Law, Policy & Society
Tue, 05/22/2018 — Nicole Hodges Persley has been busy, submitting one book to her publisher, researching a second and co-editing a special edition of an academic journal. In November, she was named associate dean for diversity, equity & inclusion by the...

Thu, 05/17/2018 — LEAVENWORTH – May is synonymous with graduation, and it’s also National Military Appreciation Month. In the spirit of both, the University of Kansas is celebrating its largest graduating class in the history of its programs in the city of Leavenworth. In one year, the number of graduates from KU’s off-post Leavenworth programs more than tripled to 30 students, most of whom are active members of the military. Fort Leavenworth is home to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), in which midcareer officers spend a year furthering their education and training to develop their skills and rise in the ranks. During this year, these officers may complement

Wed, 05/16/2018 — YODER – Ed Pavey, longtime director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC), will retire in June after leading the institution for nearly a quarter-century. Pavey has led KLETC – a unit of KU Professional & Continuing Education, which serves as the headquarters for all law enforcement training in Kansas – since 1995. He was acting director for a year before that and has been on staff since 1989, following a career in the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. He is just the third director in the training center’s 50-year history. Officials estimate that 10,000 new officers graduated from the center’s basic training during Pavey’s tenure. “For these

Mon, 05/14/2018 — It was Henry Ford, not Kaiser Bill, who was responsible for the decline of the distinctive German dialects spoken by immigrants and their descendants in five Kansas and Missouri settlements during the 20th century. That has been University of...

Fri, 05/11/2018 — More than 900 students, faculty, staff and guests attended KU’s 21st annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 28 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Thu, 05/10/2018 — Katie Batza, assistant professor of women, gender & sexuality studies has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for research to be undertaken in the academic year 2018-19. The ACLS, one of the premier...

Tue, 05/08/2018 — The Center for Service Learning at the University of Kansas has announced the 2018 Faculty and Student Excellence in Service Learning Awards and recognized the Student Service Showcase winners from the April 26 Service Celebration and Student...

Mon, 05/07/2018 — In sociological studies of people's economic stratification and intergenerational mobility, researchers have long presumed a person's occupation most accurately would reflect his or her lifetime earnings. "Even though there is a strong...

Fri, 05/04/2018 —  The University of Kansas is adding classroom space in Leavenworth to accommodate growing enrollment and course offerings in the community. The new facility will be located at the new Marriott TownePlace Suites, across Metropolitan Avenue from...

Fri, 05/04/2018 — In education circles, it is widely accepted that minorities are overrepresented in special education. New research from the University of Kansas has found, in terms of autism, minorities are widely underrepresented in special education. The...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — but not limited to — any SAB member also serving in active duty, the reserves or National Guard, or an honorably discharged veteran of the uniformed services. The award includes a $1,000 cash prize, and the recipient of the award will be...

Wed, 05/02/2018 — Members of the public perceive coordinated terrorist attacks that involve multiple actors as more threatening than attacks carried out by individuals, according to a study that includes two University of Kansas international relations professors.

Wed, 05/02/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Political Science Department recently honored its top students at an annual recognition ceremony with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha. Sixteen students were inducted April 20 into the Gamma chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. Criteria for induction include a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in all political science courses with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.4 for undergraduates. Additionally, inductees cannot have a grade lower than a B in any political science course. The following students were inducted: Catherine Bernard, Overland Park Anna Buhlinger,

Fri, 04/27/2018 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winner is John Stanko, a master’s degree candidate from CREES, for his essay “The Relevancy Gambit: A Vision...

Fri, 04/27/2018 — University of Kansas leadership has named interim deans for two of its largest academic units. Incoming Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez announced that Clarence Lang, professor and chair of the Department of African &

Thu, 04/26/2018 — A collaborative group of indigenous and nonindigenous scholars encourages scientists to meaningfully engage with indigenous communities on paleogenomics research, in a new series of ethical guidelines published Thursday in the journal...

Wed, 04/25/2018 — LAWRENCE – Stephen Prothero, a New York Times best-selling author and frequent network and cable TV commentator, will present a public lecture, “Religious Literacy in an Age of Religious Nationalism” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, in The Commons. Prothero received his doctorate in religion from Harvard University and is the C. Allyn and Elizabeth V. Russell Professor of Religion in America at Boston University. He has been a commentator on many major news network and cable news programs, as well as a guest on “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Prothero also has written for the New York Times, USA Today, Slate, Salon, the Washington

Tue, 04/24/2018 — not economic concern — drove most voters to Trump
Tue, 04/24/2018 — LAWRENCE — Much of the narrative surrounding...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — It’s the wave of populist nationalism buoying the political fortunes of President Donald Trump and France’s Marine Le Pen, among others, that will deliver Kansas filmmaker Kevin Willmott to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean next month...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 88 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod, Provost &...


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