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Media advisory: KU to host events commemorating Brown v. Board 60th anniversary

Mon, 01/27/2014

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas will host a series of events, Brown v. Board, Legacies Created, Questions Remain, in April, marking the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education case.

Scheduled events include:

April 11-12: The Legacies and Unfinished Business of BvB, 2.0

KU Libraries will host an exhibition opening and seminar considering the legacy of the case, as well as its future societal and legal implications. Scheduled to speak are Theodore M. Shaw, professor of professional practice at Columbia University School of Law, and David G. Hinojosa, civil rights leader and regional counsel with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Sponsors: KU Libraries, the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund, the KU Langston Hughes Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

The full schedule and registration details will be available this spring through KU Libraries (lib.ku.edu/events).

April 17: Inequality in a Post-Civil Rights Era

A KU Symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Sponsors: School of Law, Hall Center for the Humanities, Chancellor's Office, Office of the Provost, School of Education, Institute for Policy & Social Research.

Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, will provide the keynote lecture. Panelists include Colin Gordon, University of Iowa, author of "Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality" (2013); and sociologist and lawyer Laura Beth Nielsen, director of the Center for Legal Studies at Northwestern University.

The full schedule and registration details will be available this spring through the Hall Center (hallcenter.ku.edu).



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Black Radio NetworkMon, 05/04/2015
As KU senior Ashlie Koehn helped prepare a meal of horse and goat — she is studying abroad in Kyrgyzstan — she got a Skype call from Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, telling her she had been named a 2015 Truman Scholar. Koehn is majoring in environmental studies, economics, and international studies. She chose Kyrgyzstan, her third study abroad experience, to increase her cultural competency and sharpen her Russian language skills. One of Koehn’s favorite things about the country? The beautiful mountains and lakes. She plans to use the $30,000 Truman award for graduate study in the economics of climate change. While she appreciates Kyrgyzstan’s mountains, her environmental pursuits concern her own native plains. “As a fourth-generation Kansan, I am deeply concerned about how climate change will affect the lives and livelihood of Kansans.” Read more about Ashlie Koehn and her surprise Skype with the Chancellor: http://bit.ly/1awodaa University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Kansas Air National Guard KU Study Abroad Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation



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