KU http://kcur.org en KU Science Fiction Conference Explores Reality And Imagination http://kcur.org/post/ku-science-fiction-conference-explores-reality-and-imagination <p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:08:01 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Danie Alexander & Hannah Copeland 57290 at http://kcur.org KU Science Fiction Conference Explores Reality And Imagination Want To Play The Carillon? Choices Are Slim, But KU Is One http://kcur.org/post/want-play-carillon-choices-are-slim-ku-one <p></p><p>It was a beautiful Wednesday morning at the University of Kansas and the chimes inside the school's Campanile rang out "Ode to Joy" across the lush campus.</p><p>And then they started clanking, an odd off-beat, minor clank. Students passing by looked at each other, a little worried.</p><p>"It is broken?" one asked.</p><p>No, just student Amanda Schultz, trying to make 53 bells do a blues slide on the carillon.</p><p>There are only handful of schools in the country to learn the carillon, a tall organ-like instrument that controls the bells in a bell tower, or campanile.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Dawn Fallik 55719 at http://kcur.org Want To Play The Carillon? Choices Are Slim, But KU Is One Moody's Lowers Bond Rating For KU, Emporia State http://kcur.org/post/moodys-lowers-bond-rating-ku-emporia-state <p>The credit rating agency Moody's has downgraded its bond rating for the University of Kansas. The rating fell one grade to AA2. The company cited what it calls "thin operating cash flow" and falling enrollment as the state faces budget challenges in the coming years.</p><p>KU's Joe Monaco says despite the downgrade, the rating is still the third-highest an institution can receive.</p><p>“An Aa2 rating is still a very strong rating that enables us to continue financing the projects and the operations we need to serve students and the state of Kansas,” Monaco says.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 12:44:03 +0000 Stephen Koranda 55468 at http://kcur.org Bob Dole Speaks On KU Campus During Kansas Visit http://kcur.org/post/bob-dole-speaks-ku-campus-during-kansas-visit <p>Former Republican Kansas Senator Bob Dole is in the midst of a tour through eastern Kansas to meet with friends and supporters.</p><p>Dole will wrap up the three-day trek Wednesday in Atchison and Leavenworth.</p><p>On Tuesday, the 90-year-old visited the University of Kansas campus and spoke at a facility named after him — the Dole Institute. He didn't shy away from serious topics.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:45:28 +0000 Stephen Koranda 54619 at http://kcur.org It's Going To Be An Epic Weekend In St. Louis For Kansas Basketball Fans http://kcur.org/post/its-going-be-epic-weekend-st-louis-kansas-basketball-fans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Since Wichita State’s first appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball Tournament 50 years ago, this is the first time that the Shockers, Kansas and Kansas State are at the same site — a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ll three teams will be in action Friday at </span>Scottrade<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Center in St. Louis, Mo. And fans who planned early are getting the most bang for their buck.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:39:29 +0000 Greg Echlin 52994 at http://kcur.org It's Going To Be An Epic Weekend In St. Louis For Kansas Basketball Fans Kansas Senator Says Bill Targets KU Budget http://kcur.org/post/kansas-senator-says-bill-targets-ku-budget <p>A Kansas Senate committee is considering a budget bill that would restore some funding to state universities that was cut last year. But the bill caused some heated words about whether lawmakers are targeting the University of Kansas.</p><p>The bill eliminates $2 million Gov. Sam Brownback had proposed for a program to help commercialize KU research. Only KU had a program proposal deleted from the governor's suggestions.</p><p>Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, says the committee targeted KU.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:58:13 +0000 Stephen Koranda 52875 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Federal Reserve Commissions Student Art For Centennial http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-federal-reserve-commissions-student-art-centennial <p></p><p>Congress established the Federal Reserve System a century ago. To mark its centennial, the <a href="http://www.kc.frb.org/">Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City</a> is working with <a href="http://art.ku.edu/">University of Kansas students</a> to turn some of its own history - from name plates to modems - into a new art installation.</p><p><strong>Shaping a range of objects, from mundane to archival, into art</strong></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:28:05 +0000 Laura Spencer 51926 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Federal Reserve Commissions Student Art For Centennial $17.5 Million Basketball Dorm To Be Built At KU http://kcur.org/post/175-million-basketball-dorm-be-built-ku <p>The Kansas Board of Regents approved the construction for an apartment building that will serve as the housing for the men’s and women’s basketball players at the University of Kansas.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s expected to be ready for the 2015-16 school year. </span></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:03:52 +0000 Greg Echlin 49841 at http://kcur.org Kansas Regents Reject Plea To Suspend Social Media Plan http://kcur.org/post/kansas-regents-reject-plea-suspend-social-media-plan <p>The Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday denied a faculty group’s request that it suspend a controversial social media policy that has received national criticism as harming free speech.