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KU offers students optional way to be graded after COVID-19 forces abrupt changes

Joining a growing number of universities around the country, the University of Kansas told faculty members on Monday that it would offer students the option to take all of their courses for credit — rather than a grade — in light of the abrupt switch to online learning. The move to ...

Lawrence-based Clara Biotech seeking clinical trial for possible COVID-19 therapy

A Lawrence biotechnology company is in the process of solidifying clinical trials for a therapy that could drastically reduce the more complicated symptoms of COVID-19. Clara Biotech, based on the University of Kansas’ west campus, says it has developed a way to directly target infected ...

Research at KU works to adapt in the COVID-19 era

As institutes of higher education around the country continue to grapple with economic challenges surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, they are simultaneously dealing with unprecedented changes to how they conduct research. In line with Douglas County’s stay-at-home order, which took ...

Research departments across KU donate supplies to test for COVID-19

As states around the country continue to struggle obtaining adequate supplies to test for the coronavirus, researchers at the University of Kansas stepped in to help fill the void in the Sunflower State after a request from Gov. Laura Kelly. Kelly’s office requested lab kits to help process ...

Longtime interim KU provost named to permanent role at UConn

Story updated at 2:49 p.m. Wednesday Carl Lejuez, who served as the interim provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas for nearly 18 months, was named Wednesday as the permanent provost at the University of Connecticut. Lejuez served as KU's interim provost from spring ...

Lawrence bus service to reduce campus routes, causing some driver layoffs

The coronavirus outbreak has caused local bus routes to reduce their service and some bus drivers have been asked to leave their jobs. To help control the spread of COVID-19, the University of Kansas canceled all in-person classes for the spring semester and suspended all nonessential ...

KU suspends all nonessential research activity, citing COVID-19 concerns

The University of Kansas on Friday suspended all nonessential research activity at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses amid growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. “We understand that this will significantly disrupt your current projects, but this is an unprecedented situation ...

KU Endowment launches COVID-19 emergency relief fund

KU Endowment is launching a dedicated fund to help the University of Kansas' chancellor provide relief to those in financial need during the coronavirus pandemic. "From the student senate to alumni to faculty and staff, we've heard from many who want to help," KU Endowment President Dale ...

KU plans on-campus move-out process through April; possible refunds still undecided

University of Kansas students in on-campus housing received more guidance Wednesday on how their abrupt move-out process will work while keeping precautions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. More than 3,500 of the more than 5,000 on-campus residents are away from Lawrence, a message ...

KU to continue to pay employees; some resources available for students, others

Some 30,000 students, faculty and staffers at the University of Kansas had their lives upended Tuesday as officials made the decision to largely suspend campus operations for the academic year amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Classes moved to online-only instruction for the remaining 34 ...

Judge dismisses ex-KU professor’s lawsuit that alleged wrongful termination

A judge has sided with the University of Kansas in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former tenure-track professor. Cathy Joritz, who became a professor in KU’s Department of Film and Media Studies in 2012, has been representing herself in cases she's filed against the university ...