university of kansas

Science, Health and Technology
7:37 am
Mon August 12, 2013

KU demolishes former nuclear reactor building

An artist's representation of the new facility.
Credit University of Kansas

A 42-year-old University of Kansas building that formerly housed a small, experimental nuclear reactor has been torn down.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Burt Hall was demolished to help clear space on campus for expansion of the School of Engineering complex.

The nuclear reactor was removed from Burt Hall in the early 1990s. But the demolition took several months as workers carefully searched for any radioactive material. Associate engineering dean JoAnn Browning said she knew of no traces of radiation being found.

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Politics
8:59 am
Thu May 17, 2012

KU license plate ban on the way to Nixon

Missouri House and Senate have reached an agreement on a bill banning the creation of a KU license plate in Missouri.
david shane flickr

Language that would ban the creation of a Kansas Jayhawks specialty license plate in Missouri is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon.

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Politics
6:18 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Legislative measure would bar Jayhawks specialty license plate

A depiction of the Jayhawk, the symbol of the University of Kansas.
ensign_beedrill Flickr

The Missouri House has approved language designed to bar the creation of a Kansas Jayhawks specialty license plate.  The measure was added onto a larger higher education bill passed by the House Tuesday.

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Education
4:18 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

MU, KU officials weigh in on future of rivalry

MU’s Kim English boxes out Kansas guard Travis Releford during the MU-KU game on February 4, 2012 in Columbia, MO.
Kaveh Kaghazi KBIA Sports Extra

Missouri’s men’s basketball game against Kansas on Saturday was the 267th time the teams have played.  But it could be one of the last times the long time rivals will compete since MU is moving to the Southeastern Conference next year.  Opposing petitions have sprung up in Kansas and Missouri to either save or end the Border Showdown.

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Exam
3:54 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Deaton faces faculty council

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton
Eric Staszczak KBIA

This week on the show: Brady Deaton talks with the MU Faculty Council for the first time since announced cuts. Plus, a little discussion of the future of the MU-KU rivalry.

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