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KU, K-State provosts are finalists for chancellor’s job at University of Arkansas

Kansas University Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter is one of three finalists for the position of chancellor at the University of Arkansas.The University of Arkansas named the finalists in a news release Monday, and all three are scheduled to visit the Fayetteville campus and ...

Raises for KU employees remain in limbo

Even with the semester well underway, Kansas University employees still don’t know whether they’re getting raises this year. KU is tentatively planning for some raises but won’t bestow them until the threat of last-minute state budget cuts this semester has passed.Money reserved for ...

KU program wins national entrepreneurship award

Kansas University’s Entrepreneurs@KU program won the Award of Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the national University Economic Development Association, KU announced Friday. KU Innovation and Collaboration, the university’s bi-campus technology commercialization office, ...

KU Theatre’s ‘Detroit ’67’ explores race issues still relevant today

“Detroit ‘67” is, without a doubt, a period piece. The stage of Kansas University’s William Inge Theatre has been transformed into a Vietnam-era basement in preparation for KU Theatre’s newest production, opening Friday at Murphy Hall. Vintage appliances and groovy posters of Motown ...

Biochem researcher, Faulkner expert win KU Endowment Chancellors Club honors

Kansas University Endowment on Thursday announced the latest of its prestigious Chancellors Club honorees.Each will receive $10,000 and be honored Oct. 30 at KU Endowment’s Chancellors Club celebration in Lawrence. Meet the winners:Kenneth Peterson2015 Chancellors Club Research Award Titles: ...

Power restored after widespread outage on KU campus

Power has been restored to a number of major buildings affected by a Thursday morning power outage on Kansas University's campus.An electrical circuit feeding the KU campus failed and was down for 3 minutes, from 11:14 to 11:17 a.m., according to Westar representative Jaycee Breese. Breese said ...

KU Endowment developing its next five-year strategic plan

Kansas University Endowment’s Far Above fundraising campaign concludes in June 2016.Endowment is working on a plan for what will come next for the organization and expects to finalize its new five-year strategic plan, “Above and Beyond — Continuing the Momentum,” this spring, Endowment ...

KU names new liberal arts and sciences dean

When he starts the job as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kansas University, Carl Lejuez will be living west of Atlanta for the first time in his life. And he’ll have to explain to an entirely new region of people how to pronounce his last name. Then again, he still does ...

KU professor’s discovery challenges historical understanding of the Enlightenment

Thomas Paine's 1776 pamphlet "Common Sense" is an influential work often cited as one of the inspirations for the American Revolution. His 1791 "Rights of Man," defending the French Revolution, was also a historically important work. However, Jonathan Clark, a Hall distinguished professor of ...

KU Medical Center names new dean of nursing

Kansas University Medical Center has named a new dean of its School of Nursing. Sally Maliski, associate dean for academic and student affairs at the UCLA School of Nursing, will begin in January, KU Medical Center announced Tuesday. Maliski previously was an associate professor in the UCLA ...

Evolving treatments allow metastatic breast cancer patients more time

“Life goes on.” Lani Nelson, 74, won’t surrender that mantra, despite her diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. “I’m part of life, it’s going on, I’m swept up in it — in a way I didn’t really choose, but I still am part of life — every bit of it,” Nelson said. Once ...

Apple co-founder adds second lecture at KU

To accommodate demand, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak now plans a second lecture during his visit to Kansas University in November. Wozniak will now deliver the KU School of Business 2015 Anderson Chandler Lecture at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Tickets ...

Startup Weekend challenges entrepreneurs of Lawrence, KU

The challenge: Formulate a cohesive and catchy pitch for a business, inspire enough passion in a group of complete strangers to unite them around the idea, concoct a logical business plan, and get experts to buy in — all within a single weekend. Twenty Kansas University students and Lawrence ...