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KU pharmacy leader awarded

David Henry, associate professor and department of pharmacy practice chairman at Kansas University School of Pharmacy, earned the 2015 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Award of Excellence, KU announced this week. The national award recognizes a member who has demonstrated outstanding ...

No criminal charges from Lewis Hall rape allegation that got national attention

A man accused of raping a fellow Kansas University freshman in Lewis Hall in fall 2013 will not be criminally charged. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said, in response to an inquiry from the Journal-World, that his office has officially closed the case. “After several ...

Young international piano competition winners to perform Saturday

Winners from the International Institute for Young Musicians International Piano Competition, which took place Sunday and Monday at Kansas University’s Swarthout Recital Hall, will perform at a special concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.The ...

KU ranks in top 100 universities worldwide for number of patents obtained

For the first time, Kansas University has cracked the top 100 in worldwide rankings of universities receiving U.S. utility patents.The National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association recently reported that KU was granted 28 U.S. utility patents in 2014, tying for ...

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, ...