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Thousands flock downtown Lawrence for KU homecoming parade

Kansas University's 102nd homecoming celebration made its way downtown Friday, where thousands of people, many of them dressed in Jayhawk-blue, lined Massachusetts Street for the annual parade.The floats, convertibles and marchers of about 45 groups drifted up the main drag under praiseworthy ...

Two KU professors join Chancellors Club

Two Kansas University scientists have been recognized for their distinguished careers in teaching by receiving the prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship.Stephen Benedict, a professor in molecular biosciences, and James Fishback, a professor in pathology and laboratory medicine, ...

KU growing slightly; community colleges lose enrollment

Enrollment at Kansas University and the other regents institutions increased this year, but systemwide there was a slight decrease in the number of students at public post-secondary institutions.In total,184,403 students were enrolled in state universities, community colleges and technical ...

KU sexual assault task force sets goals

A Kansas University sexual assault task force Friday met for the first time and decided to tackle at least four major issues: prevention, survivor support, research and the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities."We have a very good opportunity to make some positive changes," said task ...

Task force reviewing KU sexual assault policies to meet

A Kansas University task force charged with reviewing the school's policies on sexual assault will meet for the first time Friday.The meeting will be at 9 a.m. in the Regents Room, 230 in Strong Hall. The meeting is open to the public.KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced the creation ...

Flapjacks, floats and football mark end of Homecoming Week

Kansas University's 102nd Homecoming Week will culminate with flapjacks, floats, football and a clothing drive.At 9 a.m. Friday there will be a flapjack tailgate at the Adams Alumni Center parking lot. The cost is $5 per person. Also at the Adams Alumni Center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, ...

KU visual art grad students put work on display

Part one of a two-part show featuring work by Kansas University visual art graduate students is now open at KU. The free exhibition, which runs through Oct. 3, is on the third floor of the Art and Design Building, located at 15th Street and Naismith Drive. Part two of the show will run from ...

Audio-Reader benefit makes nearly $28,500

The benefit sale earlier this month for the Kansas Audio-Reader Network grossed a record of nearly $28,500, beating last year's sale by $2,000, officials said.Proceeds from the sale, which was held Sept. 12-13 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, go toward Audio-Reader, a public service of Kansas ...

KU mourns death of longtime English professor William Scott

The Faculty Senate at Kansas University has approved a resolution commemorating William Scott, a professor of English at KU for more than 55 years, who died last month. He was 82.Scott was a specialist in the writings of William Shakespeare and was also known for his support of faculty ...

KU professor among team analyzing data from Mars explorer

This past Sunday, Kansas University professor Thomas Cravens was glued to his television. But he wasn't watching football.He was watching NASA TV as the MAVEN — short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN — spacecraft, arrived in Mars' orbit after traveling 442 million miles over 10 ...

KU students raise funds to pay for records request

A student who was told by Kansas University it would cost $1,800 to provide records about the financial relationship between the school and the Koch brothers said Tuesday she has raised the money."We'll be submitting payment tomorrow," said Schuyler Kraus, president of Students for a ...

KU research will more accurately predict sea-level increases

Kansas University researchers say they have discovered new details below two glaciers that will help provide more accurate predictions about rising sea levels caused by climate change.The findings by the KU-based Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) were published in the lead ...

KU spokesman discusses importance of getting KU’s message to the world

Since coming to Kansas University three years ago, Tim Caboni, KU's principal spokesman, said he has tried to elevate the school's profile both on the state and national stage.Speaking on Monday to the Rotary Club at Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive, Caboni said his job has been to ...

KU Endowment provides record $124.1 million in private donations to KU

The Kansas University Endowment on Monday reported providing a record $124.1 million in private donations to support KU and the Kansas University Hospital.The funds are used according to donors’ specifications and include scholarships, fellowships and awards to more than 6,000 students.The ...

For KU, land gifts bring revenue, research

For Kansas University, donations of land equal funding and research.The KU Endowment, which is the nonprofit fundraising arm of the university, owns approximately 45,000 acres of land in 47 counties in Kansas and even in parts of Oklahoma, Colorado and Wyoming."KU is fortunate to benefit from a ...

Starlight walking tour of Mount Oread set for Monday morning

Retired Kansas University professor Theodore Johnson will lead his 23rd annual autumnal equinox walking tour of Mount Oread from 5-11 a.m. Monday.The starlight tour will begin at Jayhawk Boulevard and 14th Street. Those who take the tour will study the architecture of KU buildings, according to ...

KU alumna named MacArthur Fellow

A Kansas University alumna who has become a national leader in the effort to protect Native American women from sexual and domestic violence has been named a 2014 MacAruthur Fellow.Sarah Deer is a legal scholar and advocate who has helped shape federal law to increase the power of tribal ...

KU officials get suggestions on changes in sexual assault policies

At a forum Thursday at Kansas University, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little sought recommendations on how to improve the environment at KU to reduce sexual assaults.She got an earful.Rachel Schwaller, a graduate teaching assistant, said the term "nonconsensual sex" shouldn't be used in rulings ...