University of Kansas

Education
9:56 am
Thu February 27, 2014

University Of Kansas To Begin Construction On Two New Dorm Halls

The University of Kansas is ready to begin construction of two five-story halls that will house 350 students.

Groundbreaking for the $47.8 million project is scheduled for next Wednesday.

The new residence halls will include two- and four-person suites. Construction is expected to be completed by July 2015, with the first students moving in that August.

The nearly 50-year-old McCollum Hall will be torn down in the summer of 2015.

Students will be able to sign up online to live in the new halls in September.

Sports
9:50 am
Wed February 19, 2014

KU Withdraws Request To Build Upscale Apartments For Basketball Players

The University of Kansas is dropping a request for the authority to build upscale apartments that would house basketball players and other students.

University spokesman Tim Caboni says the decision to withdraw the bonding proposal came after a Kansas House committee rejected it last week.

The university was seeking bonding authority for $17.5 million to help build apartments near Allen Fieldhouse that would house 66 students. Thirty-two of the apartments would be for men's and women's basketball players.

Education
7:56 am
Fri November 15, 2013

KU Faces Lawsuits After Alleged Misuse Of Grant Money

A former University of Kansas lab director says he was fired for reporting improper uses of grant funds.

David S. Moore's lawsuit alleges that he was fired last month as retaliation for "expressing good faith concerns" about the financial management and accountability for KU's Microscopy Analysis and Imaging Laboratory in Lawrence.

Moore alleges the university inappropriately charged administration, overhead and related expenses to the lab that did not comply with federal rules for spending grant money.

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Community
8:32 am
Tue November 5, 2013

KU Reseachers Use Cell Phones To Improve Parenting

A study by researchers at the Universities of Kansas and Notre Dame shows cell phones can be a powerful tool to help reinforce home-based parenting training.

The study focused on parents who experience higher levels of depression, stress and family violence. KU’s Judith Carta says these families need better parenting strategies, yet they’re most at-risk of dropping out of the very programs meant to help them.

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Politics
7:57 am
Thu October 3, 2013

KU Faculty and Staff Support Tweeting Professor's Right To Free Speech

More than 100 current and former University of Kansas faculty and staff are publicly affirming the free-speech rights of a professor whose Twitter post against the National Rifle Association sparked a political firestorm.

Their statement described the tweet by associate professor of journalism David Guth as "intemperate" but said the signers support his right to express his ideas.

Retired American Studies Professor Bill Tuttle said the statement is a response to comments from conservative Republican Kansas legislators that Guth should be fired.

Dinosaur Fossils
5:42 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

KU Paleontologists Get A Shot At A T-Rex

Paleontologists at the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas are getting a chance to study the bones of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Education
7:26 am
Mon August 19, 2013

KU Asked To Build Model Statewide Anti-Bullying Policy

Researchers at the University of Kansas have been hired by the State Department of Education to develop a model anti-bullying policy for use in schools statewide.

All Kansas schools must have an anti-bullying policy, but coming up with effective policies and practices to meet that requirement can get complicated. Researchers at the University of Kansas plan to launch a statewide series of meetings in October to present educators with a model policy to build their own programs around.

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Social Work
6:04 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

KU Program Aims To Fill Social Worker Void

The University of Kansas is starting a new program to address a shortage of social workers in western Kansas.

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Education
6:22 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Will A College Education In Kansas Cost More This Fall?

Some public university students in Kansas could see their tuition jump by almost 9 percent this fall.

The state board of regents expect to vote Wednesday afternoon on new tuition rates proposed by the universities.

The tuition hike would partially offset state funding cuts legislators made this year, while allowing for faculty salary increases.

The changes would raise an additional $34 million dollars over the next fiscal year.

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Technology
12:01 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

KU Joins Technology Service To Give Faculty, Students Wireless Access Abroad

KU has connected Eduroam, a service that allows faculty and students to log onto a wireless network at any other participating research or education institution. Conversely, visitors from Eduroam partner institutions can connect to KU's wireless network.

Eduroam started Europe and now boasts 6,000 member organizations in 58 countries, including 78 institutions in the U.S. KU is one of only a few schools in the Midwest using the service.

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