Law, Policy & Society
Wed, 06/21/2017 — The outlook for Richard Jones appeared bleak when University of Kansas School of Law Project for Innocence interns Chapman Williams and Chad Neswick took over his case in 2015. Despite maintaining his innocence from the start, Jones had already...

Wed, 06/21/2017 — After Puerto Rican voters recently overwhelmingly supported statehood in a plebiscite election, the results still leave political and economic questions for the island, according to a University of Kansas lecturer who grew up in Puerto Rico....

Wed, 06/21/2017 — When she was a kid growing up in Sugarland, Texas, Loral O’Hara’s second-grade class tracked the growth of tomato seeds flown aboard the Space Shuttle to compare them to tomatoes cultivated on Earth. After more contact with NASA during class...

Wed, 06/21/2017 —  Since 2010, numerous states have passed legislation providing for the establishment of public benefit corporations — for-profit businesses that choose to also make promoting the public good part of their corporate purpose. Kansas recently...

Mon, 06/19/2017 — The prospect of feeling embarrassment and shame in front of one's peers — especially among women — rather than the threat of facing potential formal punishment appears to be the most effective deterrent to problem drinking at universities,...

Thu, 06/15/2017 — Demonizing political opponents on the other side can have the tragic effect of enflaming extremists and possibly increase the likelihood of political violence, according to a University of Kansas researcher of extremist groups. Federal law...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — Buildings are perhaps the ultimate inanimate objects. But to School of Architecture, Design & Planning Professor in Practice Mike Sinclair, they tell a story of a living thing – the city. Sinclair will speak on “A Photographer’s...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents today approved names for three buildings in the University of Kansas’ Central District redevelopment project, honoring three prominent historical figures. A KU Student Housing residence hall, apartment complex and...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — LAWRENCE – Ten University of Kansas School of Law students contributed nearly 600 hours of free legal services during the past year, earning a spot on KU Law’s inaugural Pro Bono Honor Roll. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, interviewed and advised asylum seekers at a family detention center, and served as court advocates for victims of domestic violence seeking protection orders.  “Participants in the Pro Bono Program had the opportunity not only to give back to individuals and communities in need of legal services, but also to gain hands-on legal experience that will help them become more effective and empathetic advocates,” said Meredith

Fri, 06/09/2017 — Despite Thursday's surprising vote that stripped British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party of a parliamentary majority, she is seeking to build a coalition with a small Northern Irish party. A University of Kansas researcher who...

Thu, 06/08/2017 — After the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria took responsibility this week for attacks in Iran, it marked the fourth major terrorist attack in recent weeks after Manchester, London and in the Philippines. International news reports have speculated...

Wed, 06/07/2017 — You’ve driven a car a million times, so nothing here should be too different. Just climb into the Acura, buckle up, throw it in “drive” and stomp on the gas. It’s just like any vehicle, except — whoa! At once familiar and yet fully...

Tue, 06/06/2017 — A University of Kansas researcher has received a $70,000 grant to study the effect of school funding on the racial achievement gap. Emily Rauscher, assistant professor of sociology, earned the award as one of 30 postdoctoral fellows from across...

Mon, 06/05/2017 — Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants lately have grappled with issues of diversity and gender equity. According to national news reports, a recent diversity report compiled for the social networking giant found that women account for 17...

Fri, 06/02/2017 — After President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, national media reported several U.S. local governments and states are planning to submit their own plan to the United Nations pledging to meet...

Thu, 06/01/2017 — One of the marks of the foundation of 18th century Spanish Enlightenment was the ideal of women as displaying virtues such as loyalty, honor, honesty, obedience and resignation. But, according to a University of Kansas researcher who...

Wed, 05/31/2017 — From 2000 to 2012, either Harvard University or Princeton University secured to the top spot in the popular U.S. News & World Report university rankings. It's likely not a surprise the two prestigious Ivy League universities so closely vied...

Tue, 05/30/2017 — With baby boomers moving toward their golden years, the need for effective long-term care facilities, particularly for those with dementia, is growing at a rapid pace. Now, University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning...

Tue, 05/30/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 17th in the nation, according to rankings published this month by the University of Houston Law Center. Led by several top-three national performances, KU Law students accumulated enough points to break into the top 20 for the second year in a row. Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and lawyering skills director, helped advance KU Law's moot court program two spots above last year’s No. 19 ranking. “This year every team in our program made it to what we call the ‘knockout’ rounds – the advanced rounds – of a national or international competition,” Keller said. "This means that every

Thu, 05/25/2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents today announced the appointment of Douglas A. Girod as the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas. "Naming the next chancellor is one of the most important jobs we undertake as the Board of Regents," said Zoe...


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