Kansas to sell former Oldfather Studios building
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to put a building that has been vacant for two years on the market.
A budget bill signed Monday by Gov. Laura Kelly includes a provision...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The dean of the University of Kansas' School of Medicine in Wichita is warning that a private medical school proposed in the city could overburden the state's health care...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas says a graduate's estate donated $1.4 million to support the university's library system and to provide needs-based scholarships.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man is the fourth member of his family to die from injuries suffered in a crash that happened more than a year ago as they returned home from watching the man's...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas poet Denise Low will be pulling up stakes and heading west this summer.
In preparation for a move to California, she has been decluttering her life. It helped...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Robert Sterling's neat craftsmanship remained a selling point 146 years after he laid the stone for a small cottage in Lawrence.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A University of Kansas graduate has donated $4.2 million to fund education for the school's nursing students.
The KU Endowment on Thursday announced the gift from...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas will spend $4.9 million this summer to fix the system that heats and cools one of its newest residence halls.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The published works of Devon Mihesuah fill a wide space between two bookends in her office at the University of Kansas.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has taken steps to prevent a crippling internet outage similar to the one that occurred in 2016.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — When it comes to responding to reports of sexual assault, response teams on college campuses face a set of barriers that prevent their work from being as effective as similar...
Museum pulls T.rex fossil from public view amid dustup
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has pulled the fossil of a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex from public view at its Natural History Museum after anger erupted when the fossil's private...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz launched a heartland tour in reliably GOP Kansas on Tuesday, saying he can win the presidential race as an independent candidate by...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman whose experience of being kicked out of her home as a 16-year-old because she's a lesbian was highlighted on the Netflix show "Queer Eye" has a fresh shot at college...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to establish a new professorship focused on military history with a $500,000 gift from a 1972 graduate.
University to offer course on the ’Angry White Male”
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A congressman is chastising the University of Kansas for offering a course titled "Angry White Male Studies."
Kansas Republican Rep. Ron Estes was among those turning...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman who was raped 38 years ago as she jogged on the University of Kansas campus has returned to the state seven times to testify against her attacker's release on parole,...
No citation issued in St. Patrick’s Day Parade accident
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — No citations have been issued in a St. Patrick's Day Parade accident in Lawrence in which a woman tripped and was run over by a float.
3 Kansas students credited with rescuing boy in Florida
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Three University of Kansas fraternity brothers on a spring break trip to Florida are credited with rescuing a young boy from a riptide.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A University of Kansas engineering professor says administrators removed him from teaching a course for the rest of the semester after he told a student to "learn...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas School of Medicine says a gift of more than $2.8 million will fund scholarships for medical students.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is expanding care for transgender students at its health center so students no longer have to leave campus to seek hormone therapy.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas programs allowing high school students to start their post-secondary education early are an "innovative" example of how universities can help...
Missouri woman charged after baby burned in bath tub
LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — A 25-year-old southwest Missouri woman is jailed after her 6-month-old daughter suffered severe burns in a bathtub.
Elizabeth Austin, of Lake Ozark, was charged after...
Kansas professor Kevin Willmott wins Oscar
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas professor Kevin Willmott is an Oscar winner.
Willmott won the award for best adapted screenplay Sunday night for his contribution to the film...
Kansas endowment raises more than $1 million in 1 day
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Officials with the KU Endowment say the organization raised more than $1 million in 24 hours to benefit the University of Kansas.
Kansas researcher helps find antibiotic-resistant bug
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that originated in India has been found in a remote part of the world by a group of researchers that includes a University of Kansas geology professor.
‘BlacKkKlansman’ screenwriter to pursue Langston Hughes film
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas screenwriter who co-wrote Spike Lee's latest film, the Oscar-nominated "BlacKkKlansman," is setting his sights on his next project: a documentary about poet Langston Hughes.
Company donates $2M to Kansas for cryptocurrency technology
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Silicon Valley company has donated $2 million to the University of Kansas to support research related to cryptocurrency and digital payments, such as Bitcoin.
The university says in a news release that the donation from Ripple will provide $400,000 each year for five years. It will go to the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the Kansas School of Engineering.
Crime reported on Kansas campus hit 10-year low in 2018
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas officials say crimes reported on the Lawrence campus in 2018 dropped to the lowest level in 10 years.
The Office of Public Safety said in a news release Wednesday that 619 crimes were reported last year, down 8 percent from 670 in 2017.
The report found theft continues to be the most common crime, with 150 reported in 2018. That was followed by drug crimes, with 113 reports, and property damage, with 91 reports.
Kansas geology department buys 600 acres of Colorado land
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas geology department bought 600 acres of land in Colorado to ensure geology students continue to take a class there each summer.
