Jayhawks in the News | Jan. 26

Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our weekly edition of “In the News.” It’s like an online version of Class Notes. If you’ve seen Jayhawks in the news who should be featured, email us at share@kualumni.org.


Kevin Kane Named Defensive Coordinator | SMU Athletics

Southern Methodist University’s head football coach Sonny Dykes announced the addition of Kevin Kane, c’06, as the Mustangs’ defensive coordinator. Kane spent the 2016-17 seasons as the defensive coordinator at Northern Illinois. During the 2015 season, Kane coached linebackers at Kansas.
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Interview with Nick Kallail of KU Alumni Association | KU Sports Management

Our very own Nick Kallail, assistant vice president of alumni and network programs at the KU Alumni Association, is featured in a KU Sports Management podcast. In this episode, Nick, d’04, l’07, discusses his work in alumni relations, his time in sports marketing, selling alcohol at college games, and airport tips.
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Tallying Attacks on Science After One Year of Trump Administration | WCAI: The Cape and Islands NPR Station

WCAI talks with Jacob Carter, a research scientist for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, about changes in the science field in the year since Trump took office. Carter earned a PhD in ecology and evolution from the University of Kansas in 2016.
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KC actor set to star in new hit show from Emmy winner Lena Waithe | Kansas City Star

Tosin Morohunfola, c’10, will make his debut Jan. 21 as Trice, a neighborhood drug kingpin on “The Chi,” Showtime’s newest series from Emmy Award-winning writer Lena Waithe.
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KU players react to death of Jo Jo White: ‘He’s the reason I am who I am today’ | Kansas City Star

Former KU players and coaches including Bud Stallworth, David Magley, and Larry Brown shared their memories of Jo Jo White.
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Former tech exec, Lawrence native Brian McClendon announces run for Kansas secretary of state | Lawrence Journal-World

Brian McClendon, e’86, has filed to run for Kansas secretary of state in 2018. McClendon, a Lawrence native and University of Kansas graduate, was previously a vice president at Uber and Google, and co-founded Google Earth. He is currently a research professor at the university.
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