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KU’s interim provost staying in role until sometime next year

The interim provost at the University of Kansas will be staying on in that position until sometime next year, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced this week. When Provost Neeli Bendapudi, the second in command at KU, was hired in April to be the new president of the University of Louisville, ...

Entire KU Band Day scrapped; many reasons cited for historic cancellation

For the first time in its 70-year history, the entire KU Band Day event has been canceled. Over the years, the tradition has been for regional high school marching bands to converge on Lawrence and parade down Massachusetts Street. They would then perform at halftime during a home football ...

Survival of the laziest? KU research tackles complex issue of extinction

No need to worry if you are raising a sluggish child, especially if your child is a mollusk. A recent University of Kansas study has been gaining international attention with its suggestion that laziness might be a fruitful strategy for survival. But the lead author of the study, Luke Strotz, ...

Chainsaw carver turns 200-year-old tree trunk into nest of Jayhawks

Flecks of woodchips rained down as Dan Besco steered a cumbersome Stihl chainsaw through the remains of a 200-year-old white mulberry tree. His weeklong project is to carve a Jayhawk into the tree. But not just one Jayhawk; he’s carving all the different incarnations of the Unversity of ...

Loaded magazine for 9 mm handgun found on KU campus

A loaded 9 mm magazine, used in handguns, was found Tuesday morning in a west campus parking lot at the University of Kansas, KU police said. A KU employee found the magazine just before 8 a.m., in parking lot 210, near the Kansas Geological Survey building, 1930 Constant Ave., KU Public ...

KU’s Stouffer Place Apartments still looking to fill openings

Fall classes began Monday at the University of Kansas, and students searching for a room to rent at the last minute will find a few available on campus. Sarah Waters, KU's director of student housing, said KU was still working to fill the Stouffer Place Apartments, 1835 Ousdahl Road. Two ...

KU experts publish new guide for making homes visitable by wheelchair users

Dot Nary uses a powered wheelchair, but she wasn’t thinking of herself when she began working on a guide for making homes more accessible for those with mobility issues. Nary was thinking of her 88-year-old friend who had gone from using a walker to a power chair. She no longer could get ...

Chancellor, other speakers share advice for students at KU’s opening convocation

Like the medical doctor he is, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod offered some health advice for the students attending the university's opening convocation. “The brain works better after exercise,” Girod said during Sunday's ceremony at the Lied Center, adding that physical ...

Former KU chancellor remembered for excelling as teacher, scientist, leader

At a memorial Saturday for one of his predecessors, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Delbert Shankel earned the trust of the university community through the integrity he brought to the many positions he held during his 50 years on campus. “His superpower was his ...

Newest Jayhawks move in, get settled at KU’s dorms

Healy Young was doing the heavy lifting as she pulled suitcases from the back of the car and hauled them up to the fourth floor of Naismith Hall. That’s where her daughter Brittany Huang, 18, was unpacking. Mother and daughter had flown from New Jersey to Kansas City so Brittany could ...

Aging flower children gather at KU to remember Woodstock

The hippies arrived promptly at 10 a.m., even though 49 years ago most of them wouldn’t have begun partying until 10 p.m. Wearing tie-dyed shirts and headbands, they dressed Wednesday like the “flower children” they once were as they celebrated the 49th anniversary of the legendary ...

KU police identify driver allegedly committing lewd acts on campus

University of Kansas police say they now know the identity of a man who was allegedly driving around campus committing lewd acts this week. The suspect — who has no affiliation with KU — has been identified and served in person by law enforcement officers with a notice to appear in ...

Kevin Willmott talks truth, humor and success of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ film

It doesn’t matter where Kevin Willmott watches "BlacKkKlansman." Whether it’s at the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood, New York or Lawrence, in every theater, the ending is always met with dead silence. The award-winning film with the arresting finish — relax, no spoilers below — opened ...

Lewd act reported on KU campus; police seek suspect

University of Kansas police say a woman walking on the KU campus Monday was the victim of lewd and lascivious behavior. The woman reported that just before 11:30 a.m. she was walking east on Memorial Drive when a man in a white truck stopped to ask her a question and she saw that he was ...

KU’s Hall Center for the Humanities appoints associate director

Sarah Bishop has been appointed the associate director of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. She had previously served as interim associate director from November 2017 to June 2018. Prior to coming to the University of Kansas, Bishop was the chief communications ...

What you need to know to see this weekend’s big meteor shower

The moon won’t be making an appearance this weekend, but about 50 meteors per hour will light up the sky, offering stargazers a dazzling show between midnight and dawn. The 2018 Perseid meteor shower, a popular summer stargazing event, should be more vibrant than in other years. However, ...