Law, Policy & Society
Thu, 09/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids for the 2019 Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture. The program will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Dole Institute. The program will be free and open to the public. A livestream of the event will be available at doleinstitute.org. “Congresswoman Davids’ victory as a Democrat in the historically Republican 3rd District was one of the most compelling political stories in Kansas last year,” Director Bill Lacy said. “As a lawyer, leader and one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress, she is emblematic of the public servants this

Wed, 09/18/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures has announced the 2019/2020 cohort of Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants. The following individuals have received a Fulbright award to teach a foreign language...

Wed, 09/18/2019 — As states across the nation celebrate the 100th anniversary of their ratification of the 19th Amendment, a journalism historian and women’s suffrage expert says the issues women faced in their struggle to secure the right to vote still resonate.

Tue, 09/17/2019 — LAWRENCE – The famous writer turns her pen on the men of her native land, saying an old boys’ network has caused grievous harm to the nation and women must be accorded greater respect. Sounds torn from today’s headlines, right? And yet it describes the theatrical works of Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851-1921) more than a century ago in Spain, according to a new book by a University of Kansas professor. Margot Versteeg, professor of Spanish in the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and director of KU's Humanities Program, makes the case for the author as an early feminist in “Propuestas para (Re)Construir una Nación,” which translates as “Proposals to (Re)

Mon, 09/16/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Foundling” features 100 portraits of children who were adopted by American parents from overseas painted by artist Megan Rye. Rye will give a gallery talk at the Spencer Museum at 5:30 p.m....

Thu, 09/12/2019 — Seven University of Kansas students and graduates received prestigious Fulbright awards to travel abroad to study, conduct research or teach English during the 2019-2020 academic year. Two additional KU students were selected as alternate...

Thu, 09/12/2019 — Steve Leonard, lecturer and director of the University of Kansas School of Business’ Master of Science in Business and Organizational Leadership program, has been selected as a senior fellow by the Modern War Institute (MWI) at West...

Wed, 09/11/2019 —  In the popular television show “Parks and Recreation,” public servant Leslie Knope once said when people yell at her she hears them “caring loudly.” Bearing the emotions of angry communities might be a comedic TV trope, but public...

Tue, 09/10/2019 — This fall, 10 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Tue, 09/10/2019 —  Professor Robin Kundis Craig will explore the law and policy surrounding water law topics when she delivers the Distinguished Water Law Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Law.  Craig will present “Water, Federal Agencies and the...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — The University of Kansas increased its ranking two spots to 59th among public universities in the 2020 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released Sept. 9. “We recognize the importance of these rankings,...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — A little more than a century ago, women were being beaten, jailed and staging hunger strikes to secure the right for themselves and other women to vote. If those struggles have disappeared from the public consciousness, seven months of events at...

Fri, 09/06/2019 — LAWRENCE – If you want to increase Latino Americans’ traditionally low levels of social media expression and political participation, you would do well to increase their belief that as Latinos, they share common characteristics and experiences. That is the implication of a new study by a group of University of Kansas researchers. Assistant Professor Alcides Velasquez and Professor Jeffrey Hall of the Department of Communication Studies co-wrote the paper along with former graduate student Gretchen Montgomery. It was published in the July issue of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication under the title “Ethnic Minorities’ Social Media Political Use: How

Thu, 09/05/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies will host a delegation of Georgian civic educators this month in Lawrence. The Open World Leadership Center, a congressional agency, sent the five professionals,...

Wed, 09/04/2019 — LAWRENCE – After the Sept. 17 do-over election, Israel is likely to have its first “unity” government in 30 years, according to the author of a new book on Arab electoral politics in the Jewish state. And while four Arab parties have once again formed a Joint List that is likely to increase their standing in parliament, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unlikely to be able to form a completely right-wing majority coalition, as he has in the past. Thus, he will be forced to ask the centrist Blue & White Party of former army general Benny Gantz to join him in a so-called unity government. This is the prediction of Rami Zeedan, assistant professor of

Fri, 08/30/2019 —  The University of Kansas will launch its 2019-2020 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar series, “Chronic Conditions: Knowing, Seeing & Healing the Body in Global Africa,” with a talk by award-winning documentary photographer...

Fri, 08/30/2019 — Red Hot Research returns this fall with six events for University of Kansas researchers. Red Hot Research is a regular Friday event, built of five short presentations from across KU to open the door for new ways of understanding work through...

Wed, 08/28/2019 — The 2019 recipients of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for extraordinary service to the University of Kansas are Dr. Don Brada of Lawrence and Jeff Kennedy of Wichita. The KU Alumni Association will honor them Sept. 5 before the fall meeting of the...

Wed, 08/28/2019 — University of Kansas departments, programs, centers and one school in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are starting the academic year with new leadership, following the dean’s appointment of new chairs and directors. Chairs and...

Wed, 08/28/2019 — The ADA Resource Center for Equity & Accessibility has a new staff position to support University of Kansas employees who need a workplace accommodation. As the Resource Center’s first accommodation specialist, Abby King helps KU employees...


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