Law, Policy & Society
Mon, 05/22/2017 — U.S.-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration enforcement bill had more difficulty exhibiting proper behavior in the classroom, such as following instructions and staying quiet,...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — Actress Peggy Hopkins Joyce became well known in the 1920s and subsequent decades for her time in divorce court. She was married six times to wealthy men and had numerous engagements during her lifetime. In the late 1920s Joyce and another...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — Accolades continue rolling in for Kij Johnson’s latest novella, “The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe” (Tor.com, 2016). It's a finalist for this year’s two top awards in the science fiction field: the 2016 Nebula Award from the Science...


Wed, 05/17/2017 — Legislative changes that were introduced in response to corporate scandals in the 1980s and 1990s, and the many others since, have especially motivated larger companies to create ethics and compliance officer positions. These officers are...

Tue, 05/16/2017 — Laura Hobson Herlihy is a big fish in a small pond. A lecturer in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Herlihy is one of a small number of North Americans who speak, and an even smaller number who teach, the language of the indigenous Central...

Tue, 05/16/2017 —  Though details are still emerging, the fallout remains unclear after the Washington Post's reporting Monday that President Donald Trump shared information in the Oval Office with Russian diplomats about a potential Islamic State plot involving...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — The old saying that beauty is only skin deep is borne out by a new study from a team of University of Kansas researchers, the results of which should give Tinder users pause before they swipe left. In the study, to be published in a forthcoming...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — Researchers have long determined that foreign companies cross-listed on international and U.S. stock exchanges face higher audit fees as part of the listing process. Added litigation costs are traditionally considered to be the main driver of...

Fri, 05/12/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its lineup of programming for summer 2017, including a discussion group series on the U.S.–Mexico border. “We’re delighted to offer these opportunities to the community this summer,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “We have an interesting lineup and some timely topics.” Dole fellow Christina Luhn’s discussion group series will explore the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, focusing on border security, immigration and trade. Luhn has experience with border relations in both the public and private sectors and worked in economic development for several years in the

Thu, 05/11/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities announces its Humanities Lecture Series for 2017-2018 featuring prize-winning cancer specialists, sociologists, poets and historians. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures in the coming academic...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — During his successful presidential campaign, Donald Trump advocated for building a larger and more complete wall with Mexico. Trump's plans for the wall were focused on stemming immigration, but countries have built fences and walls for a...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — U.S. grant programs that provided training to international military and civilian personnel since 1995 are tied to fewer conflict-related civilian casualties in foreign countries that were recipients of the U.S. security aid. However, arms-sales...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — With rents rising faster than inflation and wages growing more slowly, the average length of stay in federally subsidized housing is growing longer. That’s the finding of a recent study of federal records by University of Kansas Professor of...

Fri, 05/05/2017 — Sierra Hurd, a Topeka junior majoring in anthropology and studying the Wolof language, came to the University of Kansas with a goal of becoming a trauma surgeon and working for Médecins Sans Frontières. Seeking a global perspective on social...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — More than 700 students, faculty, staff and guests attended KU’s 20th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 22 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision declaring the state-helmed segregation of public schools unconstitutional, placed the city of Topeka and the family of Oliver Brown at the epicenter of civil rights history. Yet...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and the Center for Global & International Studies have announced that Daniel Lee Theisen, a third-year student studying Hindi at KU, has won the prestigious Yale University Hindi debate in the “Non-Native, Non-Heritage” category. Held annually on Yale’s campus, the debate competition is for speakers of all levels of Hindi. KU was represented by Theisen, a senior from Overland Park in neurobiology, and Sanjay Vijay Parashar, senior from Leawood in cellular biology. Patrica Sabarwal, Hindi instructor at KU, and Amanpreet Sawhney, visiting Fulbright Scholar from India, served as

Wed, 05/03/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce the addition of two interdisciplinary seminars, one of which will address how the U.S. military manages questions of social equity and inclusion. "Military and Society," a one-year...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — Two researchers at the University of Kansas have conducted a study suggesting that “explicit racial prejudice is a reliable predictor of the ‘free speech defense’ of racist expression.” The paper authored by Mark H. White, a graduate...


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