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News Releases

Below is a listing of News & Press from the Dole Institute.

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Director Bill Lacy remembers Sen. Fred Thompson

In the Tennessean, Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy shares a remembrance of former Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson. Lacy served as Thompson’s campaign manager for a ’94 Senatorial bid and his ’08 Presidential campaign.

Grants reflect KU work in ADA research

The Dole Institute announced research awards made possible through a gift from General Electric Company (GE). The awards were given as part of the Dole Institute of Politics’ 2015 “commemorateADA” initiative, which includes research support, exhibits and public programs in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Dole Institute honors 70th anniversary of V-J Day

August 18 – In honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day), the Robert J. Dole Archive & Special Collections has released more than 42 letters documenting the experience of Kenneth “Kenny” Dole, younger brother of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, who served in the war’s Pacific Theater.

Senator Bob Dole on the Passing of Former KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 3, 2015 “I was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, Bob Hemenway. If it weren’t for Bob, the Dole Institute would not exist. He proposed the idea to me and convinced me to locate it on the campus of the University of Kansas. Bob was there at the […]

Read the latest issue of our newsletter, “The Leader”!

Learning is alive at the Dole Institute. In an effort to provide a variety of ways for people of all ages to get involved and benefit from enriching programs at the Institute, we have spent the last couple years building new opportunities. It has paid off! The Dole Institute newsletter is a great way to […]

Exhibition will mark 25th year of ADA

Jul 9, 2015 – The Dole Institute of Politics has announced two events to open “Celebrating Opportunity for People with Disabilities: 70 Years of Dole Leadership.” The exhibition is the kickoff event to the institute’s special series “commemorateADA,” recognizing the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and former U.S. Sen. […]

Dole Institute summer fellow hosts multi-session primer on government lobbying

May 14, 2015 – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host Bob Steil, Dole summer fellow and government affairs expert, for this summer’s Study Group, “Government Relations & Lobbying: A Primer.”

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