Law, Policy & Society
Mon, 04/19/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that the guest for the 2021 Dole Lecture will be Jean-Arthur Régibeau, the ambassador of Belgium to the United States. This year’s lecture will take place at 7 p.m. May 5 on the institute’s YouTube channel. “Ambassador Régibeau is only the second seated ambassador to be a guest at the institute,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “As the world begins to emerge from the COVID pandemic, he will bring a unique perspective on what lies ahead for U.S. and European relations.” Régibeau presented his credentials to the U.S. in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 2020, and took up his

Fri, 04/16/2021 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences welcomes Joseph Cooper, associate professor and J. Keith Motley endowed chair of sport leadership and administration at the University of Massachusetts Boston, as...

Thu, 04/15/2021 — Four students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, native health care or the...

Thu, 04/15/2021 — A University of Kansas department will celebrate a half-century of research, outreach and activism that has made KU a leader in the field of African and African-American studies with a two-day conference and related events this month. The...

Tue, 04/13/2021 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 9 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer Jason Boyd of the Conway Springs Police Department was the...

Mon, 04/12/2021 — Ten University of Kansas students majoring in global & international studies (GIST) will present their research at the virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which takes place April 12-14. The goal of the annual event...

Fri, 04/09/2021 — The 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial gathered a historic collection of luminaries, including President Warren G. Harding, Vice President Calvin Coolidge, Chief Justice William Howard Taft and even Abraham Lincoln’s surviving son Robert...

Wed, 04/07/2021 — LAWRENCE – If the Biden administration hopes that spending $4 billion on Central American development will relieve political pressure at the southern U.S. border, it needs to be smarter than its predecessors about how the money is spent, according to one expert on the region. Brent Metz, University of Kansas professor of anthropology, has lived with, researched and written extensively about the Indigenous peoples of the tri-border region of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. He is available to journalists to comment on what drives refugees northward and what the U.S. can and should do to help the region’s people.  Metz said President Joe Biden’s approach to

Tue, 04/06/2021 — An international trade law expert at the University of Kansas argues in a pair of new articles that human rights and trade are now inextricably linked, as evidenced by U.S. and international reactions to actions in China, and asserts that...

Tue, 04/06/2021 — A winner of the Rhetoric Society of America Book Award will bring further insight to ongoing conversations at the University of Kansas and beyond about how to respond to state-sanctioned racial violences in the era of #BlackLivesMatter. Ersula...

Fri, 04/02/2021 — The Association of American Universities has named Jennifer Ng to its newly created Advisory Board on Racial Equity in Higher Education. Ng will be part of a subgroup focused on the recruitment of graduate students and faculty. Ng is KU’s...

Thu, 04/01/2021 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will livestream the third installment of its series “A Conversation on Race” on Wednesday, April 14, on the institute’s YouTube channel. The event,...

Tue, 03/30/2021 — The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 50 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the 2022 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. KU’s local government management program...

Tue, 03/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – Whereas most people look at Antoine Vollon’s sumptuous painting “Mound of Butter” and see pure, yellow joy, Marni Kessler sees a severed head and underlying rancidity. It's the same sort of thing when the University of Kansas professor of the history of art looks at Edouard Manet’s “Fish (Still Life)" and Edgar Degas’ “Portrait of a Man” bracketed by cuts of meat. Kessler’s new book, “Discomfort Food: The Culinary Imagination in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art” (University of Minnesota Press, 2021), explains in sometimes personal as well as exquisitely researched historical detail a series of paintings of food by French masters in ways different than

Thu, 03/25/2021 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Distinguished Professor Randall Fuller will present “The Last Days and Forgotten Life of Martha E. Hunt, Transcendentalist” as his inaugural Distinguished Professor Lecture. The event will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, March 29. Members of the KU community can register to attend the virtual Zoom webinar. The lecture will be recorded for those unable to attend and posted to the Faculty Development website.   Fuller is the Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the KU Department of English, a rank he has held since August 2017. He will explore the lingering impression of Hunt, a mid-19th-century schoolteacher

Tue, 03/23/2021 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 19 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Deputy Eli Miller of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was...

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Mon, 03/22/2021 — The 1925 Scopes Trial remains the most high-profile case to pit religion against science. Nearly a century later, that battle continues. “Anti-evolution didn’t die the way some people thought it would in 1925. It just slowed down for a...

Thu, 03/18/2021 — A University of Kansas political scientist is among 25 scholars from across the nation named to the 2021 Wilson China Fellowship class. Jack Zhang, assistant professor of political science, was awarded the China-focused nonresidential...

Wed, 03/17/2021 — The introduction of gender-neutral restrooms into public and private spaces is a departure from more than a century of policies put in place to ostensibly “protect” women in business, schools and the military. New University of Kansas...

Tue, 03/16/2021 — LAWRENCE – If Israel wants to regain the loyalty of its crucial Arab Druze minority, it will have to scrap the controversial 2018 nation-state law and recommit to the democratic principles of its Declaration of Independence. That tall order is laid out in a recent scholarly article by an Israeli Druze assistant professor of Jewish studies at the University of Kansas. But Rami Zeedan said even strongly Zionistic Jewish audiences are open to hearing his critique these days. They understand that the new, quasi-constitutional law enshrining Israel as the national home of the Jews alone threatens the social contract between Israel’s Jewish majority and its model Arab


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