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KU Cancer Center achieves highest designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center

Earlier today in Kansas City, The University of Kansas Cancer Center received some wonderful news: we have achieved designation as a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Demobilizing our Lawrence Campus COVID-19 Unified Command structure

The University of Kansas has demobilized its Lawrence Campus COVID-19 Unified Command, indicating that while COVID-19 is not gone from our lives, public health experts feel we have reached an endemic stage where the virus can be managed through normal everyday business practices.

An update on this week’s Kansas Board of Regents meeting

Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer share a summary of topics from this week's Kansas Board of Regents meeting.

Masks no longer required in classrooms on Lawrence, Edwards campuses beginning March 28

The University of Kansas will no longer require masks in classrooms on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses, effective Monday, March 28.

Congratulating a valued colleague on his new opportunity

Jack Cline, our associate vice chancellor for federal relations, has accepted a new position as vice president for federal relations at Northeastern University in Boston. Jack will lead Northeastern University’s federal relations office on Capitol Hill. Jack’s last day with KU will be May 1.

Join us for the second annual University Research Awards event on April 5

We're hosting the second annual University Research Awards from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Lied Center to celebrate many of our most research-productive faculty.

Lawrence, Edwards campuses to begin phasing out indoor mask mandate today

Today the University of Kansas will begin phasing out our indoor mask mandate on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.

A statement on the invasion of Ukraine

The unfolding attack on Ukraine continues to cause tremendous concern, anger and sadness across the world, including within higher education and here at the University of Kansas. This unprovoked attack on a sovereign democratic state has rightfully been condemned by leaders around the world, and on…

Welcome back to campus, Jayhawks

With the academic semester now underway, I would like to preview a few highlights for the spring and update you on key initiatives across the university.

The Kansas Legislature and KU's priorities for the 2022 session

Earlier this week, the Kansas Legislature convened its 2022 session. As lawmakers conclude their first full week of work, I’d like to provide you a brief update on the latest happenings in the Statehouse and share our legislative priorities for the session.

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