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Newly acquired Bloch painting offers warmth with hint of mystery

A newly acquired painting by one of Lawrence’s more famous past residents — at least in the art world — is warming up the contemporary gallery at the Spencer Museum of Art. “Summer” by Albert Bloch is now on display in the 20/21 Gallery. Kansas University alumni Eric and Michelle Voth ...

KU Office of Multicultural Affairs program aids student’s success

When Sara Anees arrived at Kansas University her freshman year, she didn’t know anyone and was unsure where she would fit in. Anees credits the Hawk Link program offered through the University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs with helping her get involved and get through to her senior ...

Eastern Kansas universites work to improve retention and graduation

Eastern Kansas universities are using new methods to more quickly identify at-risk students and get them the help they need, as part of a larger effort to improve retention and graduation rates.Ann Cudd, vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at Kansas University, said the retention and ...

KU professor questions effort to list monarchs as threatened

Many advocates for endangered species cheered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's announcement this week that it would take steps to protect the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act.But at Kansas University, one of the country's leading Monarch butterfly scientists and the ...

KU researchers to study prairie chickens

Kansas University has a $2.1 million contract to study the lesser prairie chicken.KU will work with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies to track the federally threatened species in hopes of conserving the birds' habitat.A conservation plan by the association calls for ...

Kansas University announces fall 2014 candidates for degrees

The names of nearly 1,250 candidates for degree from Kansas University this fall — representing 57 Kansas counties, 36 other states and 24 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar.Degree candidates from the Lawrence area are listed below by name, hometown and ...

KU SafeRide to operate tonight

Kansas University's SafeRide service will be operating from 10:30 p.m. today though 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Students with a valid KU ID can call 864-SAFE (7233) to get a ride home.As reported in Wednesday's Journal-World, SafeRide doesn't operate on its regular schedule during KU's semester break, ...

Annual groundwater measurements keep tabs on levels in Western Kansas

As groundwater levels in western Kansas continue to decline, the Kansas Geological Survey’s upcoming annual measurement will help determine exactly how much water is being lost. The Kansas Geological Survey, based at Kansas University, plans to measure groundwater levels in 569 wells Jan. 2 ...

Looking good: Branding KU is job of new marketing director

When it comes to selling Kansas University — to potential students, faculty, donors and others — looks do matter. Making sure KU has the right look is Gerald Holland’s job.Holland is KU’s new director of marketing communications. In the position, which he started Dec. 1, he leads the ...

KU professor victim in fatal K-10 crash

A 63-year-old Kansas University professor died Tuesday after crashing his Mazda SUV head-on into a semi-trailer truck, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol’s online crash log.Alexander G. Tsiovkh, director of Ukrainian studies and associate professor of practice in the KU Center for ...

Making a list: Professors share Christmas wishes for KU

Should Santa visit Kansas University this year, he’ll find professors and administrators with a variety of wishes on their lists. We asked a handful of them the following question.With your, your department's or your students' KU experience in mind, what would you like for Christmas this ...

KU Hospital lauds study affirming treatment for serious strokes

When someone suffers a stroke, time is of the essence in preventing disability, or death. In addition to the standard clot-busting drugs, Kansas University Hospital has been attacking strokes with catheters to vacuum or snare out clots in the brain for a decade. A new medical journal article ...

KU student with disability adapts to campus life

Ricky Hernandez made his Kansas University debut as a stand-up comedian recently — in his wheelchair.It didn’t start well. At first he couldn’t find the dormitory buddy who’d been helping with his routine. Then Hernandez, who’d been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant, ...

Hashinger Hall rape case dismissed; judge rules affidavits will remain sealed

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday dismissed the rape charges against two men, both 21 and one a Kansas University student, which stemmed from two women’s allegations that they were sexually assaulted at Kansas University’s Hashinger residence hall.The women alleged ...

KU center releases report saying state of banking in Kansas is greatly improved

The state of banking in Kansas is greatly improved, a newly released report by the Kansas University Center for Banking Excellence indicates. The report examines the current financial condition of Kansas commercial banks as well as trends over the past decade and the industry’s recovery from ...

KU Hospital undergoing major reorganization

Topeka ? Kansas University Hospital and the clinical practices of the physicians who practice there are on the verge of a major reorganization, a move made necessary by rapid changes in the health care marketplace.But officials told the Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday that even those changes ...

KU sanctions Kappa Sigma fraternity, gives two years’ probation

Kansas University put Kappa Sigma fraternity on probation for two years after finding that it violated the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities, the university said in a news release Wednesday afternoon.The sanctions follow an investigation of reports of sexual assault at the fraternity ...

Book of unseen portraits to shed new light on Burroughs

Kansas University student Patrick Clement is the author and curator behind a new book that he says will offer a fresh perspective on Beat Generation writer (and former Lawrencian) William S. Burroughs. “7786-Burroughs, Wm.,” explores identity performance and the public image of the ...