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KU Theatre to stage comedic tale of manners, disguise in ‘Tovarich’

Kansas University Theatre will stage "Tovarich," a riches-to-rags story set in the turbulent period after the Russian Revolution, beginning Friday evening at Murphy Hall's Crafton-Preyer Theatre. "Tovarich" tells the story of a Russian grand duchess and her prince husband who, after fleeing ...

KU names honorary degree recipients for 2015

Kansas University has announced its next honorary degree recipients: a civil rights attorney, a nursing research leader and a best-selling mystery author. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the nominations Wednesday, and the three will be honored during KU’s 2015 Commencement, scheduled for ...

University chiefs say halting sexual violence is top priority

Topeka ? Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little told the Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday that the university is improving its handling of sexual assault complaints and working to prevent sexual assaults from happening in the first place."The really critical thing we need to do is ...

Retiring special-education professors’ impact went far beyond KU

Ann and Rud Turnbull just wanted other people with disabilities to have the same type of "enviable life" their son had.When Jay Turnbull was born in the late 1960s, that didn't seem possible. Children with disabilities were often withheld food and water in the hopes they would just die. They ...

KU sex assault task force sets schedule for year

Kansas University’s Sexual Assault Task Force outlined its schedule for the rest of the school year Friday, including a goal to present recommendations to the chancellor in April. Friday’s meeting was the second for the task force, which Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little ordered in ...

KU police investigate knife-wielding incident at Allen Fieldhouse parking garage

An Olathe man had a knife pulled on him inside the parking garage next door to the Allen Fieldhouse Thursday evening.Sgt. Bob Williams, of Kansas University police, said the suspect, who is known by the victim, did not steal anything from or injure the victim. The suspect eventually fled the ...

KU to host conference on Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will be the subject of this year's Kansas Economic Policy Conference Oct. 23 at the Kansas Union on the Kansas University campus.The conference will feature panel discussions with policy analysts, academics, community leaders, hospital ...

Adults can party in KU’s Panorama exhibit Oct. 18

Kansas University's Natural History Museum will hold a "Party in the Panorama: A Science Soiree" for adults from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18.The event will include science demonstrations, hands-on activities, games, food and drink, a photobooth, music and opportunities to support museum outreach ...

KU behavioral health program receives $1.2 million grant

Kansas University's School of Social Welfare has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant to recruit and fund students for a master's-level program in health care.The funds will go toward students in the Kansas Behavioral Health Scholars Program, who are focusing on behavioral health ...

KU launches monthlong campuswide food drive

Kansas University will host Hunger Awareness Month throughout October to battle hunger in Douglas County.In addition to several planned events, a campuswide food drive will continue throughout the month to collect food items that will be given to Just Food and 30 of its partner agencies. A map ...

KU Youth Chorus to open new season Oct. 16

The KU Youth Chorus will begin its 10th season at Kansas University with an initial meeting and rehearsal at 4:30 p.m. Oct 16 in room 328 of Murphy Hall.KUYC provides youth participants a professionally organized singing experience and a laboratory environment for graduate and undergraduate ...

Group of KU greeks form task force to respond to sexual assault allegations

A group of Kansas University fraternity and sorority members have formed a new task force addressing sexual assault within the greek community following recent sexual assault allegations concerning two campus fraternities.Just after midnight Monday, a KU student reported, a rape had occurred at ...

KU sets up new School of Languages, Literature and Cultures

The state has approved a new school at Kansas University for the study of languages and culture.The School of Languages, Literature and Cultures will offer 25 languages and 20 degree programs and will be part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences."The future will be conducted in many ...

Graduates from KU’s aerospace design team win numerous awards

Each member of Kansas University's aerospace engineering department class of 2014 won one or more international aerospace awards in a recent competition."These prizes show off the fact that the KU Aerospace Engineering Department is training students and partners who will have not only the ...

KU libraries dean to leave in December

Dean of Libraries for Kansas University Lorraine Haricombe will leave the school Dec. 12 to become vice provost and director of the University of Texas Libraries, KU officials announced Thursday.During her time at KU, Haricombe was instrumental in implementing a faculty-led open access policy ...

Acclaimed opera singer to give free concert Monday at Lied Center

Acclaimed opera singer Joyce Castle will give a free concert at 8 p.m. Monday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.Castle, a professor of voice and university distinguished professor at Kansas University, will present her fall recital, accompanied on piano by Mark Ferrell, director of the KU ...