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KU students to debut original plays this weekend

Plays written by Kansas University undergraduate students will debut this weekend in the fifth Black Box Productions at the University Theatre. Black Box gives select students the opportunity to direct, cast, rehearse and perform original work. This year's productions include "How to Survive ...

Regents back KU’s quest for ‘comprehensive cancer center’ designation

Topeka ? The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a resolution in support of Kansas University Medical Center's efforts to seek designation as a "comprehensive cancer center" by the National Institutes of Health.That's a step higher than the "national cancer institute" designation KUMC ...

Second architecture dean candidate coming to KU

The second of four candidates for dean of the Kansas University School of Architecture, Design and Planning will visit campus this week.David Edelman will give a public presentation from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Friday at The Forum in Marvin Hall, 1465 Jayhawk Blvd. A reception will follow.Edelman ...

KU policy protects LGBT workers from discrimination, despite governor’s action

Kansas University has its own policy protecting LGBT students and employees from discrimination, and it’s not affected by the governor’s actions on a similar state order, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little reminded the KU community on Wednesday.In a memo to students, faculty and staff, ...

KU names two new Daisy Hill residence halls

Kansas University has announced names for the two new residence halls being built on Daisy Hill: Madison A. and Lila M. Self Hall for the north building and Charles W. Oswald Hall for the south building.The Kansas Board of Regents approved the names during its meeting Wednesday in Topeka.The ...

Grad student to be student voice for diversity efforts at KU

At the tiny, historically black Southern college where she got her undergraduate degree, Jameelah Jones looked like everyone else. There was a “level of comfort there and a level of safety,” she said.Then she came to Kansas University for graduate school. In a sea of 25,000 students — ...

KU polls students on sexual harassment, assault

Kansas University sent its third annual climate survey to students Tuesday, an ongoing effort to gauge the problem of sexual harassment and assault on campus. In the anonymous online survey, KU asks questions such as whether students have been or have known victims of sexual harassment, whether ...

MacArthur ‘genius’ and specialist in tribal law protecting women to speak at KU

A Kansas University alumna who was named a 2014 MacArthur “genius” will return to campus to give the annual February Sisters lecture this week.Sarah Deer will present “Sovereignty of the Soul: Native Feminism and Violent Crime” at 3 p.m. Thursday at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas ...

Study: Groundwater depletion slowing in western Kansas

The Kansas Geological Survey says average groundwater levels are still declining in western Kansas, but at a slower rate.The agency on Tuesday released preliminary data from the measurements of some 1,400 water wells taken earlier this year.Most of the wells draw from the High Plains aquifer, ...

KU, students answer lawsuit by business school teacher formerly employed by Koch

The court process is moving forward in the case of a Kansas University lecturer with Koch ties who sued to block KU from publicly releasing his emails. The next hearing in the case of Art Hall v. KU is set for Friday. KU, as the defendant, and the student group requesting the emails, as an ...

Lawrence police: Two shooting victims are KU students; suspects still at large

One victim from Sunday evening’s shooting was released from the hospital Monday, while the other two victims, both Kansas University students, remain hospitalized, Lawrence police spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said. The three men were injured around 4:30 p.m. Sunday after an altercation in a ...

$1 million gift will help KU continue lifelong learning programs

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Kansas University has received a $1 million gift to help provide for its continued educational programming.The endowed gift comes in the form of a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, which has similar institutes at a number of universities ...

Prep work for reaccreditation yields ‘honest’ 10-year look at KU

Have some time to kill and want to know — honestly — what’s been going on at Kansas University for the past decade?Check out the 209-page Self Study that upwards of 100 KU community members spent more than a year preparing in time for Monday’s visit by representatives of the Higher ...

KU expels 8 students over sexual harassment since May 2012

Kansas University has sanctioned 32 students — expelling eight of them — for violating its sexual harassment policy, which includes sexual violence, in the past two and a half years. The counts are according to a KU Student Affairs tally made public for the first time this week. They ...

KU scientists enable first-ever comprehensive map of Greenland’s ice sheet

Thanks to years of data collected and ultra-sensitive radar equipment developed by Kansas University researchers, scientists have created the first-ever comprehensive map of the Greenland ice sheet.Where others in the past tried and failed, KU-based National Science Foundation Center for Remote ...

KU ramping up online course offerings in liberal arts

Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is ramping up its online course offerings, enough that it has dedicated a new administrative position to the task.Longtime psychology professor Paul Atchley has been appointed CLAS associate dean for online and professional education, ...

Kansas Virtuosi to perform concert Sunday at KU

Kansas University School of Music will stage the third performance in the Kansas Virtuosi Series for the 2014-15 season Sunday, featuring a special program titled "Organ Plus." The Kansas Virtuosi Series showcases the talents of KU School of Music faculty artists and guest artists. Sunday's ...