Archive for Thursday, November 11, 2004

KU briefs

November 11, 2004

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Teenager reports rape in residence hall

A 16-year-old girl visiting a student at Ellsworth Hall about three weeks ago reported this week that she was raped, according to the Kansas University Public Safety Office.

The suspect is a man who is at least 18 years old, and he is not a student, KU police Capt. Schuyler Bailey said. The rape allegedly occurred Oct. 23.

The girl said she waited to report the incident because she wasn't sure what she wanted to do, Bailey said. An investigation is being conducted.

Professor receives cancer research grant

A Kansas University researcher has been named an American Cancer Society research professor, giving him a five-year, $300,000 grant for his work.

Scott Hawley, professor of molecular biosciences at KU and an investigator at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Mo., will apply the grant toward his research on the biology of chromosomes. The grant can be renewed for an additional five years.

The ACS is a nonprofit organization that distributes more than $100 million each year for cancer research.

Event to explore hatred, oppression

Racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression will be the topic of an interactive presentation next week at Kansas University.

The Tunnel of Oppression turns KU's Hashinger Hall into a maze of video images, recorded voices and actors designed to teach participants about oppression. Participants then can discuss their experience with a licensed university counselor.

The free event is open to the public. It is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Nov. 18.

This is the fourth year the Multicultural Resource Center has presented the tunnel.

Final exam announced

Kansas University has announced the following final examination:

Aaron Crowley, chemistry, "Hemoprotein Structure-Function Relationships Determined through the Examination of Hemo-Based Model Compounds and the Naturally Occurring Hemoprotein Cytochrome b5," 10 a.m. Monday, 6092 Malott.

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