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Durham to serve as interim vice provost for undergraduate studies at KU

Tammara Durham, Kansas University vice provost for student affairs, will become interim vice provost for undergraduate studies beginning July 5, KU announced Monday.Durham is taking on the additional leadership duties following the departure of Ann Cudd, vice provost and dean of undergraduate ...

Kansas State president giving his salary increase to his staff

Manhattan ? The president of Kansas State University says he’s giving the money he would make in a raise to be used elsewhere at the university.WIBW-TV reports that President Kirk Schulz announced on the university’s website he won’t keep the 2 percent raise approved by the state’s ...

Kansas universities’ top administrators to get 2 percent salary increases

Topeka ? The top leaders at Kansas’ state universities will get 2 percent raises.The Kansas Board of Regents voted Thursday to approve the raises to each CEO’s base salary for fiscal year 2016, which aligns with the 2015-2016 academic year.Regent Joe Bain said it was important to keep ...

Regents OK greenhouse for microbiology research at KU

Kansas University plans to build a greenhouse on West Campus to support the work of one of its new Foundation Distinguished Professors, considered a world leader in soil microbiology. James Bever, professor of biology at Indiana University, is scheduled to begin his joint appointment with ...

Kansas Regents hold tuition, fee increases to 3.6 percent

TOPEKA — In-state undergraduates attending Kansas University this fall will pay $5,028 per semester in tuition and required fees, which is $174 — or 3.6 percent — more than last year.Of the total, $467 is fees.The increase would have been higher, but KU and the state’s five other ...

Regents order universities to retool tuition proposals

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents, in response to a legislative decision, sent university leaders back to the drawing board with orders to adjust tuition proposals on Wednesday.Kansas University and its five fellow state universities were asked to tweak proposals so that tuition and fees ...

KU, other state colleges propose tuition increases of 3.6 percent

Kansas University and the state’s five other Board of Regents colleges are proposing tuition increases of 3.6 percent for in-state undergraduate students for the coming school year.At the KU Lawrence campus, standard tuition for full-time in-state students would go up from $4,403 to $4,561 ...

Governor appoints three to Kansas Board of Regents

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced the appointments of three men to the Kansas Board of Regents on Tuesday. Dave Murfin, of Wichita; Daniel Thomas, of Mission Hills; and Dennis Mullin, of Manhattan, each will serve a four-year term.In announcing the appointments, Brownback said he was grateful ...

KU gets U.S. Department of Education grants to help children with disabilities

Kansas University will get a boost of half a million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education to help improve services and results for infants and children with disabilities, the department announced Tuesday. Two grants of $250,000 each will go to KU’s Center for Research Inc., part of a ...

KU Edwards Campus launching online degree in applied statistics and analytics

The Kansas University Edwards Campus is adding its 10th degree program with money from the Johnson County Education Research Triangle initiative, a tax that voters approved in 2008.The new program is an online graduate degree in applied statistics and analytics, which begins this fall, the ...

Two KU students injured when chemistry experiment goes awry

Two Kansas University students were taken to area hospitals after a chemical reaction around noon Monday in Malott Hall shattered a glass beaker and fume hood, authorities said. The injuries, which were caused by breaking glass, were not life-threatening, said Capt. James Anguiano of the KU ...

New life for old furniture from McCollum Hall

McCollum Hall won’t be around another semester, but its furniture will live on in other places. Hundreds of beds, desks, chairs and couches from the large residence hall, 1800 Engel Road, are being donated to several different organizations with a need for them, KU’s Center for ...

Good as new? KU tissue engineering steps in when injured bodies can’t do it alone

A badly broken jawbone — bad enough to require a total joint replacement — leaves patients with permanently implanted plastic and metal.“Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just replace it, and it’d be like new?” Kansas University engineering professor Michael Detamore says.And when he ...

KU journalism honoree, former LA Times and Baltimore Sun editor, dies at 73

Lexington, Ky. ? John S. Carroll, former editor of the Baltimore Sun and the Los Angeles Times, which won 13 Pulitzer Prizes during his five-year tenure, has died. He was 73.Carroll died Sunday morning at his home in Lexington, Ky., where he was once editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, said ...

KU architecture students debut ‘passive’ house in East Lawrence

It’s not easy to build a home that meets the highly demanding criteria for official architectural sustainability designations. But Connor Rollins, a 2015 Kansas University master’s of architecture grad, hopes homes that do make the cut — like the “passive” house he and colleagues from ...

Jurassic World not all fiction, says KU professor

If saber-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths seem like animals lost to the past, think again. The revival of extinct species, the idea behind the movie "Jurassic World," which opens Friday, is closer to reality than some realize, said Kansas University law professor Andrew Torrance, who is ...

KU vice provost leaving for dean’s job in Boston

Ann Cudd, Kansas University vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies, is leaving KU to become dean of Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences.Cudd will remain at KU until July 3, and start the job at Boston Aug. 1, according to the universities. She has been KU’s vice provost ...

KU students headed to trial over records related to business teacher with Koch ties

The Kansas University students who paid $1,800 for records regarding a KU business teacher with ties to Koch Industries won’t be getting them any time soon.A judge Tuesday denied student Schuyler Kraus’ request to deem those records subject to the Kansas Open Records Act, which would allow ...

Lawrence schools would lose $3.8 million, KU $15 million, under Brownback cuts

Topeka ? Doubts grew among Kansas legislators Tuesday about whether they can approve tax increases necessary to balance the state budget without deep spending cuts that could lead to more-crowded classrooms and even layoffs of prison guards. Such cuts would cost Lawrence schools more than $3.8 ...