Heard on the Hill

KU doctor appearing on "My Strange Addiction" show

Matt Erickson

You can watch KU get a little love on cable TV tonight — if you've got a strong stomach, anyway. A KU doctor is set to appear in an episode of the TLC show "My Strange Addiction" tonight, KU Hospital just announced. Richard Gilroy is an associate professor of gastroenterology ...

KU links: Former CLAS dean a finalist for 2 different top university jobs

Matt Erickson

Your snow-day edition of KU-related tidbits popping up in the news around the country: • A former KU dean of liberal arts and sciences appears to be a finalist in two different public universities' searches for a new leader. When I saw [this story reporting][1] Kim Wilcox was one of ...

KU events this week: Office hours, bucket lists, war on computing (and/or snow)

Matt Erickson

This week's weekly KU events roundup comes, of course, with a big caveat: After last week's snowstorm that ground the campus to a halt (almost), another 8 to 10 inches is forecast for tonight and Tuesday morning. (By the way: I'm curious, as I bet some of you are, what ...

More classrooms in use at KU on Tuesdays and Thursdays; far fewer on Fridays

Matt Erickson

Not only did KU cancel classes today because of snow for the first time in just more than two years, but it happened on a Thursday. That means more actual classes were canceled than would be if there were a snow day any other day of the week, with the ...

KU professor not hired for dean job at Marquette

Matt Erickson

We told you last month that KU political science professor Erik Herron was [up for a top job][1] at Marquette University in Milwaukee. In the interest of not leaving you hanging, here's the conclusion to that story: Herron was not hired. The university [announced yesterday][2] that Richard Holz, currently an ...

Full-day weather-related class cancellations at KU: 11 in last 40 years

Matt Erickson

With [forecasts calling for][1] 6-plus inches of snow coming our way Wednesday night and Thursday, I'm going to venture a guess: You're wondering about the possibility of a class cancellation at KU. Well, here's some background for you, courtesy of KU's public affairs office. KU canceled classes for a full ...

In Kansas House testimony, KU chancellor says energy-efficiency effort has saved $3 million

Matt Erickson

On the same day that a Kansas Senate committee [cut $10 million][1] for a new KU Medical Center education building from its budget plan, KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little testified to a different committee Monday, this one in the state House of Representatives. KU [posted her testimony][2], which was before the ...

KU links: corporate political donations, monarch butterflies and a 'Homerathon'

Matt Erickson

Your weekly update on where folks from KU have popped up in the news around the country: • The Minnesota Star Tribune [cited a study][1] by assistant professor of business Felix Meschke, along with two University of Minnesota researchers, that found companies that make big political donations don't really tend ...

Office hours now every two weeks at the Union

Matt Erickson

As you may have seen me yapping about, I set up shop at the Kansas Union on Wednesday morning last week [for some "office" hours][1]. And I have to say the morning surpassed my expectations. You folks filed into the doors of the Media Crossroads on the Union's fourth floor ...

KU events this week: NPR host, pizza and comedy, the coming (or not) computer uprising

Matt Erickson

Your weekly KU campus events roundup: • Author and radio host Peter Sagal [will speak at 7 p.m. today][1] in the newly remodeled Kansas Union ballroom, on the fifth floor. Sagal is the longtime host of the NPR quiz show "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" and his talk tonight ...

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