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KU will be only Regents university to lower its food and housing rate in 2020-2021

The University of Kansas will be charging less for its basic food and housing arrangement in the next academic year — and it will be Kansas' only public university to lower that rate. At a meeting Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents approved all six Kansas public universities' new food ...

KU to name new integrated science building after former Chancellor Gray-Little

The University of Kansas will name its new integrated science building after its previous chancellor, Bernadette Gray-Little. At a meeting Wednesday night, the Kansas Board of Regents approved Chancellor Douglas Girod's request to name the building after KU's 17th chancellor. It will be called ...

KU will close controversial Confucius Institute in January

The controversial Confucius Institute will close in January of 2020, according to an email distributed Monday night to faculty and staff from University of Kansas interim Provost Carl Lejuez. KU will close its institute because of a 2018 law that restricts Department of Defense funds to ...

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KU releases contract for new provost, detailing various benefits

The University of Kansas has finally released its contract with its new provost, detailing what benefits she will receive as the No. 2 in charge at KU. The Journal-World requested the contract on Dec. 6, the day KU announced its appointment of Barbara Bichelmeyer, currently provost at the ...

Don’t call them nerds; these Kansas gamers are now jocks at KU

Six players signed contracts, wore Jayhawk T-shirts and put on blue KU ballcaps. But they won’t be running onto a basketball court or football field anytime soon. They are the University of Kansas’ first varsity esports team. Some experts have raised warning flags of a potential esports ...

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. ...