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KU selects former faculty member, alumnus to serve as pharmacy school dean

The University of Kansas selected a former faculty member and university alumnus to lead its School of Pharmacy. Ronald Ragan, who served in several positions at KU from 1997 to 2012, will return to the university on Aug. 1 to become the new dean of the school, according to a KU news release. ...

KU chancellor serves on Douglas County jury

The University of Kansas chancellor reported for jury duty first thing Monday morning at Douglas County District Court — and got picked. Chancellor Douglas Girod wasn’t pulled away from his usual day job for weeks on this case, though. The defendant was charged with a single ...

KU to bring back former staff member to serve as director of Emily Taylor Center

To lead its office focused on fostering gender equity on campus, the University of Kansas selected a candidate with previous experience at the university. The university recently named Bulaong Ramiz-Hall, who currently serves as the director of the Multicultural Resource Center at Amherst ...

KU pays $40K to settle mold lawsuit by former student-athlete

The University of Kansas is paying a former student-athlete $40,000 to settle her lawsuit against the school, in which she claimed mold in vents to her dorm room made her sick. Though the university still denies her claims, it will pay Laine R. Evans $20,000 and her attorneys $20,000 to settle ...

Former KDOT Secretary Deb Miller to lead KU’s Public Management Center

A former state leader will join the University of Kansas to serve as director of its Public Management Center. The university announced on Tuesday that Deb Miller, who served as the secretary for the Kansas Department of Transportation from 2003 to 2011, will lead the program. Ruth DeWitt, a ...

KU closes some campus roads for summer construction projects

Several roads and parking lots on the University of Kansas campus will be closed for the summer as construction projects get underway. On Monday, the university closed portions of four roads on campus — Jayhawk Boulevard, Irving Hill Road, Burdick Drive and and 15th Street — for ...

KU School of Education to change name

An academic unit at the University of Kansas will soon be operating under a slightly different name. KU’s School of Education announced in a Thursday news release that it was changing its name to the School of Education and Human Sciences. Rick Ginsberg, dean of the school, said the school ...

Belgium ambassador to speak at KU about U.S.-European relations

A Belgian diplomat will visit the University of Kansas this summer to discuss the United States' relationship with European countries and other international issues. Dirk Wouters, Belgium’s ambassador to the United States, will speak at 2 p.m. June 13 at the Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 ...

Kansas Athletics shifts health care oversight from KU’s campus to medical offices

Forty Kansas Athletics employees specializing in sports medicine are now reporting to actual doctors and medical professionals instead of KU administrators. Through a collaboration with The University of Kansas Health System and LMH Health, Kansas Athletics on Wednesday morning announced the ...

State gives KU authority to sell vacant Oldfather Studios

An old University of Kansas facility will soon be on the market. On Monday, Gov. Laura Kelly signed a budget bill that provides $18.3 billion of state government funding, including a $33 million increase of funding to higher education. Along with the budget, the bill included a provision ...