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KU to host forum on parking issues

Kansas University Parking and Transit will host an open forum Monday to discuss possible changes to vehicle and pedestrian access to campus as well as a proposed parking rate increase for the 2014-15 school year. KU's recently released 10-year master plan for the Lawrence campus notes a need ...

KU engineering students represent U.S. in international innovation challenge

See the videoTo view an explanatory video of Thompson and Hoffman's product, as well as videos from teams all over the world, visit the Henkel Innovation Challenge Facebook page at facebook.com/HenkelChallenge.Throughout last week, Kansas University engineering students Emily Thompson and Jeff ...

Four KU juniors finalists for Truman scholarships

All four Kansas University juniors nominated for the national Harry S. Truman Scholarships in February have made it to the final selection round. The KU students will interview with a regional review panel on April 7 in Kansas City, Mo. They are among 204 total finalists, picked from 655 ...

Nobel laureate gives speech on morally questionable markets

Nobel laureate Alvin Roth appeared in front of over 200 people at the Lied Center Tuesday to analyze the marketplaces for certain goods where the presence of money often throws up moral red flags in the general public.It was that kind of work, specifically designing markets for kidney ...

KU business school releases designs of new building

While not quite reality yet, this week the hopes and dreams of Kansas University business school dean Neeli Bendapudi became the next best thing to reality: official drawings. After raising more than $50 million in private funds for a new facility and seeing the early phases of construction ...

ROTC exercise will bring Black Hawk helicopters to Lawrence

A training exercise on Thursday will bring military aircraft to Iowa Street and Clinton Parkway to transport Kansas University Army ROTC cadets. Seven Kansas Army National Guard UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters will pick up two groups of cadets from the Shenk Sports Complex at around 1 p.m. and 3 ...

Longtime high school teacher endows new student funds at KU

A longtime high school teacher in Kansas has given $150,000 to create three new educational funds for students at Kansas University. Lavon Brosseau, who taught for 29 years in high schools in Atwood, Coffeyville and Concordia, established three $50,000 funds through the Kansas University ...

KU’s vice chancellor of research to step down

As head of Kansas University’s office of research, Steve Warren has helped lead the university through five years of growth in federal research awards, even as federal budget cuts have shrunk the total pot available to universities competing for dollars. Now Warren is leaving his position to ...

KU biologist suggests ethanol mandate, climate caused dramatic monarch decline

When filling up at the gas station with ethanol, drivers may think they’re helping the environment. Orley "Chip" Taylor, biologist and director of Kansas University's Monarch Watch, disagrees.In 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act set a national goal of producing 36 billion gallons ...

KU to honor faculty’s 2013 literary achievements

Kansas University will host the 12th annual Celebration of Books from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hall Center for Humanities, 1891 Constance Ave. The event honors the published work of faculty from the humanities, social sciences and arts.This year’s celebration will recognize the 32 faculty ...

Two more finalists for vice provost of diversity to visit KU next week

Kansas University has announced the third and fourth finalists for the position of vice provost for diversity, who will visit campus next week to give presentations and take questions from the community. The finalists are Calvin White, director of the African and African American Studies ...

Leonard Pitts Jr., Harriet Lerner to speak at KU Social Work Day

Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. and clinical psychologist and author Harriet Lerner will give keynote speeches at the Kansas University School of Social Welfare’s annual alumni event, Social Work Day.More than 350 social workers and KU alumni are expected to gather for the event April 11 at the ...

KU bans e-cigarettes from campus buildings

Electronic cigarette users at Kansas University now must go outside and get at least 20 feet away from buildings to light up on campus, just like smokers of traditional cigarettes. Evolving knowledge about e-cigarettes merited the policy change, KU human resources director Ola Faucher said. ...

KU startup presents cancer-fighting technology to angel investors in Washington

A Kansas University startup has a big opportunity this week: Sharing its story at a national convention for people with a lot of money looking for businesses to invest in.HylaPharm, which specializes in cancer drug delivery technology, is the first KU company to be invited to the Angel Capital ...

$500,000 gift endows Hall Center directorship at KU

The Hall Family Foundation has given $500,000 to endow the directorship of the Hall Center for the Humanities at Kansas University, KU announced Wednesday. The permanently endowed fund will provide support for salary, travel and advancement of the directorship. The center’s current director, ...

Panel discusses social media and free speech

A panel of free speech experts gathered Tuesday at Kansas University to discuss social media's changing and unclear position in the United States' body of laws.Dozens of guests attended the two-hour discussion held at Spooner Hall. Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law ...

Photography exhibit of Iraq, Afghanistan frontlines coming to KU

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications is inviting the public for a viewing of "The Conflict Zone," a traveling photography exhibit with images from the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan.It will be displayed in the Clarkson Gallery on the first floor of ...

KU student awarded Goldwater scholarship; three others receive honorable mentions

Ryan Limbocker, a Kansas University junior from Overland Park, has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate award to honor academically gifted students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Three additional KU juniors were recognized ...