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KU’s performance agreement with Regents shows mixed results

The University of Kansas saw a recent rise in the number of degrees awarded and the retention of students, but its ranking for receiving federally funded research dollars dropped, according to its most recent performance agreement with the Kansas Board of Regents. The performance agreements ...

Lawrence community to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several events

Groups around Lawrence will gather next week in celebration of a man whose powerful words, voice and dream still resonate as strongly today as they did decades ago. Community events are scheduled to begin bright and early Monday as the nation observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are ...

Despite all the empty seats, KU says football ticket sales were up in 2018

Despite the frequent sight of empty seats on a Saturday at Memorial Stadium, University of Kansas officials are now saying they actually saw an increase in football ticket sales during the 2018 season. KU sold $3.98 million worth of football tickets during the last season, which saw the ...

Event at KU invites girls and their mothers to dive into STEM

A free upcoming event is geared toward middle school-age girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Make It Happen KU is a half-day conference for girls in fifth through eighth grades and their mothers or parental figures. It’s scheduled for 9 a.m. to 12:45 ...

U.S. News & World Report highlights 3 of KU’s online programs in 2019 ranking

The University of Kansas has three programs ranked among the nation's best in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” according to a news release from KU. The university’s online Master of Business Administration program is ranked 20th among public ...

Want a selfie with a polar bear? KU has your ticket

As part of International Museum Selfie Day, KU's Natural History Museum will have its big polar bear back on display Wednesday — and you can take your picture with it. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum will have its taxidermied bear available to the public. The polar bear traditionally ...

KU hires new engineering dean from within school

The University of Kansas has a new dean for its School of Engineering — and he's a familiar face. Arvin Agah, the current acting dean of engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been selected for the position, KU announced Monday in a news release. His ...

Former KU soccer player charged with molesting student

A former goalkeeper for the University of Kansas soccer team has been charged with molesting a student while coaching and working as a teacher's aide at a Seattle high school. Court records show that 35-year-old Meghan Miller was charged last month with third-degree child molestation and two ...

Decision on unusual appointment of KU liberal arts dean expected soon

An announcement on whether the current interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas will be appointed dean for the next three years could come sometime next week. “We are using this week to look closely at the feedback and evaluate and prepare to ...

Mistake leads to brief insurance cancellation, anxiety for some KU retirees

A number of University of Kansas retirees received a surprise letter from Aetna Medicare RX in December stating that their prescription drugs would no longer be covered after Jan. 1. The error occurred because an incorrect file, listing retirees who are on the state employee health plan, was ...

International students acclimate to KU campus in heart of winter break

The University of Kansas won't feel as deserted as it has for the past three weeks of winter break now that about 100 new international students have arrived. They arrived Monday to get acclimated before the spring semester begins on Jan. 22, said Amy Neufeld, managing director of the Academic ...

New ‘Wall of Respect’ art project to add local stories during stop at KU

A collaborative art project inspired by an influential 1960s mural will be on display in Lawrence beginning Saturday at the Dole Institute of Politics. The "Wall of Respect" mural was created in 1967 in Chicago by a group of black artists and featured images of notable figures in ...

New Kansas governor to replace DCF chief with KU director; grants put on hold

TOPEKA — Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly announced Thursday that she will replace the top administrator at Kansas' troubled child welfare agency and successfully pushed the departing leader to put new, major grants to private contractors on hold. Kelly is a critic of the grants from the ...