Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
• If the stuff people are telling me can be trusted, you should be seeing a slightly redesigned www.ku.edu home page today.
I haven’t seen the modifications, but I’ve been told that little Fraser Hall weather icon at the top should still be on the page, but just relocated to the bottom of the page.
If you’re a huge fan of that little Fraser Hall weather thingy, don’t worry. It will still be at the top of most KU websites.
• In a previous Heard on the Hill post, I mentioned an upcoming exhibition at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery that featured two Lawrence artists, retired KU professor Roger Shimomura and Hong Zhang.
Well, the exhibit is up and running, as of last Friday.
Here’s a link to an older photo gallery featuring Zhang’s work, too.
• Here’s a brief item from our friends to the south at Baker University.
They recently announced a $750,000 contribution from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation in Tulsa, Okla., to support a renovation project for that campus’ Mulvane Hall, according to a statement from the school.
That building houses classrooms for biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and information technology.
The 9,000-square foot expansion to the east of the existing building will provide new lab space, classrooms and student collaborative areas.
The Mulvane Transformation Project is anticipated to cost $10.3 million.
The contribution from the Mabee Foundation is a challenge grant, and the school will continue to raise funds to support the project.
The grant is the fifth-largest one-time contribution to the school since its founding in 1858.
• We may not have a Fraser Hall weather icon here at Heard on the Hill, but we do have some pretty good tipsters. Join their ranks by sending me an email at email@example.com.