Law, Policy & Society
Mon, 03/27/2017 — Hacks of the Democrats’ emails and allegations of varying levels of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election generated nearly endless news coverage, and the fallout continues today — with some saying the coverage helped elect...

Mon, 03/27/2017 — “Anon(ymous)” is a contemporary retelling of “The Odyssey” and centered around immigration. It is a story about family, identity, and ultimately, how the journey is often just as important as the destination. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.

Mon, 03/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – Nikki Giovanni, one of the most acclaimed poets to emerge from the Civil Rights Era and Black Arts Movement, will visit the University of Kansas to deliver a lecture. Giovanni will present “Poetry: A New Conversation” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. A book signing will follow immediately after. An open forum with students is also scheduled for noon Wednesday, April 5, at the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center. Giovanni is known as a prolific poet, writer, activist and educator. She established herself in her early career as a prominent voice with a revolutionary perspective on political, social and cultural

Fri, 03/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications is announcing a change for William Allen White Day on April 20. Television journalist Charlie Rose, who was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for William Allen White Day and receive the William Allen White Foundation National Citation award, is unable to attend for health reasons.  Journalist and political commentator Bob Schieffer will attend the event in his place, and Rose will receive the award in absentia. Also attending will be Judy Woodruff, anchor of PBS NewsHour, who will give a tribute to her friend and co-worker, Gwen Ifill, who was awarded the citation last year and died

Thu, 03/16/2017 — The University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 65 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — Four faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2017 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize significant scholarly or research achievement for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Bernadette...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — For the most part, public health initiatives focus on stemming one type of unhealthy behavior: anti-smoking campaigns, curbing alcohol abuse, or ramping up exercise, for example. While all are noble causes, focusing narrowly on negative health...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — A work detailing the prevalence and toll of racial microaggressions will be the 2017-2018 KU Common Book. “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by Claudia Rankine, a current MacArthur Fellow, relates encounters between individuals that reveal the...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — The University of Kansas has 10 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 42 in the top 50 among public universities in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released today. “Rankings are...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — The same genotypes yield better or worse economic outcomes compared to one’s sibling, depending on parental income, according to a new study by a University of Kansas researcher.  The study's results suggest that children with sensitive...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — The Chancellor's Committee on Honorary Degrees invites the campus community to propose exceptional individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement, or service to humanity, to be awarded an honorary degree...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — How can a 19th-century Russian novel be made to seem relevant to a 21st-century audience of young Americans? Try relating the realist literary style of Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” to the reality television life of Kim Kardashian. Or...

Sat, 03/11/2017 — The University of Kansas will host a speaker in the latest of a series of lectures related to commemorating 100 years since World War I. David Mould, professor emeritus of media arts and studies at Ohio University, will give a lecture titled...

Fri, 03/10/2017 — Sacha Kopp, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University, will offer a public talk to address differences between communicating within the realm of academic research and contributing to public discourse, and ultimately,...

Thu, 03/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas School of Law team brought home second place after rising to compete in the final round of the 2017 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition. KU law students Megan Carroll, of Wichita, and Bill Madden, of Topeka, placed second in the NNALSA competition held March 4-5 at the University of California-Los Angeles. Carroll also won the award for second-best oral advocate out of 128 competitors. Two additional KU teams competed at the event, including Will Easley, of Overland Park, and Nikki Marcotte, of Manhattan, as well as Nick Hayes, of Lawrence, and Ben Stringer, of Jacksonville, Florida. This is the

Wed, 03/08/2017 — It's scary, daunting and perhaps overwhelming to think about, but Oxford University researchers have estimated nearly half of U.S. jobs could become automated in the next 20 years. It's probably easy to just live in denial about robots taking...

Tue, 03/07/2017 — Plenty of people go back to school at a nontraditional age. But most of them don’t take classes for a doctorate at a school in which they are also a professor. Or while they are practicing law full-time. Or at the age of 72. But that’s...

Tue, 03/07/2017 — The Trump administration in late February withdrew Obama administration federal protections for transgender students that would allow them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity. Transgender activists protested outside the...

Mon, 03/06/2017 — American Indian law scholars and advocates will gather in Lawrence this week to discuss legal issues surrounding Indian gaming. The 21st annual Tribal Law & Government Conference, "Indian Gaming in the 21st Century," will take place Friday,...

Mon, 03/06/2017 — People's political leanings and their own weight shape opinions on obesity-related public policies, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. Actually, Republicans — no matter how much they weigh —  believe eating...


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