Dr. Temple Grandin

The Dole Institute of Politics will honor advocate for autistic persons and Professor of Animal Science Temple Grandin with the 2019 Dole Leadership Prize. “Temple Grandin is a trailblazer,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “She not only overcame widespread ignorance about autism and helped lessen the stigma around it, she used the challenges she […]

Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968

Elizabeth Dole Gallery & Reading Room 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence

In 1961, Kansas, with the rest of the United States, found itself at a political, social, and cultural crossroads. Featuring a selection of constituent letters written to then-Congressman Bob Dole from the collections of the Dole Archives, this original exhibit curated by Kansas history scholar Virgil Dean offers a window into the hopes and fears […]

The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage

The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage Sasha Issenberg September 8, 2021 | 7 p.m. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional, making same-sex unions legal across the United States. However, the road to that historic decision was much longer than many realize. Nationally recognized […]