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News Releases

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

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Erica Terry named director of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Erica Terry has been named director of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. A seasoned executive leader who has guided some of the region’s most respected organizations, Terry will join the KU community on October 4. Erica comes to us from Susan G. Komen Kansas and Western Missouri, where she served as CEO and […]

Dole Institute to return to in-person programming this fall

LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its fall 2021 programming lineup, featuring a wide array of journalists, authors, scholars and politicians. Additionally, after a year and a half of hosting programs exclusively online, the institute has announced that fall programs will be held in person, […]

Dole Institute Accepting Submissions for Newly Announced Kansas Veterans Virtual Memory Wall

Wed, 07/28/2021 LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is calling on veterans and their families to submit personal stories and photos of service men and women who have ties to Kansas. This comes as part of a larger announcement that the Dole Institute will permanently install a […]

NEH Awards Dole Institute and Partners Funds to Build Online Portal for Congressional Archives

LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, in partnership with West Virginia University Libraries and the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, will develop an online portal through which researchers can access a vast collection of Congressional documents. The three organizations are members of the […]

The Dole Institute welcomes Senator Pat Roberts for special program

LAWRENCE- The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will live-stream the fourth and final installment of its afternoon series inspired by the Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968 exhibit on Tuesday, May 11 at 3 p.m. on the institute’s YouTube channel. This event will feature former U.S. Senator Pat Roberts and will […]

Statement regarding Senator Dole’s health challenges

In light of Senator Bob Dole’s announcement today that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer, Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy has shared the following statement.   “I spoke with Sen. Bob Dole yesterday about his diagnosis. Sen. Dole has faced much adversity in his life and is the toughest and most optimistic person I have […]

Dole Institute to debut exhibit about Bob Dole’s early years in Congress

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968, which will debut in the Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room on February 11, 2021, and will remain open through fall of 2021. In conjunction with the exhibit, a series of afternoon programs […]

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