Jayhawks in the News | March 10

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in News

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Putting Kansas ‘on the map’: University alumna brings major film and TV projects to the Midwest | University Daily Kansan

Audiences all over the world saw the Kansas City skyline last year in “American Honey.” The film, which received six nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards — including Best Feature and Female Lead — stars actor Shia LaBeouf. Kansas City Film Commissioner Stephane Scupham, a 1999 graduate and University alumna, worked with the crew of “American Honey” for the duration of its stay in Kansas City.
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The Most Important Coach You’ve Never Heard Of | FountainCityFrequency.com

A documentary came out last year celebrating the life of that coach. “Fast Break: The Legend of John McLendon” was directed by University of Kansas film Professor Kevin Willmott who says McLendon is an American hero. In 1936, McLendon was the first black man to graduate from KU with a Physical Education degree.
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Law professor, practicing lawyer pens memoir on attaining third degree at age 72 | University of Kansas

Plenty of people go back to school at a nontraditional age. But most of them don’t take classes for a doctorate at a school in which they are also a professor. Or while they are practicing law full-time. Or at the age of 72. But that’s exactly what Bruce Hopkins did when he decided to get an SJD at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he also serves as a professor from practice.
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Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca Linwood | KU Center for Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research highlights alumni accomplishments on their website. Rebecca Linwood, c’05, is featured this month. Linwood earned a degree in cell biology and is a senior scientist at Merck Animal Health.
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Greenberg Traurig Adds Powerhouse Attorneys to White Collar Practice | PRNewswire.com

Nathan Muyskens, former Co-Chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Practice at Loeb & Loeb, joined the Washington, D.C. office of Greenberg Traurig. Muyskens earned a degree from the KU School of Law in 1995.
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Catina Taylor wants to restore Kansas City’s hopes and dreams in education with new tiny school | The Lean Lab on Medium.com

Kayla Smalley sat down with Catina Taylor, co-founder of the V Form Alliance and founder of Dreams KC, to hear about her entrepreneurial journey in building a new tiny school in Kansas City. Taylor is a 1999 graduate of the KU School of Law.
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Pelicans Sign D-League’s Wayne Selden Jr. | BlacktopTV

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed current D-League player and former Kansas star Wayne Selden Jr. The 6-5, 230-pound guard has averaged of 18.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.9 assists this season with the Iowa Energy.
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Former Kansas men’s basketball great Bill Hougland passes | KUAthletics.com

William “Bill” Hougland, former Kansas men’s basketball player and the first player in Olympic basketball history to win two gold medals, died March 6 in Lawrence. He was 86. Hougland, b’52, was a former member of the KU Alumni Association’s national board of directors.
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New KU building illustrates ‘transparency’ | 6 News Lawrence

KU’s new School of Business building opened its doors last May—and it’s already received several awards and national recognition. David Broz, a’97, an architect for Gensler says while conceptualizing the building back in 2009, the country was in a recession—and staff wanted to bring nobility back to business.
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Jayhawks in the News | July 15

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 in News

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Hawks to watch: Young alumni making their mark | KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

2016 is the first year of the Hawks to Watch spotlight, which recognizes KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences alumni and former students who have attended the university within the past 15 years. Read about these Jayhawks, who span all industries including business, non-profits, tech, healthcare, media, law and the arts.
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Gensler earns top marks for its artful business school at the University of Kansas | Interior Design

If you’re looking for more information about KU’s stunning new School of Business, check out this article for a great description of the building. Principals from Gensler, including David Broz, a’97, also offer insights.
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Capitol Federal Hall | MidCoast Design Record

Can’t get enough of #CapFedHall? Neither can we. This piece from MidCoast Record shares information from GastingerWalker&, the architect of record, along with beautiful photos of the new building.
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Lawrence High and KU alumnus to be inducted into a worldwide hall of fame | LJWorld.com

Alan Mulally, a graduate of the KU School of Engineering and former president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, is set to be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. The ceremony is set for July 21.
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How the Dallas Morning News went from covering a protest to reporting on a deadly shooting | Poynter

Hannah Wise, j’14, is a breaking news reporter for the Dallas Morning News and was assigned to broadcast the rally and march during the recent protests. She shared her experience covering the deadly events with Poynter.
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Baxter Springs native named to Hall of Fame | The Joplin Globe

Ross Hartley, a graduate of the KU School of Law, will be honored by his hometown’s Wall of Fame. Hartley, l’74, co-founded NIC Inc., a company rated by Forbes as one of America’s Best Small Companies and one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the country.
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Steelers’ Johnson brings faith to South Media | Daily Times Sports

Steven Johnson walked on to the KU football team and eventually earned a scholarship, a starting job, and a spot on the Denver Broncos as an undrafted rookie. Now a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Johnson, c’12, gives back to his community with the Faith Motivated Foundation 3 on 3 basketball tournament.
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