New gun law effective July 1
The new Kansas open carry gun law goes into effect July 1. Passed by the Kansas Legislature, HB2578 makes it legal in most circumstances for people to openly carry firearms outside buildings in the state of Kansas, including KU Medical Center. Read Chief Johnson's message.
New RX savings program
As the cost of health care continues to rise, the state is implementing new and creative ways to reduce your share of the expense. It has partnered with Rx Savings Solutions to help you save money on prescription drugs. Your current benefits and benefit structure will not change. Read more.
Stuff that might interest you
Parking changes at Westwood: If you travel to the Westwood campus, you need to be aware of changes in parking practice and enforcement. Read more.
A clearer picture of the anthrax toxin
Mark Fisher, Ph.D., professor, biochemistry and molecular biology, is leading a team of researchers looking for potential new drugs to block anthrax toxin molecules from causing cell death. Read more.
Taking on a leadership position abroad
KU School of Nursing doctoral student Christine Sommers makes the jump from being a part-time instructor to the executive dean of nursing at a college in Indonesia. Read more.
Just for fun
Congratulations to Michael Ciolek, who answered last week's question correctly with the year 1880. View last week's question.
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June 27-28: Bluff garage will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. on Saturday for fire department training. All cars need to be moved from Bluff by 8 a.m. Saturday. Please use Olathe II garage on Saturday. Contact Kevin Rowald with questions.
ASK THE EVC
We received a comment that talked about work-from-home schedules as an option to pay raises. Read the question and response.
Ruben David Bunag, M.D., professor emeritus in the department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics, died Tuesday, June 17.