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KU’s Monarch Watch to host open house; seeks to educate, repopulate

This time of year, one of the most recognizable insects is headed en masse through Kansas on its way to central Mexico. Although the monarch butterfly's signature orange and black is one of the most distinct colorations in the insect world, these days their numbers are in decline, and they're ...

More than 50 performances in store for KU School of Music concert season

The 2015-2016 Kansas University School of Music concert season is now underway. The season, which kicked off last week in the newly remodeled Swarthout Recital Hall, includes more than 50 shows featuring students, faculty and visiting artists, with performances scheduled in Lawrence, Kansas ...

Otto Dix painting chosen as 2015-2016 KU Common Work of Art

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2015/sep/03/296202/In 1910, a young Otto Dix had just entered his first year of study at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. By fall 1915, after enthusiastically enlisting in the Germany army, Dix was serving as a machine gunner and platoon commander in the ...

KU Alumni Association names Ellsworth Medallion winners

Carolyn “Kay” Cromb Brada and Ray D. Evans are this year’s recipients of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion, bestowed by the Kansas University Alumni Association for extraordinary service to KU.The Alumni Association announced the two winners Friday and will honor them Sept. 11 during the fall ...

State legislators confirm three new Board of Regents members

The Kansas Senate Confirmation Oversight Committee this week approved Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointments of three new members of the Kansas Board of Regents, according to an announcement from the Regents.The appointments of Dave Murfin, of Wichita, Daniel Thomas, of Mission Hills, and Dennis ...

Math professor is last of four finalists for KU dean of CLAS

Kansas University has named the last of four finalists for dean of its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.Luis Casian, professor and chair of the Department of Math at The Ohio State University, will make a public presentation from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas ...

Documents shed light on ties between KU teacher and Koch Foundation

Newly released documents paint only a partial picture of how — and by whom — Kansas University’s Center for Applied Economics is funded. The clear part of the picture is that the Koch Foundation has, through KU Endowment, given the Center at least $430,000 since 2008, which Executive ...

KU names University of Maryland psychology prof as third finalist for CLAS dean

Kansas University has named the third of four finalists for dean of its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.Carl Lejuez, professor of psychology and associate dean of research for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at University of Maryland-College Park, will make a public ...

Lawrence artist captures father, childhood home in ongoing portrait series

You can’t go home again. That’s what they say, anyway. Thomas Wolfe famously coined the phrase in his 1940 book of the same name, which told the tale of a fledgling writer who, after writing a successful novel about his family and hometown, is later driven out of the community by its ...

City announces game-day bus service from downtown to KU’s Memorial Stadium

The city of Lawrence is again offering an alternative to searching for parking around Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium — and walking for blocks to the game — this football season.Park downtown and catch the bus.The Lawrence Transit No. 11 Downtown/Football Service buses will run all ...

KU names 2015-16 ‘Women of Distinction’ calendar honorees

The poster-women for Kansas University’s 2015-16 Women of Distinction calendar have been announced and will be recognized at a reception on Monday. KU’s Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity produces the poster-style calendars featuring KU students, faculty, staff, administrators ...

KU Medical Center breaks ground on new $75 million Health Education Building

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — In his private practice career, retired doctor David Zamierowski said he “never touched” a computer. And each time he tried a procedure for the first time, starting in medical school back in the 1960s, there was a real person under his knife. “In the back of my mind, ...

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak at Lied Center

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will speak at Kansas University's Lied Center in November, the KU School of Business announced Thursday.Wozniak, who is best known for founding Apple alongside Steve Jobs in 1976, will deliver the business school's Anderson Chandler Lecture at 11 a.m. on Nov. 20 ...

KU Medical Center to break ground on new $75M building

Kansas City, Kansas ? The Kansas University Medical Center is beginning work on a $75 million building.Gov. Sam Brownback is among the dignitaries scheduled to attend a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning for the new Health Education Building. It will serve as the primary ...

Upcoming KU Theatre season aims to confront social issues of today

Some of today’s most-discussed current events and social issues — including teen dating violence, riots and feminism — will play a prominent role in Kansas University Theatre’s upcoming season. The 2015-2016 lineup, which kicks off Oct. 2, aims to serve as “an invitation for ...