KU Today

School year packed with fine arts events
Topical interests such as the 2008 election also on slate at university
August 16, 2008
Welcome to Kansas University. There’s more to do around campus than just frequenting the social scene or hanging around downtown Lawrence.
5.4.7: KU students build arts center for Greensburg
August 16, 2008
Former Lawrence resident Stacy Barnes has an affinity for an object, one that usually doesn’t inspire much affection - a building. More than just a physical structure to Barnes, the 5.4.7 Arts Center is the first finished building in Greensburg since the EF-5 tornado destroyed 95 percent of the town’s structures more than a year ago.
Early entrepreneurs: Industrial design grads take top prize for innovative shower chair
August 16, 2008
Some college graduates who completed their bachelor’s last spring are scrambling to grab their first full-time job. But Ann Fitzgerald and Jana Silverman, who both earned bachelor’s degrees in industrial design last year, have already started their own business.
Discovery channels: Super phones, biofuels take form in KU laboratories
August 16, 2008
A new sign on the Kansas Turnpike proclaims three major KU accomplishments that passing motorists may want to know: the 2008 NCAA men’s basketball championship; the 2008 Orange Bowl championship and KU’s status as an international research university. The research designation is listed first.
The learning curve: Adaptation helps KU professor with renowned work in pharmaceutical chemistry
August 16, 2008
Most people in the world of pharmaceutical chemistry know Val Stella as a renowned researcher and educator. What they don’t know is he has a learning disability that has forced him to adapt since he was young.
Leaning green: KU advances environmental initiatives
August 16, 2008
Jayhawks may bleed crimson and blue, but recent initiatives around Kansas University’s Lawrence campus are hoping to make students and faculty green.
Bioscience Authority appointment gives professor edge in cancer research
August 16, 2008
If Blake Peterson’s youthful interests and passions had gone awry, breakthroughs in treating cancer might be further away.
Home at last: Alumni Association draws interest in starting Lawrence chapter
August 16, 2008
Los Angeles. Washington, D.C. New York. All across the country, Jayhawks gather to keep the KU spirit alive for alumni. But what about those who stay here in Lawrence?
Happy Jayhawk’ creator had no idea of drawing’s future prominence
August 16, 2008
Wilda Sandy says neither she nor her husband are much in the way of sports fans. “We don’t know one kind of ball from another,” she explained recently.
Sports successes bolster KU’s alumni scene
August 16, 2008
What could be better than being a Jayhawk fan when both the football and basketball teams are winning big?
Can KU come close to staggering success of 2007-2008?
Now what? Football, basketball didn’t lose at home
August 16, 2008
Nothing stills a college campus quite like the home team losing a football or basketball game played in an on-campus facility. Party plans fizzle. Heads hang. Misplays replay in minds and conversations.
Reesing back, but cast different
August 16, 2008
There is really no explanation for what happened with the Kansas University offense a season ago.
Linebackers provide cornerstone
August 16, 2008
It’s not every day that a college football coach can lose an all-American defensive tackle, a future first-round NFL draft pick and a top-of-the-line defensive coordinator, and still feel pretty good about things at the end of the day.
Bulls formidable foe
August 16, 2008
While the nation’s best nonconference game in 2008 likely will take place when Ohio State and Southern California tangle Sept. 13 in Los Angeles, the most intriguing matchup might very well be Kansas University’s trip to South Florida the day before.
Jayhawks’ league slate loaded
Heavy hitters Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, Missouri on tap
August 16, 2008
Phil Steele, a college football analyst who annually releases a detailed preseason guide, does not feel particularly good about the Kansas University football team’s schedule.