Jayhawks in the News | Oct. 21

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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KU alumnus, Colombia leader Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize | Lawrence Journal-World

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end a five-decade civil war that has killed more than 200,000 people — and said he received the award in the name of the Colombian people. Santos, b’73, earned degrees in business and economics from the University.
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University alumnus funds film ‘Stadium’ through Kickstarter | University Daily Kansan

Caleb Knueven, c’11, is writing and directing a new short film titled “Stadium” about the beginning of a breakup. On Aug. 19, the film received funding through Kickstarter and surpassed its goal of $6,000, with a final tally of $8,075.
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Alumna’s role as CEO of design firm started with KU business education | KU School of Business on Medium

Jesse Hufft describes her position as co-founder and CEO of Hufft Projects as the job she never knew she always wanted. She and her husband, Matthew Hufft — a KU architecture graduate — started the architecture firm, which is based in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2005. He serves as the firm’s creative director.
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KU Student Housing leader Diana Robertson to retire | KU Student Housing

Diana Robertson, director of Student Housing at the University of Kansas, has announced her retirement effective June 27. In her 17 years at KU she has served as director for 11 years and associate director for residence life for six.
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A booster paid $4.3 million for Naismith’s rules, then KU built this palace for them | Kansas City Star

A video from the Kansas City star narrated by KU alumnus and television journalist Bill Kurtis describes the DeBruce Center, built adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse to house the historic rules of basketball purchased by alumnus David Booth.
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Making billions with one belief: The markets can’t be beat  |  The Wall Street Journal

Speaking of David Booth, the Wall Street Journal published an article about his company, Dimensional Fund Advisors, LP, the fastest-growing major mutual-fund company in the United States. The company was launched in 1981.
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David Jaynes living proof that Kansas can beat the best in football recruiting | Lawrence Journal-World

Legendary KU football player David Jaynes, who lives in Los Angeles with his wife Barbara, was in town for a KU football reunion he organized for former KU coach Pepper Rodgers’ 85th birthday, which coincided with Saturday’s 24-23 loss to TCU. Jaynes placed fourth in Heisman Trophy voting in 1973.
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Basketball rules came to KU, but Booth keeps another bit of KU hoops history close by

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Alumni News and News

David G. Booth, c’68, g’69, chairman and co-CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors in Austin, Texas, purchased at auction and then promptly donated James Naismith’s original “Rules of Basket Ball” to KU.

So what small item of KU basketball history does he keep close at hand on his office desk? What trip memento could Booth not resist buying while visiting his company’s Beijing office, and why does he encourage employees to leave the office by 5 p.m.?

Booth shared these insights and more in the New York Times’ business feature “There’s a Method to My Desk’s Madness,” which can be read here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/05/18/business/method-to-desk-madness.html.

–Chris Lazzarino

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