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Issue 1, 2014

Table of Contents

20 All Fired Up

26 A Martian Odyssey

30 Blood Harmony

5 First Word
The editor's turn

6 On the Boulevard
KU & Alumni Association events

8 Jayhawk Walk
Ramen goes upscale, research goes mobile and yell leader spirit never flags

10 Hilltopics
News and notes: KU begins annual quest for state funding; renovation set for Spencer Museum.

16 Sports
Basketball big man Embiid leads deep front court; volleyball achieves firsts with NCAA run.

34 Association News
"Jayhawks and Juleps" sets festive theme for Rock Chalk Ball in April.

38 Class Notes
Profiles of an ultra marathoner, a charity founder, an investigative reporter and more

56 In Memory
Deaths in the KU family

60 Rock Chalk Review
Rhodes finalists draw inspiration from theatre; journalist Marso chronicles meningitis recovery.

68 Glorious to View
Scene on campus