MANHATTAN — A new book from the Chapman Center for Rural Studies at Kansas State University is a history of life on a prominent Flint Hills ranch through the years. "Sauble: Stories from the Flint Hills" is co-authored by Patrick Henry Sauble, a longtime rancher and a K-State alumnus, and Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, K-State associate professor of histo...
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Feng "Franklin" Tao, 47, of Lawrence, Kan., was charged in a superseding indictment with two counts of wire fraud and one count of program fraud. The indictment alleges Tao concealed from University of Kansas officials work he was doing for China while employed full time as an associate professor at KU's Center for Environm...
LAWRENCE — Jeff Goldblum’s character in “Jurassic Park” famously popularized the concept of chaos theory as it relates to science. But one University of Kansas professor is applying that theory to the economy. William Barnett, the Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics, has co-written “Shilnikov Chaos, Low Interest Rates, and New Keynesia...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) today announced that he nominated 41 Kansas students for an appointment to one of the U.S. Service Academies for the class of 2024. “As a Marine, I’m pleased to nominate this outstanding group of young men and women to our nation’s service academies,” Senator Roberts said. “I am especially proud ...
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University is again being recognized as the top university value in Kansas by Money magazine. It's the fourth year in a row that K-State is the highest-ranking Kansas school on Money's list, which was developed to find schools that successfully combine quality and affordability. The magazine rates schools on factors dealing...
To get the best college experience, live on campus. It’s a common bit of college advice. And at many Kansas universities it’s a requirement — not a suggestion — for new students. Yet while state universities agree they want to steer students away from commuting, the schools have their own vision on how student housing should look. Public-private pa...
Kansas junior college football plays in the big time these days. The Jayhawk Community College Conference made a key change to its player eligibility rules three years ago that drew blue-chip players in from out of state. The level of play shot up almost overnight, transforming at least one team from a perennial doormat to a national contender. As ...
This week America marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. It was a milestone in human history, and has inspired many to dream of what’s possible rather than settle for what has already been done and is safe.  When I was young I decided I wanted to be an astronaut after taking a field trip to Hutchinson’s Cosmosphere. It’s a world clas...
After recruiting only three teachers in Kansas last year, nonprofit Teach For America is asking lawmakers for a quarter of a million dollars to continue working for the state. In 2018, legislators appropriated $520,000 for Teach For America to recruit 12 teachers. In a contract finalized in December, the state education department agreed to pay the...
Kansas has expanded its territory into the mountains of Colorado. The University of Kansas that is. The geology department has purchased a 600 acre ranch near Cañon City, for $360,000. The new addition to campus is approximately 45 miles south of Highway 24, southwest of Colorado Springs, and just east of the Royal Gorge.  The department has used t...
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