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KU construction projects delayed; move-in day Thursday
August 18, 2014
Construction on Jayhawk Boulevard on the Kansas University campus has been delayed, though university officials say the boulevard will be open before the fall semester starts Monday. Meanwhile, KU says to avoid the area around the Lied Center and Daisy Hill on move-in day this Thursday.
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Part-time job fair coming to KU campus
August 20, 2014
A part-time job fair with employers from the Lawrence and Kansas City areas is coming to the Kansas University campus Aug. 25.
KU announces its spring 2014 honor roll
August 19, 2014
Approximately 4,600 undergraduate students at the Kansas University earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2014 semester.
KU student’s film selected for Kentucky festival
August 17, 2014
Kansas University visual arts student Allison Flom recently had a short film selected to be in the 2014 Autumn Shorts Film Festival in Somerset, Ky., this September.
Retired KU English professor Floyd Horowitz dies
August 15, 2014
Floyd Horowitz, a retired English professor at Kansas University, died last week in New York of complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 84.
KU Law ranks No. 18 in “best value”
August 14, 2014
The Kansas University School of Law made the top 20 as a “best value” law school, according to National Jurist magazine.
KU names interim leader of entrepreneurship, commercialization efforts
August 14, 2014
Julie Nagel, executive director of corporate partnerships with Kansas University Innovation and Collaboration, has been named interim associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship at KU.
Natural History Museum to celebrate member support and new exhibits
August 14, 2014
The Kansas University Natural History Museum is highlighting new exhibits and showing an outdoor film for its first-ever members day this Saturday.
Donation provides KU scholarship to Hutchinson High grads
August 13, 2014
Charles and Sharon Kimbell have made a $435,000 gift to Kansas University to establish a renewable scholarship for graduates of Hutchinson High School.
Business briefcase for Aug. 11
August 10, 2014
Kansas University’s Jomella Watson-Thompson has been selected as one of the 10 finalists for the national 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty.
Cancer drug developed in Lawrence shows promise in clinical trial
August 5, 2014
A cancer drug developed by a Lawrence biotech company showed positive results in treating abdominal cancers during a recent clinical trial at Kansas University Cancer Center.
KU Hospital prepared to treat Ebola patients
August 4, 2014
If the Ebola virus reaches Lawrence, an area hospital is prepared to treat it. Since the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., has been making sure its staff is ready to care for patients stricken with the deadly disease. By Giles Bruce
KU program helps science teachers inspire students about research
July 29, 2014
High school science teachers have been going back to school at Kansas University this summer in hopes of returning to their classrooms with a few more ways to engage students. By Scott Rothschild
KU confident in its sexual assault investigations
July 29, 2014
Kansas University’s Title IX coordinator says she’s confident her office’s handling of sexual assault complaints will pass muster with a federal probe. By Sara Shepherd
KU added to list of schools under investigation for handling of sex assault investigations
July 28, 2014
Kansas University has been added to the list of colleges and universities under investigation for their handling of investigations into sexual assaults. By Scott Rothschild
KU mourns loss of social welfare professor
July 28, 2014
Kansas University on Monday mourned the loss of Dennis Saleebey, a professor emeritus from the School of Social Welfare.
Arts Center ceramist, KU partner for excavation in Crete
July 27, 2014
The Lawrence Art Center’s ceramist-in-residence Kyla Strid will be traveling to Gournia, Crete, this week with an archeological team led by Kansas University’s classics professor John Younger to consult on the excavation of a Minoan Pottery site.
KU football player develops app he says can improve the game he loves
July 26, 2014
Austin Barone’s journey to becoming an app developer started when he applied for an internship at Google. The Lawrence native and Kansas University student planned to impress the technology giant by creating hardware, modeled after Google Glass, that would allow football players to view an interactive playbook on their visors during practice. But while he didn’t have the capital necessary to create the hardware, he did the next best thing: He developed the digital playbook software. The result is Just Play, the new playbook app created by Barone’s company, Just Play Sports Solutions. By Giles Bruce
$16 million gift to KU honors late alumnus Donald Slawson
11:06 a.m., July 24, 2014 Updated 06:11 p.m.
The family of Kansas University alumnus Donald Slawson has made a $16 million lead gift for construction of a hall that will further Slawson’s enthusiasm for the oil industry and higher education, officials announced Thursday.
Colleges, school districts collaborate to offer IT degree in 3 years
July 23, 2014
Students in two Johnson County school districts will be able to receive a bachelor’s degree in information technology three years after high school graduation under a program involving Kansas University.
KPR, Audio-Reader Network chief to retire
July 22, 2014
Janet Campbell, general manager of Kansas Public Radio and director of the Kansas Audio-Reader Network, has announced her plans to retire on Sept. 2.
KU mourns death of expert on computer viruses
July 21, 2014
A KU employee since 1983, Waxman worked for KU Libraries, where he helped many faculty and graduate students analyze complicated data. Often he earned mentions in the acknowledgement sections of dissertations.
Lawrence man searches for sperm donor father, finds half brother in California
July 20, 2014
Lawrence resident David Brown, who was conceived using a sperm donor, has started a campaign to locate half siblings and even his biological father. Using the Twitter hashtag #KUMCKids and the Facebook page KUMC Kids Searching for Donor Family, he is trying to track down other people born from sperm donated at Kansas University Medical Center. By Giles Bruce
Ancient packrat nests crammed with clues about climate change
July 20, 2014
Packrats — pests or preservationists? That depends. Modern packrats have a reputation for ruining car engines and invading attics with nests they cram with debris. But Kansas University researchers have found nests of their ancient kin to be a powerful tool for studying climate change’s effect on plants. By Sara Shepherd
KU sends financial wish list to regents
July 20, 2014
As Kansas University submits its budget requests for additional spending, higher education officials also are watching the state’s bottom line. “We certainly have to have it in mind because we don’t know what the collections and receipts will be in the next few months,” said KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. By Scott Rothschild
KU professor calls for support of banking regulators
July 16, 2014
A Kansas University professor who is a leading scholar on banking urged a congressional panel on Tuesday to support safeguards against poorly managed banks. In comments to a U.S. Senate banking subcommittee, Robert DeYoung said the federal Dodd-Frank Act includes important provisions to preserve the banking system.
KU Hospital performs well on U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals list
July 15, 2014
Kansas University Hospital has become the first hospital in the region to be ranked in the top 50 on all 12 adult specialty areas on U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals.
KU Hospital begins offering nonsurgical pacemakers
July 15, 2014
Kansas University Hospital recently began implanting nonsurgical pacemakers that experts say cut down on procedure and recovery time, leave patients without visible scars or lumps, and reduce the risk of infection. By Giles Bruce