Abrupt change: Use dashes to denote an abrupt change in thought in a sentence or an emphatic pause. We will fly to Amsterdam in June – if KUMC gives me a huge raise.
Series within a phrase: When a phrase that otherwise would be set off by commas contains a series of words that must be separated by commas, use dashes to set off the full phrase: She listed the qualities – intelligence, humor, conservatism – that she liked.
Attribution: Use a dash before an author's or composer's name at the end of a quotation:
"Who steals my purse steals trash." –Shakespeare.
In datelines: KANSAS CITY – The University of Kansas Medical Center trains health care professionals.
See academic degrees, certifications, honors
Departments are of the university (KU); at the medical center and in the school.