Just in time for The University of Kansas’ sesquicentennial anniversary, John L. Rury and Kim Cary Warren offer, “Transforming the University of Kansas: A History, 1965-2015.” The book reflects upon the people, politics, and developments that have transformed KU–making it the distinctive institution of higher learning that it is today. Luminaries like Dick Bond, Bernadette Gray-Little, Mandy Patinkin, Rob Riggle, The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Self, Delbert M. Shankel, David Shulenberger, and more offer reflections on the book, for example:
“When I think of KU, I’m young again.
It was the last place my father saw me do what I love to do: perform.
It gave me great teachers and lifelong friends.
It was a place that taught, supported and encouraged me to pursue what I loved
And it was the first place I fell in love.
I don’t know what more a person of any age could ask for.
Rock. . . chalk. . . Jay. . . hawk. . . K. . . you. . . ooo. . . K. . . you. . . ooo.”
–Mandy Patinkin, Tony® Award-winning and Emmy®-Award-winning actor