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News Releases

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Dole Institute awards congressional history prize to state students

LAWRENCE – The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections at KU’s Dole Institute of Politics honored three projects with the 2020 Robert J. Dole Congressional History Prize for this year’s Kansas History Day State Contest. The event was judged in April 2020 virtually with the theme “Breaking Barriers.” “History Day competition is a […]

75th anniversary of V-E Day

“The mission of this Allied Force was fulfilled at 0241, local time, May 7th, 1945.” Seventy-five years ago this week, General Dwight D. Eisenhower sent this official word to the joint leaders of British and American military in the wee hours of May 7, bringing American military engagement in Europe to an end after three […]

Deadlines for scholarships, contests, extended

Four of the Dole Institute’s opportunities for students have had their deadlines extended due to the coronavirus crisis. Please visit the pages listed below for further details. Civic Engagement Essay Contest Dole Internship Assistance Program Robert Hemenway Public Service Award Robert J. Dole Service to Country Award

Dole Institute museum galleries are closed

Following recommendations by local health officials, the Dole Institute of Politics museum galleries are closed to the public until further notice.

Announcement regarding upcoming events at the Dole Institute of Politics

In light of the latest developments concerning COVID-19, the Dole Institute of Politics will be suspending its Spring 2020 programming effective immediately and until further notice. We will continue to evaluate the coronavirus crisis. When health experts indicate it is safe, we will explore the possibility of resuming our programs. The safety and well-being of […]

Dole Institute hosts Ron Marks as Spring 2020 Discussion Group Fellow

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will host Ron Marks, a former Central Intelligence Agency spy and Cyber Industry executive, as their Spring 2020 Discussion Group Fellow. In the age of total information, new public and private players with ever advancing means and methods are […]

Dole Institute opens exhibit featuring career and service of Elizabeth Dole

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is pleased to announce the opening of What Would a Woman Offer Her Country?: Elizabeth Dole’s Ground-breaking, Trail-blazing Life of Service, the inaugural exhibit of the newly opened Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room at the institute. The exhibit features over 100 items […]

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