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Dedication ceremony for newly renamed Chalmers Hall is Sunday at KU

Kansas University plans a special event this weekend for the renaming of the Art and Design Building to E. Laurence Chalmers Hall. The dedication and naming ceremony is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Forum in Marvin Hall, 1465 Jayhawk Blvd. A reception will follow in the study area of ...

KU chooses director for international student program

After operating its first year with an interim leader, Kansas University’s International Academic Accelerator Program now has a permanent managing director. Amy Neufeld started this month leading the program, which aims to recruit students from around the globe and support them — ...

KU-Overland Park bus service resumes for school year

The popular bus service between Lawrence and Overland Park resumed Monday for the school year, which begins Aug. 24 at Kansas University’s Lawrence campus. The K-10 Connector — Johnson County Transit Route 710 — runs from 6 a.m. to 7:20 p.m. Monday through Friday, with “rush-hour” ...

KU Parking going paperless, stickerless

Kansas University is no longer selling parking permits in sticker form — and soon will be using cameras to scan license plates and emailing parking tickets instead of sticking them under the windshield wipers. This semester, KU is switching to e-permits for on-campus parking. Or as Danny ...

Look: Son to ensure that late father’s Naismith sculpture will be completed

In his father’s studio near the southeast edge of Lawrence, Kim Tefft hunches over a bronze bust of Dr. James Naismith, chiseling away air bubbles and smoothing out other blemishes inherited from the casting process. The work won't go down in any basketball box score as an assist, but make no ...

Liberal arts dean candidates to visit KU campus in coming weeks

Four candidates for dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kansas University will visit campus in the coming weeks.KU has not yet announced the candidates’ names, but on Thursday shared the following dates for their public presentations:• Candidate 1 — 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at ...

KU’s Gunn inducted into National Science Fiction Hall of Fame

In 1996 James Gunn co-founded the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and, for several years, inducted others into it at the hall’s home base, Kansas University.The hall of fame moved in 2004 to a bigger national stage — the national science fiction museum, EMP in Seattle — and this summer Gunn ...

Research-driven KU plans to light up 100-gigabit Internet on campus by mid-2016

You’re gaming, streaming movies on Netflix, playing that online video lecture before engineering class. Sure, high-speed Internet would be nice.Now, let’s meet Eduardo Rosa-Molinar.Rosa-Molinar, director for Kansas University’s Microscopy Analytical Imaging Resource Core Laboratory, ...

Hemenway remembered as KU chancellor, lifelong teacher

As each person came forward to speak to those gathered at the Dole Institute of Politics on Sunday afternoon for the memorial service of Robert "Bob" Hemenway, an image began to emerge beyond that seen in the many photos of the former Kansas University chancellor in broad-brimmed straw hats. ...

Two undergraduate researchers named as KU’s first Beckman Scholars

Kansas University this week announced the two undergrads who will be the first Beckman Scholars, a program to foster undergraduate research. They are Michael Cory, Wichita, and Aidan Dmitriev, Lawrence.Funded by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the 15-month Beckman Scholars Program ...

KU announces details for Hemenway memorial service

Sunday’s memorial service for former Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway will be streamed online and also broadcast at the Lied Center, where overflow seating will be available, KU announced this week. KU will provide the live video stream at journalism.ku.edu/live/doleinstitute.The ...

70 years after Hiroshima: Perspectives on the atomic bomb

Seventy years ago today, during the final stages of World War II, the United States military dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. American newspaper headlines — including those in the Journal-World — heralded the bomb as a military triumph and scientific breakthrough. ...

KU gets $2 million grant to help recruit, support migrant students

Margarita Alely Nuñez Arroyo knows getting to Kansas University, much less staying there, isn’t easy for migrant students. Her parents did not go to college. When she moved from California to Emporia in the middle of high school, following her father’s work, she knew no one. And she’s ...

Robert Hemenway, former KU chancellor, dies at 73

Former Kansas University chancellor Robert Hemenway, who led KU to new heights in enrollment and research during his 14-year tenure, died Friday night at age 73. Hemenway, KU’s 16th chancellor, died from complications of Parkinson’s disease around 9 p.m. Friday in a Lenexa nursing home, ...

Renters return to Lawrence: Five things to know

Lawrence will feel younger today — and maybe a bit more harried too. Aug. 1 is the traditional day that new apartment leases begin for thousands of Kansas University students who live off campus. Bars, restaurants, retailers, U-Haul companies and anyone else looking to make a dollar in ...

KU announces seven student Fulbright winners

Seven Kansas University students have won Fulbright awards to research, study or teach abroad during the upcoming school year, KU announced Friday. Since the program’s inception in 1946, 454 KU students have been selected for Fulbright awards, according to the university.The newly announced ...

Reptile conference draws hundreds of herpetologists to KU

Peter Kleinhenz is not scared of the 6-foot-1-inch Kansas bull snake coiling around his arm in a meeting room at The Oread hotel. He's impressed.Kleinhenz, however, is a person who's really into reptiles. And in that sense, the recent Southern Oregon University master's graduate is far from ...