasselman, University of Kansas assistant director of Native American initiatives. The “All We Can Save” series centers climate justice and draws from knowledge across and beyond fields of academic research. Contributors to the book “All We Can Save” share wisdom from their own experiences and work to inspire collective agency

Fri, 11/04/2022 — A University of Kansas senior from Wichita has advanced to become a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship, which provides funding for graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom. Mary Sevart, who is majoring in chemical engineering...

Fri, 11/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – As the 2022 midterm elections draw near, University of Kansas expert Tarun Sabarwal is available to discuss how misinformation contagions in social networks might affect the Nov. 8 election. “Spreading misinformation for personal gain is not new,” said Sabarwal, professor of economics. “The difference with social media is the speed at which an election-denying conspiracy spreads, the scale of its effect and the relative lack of accountability for content. Social media communication is a catalyst in the chain reaction of information transmission, and their business incentives that reward metrics, such as growth and engagement, facilitate greater

Thu, 11/03/2022 — LAWRENCE – How do laws that protect, regulate, or otherwise imagine parenting affect the rights of children and childhood outcomes?  On Nov. 15, the 2022 Kansas Law Review Symposium will host a panel of scholars from across the country to respond to that question and propose legal reforms to improve outcomes for the children of America's modern families. “Parents and the ‘Modern’ Family: What Do the Evolving Laws of Parenting Mean for Children and the Rest of Us?” will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Kansas School of Law in Green Hall. Check-in and breakfast will open at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is

Wed, 11/02/2022 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies will welcome an esteemed Ukrainian poet for the 2022 annual Palij Lecture on Nov. 6. Lyuba Yakimchuk will present "Ball and Chain: Russian Culture Invasion of...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — Starting in early 2020, COVID-19 wrought havoc in the lives of American society at all levels. Among groups most upended were first-year college students — young people at a critical point in their psychological development as they began to...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — LAWRENCE – In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Kansas will host and participate in a variety of events Nov. 5-13. Events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. “This series of events is one of the many ways KU embraces our military-affiliated community,” said April Blackmon Strange, director of the Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center. “We hope KU and community members will join us in one or more of these activities as we recognize and honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.” Nov 5: KU Salute to Service football game vs. Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m., David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Military/veterans can

Tue, 11/01/2022 — As the midterm elections draw near, a slate of proposed laws and initiatives regarding the LGBTQ community, transgender athletes and related topics are on ballots across the nation. Candidates and states have made bans of transgender athletes in...

Thu, 10/27/2022 — Eileen Battles, manager of the Kansas Data Access & Support Center housed at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the 2022 Geospatial Excellence Award–Catalyst from the National States Geographic...

Wed, 10/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – KU Libraries have granted the 2022 David Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication to two recipients at the University of Kansas: Shannon O’Lear, director of the Environmental Studies Program, and Corey Rayburn Yung, School of Law research professor. The announcement coincides with KU Libraries' celebration of International Open Access Week, which is Oct. 24-30. The recipients will be honored at a later date. O’Lear was chosen as a recipient for her dedication to the open dissemination of scholarly work to open access (OA) journals and sites and her work in educating students on open publication. Yung is recognized for

Wed, 10/26/2022 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Oct. 21 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. This graduation ceremony marked the 300th class to graduate from KLETC since...

Tue, 10/25/2022 — Public health is the focus of programming from the Center for East Asian Studies this year, beginning with a film series Oct. 25-28 at the Kansas Union. The four feature films deal with diverse public-health related issues and will be followed...


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