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• Here’s a quick item I learned late last evening after a commenter raised the point on my story about Neeli Bendapudi’s appointment as dean of the KU School of Business.
Her husband will be teaching at the business school, too. It’s not terribly uncommon for married academics to travel in pairs in these kinds of situations.
Her husband, Venkat Bendapudi, serves as a senior lecturer of management and human resources at Ohio State University.
He will take an academic year, non-tenure track lecturer appointment at the KU business school, a KU spokesman confirmed to me Tuesday.
• The KU School of Pharmacy will host a planting event at its new educational medicinal garden on May 3.
The event is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 at the School of Pharmacy.
The garden will include about 70 different species, and many of them will be native to Kansas.
A group of about 15 pharmacy students will help plant the new garden. They are members of Kappa Epsilon, a fraternal group focused on professional development.
The garden will be installed on the south side of the new pharmacy building, 2010 Becker Drive, near the cafeteria.
Pharmacy parking lots 227 and 228 and the Park and Ride lot will be open to the public for event parking. Cars without KU stickers won’t be ticketed after 2:30 p.m. those days.
The public is invited to participate.
• KU’s professional clothes closet will have extended hours before an upcoming career fair.
The closet, in the University Career Center, 110 Burge Union, offers free professional clothes to KU students. It will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Thursday.
It’s usually open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round.
As of March 31, more than 100 students have used 254 items from the closet.
It’s not a borrow-and-return kind of thing — students can keep up to five items from the clothes closet.
An online listing of available clothes can be found at KUCareerHawk.com/clothing.
Small donations are welcome but not required, and all donations support the Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence.
Clothing donations are accepted year-round and can be dropped off at the University Career Center.
• Every now and again, I break out the KU directory, and point to a random page, and ask specific, random folks to submit tips for Heard on the Hill. I’m not terribly ashamed to admit only one person ever got back to me (I heart you, Kim S. Hubbel). It is a little silly, after all. But that doesn’t stop me from trying. So come on, Cathy M. Dwigans, program associate for the Self Graduate Fellowship. Tell me something I don’t already know. Just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.