The department bought the land, known as Blue Ridge, from the landowner. It is in the mountains outside Canon City, Colorado. The geology department has used the land since 1922 to teach a six-week "field camp" class there.
Study: Most Americans overestimate gun ownership
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Most Americans tend to overestimate how many people own guns in the country, a finding that some experts said could have political ramifications across the U.S.
Kansas to use gift for chemical engineering research lab
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to use a $1 million gift to establish a new chemical engineering research laboratory.
Richard and Elizabeth Hoover, of Northport Michigan, both graduated from the university in 1971. They now live in Northport, Michigan.
Richard Hoover said in a news release that he hopes the lab will give students more hands-on research experience so they will be better prepared for the job market.
Project looks into how drones can predict spread of wildfire
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri researcher is teaming up with scholars in Kansas and Georgia to develop drone technology to monitor and potentially predict the spread of wildfires.
New Kansas governor disputes with DCF over research
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly is up in arms with the state's troubled child welfare agency for spending public funds to undercut research linking welfare restrictions with a rise in the number of abused children in foster care.
Kansas researcher’s study suggests social media not so bad
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A University of Kansas researcher who led a study on social media says giving it up doesn't make a person significantly happier and concerns about social media may be overblown.
Communications professor Jeffrey Hall has told The Topeka Capital-Journal that he was surprised by the finding.
Woman dies in shooting near KU Medical Center
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman near the University of Kansas Medical Center.
The shooting was reported about 5 p.m. Saturday and initially didn't appear to be serious.
After being shot, the 27-year-old victim sought help at a Taco Bell restaurant, where a customer and employees called 911. Police say the woman was taken to a hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries but she later died.
Lawrence rabbi named 1 of the 50 influential Jewish leaders
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence rabbi has been named one of the 50 most influential American Jews by a prominent Jewish magazine.
The Forward magazine recently included Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel in its list of this year's influential leaders. Tiechtel and his wife, Nechama, have led Chabad, a University of Kansas campus Jewish community, since 2006.
Kansas given $6.9 million gift to research early human life
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A $6.9 million gift from a late geologist and his wife will be used to help University of Kansas researchers better understand early human life in the Americas.
Joseph and Maude Ruth Cramer established the Odyssey Archaeological Research Fund at the university in 2002 with a $1 million gift. The additional $6.9 million was recently received after their deaths.
Pharmacy tech sentenced to probation for stealing drugs
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 37-year-old former pharmacy technician at the University of Kansas Hospital was placed on probation for stealing drugs from the hospital.
Federal prosecutors say Heydon White, of Stillwell, admitted that he stole the painkiller fentanyl from cabinets at the hospital. He was responsible for stocking the computerized cabinets and removing expired medication for disposal.
University of Kansas to cut more than 150 positions
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to shed more than 150 positions in an effort to cut $20 million from the school's budget.
Interim Provost Carl Lejuez announced Wednesday that the university will be eliminating about 55 faculty positions and 100 staff positions over the next two school years, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.
Gunman shoots man, then chases him to hospital and kills him
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A gunman is suspected of wounding a man and a woman and chasing them 2 ½ miles to a Kansas hospital, where he fatally shot the man as he ran to the entrance. The gunman then took his own life, authorities say.
University of Kansas campus to be wind-powered by 2020
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to have its Lawrence campus powered nearly 100 percent by wind energy by 2020.
The Kansas City Star reports the 20-year agreement is expected to lower the university's utility bills about 22 percent, from 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour to 1.8 cents.
Kansas State and Washburn universities have signed similar agreements with Westar.
65 at the University of Kansas to take retirement incentive
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say 65 faculty members at the University of Kansas are expected to take an early retirement incentive.
15 months later, just 1 violation of KU gun policy
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — More than a year after the University of Kansas adopted a policy allowing concealed guns on campus, only one gun-relation violation has been reported.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the sole violation was minor enough that it was corrected without disciplinary action. The violation was for carrying a gun inappropriately.
Kansas university researchers help uncover ancient asteroid
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Kansas had a hand in uncovering what might have been about a mile-wide iron asteroid that crashed into Greenland perhaps as recently as 12,000 years ago.
Details of the impact crater beneath the Hiawatha Glacier in remote northwest Greenland were recently published in Science Advances, a multidisciplinary journal.
Nurse’s kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals.
University of Kansas forms task force for Greek system
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has established a new task force to recommend changes to the school's Greek system in order to improve safety and efficiency.
Disbarred Kansas lawyer sentenced for hitting nurse with car
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A recently disbarred lawyer has been sentenced to two years and four months in prison for hitting a nurse while she was crossing a street.
Fifty-five-year-old Mark Logan was sentenced for aggravated battery and failure to yield to a pedestrian.