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If you thought vaping was safe, KU researchers have bad news

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Many people figure vaping spares their health because it lets them inhale nicotine in aerosols instead of sucking in smoke from burning cigarettes. New research from the University of Kansas casts doubt on that, raising the specter that vaping nicotine may cause some of ...

Governor appoints 3 members to Kansas Board of Regents

Gov. Laura Kelly has appointed three new members to the Kansas Board of Regents, the governing body of the state's six Regents universities and other educational institutions. The three appointees are Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Jon Rolph and Shellaine “Shelly” Kiblinger, according to a news ...

KU program helps Kansas City, Kan., teens ‘see their future self’

Kansas City, Kan. — Now that it’s July, Wyandotte High School senior Tahj Harris said he hears gunshots every day. “I’m used to it,” he said. “I don’t think much about it.” For many teens in the northeastern corner of Kansas City, Kan., violence feels normal. Wyandotte junior ...

Lawrence native named new director of Kansas Biological Survey

A Lawrence native is returning to town to serve as the new director of the Kansas Biological Survey. Sara Baer, who currently serves as professor and chair of the department of plant biology at Southern Illinois University, will take over the position on Aug. 18, according to a KU news ...

Cathedral of Notre Dame organist joins KU faculty

An internationally established organist is joining the faculty at the University of Kansas School of Music. Olivier Latry, one of the three organists for the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, is filling the William T. Kemper Artist-in-Residence at KU for the upcoming school year, the ...

KU employees will get pay raises next fiscal year

Updated at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday University of Kansas employees will see a salary increase in the next school year, interim Provost Carl Lejuez said on Tuesday. Lejuez announced in a message to campus that the university was able to include funding for raises of up to 2.5% for faculty and ...

KU selects new executive dean for School of Medicine

The University of Kansas selected a new academic leader for its School of Medicine system. KU on Monday named Dr. Akinlolu O. Ojo as executive dean of the School of Medicine, which has campuses in Kansas City, Kan., Salina and Wichita. Ojo will take over the position on Aug. 26, replacing ...

KU chancellor waiting for news on NCAA investigations like everyone else

The top official at the University of Kansas, like everyone else, is waiting to see whether the KU athletics program will receive allegations of major recruiting violations. KU Chancellor Douglas Girod told the Journal-World Wednesday at a Kansas Board of Regents meeting in Topeka that the ...

KU garden of native medicinal plants to hold summer solstice tour on Friday

On the longest day of the year, a University of Kansas research program is inviting the public to get outdoors and learn more about some plants that only bloom in the summer. The KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden will host a summer tour at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The event, which is free and ...

KU architecture dean leaving to become president of Boston Architectural College

A University of Kansas dean is leaving his post to become the top official of another institution. Mahesh Daas, leader of KU’s School of Architecture and Design, will leave to become the next president of Boston Architectural College, interim provost Carl Lejuez said in a message to campus ...

Tuition for in-state undergrads will not increase at Regents universities in Kansas

Updated at 5 p.m. Wednesday Tuition for in-state undergraduate students at Kansas universities will not increase next school year. The Kansas Board of Regents gave final approval to tuition rate proposals for the 2019-2020 school year during its regular meeting on Wednesday, forcing all of ...

KCMO voters elect KU law instructor as new mayor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial ...

KU’s Audio-Reader accepting donations in preparation for annual benefit sale

Audio-Reader is asking for people to dust off their old vinyl LPs and other items to benefit a worthy cause. The University of Kansas program, a reading and information service for blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals, is accepting donations of used records, CDs, gently ...

KU cuts institutional funding support to athletics program by about $120,000

The University of Kansas cut the amount of funding the academic institution will send to its athletics program next school year. But former faculty leaders say the cut is still not enough. Recently the Kansas Athletics Inc. board of directors approved a 2020 fiscal year budget, which begins in ...