Jayhawks in the News | April 13

Posted on Apr 13, 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.

He went down in the Pacific in World War II. Now, his remains are coming home to Kansas. | The Wichita Eagle

After nearly three-quarters of a century, Irvin Edmund Rink, c’41, is returning home. The 25-year-old Kansan disappeared in the Russell Islands near Guadalcanal on Aug. 4, 1943. He was a Navy pilot flying in a squadron when his F4F-4 Wildcat plane was shot down at sea by Japanese fighter planes.
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Law Alumna Inducted into KU Women’s Hall of Fame | KU School of Law

Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of women who, through their transformational leadership and contributions, have changed the world.
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Woodard inducted into KU Women’s Hall of Fame | KU Athletics

Kansas women’s basketball great Lynette Woodard, c’81, added to her list of accomplishments as a pioneer of the game after being inducted into the KU Women’s Hall of Fame as selected by the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity on Thursday night.
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BioKansas Hires Recent KU Graduate to Lead Workforce Initiatives | BusinessWire

BioKansas today announced that it has hired Dr. Alex Erwin, PhD ’18, as the organization’s new Director of Talent Development & STEMM Education, effective April 2nd.
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Iowan Nick Collison gets special tribute from Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook | Des Moines Register

Iowan Nick Collison, c’03, got some love from one of his Oklahoma City teammates and the thousands packed inside Chesapeake Energy Arena at the start of the Thunder’s game Wednesday night versus Memphis. Collison, 37, played at Iowa Falls as a prep and led his team to back-to-back state championships in 1997 and 1998. He later went on to play at the University of Kansas, where his No. 4 jersey is retired.
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New KU fellow to link scholarship with nonprofits to help realize positive change | The University of Kansas

You can call her a humanities evangelist. Nancy Jackson, c’92 g’01, believes, contrary to certain national dialogues, that the humanities are vitally important to a vibrant society. She points especially to the nonprofit sector in the United States, which she characterizes as humanities — and humanity — in action.
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