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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 ...

Spencer Museum to host Rocket Grants event, Lawrence Inside Out

Artists interested in applying for a Rocket Grant — a program that supports innovative projects outside traditional art venues — are invited to attend a launch and review event at the Spencer Museum of Art from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18During the event, six past award recipients, including ...

State lawmakers share their outlook on legislative session with KU employees

Lawrence-area state legislators visited the Kansas University campus Thursday for a brown-bag lunch with members of the KU unclassified and support staff senates. Four lawmakers, all Democrats, addressed and took questions from about 30 senators attending the session at the Kansas Union. ...

KU hospital among 11 penalized in Kansas

Kansas University Hospital representatives say a study resulting in cuts to its Medicare payments relied on old data and flawed methodology, and was particularly unfair to academic hospitals.“The academic medical centers get the sick patients that nobody else wants to or can take care of,” ...

KU professors discuss deadly terrorist attack at Paris newspaper

Islamic Center of Lawrence statementBaha Safadi, spokesman for the Islamic Center of Lawrence, released the following statement Wednesday:The Islamic Center of Lawrence condemns in the strongest terms the recent attacks in Paris and all acts of terror around the World. These acts were committed ...

KU announces new dean of social welfare

A distinguished social work professor with a track record in research fundraising will be Kansas University’s next dean of the School of Social Welfare, KU announced Wednesday. Paul Smokowski, Distinguished Foundation Professor in Child and Adolescent Resilience in the Arizona State ...

Longtime Lawrence teacher, doer of social justice dies

Forrest Swall not only taught social justice, he lived it.The longtime Kansas University assistant professor, former state legislator and advocate for numerous social causes died Dec. 30 at his Lawrence home from complications of lymphoma and leukemia. He was 83.Swall retired from KU’s School ...

KU alumni, employees of Wichita firm raise $300K for new business school

Fundraising to dateAs of this week, KU Endowment reported that the total fundraising commitments for KU's new School of Business building are $65 million, with a goal of $70 million. It is the largest privately funded project in KU history.Additional fundraising is hoped to enable ...