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KU forward Silvio De Sousa suspended indefinitely following rivalry game brawl

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa has been suspended from the team indefinitely for his role in Tuesday night’s fight between the Kansas and Kansas State men’s basketball programs. KU coach Bill Self announced the suspension just before noon on Wednesday. “I have suspended Silvio De Sousa ...

Lopsided Sunflower Showdown ends with all-out brawl between No. 3 Kansas and K-State

An otherwise uneventful Sunflower Showdown spiraled into chaos in the final seconds Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, as a fracas surrounding Kansas big man Silvio De Sousa spilled into the courtside seats. What began innocently enough, with Kansas State freshman guard DaJuan Gordon stealing ...

KU to ‘test the waters’ with retail alcohol sales in union restaurant

The football stadium is not the only place on the University of Kansas campus where people can purchase alcohol. On Tuesday, Impromptu Cafe, a sit-down lunch restaurant in the Kansas Memorial Union, began selling beer and wine. David Mucci, director of the Kansas Memorial Union, said ...

KU to cut its language school; departments will remain intact

The University of Kansas will cut its School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures because of budget cuts, according to an email from the interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The closing of the school will not affect the language departments themselves, interim dean John ...

KU Medical Center conducting clinical trial for male contraceptive gel

A male contraceptive being tested at the University of Kansas Medical Center takes the form of a gel that men apply daily to their shoulders. The research institution is currently conducting a clinical trial for the contraceptive, and is looking for couples to participate. Dr. Ajay Nangia, ...

Attorney: KU researcher denies concealing Chinese work

WICHITA — An attorney for a Kansas researcher accused of concealing work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas hit back on Thursday against a new indictment, saying the case has nothing to do with the Chinese government's alleged attempts obtain U.S. intellectual ...

Regents: KU awarded nearly $900,000 from state in EPSCoR grants for research

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents approved $425,000 in state funding to University of Kansas researchers on Wednesday at its January meeting. Prior to this meeting, the board in previous years had already approved $464,599 for KU research funding in 2020, bringing the total for KU up to ...

Ex-KU football coach Beaty to subpoena ESPN for ‘Miles to Go’ footage, contracts

As former University of Kansas football coach David Beaty’s legal pursuit of his $3 million buyout continues, his attorneys are now seeking raw footage from a TV series starring his replacement. Beaty, through counsel Brent Coverdale of Kansas City, Mo., on Monday filed a notice of intent ...

KU greek life task force submits recommendations to the chancellor

A task force that examined greek life at the University of Kansas has recommended that the chancellor reinstitute Friday morning classes in all KU schools and create a partnership aimed at uniting the greek organizations with the greater community. In a public message published on Friday, KU ...

LHS, KU graduate to be a moderator in Democratic presidential debate

A graduate of Lawrence High School and the University of Kansas will be one of three moderators during an upcoming debate among Democratic candidates for the U.S. presidency. Brianne Pfannenstiel, the chief political reporter for the Des Moines Register, will join CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Abby ...

KU announces new vice provost of graduate studies

Jennifer Roberts, chair of the geology department at the University of Kansas, will soon become the university's new vice provost of graduate studies, interim provost Carl Lejuez announced in an email on Tuesday. Roberts, who joined the KU faculty in 2001, was a member of KU's 2012-2013 ...