Jayhawks in the News | Nov. 10

Posted on Nov 10, 2017 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our now 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.


$1.3M gift establishes 5 scholarships for KU students | The University of Kansas

A gift of more than $1.3 million from the estate of University of Kansas alumni Perry Rashleigh and Rosemary Jones Rashleigh will create five Rashleigh Family Scholarships for students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, math and English.
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Jones, Gordon-Ross, incumbent Johnson win Lawrence school board seats | Lawrence Journal-World

Voters returned incumbent Melissa Johnson, d’08, to the Lawrence school board and selected newcomers Kelly Jones, s’09, and Ronald “G.R.” Gordon-Ross, PharmD’02, to join her on the seven-member board.
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Dallas TV reporter, a KU grad from KC, becomes target in body shaming controversy | The Kansas City Star

Dallas TV reporter Demetria Obilor, a former Kansas City resident, felt the full sting of body shaming last week when a viewer wrote on Facebook that Obilor “looks ridiculous” on TV in clothes that seem too small for her. In a video response posted to her social media on Friday, Obilor, a 2012 University of Kansas graduate, said she doesn’t usually “clap back” at viewers. But she did this time.
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Local author to speak at public library about his latest true-crime novel | The University Daily Kansan

Lawrence author and University graduate Bill James will visit the Lawrence Public Library on Thursday to talk about his latest true-crime novel, “The Man from the Train.”
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Alumni Spotlight | Center for Undergraduate Research

Blaine Ragsdale is a 2015 Behavioral Neuroscience who is currently a clinical trial assistant. Following his graduation, he recounts some of his insights about the research world.
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Alumni Profile: Nolan T. Jones | KU School of the Arts

Nolan T. Jones, now a managing partner of The Orr Group, LLC, the company behind Roll20.net, shares how KU got him to where his is today after his graduation in 2007.
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MSI General strengthens its resources | BizTimes

Jay Craig, the leader of the Milwaukee network, has joined MSI General as vice president – Project Executive to further develop the growing portfolio of regional design/build accounts.
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New research looks at how ‘cosmic web’ of filaments alters star formation in galaxies | Phys.org

Astronomer Gregory Rudnick sees the universe crisscrossed by something like an interstellar superhighway system. Filaments—the strands of aggregated matter that stretch millions of light years across the universe to connect galaxy clusters—are the freeways.
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