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Knowledge of rare indigenous language allows local scholar to lend a hand

The timing was perfect when Laura Hobson Herlihy received a call in early July to work as a court interpreter for immigrants speaking the Miskitu language. For the past decade, the cultural anthropologist’s summers had been spent taking graduate students to the Nicaraguan rainforest to learn ...

Program facing funding loss was instrumental in helping blind woman get degrees

Without the Audio-Reader service, Kim Morrow might not have earned her master’s degree or her doctorate. Audio-Reader, which reads publications such as newspapers, magazines and best-sellers to the visually impaired, also handles special requests. In Morrow’s case, it meant finding readers ...

KU researcher helps astronauts run experiment on human sperm in space

A researcher from the University of Kansas Health Service recently helped astronauts on the International Space Station run an experiment on how human sperm cells function in space. Joseph S. Tash, Ph.D., an emeritus professor in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology in the KU ...

Kansas Board of Regents CEO to get 15 percent salary increase

The Kansas Board of Regents approved a 15 percent pay raise for Regents President and CEO Blake Flanders during its Thursday board meeting. The pay raise comes at a time when state universities, including KU, are facing budget challenges. Regents leaders said compensation studies found ...

Former student-athlete sues KU, claiming mold in dorm room made her sick

A former student-athlete is suing the University of Kansas because, she says, mold in her dorm room made her sick. The woman had a golf scholarship and moved into the on-campus Jayhawker Towers apartments in fall 2015, the beginning of her freshman year. Throughout September and October of ...

KU part of a $27M grant program to boost literacy for struggling readers

The Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas will be part of a $27 million federal grant program to boost literacy for struggling Kansas readers. The Kansas State Department of Education awarded the grant as part of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Initiative ...

Date set for next KU budget discussion

The next University of Kansas community budget conversation is scheduled for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. All University of Kansas faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the ongoing campus budget conversations led by interim Provost and ...

KU puts plastic egg in front of union, teases to ‘hatching’ next year

A giant blue egg, surrounded by four smaller red and blue eggs, materialized a week ago outside the Kansas Memorial Union on the University of Kansas campus. The words “Hatching March 7th” are written across the large plastic egg in the newly constructed Ascher Plaza in front of the ...

From rolled stop signs to alcohol poisoning: A ride-along with KU police

Hidden from view, Cortney Coke parked the Ford Explorer near the intersection of Sunflower and Sunnyside roads on the University of Kansas campus. Lights off, she sat in the darkness, waiting. It was only a matter of minutes before a Jeep Cherokee rolled past the stop sign without coming to a ...

KU’s athletic director wants to build up football program before tackling stadium

Just six weeks after coming on staff as athletic director at the University of Kansas, Jeff Long is saying that building up the football program should take precedence over a multimillion-dollar remodel of the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. “The stadium is still very important,” Long ...

For Your Ears Only sale vital to Audio-Reader’s future

Janet Campbell said she discovers something she can’t live without while perusing the items every year at Audio-Reader’s benefit sale, For Your Ears Only. “We have found DVD players, an old turntable, a sound mixer, and last year I bought a keyboard for my grandkids,” said Campbell, ...

KU Health System receives its largest gift ever

Story updated 6:47 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018: The University of Kansas Health System on Thursday announced its largest gift ever — a $66 million donation from The Sunderland Foundation. The donation is earmarked for an inpatient care unit specializing in blood cancers and disorders, ...

Could tiny Pluto circle back to planet status? KU astronomer hopes so

Pluto could get an upgrade in the planetary scheme, but it will take several rotations around the sun before that happens. A scientific journal recently reported that Pluto should never have been downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006. News of an upgrade would make fans of University of Kansas ...