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End Global Poverty Day arrives at KU

Jonathan Kealing

As part of "End Global Poverty Week," a group of KU students are [taking to Wescoe Beach][1] for 24 hours to raise money and awareness.Chancellor Robert Hemenway, a major proponent of implementing the [Millennium Development Goals][2], even stopped by to lend his name to the fight against poverty. He signed ...

Recording industry files suit against 14 KU students

Jonathan Kealing

The [recording industry][1] filed suit late last month against 14 anonymous Kansas University students for illegally downloading or uploading music that is protected by copyright.The lawsuit comes about two months after the RIAA sent pre-litigation lawsuits to [23 universities, including KU.][2] As a policy, KU does not forward those letters ...

KU again touted for work to measure global warming

Jonathan Kealing

Kansas University's Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, CReSIS, was again mentioned for the novel, futuristic polar robot [they've created][1].An online video, a program called Rocketboom, [features KU's new polar drone aircraft][2].The video and recognition for KU comes on the same day as former (and future?) presidential candidate ...

KU featured in "Best-of" list

Jonathan Kealing

Two Kansas University faculty members and the school's student-run radio station were cited in Pitch's [Best of Kansas City series][1].[Simran Sethi][2], who was profiled in this semester issue of Chalk magazine, was cited as the best local celebrity. Sethi is a professional-in-residence for the [School of Journalism][3] and is well-known ...

KU police investigating report of indecent solicitation of a child

Jonathan Kealing

The [KU Public Safety Office][1] is asking for help in locating a man accused of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child on Sept. 19.According to a [crime alert(PDF)][2], the suspect is described as an Asian male, who was wearing a blue shirt with blue or gray pants at the time ...

KU buses flash message to football players

Jonathan Kealing

The [KU on Wheels][1] buses that travel the [Kansas University][2] campus have a special message today: Beat the 'Cats.The message is, of course, in reference to [Saturday's game][3] between the Jayhawks and the Kansas State Wildcats.Other buses carry the more basic message, Go Jayhawks! [1]: http://www.kuonwheels.ku.edu/ [2]: http://www.ku.edu/ [3]: http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/093007aab.html

KU expert consults on IMAX film

Jonathan Kealing

_Trailer_Kansas University professor [Larry Martin][1] has been working with the directors of the new IMAX movie, [Sea Monsters, a Prehistoric Adventure][2] in order to perfect the animation of the characters.Martin, a curator at the Natural History Museum, said in a statement that many of the creatures depicted in the movie ...

Librarians at KU to read from banned books

Jonathan Kealing

All this week, libraries across the country are celebrating [Banned Books Week][1] and Kansas University is planning an event Thursday is honor of the event.From 11:30 to 12:45, KU librarians will gather on Wescoe Beach [to read from various books][2] that are now or have often been challenged as inappropriate.Among ...

Joe-College.com withdraws countersuit; trial date set

Jonathan Kealing

Larry Sinks and his [Joe-College.com][1] store has withdrawn its counter claims against [Kansas University][2] and, after a Friday arbitration hearing broke down without any agreement, will proceed to trial on Jan. 8, 2008.Kansas University is seeking to have Sinks cease and desist to use what the university says are federally ...

KU students not very patriotic?

Jonathan Kealing

In Lawrence, [Haskell Indian Nations University][1] is viewed as fertile recruiting ground for the U.S. Army.[Kansas University][2] is viewed somewhat more like a dry well. That's according to an article in Monday's Boston Globe.[From the Globe:][3]_In Lawrence, Kan., recruiters say they find students at the Haskell Indian Nations University more ...

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