Wed, 01/25/2012 — Ask history students to name the nation’s first civil rights organization, and most will answer with the NAACP, formed in 1909, or possibly the Niagara Movement of 1905. Few know much about the Afro-American League of 1890. Shawn Alexander,
Wed, 01/25/2012 — University Daily Kansan photographer Greg Sorber encountered an unidentified angry woman at the Feb. 6, 1972, meeting of the Senate Executive Committee and the February Sisters to discuss a campus day care center. Photographers had been barred from the meeting to help protect the identity of the February Sisters, who feared reprisals by the university or other law enforcement officials for their occupation of a campus building on Feb. 4. Source: University Archives.
Wed, 01/25/2012 — Candy Crowley More Information School of Journalism LAWRENCE – Candy Crowley, CNN’s chief political correspondent, will receive the 2012 William Allen White Foundation National Citation Feb. 10. The award ceremony and public lecture, which are free to the public, will be at 1:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. Crowley joined CNN in 1987 as a congressional correspondent from NBC
Tue, 01/24/2012 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Lawyers, policymakers and scientists will explore the future of agriculture from an international perspective at a scholarly roundtable hosted by the Center for International Trade and Agriculture at the University of Kansas School of Law. Internationally known environmental experts Wes Jackson, founder and director of The Land Institute, and Mark Cackler, manager of the
Tue, 01/24/2012 — Dr. Jennifer Klemp More Information KU startups LAWRENCE – University of Kansas research has led to the creation of a new startup company that will develop online curriculum for health care professionals involved in managing the care of cancer survivors. Cancer Survivorship Training Inc. (CST) has finalized a licensing agreement with KU to commercialize research done by Dr. Jennifer Klemp, a
Tue, 01/24/2012 — More Information Department of Medicinal Chemistry LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas researcher has made a discovery that should lead to improved treatments for prostate and breast cancer. Emily Scott, an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at KU, has provided the first experimental evidence regarding the shape of cytochrome P450 17A1 – or CYP17A1 – an enzyme that makes hormones that promote the growth of
Tue, 01/24/2012 — As one nation after another rose up against its government during last year’s Arab Spring, there were plenty of media accounts of the revolutionaries using social media and the Internet. However, there was not analysis of how Internet...
Mon, 01/23/2012 — Melanie Wilson More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Melanie Wilson, professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to speak with the media about Fourth Amendment issues in light of today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Jones. The high court ruled unanimously that police conduct a search when they attach a GPS device to the
Mon, 01/23/2012 — More Information William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications LAWRENCE – The Kansas Board of Regents has approved the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ request to begin a doctoral program starting in fall 2012, making it the first mass communications doctoral program in the state of Kansas. The new program will focus on media and society,
Mon, 01/23/2012 — Cynthia Bauerly More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – The former chair of the Federal Election Commission will speak at the University of Kansas School of Law about “Campaign Finance Challenges in the Age of the Super PAC.” Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly will discuss recent court challenges and pending issues related to federal campaign finance laws at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the