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KU schedules homecoming festivities for Oct. 19-26

University of Kansas alumni can mark their calendars for a trip back to Lawrence this fall. The university and its alumni will celebrate its 107th homecoming week Oct. 19-26, culminating with a KU football game against Texas Tech at the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Oct. 26, according ...

Photo gallery: Snow blankets the University of Kansas campus

Heavy snowfall fell at times on the University of Kansas campus Friday as a winter weather system moved through the Lawrence area. The National Weather Service had predicted total accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Photos by Ashley Hocking/Lawrence Journal-World

KU selects new vice chancellor for research

The University of Kansas has selected an experienced researcher and administrator as its new vice chancellor for research. In a news release from KU, interim Provost Carl Lejuez announced the selection of Simon Atkinson, who currently serves in the same position at Indiana University-Purdue ...

KU professor Kevin Willmott wins BAFTA for ‘BlacKkKlansman’ screenplay

University of Kansas professor Kevin Willmott received his first major award for his work on the film “BlacKkKlansman.” On Sunday, Willmott and co-writer Spike Lee won the British Academy Film and Television Arts award, also known as BAFTA, for best adapted screenplay for their film ...

Kansas Supreme Court to hear arguments at special session in Lawrence

The Kansas Supreme Court has announced it will make its first visit to Lawrence in the court’s 158-year history. At a special evening session set for April 1, justices will hear oral arguments in two yet-to-be-announced cases, according to a Monday news release from the state. The session is ...

Silicon Valley company donates $2M to KU to research cryptocurrency technology

A Silicon Valley company donated $2 million to the University of Kansas to support research on technologies related to cryptocurrency and digital payments, such as Bitcoin. Ripple, a tech company providing digital commerce services, will provide $400,000 each year for five years to the ...

KU volunteer assistant volleyball coach arrested on suspicion of burglary

Updated story - Charges allege that KU women’s volunteer volleyball coach burglarized homes, stole underwear for over a year A volunteer assistant coach for the University of Kansas women’s volleyball team was arrested and charged with a felony this week, not long after resigning his ...

KU still mum on next steps for liberal arts dean position

Two weeks after interim dean Clarence Lang declined the permanent deanship for the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the university has yet to announce a plan to fill the position. Ruben Flores, the University Senate president, and Kirk McClure, the Faculty Senate ...

Crime reported on KU campus hit 10-year low in 2018

Crimes reported on the University of Kansas campus hit a 10-year low in 2018, according to annual crime statistics that KU police released on Wednesday. The 619 total crimes reported in 2018 represent an 8 percent decrease from the previous year, when 670 crimes were reported, according to ...