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Self to Naismith Hall of Fame

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Joining elite company, Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self has been chosen for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Hall announced Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Glendale, Arizona. A first-ballot inductee, Self began his coaching career as an graduate assistant at Kansas in 1985-86 under Hall of Fame…
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Lorenzo Fuller

Too Darn Hot

Born on March 22, 1919, in Stockton, Kansas, Lorenzo Fuller was a child prodigy coming from a musical family. His talents led him to the University of Kansas and later to Broadway, Radio and Television. Fuller’s father operated the Fuller Concert Company and toured the middle of the country from Mexico to Canada. Lorenzo’s musical career began…
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McLendon to be Enshrined September 9th

1936 University of Kansas graduate John B. McLendon was enshrined for a second time into the Naismith Hall of Fame on Friday evening, September 9, 2016. Originally enshrined as a conributor, McLendon was inducted as a coach along with 9 other inductees into the class of 2016. McLendon, a Hiawatha native, was mentored by the game’s creator James…
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Jayhawks in the Olympics

The Summer Olympics are here, and KUHistory.com looks back to the Olympics of 1932 for one of the best showings of current or former KU athletes. Haskell University was represented by Wilson Charles, the defending AAU champion in the decathlon.  Wilson was joined by KU’s Glenn Cunningham in the 1500 meter run, Clyde Coffman and…
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KU Grad John McLendon Honored

1936 University of Kansas graduate John B. McLendon will be enshrined for a second time into the Naismith Hall of Fame. Originally enshrined as a conributor, McLendon will be inducted as a coach along with 9 other enshrinees in the class of 2016. McLendon, a Hiawatha native, was mentored by the game’s creator James Naismith…
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DeBruce Center to Celebrate Naismith’s Rules

The Rules of Basketball and exhibits have been installed and are now open for public view in the DeBruce Center, a new student and visitor center at the University of Kansas. The 32,000-square-foot, three-story building adjoins the northeast corner of historic Allen Fieldhouse. The building houses a display of the original “Rules of Basket Ball,”…
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Clyde Lovellette Dies

Clyde Lovellette, a two-time All-American center for the Kansas Jayhawks basketball squads of the early 1950s, died last Wednesday at the age of 86. Read more about the former USA Olympian at KUathletics.com.

KU News Service- Stokstad

Art Historian Marilyn Stokstad Remembered

LAWRENCE — Across the nation and beyond, many college students get their first exposure to art history because of University of Kansas scholar Marilyn Stokstad. She died at the age of 87. Stokstad, the Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor Emerita of Art History, is being remembered in the KU and art history communities as an…
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KU Friend Glee Smith Passes

Former Kansas State Senator, attorney and KU alumnus, Glee S. Smith, Jr., 94, died on November 16, 2015 in Lawrence. Graveside ervices with Military Honors were held in Larned, KS on November 19th. Smith was born in Rozel, Kansas, April 29, 1921, the son of Glee S. Smith, Sr. and Bernice Augustine Smith. He married…
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Charles Michener, Bee Expert, Dies

Charles Michener, one of the foremost experts in the world on bees and other social insects, died on November 1, 2015, at the age of 97. Michener began work at KU in 1948 and retired in 1989, but never discontinued his research. Over his career he was published 514 times over almost 80 years. His…
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Max Lucas, former dean of School of Architecture & Urban Design, dies

LAWRENCE — William Maxwell “Max” Lucas, retired dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Design, died Sept. 4 at his home in Lawrence. “On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer my sincere condolences to Professor Lucas’s family, friends and colleagues,” Gray-Little said. “My thoughts are with them during this difficult…
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Chalmers Gets His Recognition

Former KU Chancellor E. Laurence Chalmers will be honored on Sunday, August 23rd, as the Art & Design building on campus is re-named the E. Laurence Chalmers Hall. He was the only ex-KU Chancellor without a building bearing his name. Chalmers served KU during the turbulent times of protests, violence and unrest on the Lawrence campus between…
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