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KU Hospital using $12.5 million grant to give rural heart care a makeover

For 18 years, Christine Fisher has been one of just three or four cardiologists practicing in Hays, where patients may live hours away and ambulances are scant.Patients waiting to call for help until they can’t wait anymore is routine, she said.“Heart attack after heart attack, stent after ...

Stouffer Place’s last day means end of family housing at KU

Kansas University’s Stouffer Place apartments closed for good on Tuesday, marking the end of an era for the 58-year-old housing complex and for many families who called it home.The 25-building complex opened in 1957 as married-student housing.It eventually opened up to students with children ...

KU Hospital honors two Lawrence residents for support

Two Lawrence residents were honored this month by the Kansas University Hospital Hall of Fame, the hospital announced. Former Farmland Industries CEO Bob Honse, a longtime Hospital Authority Board member and board chair for the last seven years, received the Legacy Award. The award honors ...

Church shootings refresh Confederate flag debate that inspired KU prof’s 2004 film

When Kevin Willmott wrote and directed the mockumentary film “C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America,” which screened at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, he knew it would be relevant for a long time. Sure enough.The June 17 mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church ...

KU professor on ideology and interpreting the Constitution — it’s nothing new

If everyone's supposed to be objectively interpreting the same Constitution, how is it that Supreme Court justices split almost down the middle on the same-sex marriage issue?“That’s a question that I struggle to answer for my students on a daily basis,” says Richard Levy, Kansas ...

KU nabs distinction from Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Kansas University is one of 18 institutions named this year to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 2015 class of Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities, KU announced Wednesday.The designation, which KU called a "prestigious distinction," is valid for 10 years. It ...

KU chancellor joins other university leaders in giving back pay raise

The Kansas University chancellor will join other state university CEOs in donating her raise back to the university, a KU spokeswoman said today. Bernadette Gray-Little regularly makes gifts to KU that exceed her annual salary increase and plans to do so this year as well, spokeswoman Erinn ...

Physicist from France to join KU’s lineup of Foundation Distinguished Professors

Kansas University is importing its next Foundation Distinguished Professor — an expert in forward and diffractive physics — from France. Christophe Royon is research director at CEA-Saclay, or the French Atomic Energy Commission, a public research organization in the fields of energy, ...

Durham to serve as interim vice provost for undergraduate studies at KU

Tammara Durham, Kansas University vice provost for student affairs, will become interim vice provost for undergraduate studies beginning July 5, KU announced Monday.Durham is taking on the additional leadership duties following the departure of Ann Cudd, vice provost and dean of undergraduate ...

Kansas State president giving his salary increase to his staff

Manhattan ? The president of Kansas State University says he’s giving the money he would make in a raise to be used elsewhere at the university.WIBW-TV reports that President Kirk Schulz announced on the university’s website he won’t keep the 2 percent raise approved by the state’s ...

Kansas universities’ top administrators to get 2 percent salary increases

Topeka ? The top leaders at Kansas’ state universities will get 2 percent raises.The Kansas Board of Regents voted Thursday to approve the raises to each CEO’s base salary for fiscal year 2016, which aligns with the 2015-2016 academic year.Regent Joe Bain said it was important to keep ...

Regents OK greenhouse for microbiology research at KU

Kansas University plans to build a greenhouse on West Campus to support the work of one of its new Foundation Distinguished Professors, considered a world leader in soil microbiology. James Bever, professor of biology at Indiana University, is scheduled to begin his joint appointment with ...

Kansas Regents hold tuition, fee increases to 3.6 percent

TOPEKA — In-state undergraduates attending Kansas University this fall will pay $5,028 per semester in tuition and required fees, which is $174 — or 3.6 percent — more than last year.Of the total, $467 is fees.The increase would have been higher, but KU and the state’s five other ...

Regents order universities to retool tuition proposals

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents, in response to a legislative decision, sent university leaders back to the drawing board with orders to adjust tuition proposals on Wednesday.Kansas University and its five fellow state universities were asked to tweak proposals so that tuition and fees ...

KU, other state colleges propose tuition increases of 3.6 percent

Kansas University and the state’s five other Board of Regents colleges are proposing tuition increases of 3.6 percent for in-state undergraduate students for the coming school year.At the KU Lawrence campus, standard tuition for full-time in-state students would go up from $4,403 to $4,561 ...

Governor appoints three to Kansas Board of Regents

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced the appointments of three men to the Kansas Board of Regents on Tuesday. Dave Murfin, of Wichita; Daniel Thomas, of Mission Hills; and Dennis Mullin, of Manhattan, each will serve a four-year term.In announcing the appointments, Brownback said he was grateful ...