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KU is the setting for professor’s most recent detective novel

By day, University of Kansas professor Leonard Krishtalka is the director of the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, but by night he writes fiction. Though educated as a scientist, for as long as Krishtalka can remember he has loved writing. His moonlighting has paid off with ...

KU researcher charged with felony theft, official misconduct and more

A University of Kansas researcher has been charged with felony theft, unlawful acts concerning computers and other charges, according to a news release from the Kansas attorney general’s office. Liuqi Gu, 37, of Lawrence, is a postdoctoral researcher with KU’s Department of Ecology and ...

UMKC administrator named as KU’s next provost

Updated at 4:07 p.m. Friday: The University of Kansas has named Barbara Bichelmeyer to be the next provost and executive vice chancellor at KU. Bichelmeyer, who currently serves in the same roles at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will start at KU in February, KU Chancellor Douglas ...

Former Nike, Lego, Starbucks ‘creative-in-chief’ to lecture Thursday night at KU

A branding expert will lecture at the University of Kansas Thursday night at 6 p.m. Stanley Hainsworth led the creative teams at Nike, Lego and most recently, Starbucks, before founding his own creative design and advertising agency, Tether, in 2008. He led a complete visual redesign for the ...

In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo students walks in front of Fraser Hall on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Kansas college students see rise in mental health care costs

When Dan Hoyt started graduate school at the University of Kansas in 2016, he knew he had anxiety and depression. He worried about being able to find a job after graduation. And, sometimes, he couldn't get through his assigned reading. "When you have anxieties, that gets impossible," he said. ...

KU engineering professor to be appointed to White House science advisory board

Shannon Blunt, a University of Kansas engineering professor whose work focuses on radar systems, will soon be appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. On Nov. 14, the White House announced its intent to appoint Blunt to the council. Blunt attended the ...

KU student’s bone marrow donation helps save girl whose story inspired so many

Eleven-year-old Laila Anderson made national news this year as her fight with a rare disease helped inspire her favorite team, the St. Louis Blues, to win the Stanley Cup. Just one month ago, University of Kansas student Kenton Felmlee discovered it was his bone marrow donation that helped save ...

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)

Countdown begins for KU’s response to NCAA allegations of recruiting violations

Story updated at 3:59 p.m. Thursday The University of Kansas now has until mid-February to respond to the NCAA’s accusations of recruiting violations by its men’s basketball program, along with other alleged infractions. The university on Thursday said that the NCAA set a deadline of Feb. ...

KU gets approval to raze 2 vacant buildings on Lawrence campus

The Kansas Board of Regents has given the University of Kansas a green light to raze two vacant buildings on its Lawrence campus. At the board's November meeting on Wednesday, KU was granted approval to raze its Facilities Administration Building and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab. The ...

KU researcher who was subject of FBI investigation denies working for Chinese university

WICHITA — An associate professor in Kansas accused of secretly working for a Chinese university contends in a court filing that a visiting scholar fabricated the allegations against him after unsuccessfully trying to extort him for $300,000. Attorneys for Feng “Franklin” Tao filed a ...