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Report: Lawrence author sells rights to debut novel for at least $1 million

A local author is likely to make a splash with her debut novel. Kate Russell, who teaches creative writing and composition in the University of Kansas English department, sold the publishing rights to her novel “My Dark Vanessa” to William Morrow, an imprint of the publishing company ...

‘BlacKkKlansman,’ co-written by KU prof, nominated for 4 Golden Globes

“BlacKkKlansman,” a film co-written by a University of Kansas film professor, was recently nominated for four Golden Globes Awards, including best motion picture drama. Kevin Willmott, a director, screenwriter and KU professor, co-wrote the screenplay with Spike Lee. Lee was nominated ...

Demolition of Horejsi Family Athletics Center underway at KU

The claw of the CAT excavator began its destructive work Friday morning, yanking apart the Horejsi Family Athletics Center, home of KU volleyball. Pulling pieces of the 20-year-old building to the ground, the excavation crew from McPherson Wrecking of Topeka should only have a cement slab ...

KU faculty, staff and students blast administration at open forum

A day after University of Kansas Interim Provost Carl Lejuez announced that roughly 30 people would be laid off to deal with a $20 million budget hole, members of the KU community vented their frustrations with the university's leadership during an open forum sponsored by the University ...

KU police: At least $750 of apparel, other items stolen from KU athletic facilities

University of Kansas police are investigating after hundreds of dollars of KU gear and other items were stolen from university athletic facilities. KU Police Deputy Chief James Anguiano said a series of thefts occurred at various dates starting in late October. In early November, a suspect ...

KU to shed more than 150 positions, lay off about 30 people, interim provost says

The University of Kansas will be shedding more than 150 positions to deal with a $20 million budget hole, and about 30 people will be laid off as part of that process, a university leader said Wednesday at a town hall meeting. Interim Provost Carl Lejuez said the university would eliminate ...

KU schedules another public meeting regarding budget cuts

Carl Lejuez, interim provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas, will host the university's final budget conversation of the fall semester on Wednesday. Lejuez has been hosting the meetings since the announcement of a $20 million across-the-board budget cut at the end ...

KU’s Lawrence campus plans to be wind-powered by 2020

The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to have its Lawrence campus powered nearly 100 percent by wind energy by 2020. The Kansas City Star reports the 20-year agreement is expected to lower the university's utility bills about 22 percent, from 2.3 cents per ...

Special memorial display at the Dole Institute to honor late President Bush

The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a special memorial display honoring the legacy of former President George H.W. Bush. The display, which will run through Dec. 31, will focus on the 41st president, who died Friday, and on his relationship with former U.S. ...

From $20M budget cuts to a Magic 8-Ball, a look at KU’s interim provost

Walking into Strong Hall at 7:30 a.m. on a dark November morning, Carl Lejuez had already finished one of the back-to-back meetings that fill his day. For decades, he thought of himself as a night person, even scheduling the classes he taught for later in the day. But moving to Kansas from the ...

KU professor wins Germany’s highest science award

University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor Christophe Royon won the Humboldt Research Award, the highest scientific award given by the German government, Carl Lejuez, KU's interim provost and executive vice-chancellor, announced in a tweet Thursday night. “His work in Germany ...