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News Releases

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

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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 until May 16, 2021. In conjunction with the exhibit, a series of afternoon programs […]

2020 Post-Election Conference to Debut as Video Series

LAWRENCE- The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that the biennial Post-Election Conference will debut as an eleven-part video series on the institute’s YouTube Channel. “Our Post-Election Conference is one of the most anticipated events we have at the institute,” said Director Bill Lacy. “However, COVID-19 made it […]

Dole Institute to host filmmakers, scholars, and leaders this spring

LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its virtual programming lineup for the Spring 2021 semester. With the inauguration of a new President, the focus of the early schedule will be on the presidency. Spring will also feature a new exhibit Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968 and […]

The Dole Institute announces award and contest winners

LAWRENCE- The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the winners of the 2020 Robert E. Hemenway Public Service Award, 2020 Senator Robert J. Dole Public Service Scholarship and the 2020 civic engagement essay contest. “Working with students is not only an intrinsic part of the Dole Institute’s mission […]

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 […]

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