Law, Policy & Society
Fri, 01/27/2023 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the continuation of its 20th programming year with a new slate of events for the spring semester. These programs are part of the Dole Institute’s 20th...

Fri, 01/27/2023 — LAWRENCE – The United States continues to have one of the highest recidivism rates in the world. How can formerly incarcerated people successfully reenter society when so many barriers have been put in place against them? On Feb. 10, the 2023 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium will host a discussion to provide ideas on how to reform the current system. “This year’s symposium will host academics, legal scholars and reentry court graduates to discuss the most prominent barriers preventing a successful reentry for formerly incarcerated persons,” Symposium Editor Lauren Lindell said. “Re-entry into Society: Examining the Barriers Formerly

Thu, 01/26/2023 — The Educate & Act series, led by The Commons, the Center for Service Learning and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, will host four virtual events in spring 2023 for University of Kansas students, staff and faculty. This...

Thu, 01/26/2023 — LAWRENCE – Promoting health equity through culturally competent pharmacy care, dismantling anti-Black linguistic racism, documenting the unique contributions of diverse composers and celebrating living Indigenous cultures while repairing relationships with Native communities are among the goals of four projects selected for the 2022 KU Racial Equity Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Awards. Led by members of the University of Kansas research and creative community, the two-year projects aim to foster progress toward a state where race no longer determines one’s ability to thrive because systemic barriers to quality housing, education, employment,

Wed, 01/25/2023 — LAWRENCE – A third-year student at the University of Kansas School of Law will receive a grant from the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation. Lindsay McQuinn is a recipient of the foundation’s Rural Law Practice Grant. This grant is awarded to law students who intend to practice in rural communities after graduation, bringing legal information and advocacy to those with limited access to resources. A maximum of three students each year can win the $16,500 grant. “Serving rural communities is important to me because you get to see the impact you’re making on people and seeing that difference,” McQuinn said. “There’s more of an opportunity to get plugged into the

Wed, 01/25/2023 — As the U.S. population ages, the number of people receiving long-term services and supports in their own home has grown, including the use of self-directed care. Self-directed care enables long-term care recipients to hire and manage their own...

Wed, 01/25/2023 — Join the KU Center for Environmental Policy, part of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas, for a moderated conversation on climate change and environmental justice with the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Tue, 01/24/2023 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas faculty member Karrie Shogren advises foreign government ministers, presents in countries around the globe and contributes her knowledge to Kansas in presentations across the state. She is a leading scholarly figure in nearly every aspect of researching children with developmental disabilities and of self-determination among people with and without disabilities. After years of academic and research excellence, Shogren has been awarded the rank of distinguished professor, as the Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor of Special Education in the KU School of Education & Human Sciences. The title became effective at the

Mon, 01/23/2023 — The University of Kansas collaborative series that centers misinformation, disinformation and the wellness of democracy will continue in the spring 2023 semester. Led by Najarian Peters, associate professor of law and faculty associate at the...

Thu, 01/19/2023 — What began as a political disagreement between Henry VIII and Pope Clement VII turned into a seismic cultural and theological shift known as the English Reformation. But how this term was eventually coined – and how the event’s true origins...

Tue, 01/17/2023 — LAWRENCE – A century after he first rose to prominence as a poet, fiction writer, playwright, autobiographer and satirist, Langston Hughes continues to attract attention from scholars seeking to shed new light on his life and work. In this spirit, the editors of the new book “Langston Hughes in Context” (Cambridge University Press) invited two scholars with ties to the University of Kansas to offer their insights. John Edgar Tidwell, KU professor emeritus of English, and Carmaletta Williams, a KU alumna who is now chief executive officer of Kansas City’s Black Archives of Mid-America, wrote a chapter titled “Love at a Distance in Selected Letters by Langston and

Tue, 01/10/2023 — For at least 10,000 years before contact with European settlers, Native American societies from Alaska to California conserved and interacted with natural resources using a more sustainable and spiritual approach than anything seen in the modern...

Tue, 01/10/2023 — University of Kansas researchers found that up to 1 million Kansans live in regions that lack access to high-speed broadband services at adequate speeds. Close to half of those who responded to a survey on broadband reported dissatisfaction with...

Wed, 01/04/2023 — LAWRENCE – Few observers are better positioned to comment on the significance of the forthcoming annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, than University of Kansas scholar Randal Maurice Jelks. Jelks, professor of African & African-American studies at KU, is an author an ordained Presbyterian clergyman. His fourth and most recent book, “Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America” (Chicago Review Press), was published in January 2022. It’s a heartfelt cry of concern about the state of American democracy, framed as a series of letters to MLK, and an attempt to provide some of his inspiration to today’s young generation

Fri, 12/16/2022 — This spring, 54 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) from the Center for Undergraduate Research. UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.

Wed, 12/14/2022 — Members of the University of Kansas community and the public are invited to attend an upcoming cybersecurity conference that will seek to bring together experts in the field from industry, workforce and research. The event, the FBI & KU...

Fri, 12/09/2022 — A University of Kansas student from Overland Park who is researching vocalizations in children with autism spectrum disorder is the recipient of the Courtwright Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence through KU’s Center for Undergraduate...

Fri, 12/09/2022 — Ready to Represent, a women’s leadership training series designed to empower Kansas women to participate more fully in civic life, will return for the third time in January 2023. The series is hosted by Ready to Run Kansas, a member of the...

Thu, 12/08/2022 — In an effort to provide research opportunities to more students, 18 University of Kansas faculty members are working with the Center for Undergraduate Research this fall and spring to redesign portions of their courses to include a larger...

Mon, 12/05/2022 — For decades, courts have held that a U.S. Bankruptcy Code provision permitting “rejection” of some contracts does not prevent enforcement of arbitration agreements against the bankruptcy estate. And even though a 2019 Supreme Court decision...


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