</p><p>Emporia State Professor Sheryl Lidzy, representing the Council of Faculty Senate Presidents, asked for the suspension, saying the plan could harm the hiring of top quality faculty and continue to generate negative publicity.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:56:02 +0000 Peggy Lowe 49817 at http://kcur.org KU Med Names New Executive Dean http://kcur.org/post/ku-med-names-new-executive-dean <p>The University of Kansas School of Medicine announced Tuesday afternoon that Dr. Robert Samari will become the school's new executive dean.</p><p>Samari comes from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he currently serves as vice chair of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and co-director of the Mayo Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences.</p><p>Simari grew up in Overland Park and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School. He received his medical degree from KU in 1986.</p><p>Simari is also co-founder of Anexon, a biotech company based in Cambridge, Mass.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:13:05 +0000 Alex Smith 49422 at http://kcur.org KU Med Names New Executive Dean KU Theater Department Reinvents Stage Design With Computer Technology http://kcur.org/post/ku-theater-department-reinvents-stage-design-computer-technology <p>When the <a href="http://www.kutheatre.com/">University Theatre</a> at the University of Kansas in Lawrence first staged the play<em> The Adding Machine</em> in 1995, it garnered national attention. <a href="http://www.tcg.org">American Theatre magazine</a> was impressed by the way the production utilized cutting edge computer animation in its set design. This week, the department opens a musical version of the play with its scenic designer intact while the technology used is now much more advanced.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 46608 at http://kcur.org KU Theater Department Reinvents Stage Design With Computer Technology Kansas Universities Hit Hard By Budget Cuts, Tuition Expected To Rise http://kcur.org/post/kansas-universities-hit-hard-budget-cuts-tuition-expected-rise <p>University leadership from around the state met with the Kansas Board of Regents today to discuss how to adjust to nearly $49 million in cuts from the state’s higher education budget.</p><p>The move was approved by lawmakers over the weekend, and include cuts to the state’s six universities in addition to community colleges, technical colleges and Washburn University. Cuts were also made to student financial assistance programs, the Board of Regents Office, and adult education programs Board Spokesperson Vanessa Lamoreaux said.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:52:10 +0000 Ryan Schuessler & Stephen Koranda 38070 at http://kcur.org Governor's Higher Education Tour Stops At KU http://kcur.org/post/governors-higher-education-tour-stops-ku <p>Kansas Governor Sam Brownback visited the University of Kansas campus yesterday, where he met with school officials and student leaders as part of a tour promoting higher education in the state.</p><p>Brownback called KU a "great innovation institution" and highlighted its role in the Kansas economy.</p><p>“We’ve really got some momentum moving forward in job creation off of our universities, providing excellence in education, which is a primary issue for us, and we want to keep that momentum growing,” said Brownback.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:37:19 +0000 Stephen Koranda 35608 at http://kcur.org Governor's Higher Education Tour Stops At KU Race & Gender In The Elections: How Children Are Affected http://kcur.org/post/race-gender-elections-how-children-are-affected <p>It may be hard to remember, but the 2008 election broke racial and gender norms for politics. With President Obama, Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton among the presidential and vice-presidential candidates in both major parties, the idea of race and gender was a common discussion. But what did that election mean to those who didn’t, and couldn’t vote?</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:51:12 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 31893 at http://kcur.org Race & Gender In The Elections: How Children Are Affected KU Lobbies To Save Research Grants http://kcur.org/post/ku-lobbies-save-research-grants <p>Amid negotiations in Washington to year end avoid budget cuts and tax hikes, universities are lobbying against grant reductions.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:32:55 +0000 Dan Verbeck 29133 at http://kcur.org KU Lobbies To Save Research Grants KU Researcher Lands NIH Grant For Alzheimer’s Study http://kcur.org/post/ku-researcher-lands-nih-grant-alzheimer-s-study <p>A University of Kansas researcher is partnering with a Harvard scientist on a $1.7 million study of a protein believed to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<br> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:16:19 +0000 Bryan Thompson 29022 at http://kcur.org KU Researcher Lands NIH Grant For Alzheimer’s Study Kansas Faces Fiscal Cliff http://kcur.org/post/kansas-faces-fiscal-cliff <p>Budget negotiations between President Obama and Congressional leaders continue, but if those talks fail, Kansas will see a series of funding cuts that will affect the future of higher education, research, and military bases in the state.</p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:42:58 +0000 Maria Carter 28827 at http://kcur.org Kansas Faces Fiscal Cliff 'Working Words' Literary Event Comes To First Friday http://kcur.org/post/working-words-literary-event-comes-first-friday <p></p><p>The worlds of <strong>creative writing</strong> and <strong>visual art</strong> are woven together for an upcoming First Friday event in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District.</p><p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 23:27:40 +0000 Laurie Arbore & Jabulani Leffall 26876 at http://kcur.org 'Working Words' Literary Event Comes To First Friday Kansas Army Base Hosts Shariah Class http://kcur.org/post/kansas-army-base-hosts-shariah-class <p>In Kansas, the Islamic code of laws called Shariah has drawn a lot of suspicion and debate during the past year.