KU Med name change to end confusion
In an effort to reduce confusion between the hospital and KU’s educational
center, KU Med is changing its name to the University of Kansas Hospital,
effective Sept. 21.
Dennis McCullough, director of public and government relations for the
University of Kansas Hospital, announced the change Monday, Sept. 15.
KU Med separated from the KU governing system in 1998 but retained its
Locally there has been confusion between KU Med, the hospital, and KU
Medical Center, the university’s education and research facility
housing the KU schools of medicine, allied health and nursing.
Outside of the region, the nationally acclaimed academic medical center
suffered because its acronym wasn’t immediately identifiable.
After an extensive review process, McCullough said, the hospital decided
to adopt the more formal name for all text, advertising and other communications.
The new name will more clearly distinguish the hospital from the university
while maintaining its association with KU’s life science schools.
For more information, call (913) 588-5246.
Lied celebrates series anniversary
The 100th year of the Lied Center Concert Series will kick off Oct. 8
with an all-Balanchine performance by the Miami City Ballet.
The company will hold a master class session with the KU Advanced Ballet
that afternoon, followed by a pre-performance lecture by Edward Villella,
the founding director/chief executive officer of the Miami Ballet.
The pre-performance lecture is open to the public and does not require
For more information, see www.lied.ku.edu or call 864-ARTS for ticket