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University of Kansas formally launches campaign to raise record $2.5 billion by 2028
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas unveiled a fundraising campaign to generate $2.5 billion in contributions by 2028 for benefit of students and faculty as well as academic and research facilities. The KU Endowment Association’s campaign known as “Ever Onward” would be the largest in the history of KU and the KU Health System. At […]
Anonymous benefactor donates $50 million to University of Kansas’ business school
Anonymous donor commits $50 million to business school at University of Kansas in Lawrence — the largest gift to the school in KU history.
Rewind to when Taylor Swift attended class at the University of Kansas — at least for one day
Chuck Marsh could tell that something was a bit jittery about his Journalism 101 class at the University of Kansas. Marsh was instructing the spring 2009 installment of “Media & Society.” During the April 27 class, he was taking his students through the normal routine. He walked around the Budig Hall auditorium while his graduate […]
Haskell, University of Kansas work to bring underrepresented communities into lab sciences
University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University collaborate to bring more underrepresented students into biomedical research fields.
‘They’re trying to silence people’: University of Kansas group rallies in support of Iranian women
LAWRENCE — Members of the University of Kansas Iranian Community Association gathered Wednesday in front of Wescoe Hall to rally in support of Iranian women. People across the globe held International Women’s Day rallies to highlight recent violence against Iranian women and demand equal rights. Iranians started protesting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s regime following […]
Advocates gather to support former University of Kansas professor following his sentencing
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Supporters of former University of Kansas professor Franklin Tao gathered in the cold wind and rain Wednesday outside the Robert J. Dole Federal Courthouse. The group assembled to show support for Tao, who was the first person arrested under former President Donald Trump’s discontinued “China Initiative” in 2019, and to voice […]
University of Kansas faculty, academic staff prepare for vote on forming collective bargaining unit
University of Kansas faculty and academic staff are engaged in organizing work to form a collective bargaining unit to seek better working conditions.
‘Why me?’: University of Kansas physicist thought $800,000 MacArthur genius grant was a prank
LAWRENCE — The MacArthur Foundation has named a physicist and assistant professor at the University of Kansas a 2022 fellow and awarded him the reputable “genius grant.” The MacArthur Foundation recognized Steven Prohira for his creative work in the advancement of detecting ultra-high energy neutrino particles. According to the MacArthur Foundation, Prohira’s work includes expertise […]
University of Kansas begins efforts to return American Indian ancestral remains and sacred objects
LAWRENCE — A Kansas state legislator who is a member of the Navajo Nation said she was not surprised when she learned of the American Indian human remains and funerary objects in the University of Kansas’ possession, 32 years after Congress enacted the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Democratic Rep. Christina Haswood of […]
University of Kansas kicks off 15-year expansion of business incubator with new lab, office space
KU opens $24 million laboratory and office complex at Innovation Park, which is launching a 15-year expansion to serve high-tech and bioscience companies.