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Three finalists for Kansas University vice chancellor for research to visit campus

The three finalists chosen by the search committee for the vice chancellor for research position at Kansas University will visit campus this month for public presentations and to answer questions from the KU community.Richard Hichwa, senior associate vice president for research and economic ...

Social media campaign criticizes KU support for students of color

Disappointment over the Ferguson, Mo., decision morphed into a social media campaign in which Kansas University students voiced opinions that the school is failing people of color. On Sunday and Monday, a number of black and other students tweeted using the hashtags #rockchalkinvisiblehawk and ...

Spencer Museum’s WWI art helps recall past, understand present

In an oil painting hanging from a gallery wall on the fourth floor of the Spencer Museum of Art, a man's saucer-shaped eye looks out from underneath the brim of a combat helmet adorned with a crown of barbed wire.A wildly disheveled beard covers the lower half of his face, framed by a ...

KU sees slight enrollment increase for 2014-2015

Total enrollment at Kansas University grew less than 1 percent this year, a slightly slower pace than for the Regents university system overall.According to official enrollment figures released by the Kansas Board of Regents, KU's total enrollment for the Fall 2014 semester is 27,983, an ...

KU Homecoming 2015 to fall on Halloween

Kansas University's next homecoming weekend may be spooky.The Homecoming football game against the University of Oklahoma is set for Oct. 31, 2015 — which is Halloween — with the full week of homecoming festivities planned Oct. 25 through Oct. 31, the KU Alumni Association announced Friday. ...

KU Theatre to stage political satire written in concentration camp

This weekend, Kansas University Theater will open a "reimagined and reconstructed" version of "The Last Cyclist," an absurdist cabaret that originated in Terezin Concentration Camp near Prague during the Holocaust.Written in 1944 by Karel Švenk during his imprisonment at the camp, "The Last ...

Proposed social media policy procedure outlines rights of those accused at KU

The last step of implementing a controversial social media policy at Kansas University is now on its way toward codification. The University Senate Executive Committee on Tuesday settled on a social media policy procedure to recommend for adoption by KU. The procedure outlines what steps would ...

KU adds biotechnology degree at Edwards Campus

Kansas University’s Edwards Campus in Overland Park is adding a bachelor of applied science in biotechnology degree to increase career opportunities in the growing field.Offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the biotechnology program is KU’s first bachelor of applied ...

KU professor emerita continues broadening horizons with Italian culture

Jan Kozma is a self-described “stickler” when it comes to Italian grammar. Yet when she reflects on her more than 37 years of teaching Italian, parts of speech and sentence diagrams don’t stand out as the most memorable. She’s proud of her stellar students who went on to earn doctoral ...

Peaceful march kicks off week of Ferguson-related events at KU

Kansas University students’ march through campus Monday night to protest the Ferguson decision was partly for others and partly for participants themselves.“We’re not just going to sit by and be OK with the decision that the grand jury made,” said KU junior Asha Musau, a Black Student ...

KU group wants campus tobacco-free by fall 2015

A Kansas University initiative aims to ban smoking and other forms of tobacco from campus by fall of 2015.As the Tobacco Free KU initiative pushes for a university policy change, it’s also working to get buy-in from students, faculty and staff.“Our ultimate goal is to create a culture ...

KU art students complete Federal Reserve Bank sculpture

A collaboration among 50 Kansas University visual arts students, faculty and staff has resulted in a work of art that will now be on permanent display at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The sculpture, entitled “An Abounding Asset: The Diligent Reserve,” debuted in an unveiling ...

Kansas, Missouri colleges start food pantries

Kansas City, Mo. ? Colleges in Kansas and Missouri are among a growing number nationwide opening food pantries to help students survive the ever-increasing costs of higher education.Kansas University and the University of Missouri began stocking pantries for students, staff and faculty a year ...

Has Black Friday gotten too big for its own good? KU business experts discuss

Marketing concepts like scarcity — Limited time only! — and social proof — Everybody’s doing it! — made Black Friday the frenzied shopping phenomenon that it is, consumer experts say. But with all that popularity, is Black Friday’s bubble about to burst? From a marketing angle, ...

Journal-World seeks release of affidavits in KU sexual assault cases

The Lawrence Journal-World has filed a motion in Douglas County District Court seeking the release of two arrest warrant affidavits in sexual assault cases that were sealed by Judge Kay Huff last month.Huff sealed the affidavits of two 21-year-old men charged in connection with the alleged ...

KU students and faculty react to Ferguson decision

Black Kansas University students, some shaking or in tears, said they were so hurt and angry about the Ferguson verdict that they struggled to get out of bed and focus in class on Tuesday. Those students were among more than 80 students, faculty and community members who gathered to share ...