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KU to offer much-demanded minor in Spanish

Starting in fall 2015, students will be able to minor in Spanish at Kansas University.KU announced the approval of the highly anticipated Spanish minor on Tuesday, calling it a “new pathway for students to complement their degrees with skills in foreign language.”Students minoring in ...

Thousands in Lawrence brave lines for ‘golden ticket’ to Obama’s speech

For admission to what several described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, thousands of Kansas University students got up early and stood in line a long time.“He’s the president,” said law student Brian Vanorsby, who arrived at 4 a.m. and was second in line. “I can say I was in the ...

President Obama to speak Thursday morning at KU; tickets available Tuesday

President Barack Obama’s planned visit to Kansas University this week will be highlighted by public remarks Thursday morning at Anschutz Sports Pavilion, the White House announced Monday. Event informationPresident Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at approximately 11:20 a.m. Thursday at ...

KU cites $3.9M for law enforcement training center as a top legislative priority

Kansas University hopes the Legislature will find another $3.9 million a year to offset lower-than-projected revenue for the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, which the university runs in western Kansas as part of its continuing education program. With the state facing a massive budget ...

Football-player-turned-poet gains attention with ‘Welcome to KU’

Traditions Night, August 2013: It had been nearly 14 years since Christopher Enneking’s last game at Kansas University’s Kivisto Field, where he played offensive lineman for the Jayhawks from 1995 to 1999.That night he had returned not to play football but to recite his poem “Son of ...

President Obama to visit Lawrence next week

President Barack Obama is coming to Lawrence next week, the White House has announced.The president will visit Kansas University on Thursday "to discuss the themes he’ll lay out in his State of the Union address," White House spokesman Keith Maley told the Journal-World on Friday night.A day ...

Lawrence to host several events in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Many Lawrence institutions will host events celebrating Martin Luther King Day and honoring the iconic civil rights leader. Scattered around town and spanning from Monday through Jan. 30, many of the events aim to raise awareness of civil rights issues.Kansas University will host the Martin ...

KU’s new multimillion-dollar jet takes off

Kansas University’s new airplane is now in the skies.The new plane — purchased with a gift from KU Endowment — has been delivered to KU and already has taken its first trips, KU confirmed this week. The Cessna Citation CJ4 carries seven passengers, university spokeswoman Erinn ...

Surveyor creates first detailed geological map of Dickinson County

A new full-color geologic map of Dickinson County showing rocks that transition from the Flint Hills to the Smoky Hills, as well as the broad Smoky Hill River valley and adjacent sand hills, is available from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at Kansas University.The map is the first detailed ...

Even faculty get writer’s block; Day of Writing offers boost

When Hsin-Ying Chiu finds extra time in the day, the Kansas University assistant professor of physics is less likely to sit down and write than knock out other tasks. Responding to email is easier and preparing the next day’s lectures more pressing.“You can always find something different ...

KU hires new director of student conduct

Kansas University has hired a new administrator to oversee adjudication of nonacademic misconduct by individuals and organizations. Lance Watson, a KU graduate, starts Feb. 23 as the university’s new director of student conduct and community standards, KU announced Thursday. Watson will ...

KU announces interim dean of liberal arts and sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Danny Anderson will leave Kansas University for a new job this semester, and KU will launch a nationwide search for a new dean later this year. Until that person is hired, geology professor Don Steeples will lead the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ...

KU asks for feedback on innovation, economic development

Kansas University is asking students and staff for feedback about KU innovation and economic development activities.The university has created a survey as part of its application for designation as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University.The designation, awarded by the Association of ...

KU announces Paul Kelton as new associate dean for humanities

A Kansas University associate professor of history and self-described “champion of the humanities” will be the university’s next associate dean for humanities. Paul Kelton, also the current chairman of Germanic languages and literature at KU, will begin his new appointment July 1, KU ...

Kansas University Cancer Center receives $2.5 million contribution

The Kansas University Hospital Authority Board announced it will contribute a total of $2.5 million to support research at the KU Cancer Center.The contributions come at a time when the Cancer Center is preparing to seek a Comprehensive National Cancer Institute designation status in the next ...

Court upholds expulsion of KU law student over criminal past

Wichita ? A federal appeals court has upheld the expulsion of a student at the Kansas University School of Law who lied about his criminal history on his application.The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed on Tuesday the district court's summary judgment against former law student Robert ...

KU Medical Center gets $1 million gift commitment after live-saving care provided

A former Kansas University professor and his wife have made a commitment to donate $1 million to the KU Medical Center.Keith Tennant, of Vero Beach, Fla., said he and his wife, Laurie Tennant, decided to offer the gift as a way of giving thanks for life-saving care Keith Tennant received at the ...

KU hires new vice chancellor for research

James Tracy, who was the University of Kentucky's vice president of research, has been named Kansas University's vice chancellor for research.Tracy will take over his new position April 1. He succeeds Steve Warren, who had been vice chancellor of research for seven years before stepping down in ...

KU law professor argues before U.S. Supreme Court

Kansas University law professor Stephen McAllister appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, arguing on behalf of more than 20 states, including Kansas, in a case involving alleged price fixing of natural gas and authority between state and federal governments, KU spokesman Mike Krings ...