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KU Department of Internal Medicine earns specialty recognition

The Kansas University Department of Internal Medicine on Friday became one of the first places in the country to be recognized as a patient-centered specialty practice.The National Committee for Quality Assurance recognized the department for its responsiveness to patients and medical ...

Moody’s downgrades KU bond rating

Citing constrained state funding and tuition revenue, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Kansas University's bond rating this week. The move will affect $397 million in debt, Moody's said in a release. KU officials say the downgrade, from an Aa1 rating to an Aa2, will have only negligible ...

Bees return to popular KU Natural History Museum exhibit

The bees are back!After its popular bee tree and observation hive had been buzz-free the past few months, the Kansas University Natural History Museum introduced a new batch of the pollinators to the sixth-floor exhibit Friday. Winds and cold temperatures killed the previous colony of bees ...

‘Jeannie’ star and husband grant KU $300,000 wish

In the 1960s, actress Barbara Eden became famous playing the role of a genie who could grant wishes on the popular TV show, "I Dream of Jeannie."Now, she and her husband, Kansas University alumnus Jon Eicholtz, hope to fulfill the wishes of aspiring actors and actresses in KU's Theater ...

KU looking to win over local top-performing high school students

In an effort to court some of Lawrence's best-performing high school students, Kansas University invited about 100 area sophomores and juniors to a swanky reception on its campus Tuesday.Students from Lawrence High, Free State High, Veritas Christian School and Bishop Seabury Academy, along ...

Hall Center announces 2014-15 speaker series

The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced its 2014-15 Humanities Lecture Series featuring renowned scholars, journalists and authors as well as the national poet laureate. Speakers include Katherine Boo, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, MacArthur "genius grant" recipient and author ...

KU to host documentary and panel about Russian feminist punk band

Kansas University will host a viewing for a 2013 documentary about a prominent Russian punk rock protest group as well as a panel exploring the group's role in modern Russia. The documentary will be shown from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. The accompanying talk will ...

Kansas University student reports sexual battery on campus

A 20-year-old Kansas University student reported being sexually battered on campus early Sunday morning, and the suspect has not been identified, according to an alert sent to KU students and faculty on Monday.A female student reported to police that she accepted a ride from a man she did not ...

As KU grad students negotiate hours and benefits, some look to union

KU forums for graduate students: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday in the Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union2-3 p.m. Tuesday in Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Unionnoon-1 p.m. Thursday in the Mallott room, Kansas UnionSome Kansas University graduate students are looking to a long-dormant union as a way to strengthen ...

Disqualified candidates for KU student government won most of the votes

The dispute over Kansas University's student body election has gained a second life after an unofficial set of results showed the disqualified Jayhawkers coalition won a solid majority of the student vote. The Student Senate Elections Commission had initially released figures for the election ...

KU Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony to perform shared concert

The Kansas University Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will perform a shared concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center to conclude this season's School of Music Lied Center Series.The program will include “Pageant” by Vincent Persichetti, conducted by graduate student conductor ...

Former astronaut, KU grad shares tales of NASA’s early days

Around 200 people packed the Spahr Engineering Classroom on the Kansas University campus Friday afternoon to hear a speech from former NASA astronaut and KU alumnus Joe Engle.The lecture was held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary celebration of KU’s aerospace engineering ...

KU students win awards to study overseas

Thirteen Kansas University students have won scholarships to study abroad. Eight undergraduates received the the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, an award sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that provides $5,000 toward overseas ...

Social media policy draft met with concern, uncertainty at universities

A new draft of the social media policy for Kansas universities is being met with uncertainty and ambivalence among faculty and staff, who still worry about the policy quieting speech in the state's higher education institutions.With the Kansas Board of Regents set to vote on the policy next ...

KU mourns loss of engineering professor Glavinich

Kansas University is mourning the loss of a faculty member who had been teaching at KU for more than 20 years.Thomas Glavinich, an associate professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, died on Sunday of cancer, according to KU. He was 62.On behalf of the University of ...

KU student election results released after weeks of uncertainty

After being kept a mystery for more than two weeks, preliminary results of the Kansas University student body election were released over the weekend showing that the coalition Grow KU had won the executive spots and most of the Student Senate. Even with the results, the dispute over student ...

KU’s Move-in Day earlier this year

This fall Kansas University will let students living in student housing move in one day earlier than in years past to give them a better chance to acclimate to campus.This year's move-in day is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21 instead of the traditional Friday. The change will help KU expand its ...

Advocate working against human trafficking to speak at KU

A gender rights advocate who has worked to stop human trafficking in India is scheduled to speak at Kansas University. Urmi Basu is the founder of New Light, a secular project in India that provides information and shelter to girls and women at risk of commercial sexual exploitation and ...

KU World War I project will retell Archduke Ferdinand’s assassination in tweets

When Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand was shot dead in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, news of the event spread quickly by word of mouth. Newsies took to the street, as fast as their newspapers could get ink to paper, shouting out headlines about the archduke's assassination, an event generally ...