</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:32:01 +0000 Alex Smith 26804 at http://kcur.org Kansas Army Base Hosts Shariah Class Can 'Boozing It Up' Make Us More Conservative? http://kcur.org/post/can-boozing-it-make-us-more-conservative <p>Could knocking back a few beers influence a person&rsquo;s political views? Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:06:22 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 16096 at http://kcur.org Can 'Boozing It Up' Make Us More Conservative? Top Of The Morning News: Monday, April 2, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-april-2-2012 <p>A mild winter and early spring has brought out some insects sooner than usual &amp; a state budget proposal has unraveled in the final moments before it was slated to pass the Kansas legislature. It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:38:43 +0000 Elana Gordon 15253 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Friday, December 9, 2012 http://kcur.org/node/8669 <p>The KC Council's new redistricting map, KU's new football coach, inside "The Nutcracker," &amp; more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:33:25 +0000 Maria Carter 8669 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Friday, December 9, 2012 Naismith's Basketball Rules Bought for $4.3 Million by KU Grad http://kcur.org/post/naismiths-basketball-rules-bought-43-million-ku-grad <p>Kansas City, MO – Looks like the University of Kansas may become home to the original typewritten rules of basketball. The game was invented by James Naismith in Massachusetts in 1892, six years before he became a KU professor and basketball coach.</p> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 23:32:19 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 7356 at http://kcur.org Naismith's Basketball Rules Bought for $4.3 Million by KU Grad Bioscience Authority Commits $9 Million to KU Cancer Center http://kcur.org/post/bioscience-authority-commits-9-million-ku-cancer-center <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf65543d4dc-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf65543d4dc-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf65543d4dc-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-928725.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Salina, KS – The Kansas Bioscience Authority has pledged more than $9 million over the next five years to bring five prominent cancer researchers to the University of Kansas Cancer Center.</p> Tue, 12 Oct 2010 16:55:48 +0000 Bryan Thompson 7162 at http://kcur.org Kansas Athletics Director Lew Perkins Resigns Abruptly http://kcur.org/post/kansas-athletics-director-lew-perkins-resigns-abruptly <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf65543c353-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf65543c353-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf65543c353-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-922594.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Lawrence, KS – The athletics director position at the University of Kansas went through sweeping changes. Lew Perkins is no longer in charge, an interim A.D. is in place and a plan for a successor is underway</p> Wed, 08 Sep 2010 14:40:14 +0000 Greg Echlin 7042 at http://kcur.org KU Uncovers Million-Dollar Ticket Heist http://kcur.org/post/ku-uncovers-million-dollar-ticket-heist <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf65543a9aa-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf65543a9aa-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf65543a9aa-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-904352.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – An independent investigation into the University of Kansas Athletic Department says at least a million dollars worth of tickets were sold inappropriately over the past five years.<br /></p> Thu, 27 May 2010 08:08:26 +0000 Steve Bell 6661 at http://kcur.org Armed Search Of KU Dorm http://kcur.org/post/armed-search-ku-dorm <p>Lawrence, Kan. – Man with gun seen in KU residence hall. Thought to have left McCollum Hall. No injuries reported</p> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 21:46:15 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6576 at http://kcur.org Armed Search Of KU Dorm Giant Expansion Of KU Edwards Campus http://kcur.org/post/giant-expansion-ku-edwards-campus <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf65543714b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf65543714b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf65543714b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-897588.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Overland Park, KS – University of Kansas is expanding its Overland Park Edwards Campus by more than half, with a 75,000-square-foot building for science and technology, business and engineering.</p> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 22:04:34 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6548 at http://kcur.org Giant Expansion Of KU Edwards Campus KU To Open Medical Training Program In Salina http://kcur.org/post/ku-open-medical-training-program-salina <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf6554357a3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf6554357a3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf6554357a3-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-891759.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – The only medical school in Kansas is expanding. Officials at KU's School of Medicine have announced they're opening a four year medical program at the Regional Medical Center in Salina. The program will be geared towards the practice of rural medicine.</p> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:58:01 +0000 Elana Gordon 6433 at http://kcur.org