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Teaching Dollars & Sense

William E. Lewis, distinguished lecturer in finance at KU, teaches a personal finance course that addresses fiscal topics traditionally tied to college life — budgeting, paying bills, renting an apartment — but also helps students prepare for tasks that lie ahead — saving for retirement, investing, buying a home. Watch video »

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ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: Karl Boyd Brooks, associate professor of history, explores the efforts and factors that led to the creation of laws regarding the environment in “Before Earth Day: The Origins of American Environmental Law, 1945-1970.” Many Americans, environmentalists included, point to the early 1970s as the beginning of laws protecting nature. Brooks shows that such laws were originating long before the first Earth Day and often far away from Capitol Hill. Key features of the New Deal’s legacy influenced environmental law, and Brooks cites examples from around the country of citizens fighting to change environmental regulations.

"Before Earth Day: The Originis of American Environmental Law" by Karl Boyd Brooks.


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