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Stolen KU fossils were plant items that visitors could touch at museum

The three fossils stolen from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum over the weekend are plant fossils that visitors were allowed to touch when on display. Lori Schlenker, collections and facilities coordinator for the museum, said in an email to the Journal-World late Tuesday that ...

3 fossils stolen from KU’s Natural History Museum

Updated story - Oct. 23 — Stolen KU fossils were plant items that visitors could touch at museum Three fossils were apparently stolen from a display case at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. The fossils were reported missing about 9 a.m. Monday from the museum, which is in ...

Parkland shooting survivor’s Lawrence lecture pushed back one week

The Lawrence lecture of Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control activist David Hogg has been pushed back a week. The student who survived the Feb. 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., will now speak at the Lied Center Nov. 15. Don Haider-Markel, ...

KU putting on ‘science fair for the humanities’ with Halloween twist

Ghosts of Lawrence suffragists will be in Abe & Jake’s Landing Wednesday night, sharing facts about their work in the women’s suffrage movement, which celebrates 100 years in 2020. But don’t worry, there won’t really be trapped spirits haunting the venue. The “ghosts” will be ...

Students walk between classes at the University of Kansas on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Presentation dates, but not names, announced for KU provost candidates

Four candidates for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas will give public presentations at the end of October and early November. The identity of the candidates, however, will not be released until 48 hours before their visits. Each candidate ...

In court, former KU professor alleges policy violations led to her termination

A former tenure track professor at the University of Kansas claimed during a hearing Tuesday that violations of faculty evaluation policy and procedures led to her being terminated. A lawyer for the university, however, argued that her allegations of policy violations were “harmless errors, ...

KU scientist, mathematician win $10K Chancellors Club Awards

Bruno Hagenbuch, a scientist specializing in transport proteins, and Jack Porter, a mathematics professor, have been named the 2019 University of Kansas Chancellors Club Award recipients. Hagenbuch, originally from Switzerland, started working at the University of Kansas Medical Center in ...

KU engineering professor wins HOPE Award

Matt O'Reilly, an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the HOPE Award. HOPE stands for "Honor for Outstanding Progressive Educator." It's the only award given to a ...

In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

KU’s Self calls California’s Fair Pay to Play law ‘a very positive step’

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday spoke favorably about the new law in California that allows student-athletes in the state to profit on their name, likeness and image, calling the law “a very, very positive step” that puts the pay-for-play issue “on the front porch of ...

Bill Self: Late Night performance not intended to taunt NCAA

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Wednesday that it was not his intent to taunt the NCAA or anyone else with the promotional video and performance by Snoop Dogg at Late Night last week. The rapper’s performance, which featured pole dancers, profanity-laced lyrics and fake $100 bills ...

Snoop Dogg says KU shouldn’t be surprised by his Allen Fieldhouse show

Snoop Dogg may have two G’s in his name, but the hip-hop artist said he certainly didn’t make any promises to make his recent show at Allen Fieldhouse G-rated. Snoop Dogg was on the Howard Stern radio program on Tuesday and was asked about his Late Night in the Phog performance that led ...