Law, Policy & Society
Thu, 10/19/2017 — While the law is equated with justice, it is not free from the inequities that exist in society. Legal scholars and thinkers from around the country will gather in Lawrence this week to explore how inequity affects their fields of expertise,...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications from five students and recent graduates applying for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Collin Clay, Eilish Gibson, Tomas Green, Kierstin McMichael and Susan...

Wed, 10/18/2017 —  October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, reminding governmental, public and private organizations alike to invest in the necessary training for employees at all levels to keep internal data and information secure. Many news stories cover...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — Jonathan Lamb could not have written his new book, “Shakespeare in the Marketplace of Words” (Cambridge University Press), in a pre-digital age. “I wouldn’t have been able to write this book 30 years ago,” he said recently, “because...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — A recent journal article and post in the Harvard Business Review argues that corporate directors should not only have an eye on value or profits but also on the welfare of their shareholders, especially related to the environmental and social...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — The public tends to overestimate the American gay and lesbian population, and those who do so are less likely to support equal rights measures, according to a new study by two University of Kansas political scientists. However, the researchers...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — Weaving together gods and myths from different cultures and times in a distinctively American tapestry, “…And Jesus Moonwalk the Mississippi” is a genre-defying play examining the repercussions wrought by slavery on African-American people...

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Wed, 10/11/2017 — The University of Kansas has received a grant to develop an intelligence and national security curriculum to provide students with the capabilities crucial to the national security interest of the United States. KU has partnered with Dodge City...

Wed, 10/11/2017 — As U.S. cities begin planning to adapt to effects of climate change, local decision makers face difficult choices about how to even get started. A new study led by a University of Kansas urban planning researcher sheds light on tradeoffs...

Tue, 10/10/2017 — It has interracial conflict and cooperation, anti-colonial struggle, the involvement of one of the world’s largest corporations, the British royal family, and more. No wonder, then, that University of Kansas Associate Professor of African and...

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Tue, 10/10/2017 — Legal educators from across the country will gather in Lawrence this week to explore access to justice and the lawyer’s role in promoting the rule of law. The 2017 Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference, “Justice, Professionalism, and...

Mon, 10/09/2017 —  William Shakespeare is no stranger to college campuses. But his works and those of Albert Camus, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Franz Kafka and E.M. Forster are usually read and discussed more in theater and English classrooms than in law...

Mon, 10/09/2017 — Because religion often influences people's opinions on hot-button issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion, most would expect religious people to be more motivated to engage politically overall. However, a new study led by a University of...

Mon, 10/09/2017 — In 1986, a group of people opposed to the construction of a highway through the wetlands south of Lawrence, Kansas, ran a fictional amphibian named Agnes T. Frog against a Douglas County commissioner who supported the roadway. The frog was...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions' order of the Justice Department to take the position in court cases that transgender people are not protected by a civil rights law that bans workplace discrimination is a "really big blow" for the transgender...

Wed, 10/04/2017 — William Shakespeare‘s influence on the American anti-slavery movement leading up to the Civil War will be the focus of an upcoming public lecture at the University of Kansas. Associate Professor of English Laura Mielke will deliver the 2017...

Tue, 10/03/2017 — Immigration in recent decades has contributed to more than half of Kansas' population growth, which is a key component of economic growth. In addition, Mexico is Kansas' largest trading partner. With so much national policy discussion on...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — A nationally recognized advocate and speaker on disability, equity, inclusion and employment will bring her message to the University of Kansas campus this month. Haben Girma, the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard University...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — For more than a half-century, the Kansas Statistical Abstract has provided invaluable social and economic data that has aided Kansans in promoting and governing their communities. The Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — Writer Kij Johnson is making a career — or at least an epoch — out of updating classic novels with a feminist twist. Her latest, “The River Bank,” (Small Beer Press) is a sequel to Kenneth Grahame’s 1908 “The Wind in the Willows”...


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