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Thu, 07/09/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the winners of the 2020 Robert E. Hemenway Public Service Award, 2020 Senator Robert J. Dole Public Service Scholarship and the 2020 civic engagement essay contest.

Thu, 07/09/2020 — Thomas Jefferson had a busy weekend. Between the premiere of “Hamilton,” which prominently features the third president, and a current movement to tear down his monuments due to his slave-owning legacy, the Founding Father continues to...

Wed, 07/08/2020 — A team from the University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development has partnered with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and other community organizations to track and assess the countywide public health response to the...

Wed, 07/08/2020 —  A new book offers key insights on how to sustain a healthy social life through technology during COVID-19.  Jeffrey Hall, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, had no idea his book “Relating Through...

Tue, 07/07/2020 — Auditing is like few other professions because of the relationship between the client and firm. “I was an auditor for five years, and the irony of the profession is that you have to keep your client happy, even though you are looking for what...

Mon, 07/06/2020 — More than 7,500 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2020 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Tue, 06/30/2020 — The last few months have highlighted the enormous value of the arts and humanities as they inform and inspire people across the United States and around the globe. The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas is determined to...

Thu, 06/25/2020 — In cases of sexual violence, the path to restorative justice can focus on meeting the needs of the survivor and holding the offender accountable without punitive measures. How restorative justice practices shape survivors’ experiences is the...

Tue, 06/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – President Donald Trump may have nearly ended the flow of refugees and other African immigrants to the United States, but a new study shows that at least those from Nigeria are well-educated, hardworking and contribute more to society than they cost the American social security system. The paper contrasts Nigerian newcomers with those from Somalia, whose work ethic is similarly strong, but whose lack of education hurts their employment prospects here. The authors argue that Americans should “reconsider the treatment of African immigrants as a collective group, as this obscures differences between immigrants from different African countries and the ways

Tue, 06/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – More than 86% of graduates in the Class of 2019 at the University of Kansas School of Law landed positions considered “best jobs,” according to data recently released by the American Bar Association. KU Law is among the top third of law schools nationwide in the best jobs category – defined as full-time, long-term positions that require passing a bar exam or where a law degree offers an advantage. Overall employment was more than 93% and exceeded 90% for the sixth consecutive year. The school also ranks in the top third nationally for overall employment. Graduates accepted positions with law firms, businesses, government agencies, public interest

Tue, 06/23/2020 — Not so long ago, social media was a novel way for professionals in higher education to communicate about their institution. Now it’s ubiquitous, and a generation of students are on campus who have never known life without it. Yet, a University...

Mon, 06/22/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 22nd in the nation, according to rankings published recently by the University of Houston Law Center. This is the fifth year in a row that KU Law’s moot court program has ranked in the nation’s top 30 programs. Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law, has served as the director of KU’s moot court program since 2005. Keller has helped advance KU Law's moot court program for the past 15 years through training designed to equip law students with the skills necessary to win national competitions. “The students on this year's Moot Court Council worked hard to maintain our streak in the

Thu, 06/18/2020 — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “The students who applied for summer Undergraduate...

Thu, 06/18/2020 — A University of Kansas law student was recently selected as the first runner-up in a national writing competition for her paper on how restrictive voter ID laws make it harder for transgender individuals to vote. Third-year law student Ellen...

Wed, 06/17/2020 —   LAWRENCE – To get on the good side of a new boss, colleague or acquaintance in a business meeting, leave your cellphone stashed in your pocket or purse. That is the implication of a new study conducted by Cameron Piercy, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies, and Greta Underhill, KU doctoral candidate. “Expectations of technology use during meetings: An experimental test of manager policy, device use, and task acknowledgment” was published in the journal Mobile Media & Communication. Looking at your phone during a meeting is akin to “phubbing,” or snubbing, your interlocutor in a strictly social setting, the study found. The

Mon, 06/15/2020 — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today that federal employment discrimination laws apply to LGBT individuals, in essence ruling that they cannot be fired for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Justices Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice...

Mon, 06/15/2020 — The U.S. Supreme Court announced today it had declined to hear challenges to qualified immunity, which gives government workers, including police officers, broad protections when accused of violating constitutional rights. The protection has...

Fri, 06/12/2020 — Three cadets from University of Kansas Army ROTC received commissions into the U.S. Army during a live virtual commissioning ceremony from the Pentagon on Friday, June 12. Participating in the National Commissioning Ceremony are Cadets Joseph...

Thu, 06/11/2020 —  The University of Kansas’s new, online Undergraduate Certificate in Public and Population Health provides critical training during an unprecedented time in the world. Offered in collaboration between the KU Edwards Campus and KU Medical...

Wed, 06/10/2020 — LAWRENCE – A new project at the University of Kansas School of Law aims to meet community needs for legal services and provide hands-on learning to law students. Through the KU Law Legal Corps, students will bolster their legal research and writing skills while working on projects such as preparing documents, assessing community legal needs and summarizing recent court decisions. Summer 2020 Legal Corps projects include pro bono opportunities with regional nonprofit organizations and government agencies, as well as internships with Kansas Legal Services (KLS). Students will work on pro bono projects such as developing documents for the Access to Justice Committee


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