KU Today 2013


College life is a life like no other. Take a look at what’s happening on and around campus, for everyone from the freshmen to alumni.

One of America’s treasures

‘If you do a lineage of the major museums that stress natural history, so many of them trace their roots back to KU

It is the Kansas University cradle that doesn’t get talked about much. Throw the word “cradle” out on the KU campus, and as sure as a diaper eventually will become dirty, the conversation will land on basketball. You know, “the cradle of basketball coaching,” or “Allen Fieldhouse: The Cradle of Champions,” or if you run into a particularly enthusiastic bunch, you may even hear that KU is the cradle of the very game itself. By Chad Lawhorn

Startup companies cropping up in wake of KU research

You never know what may lead to a new startup company at Kansas University. Diabetes in dogs and cats was the catalyst for the university’s most recent startup. By Chad Lawhorn

KU Endowment ahead of schedule on $1.2 billion campaign

In the past year, Kansas University’s $1.2 billion fundraising campaign has taken officials and volunteers around the country to make their pitch to potential donors. But during the coming year, the campaign will have a new focus: the KU campus itself. Starting with a promotion at the Sept. 7 KU football game against South Dakota, the KU Endowment Association will kick off the portion of the campaign that will target faculty, staff and students on campus. By Matt Erickson

KU ranked among top 10 schools for veterans

Kansas University has for years worked to foster a welcome environment for military veterans, and was recently recognized for its efforts. By Giles Bruce

Office devoted to enhancing first-year experience for students

The new First-Year Experience Office at Kansas University has had its own successful first year, helping thousands of students transition into college life. By Giles Bruce

Quidditch team growing by magical proportions

By Matt Erickson

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