Shu Wu
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Shu Wu , Age: 51
September 06, 1966 -- May 31, 2018

Dr. Shu Wu, Professor of Economics and Associate Chair, Department of Economics at University of Kansas, and a resident of Overland Park, KS, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 after a hard fight with cancer.  The Funeral Liturgy will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Greater Kansas City Chinese Christian Church, 5316 Quivrira Rd., Shawnee, KS 66216. Shu was born September 6, 1966, in Chengdu, China, the son of Jucai Wu and Yuhua Huang. As the eldest son of the family and best student from primary school to high school, Shu was always the joy and pride of his parents.  In July 1983, Shu was accepted by Peking University, the best university in China, when he was less than 17 years old. Shu graduated from Peking University with a B.S. in Mathematical Mechanics and a M.S. in Management Science in 1987 and 1990, respectively. In 2000, Dr. Wu joined the University of Kansas as an Assistant Professor and Charles W. Oswald Faculty Scholar after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. During his 18 years of service at University of Kansas, Dr. Wu not only became a world class expert in Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Financial Economics, but also a great teacher loved by his students. He has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses and advised many Ph.D. and Master students.  In the meantime, he spent a period as Visiting Professor at City University of Hong Kong from 2004 to 2005, and Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 2007, 2008 and from 2013 to 2018. Shu was a very private man who was universally respected and admired by all.  He was a deeply compassionate and loyal man, profoundly interested in the development of others before himself.  His intellectual powers knew no boundaries. He will be deeply missed. In addition to his great profession accomplishments, Dr. Shu Wu is a devoted husband to his lovely wife Lucy, a loving father of two beautiful children, Felicia and Felix, and a great friend to be around. He loves traveling the world with his family, watching his daughter playing volleyball, biking with his son in the woods, taking spectacular photograph’s of the nature, and most of all enriching the world of people around him with his poetic, philosophic thoughts. Even amidst of his fight with cancer, he cared and supported other cancer fighters. Dr. Shu Wu found faith in Jesus while going through his cancer treatment in Houston. He was baptized at Greater Kansas City Chinese Christian Church on April 16, 2017. Shu is survived by his wife and high school sweet heart Lucy Xiaoqin Feng, two children, Felicia and Felix, his parents, brother and his wife, Ray and Liping.   (Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444) Shu’s family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support during this time of sorrow.

Additional Service: Memorial Service
Location: Greater Kansas City Chinese Christian Church
Address: 5316 Quivira Rd.
City: Shawnee
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66216
Date: June 03, 2018
Time: 01:30 PM
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Jianhong and Yongjing Xu June 02, 2018

Brother and sister in Chirist HOUSTON , Texas

Dear Shu, We miss you! We love you! You are a treasure and a beauty that the Lord placed in our life. You are our beloved brother! May peace from the Lord be with your family. John and Jing

Ryan Mattson June 03, 2018

Student Amarillo , Texas

Prof. Wu was a member of my dissertation committee and my professor at the University of Kansas in 2014. I have many fond memories of him, however the one that sticks out in my mind to this day is the scheduling of my dissertation defense. Shu told me that he could not make any time before 9 AM, because he wanted to see his children off to school in the morning. I have always been impressed by his devotion both to his family and to his work. I aspire to be that dedicated as both a father and a teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn. He was a remarkable man who left positive changes in those he met. He will be missed.

Jann Shinn June 04, 2018

Work with his wife Overland Park , Kansas

There are no words that can express how my heart goes out to you in your grief. My prayer is that you will find an enduring peace even in your sorrow.

John Francois June 04, 2018

Advisor and Mentor Amarillo , Texas

I can not begin to say thank you to a man who showed sincere thought in my progress. Even when he was ill he made sure my progress came first. A truly selfless and loving person. Rest in perfect peace Prof. Wu.

Asmaa Yaseen June 04, 2018

Student Lawrence , Kansas

Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of Prof. Shu Wu. I share in the grief of you and your family at this sad time. There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. He was great Professor, outstanding economists and such a shining light in so many students' lives. I am deeply honored and blessed to have him as one of my professors . He was blessing in my life, and I will forever carry him in my heart. May the fond memories of him bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

Teri Chambers June 05, 2018

Enter your relationship with Shu Wu Lawrence , Kansas

So sorry to learn of Shu's passing. I enjoyed working with him in the Department of Economics. My thoughts go to his children and wife.

Huy Nguyen June 05, 2018

Student Washington , District Of Columbia

Please accept my deepest condolences to you upon the passing of Professor Wu. He was on my dissertation committee. He was also a great friend and a great teacher, who helped me understand not only class materials but also things in life. I will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace, Professor Wu.

YUSUFU U KAMARA June 06, 2018

Student VANCOUVER , Washington

No words can express the sorrow I feel at hearing this news. Professor Shu Wu, I will miss you dearly. May your soul rest in peace. You were one of the best professors I worked with during my time at KU. You always welcomed me in your office and will listen to me and offer the best advice. As a member of my dissertation committee, you were very instrumental in my success. Thank you so much for all the invaluable help you gave me throughout my time at KU. You were a truly selfless man and your work will live on.

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan June 16, 2018

KU colleague Enter your city , Kansas

Only today I learned about the death of Professor Shu Wu, one of kindest faculty at KU. I had a privilege to serve together with Prof. Shu Wu on several Ph.D committees. It was an honor to recognize Prof. Shu Wu as a true scholar during Ph.D examinations. His questions and comments were of the highest quality of a world's class scholar and educator. He will be missed. KU lost one of its best. From the bottom of my heart I send my deepest sympathy and my best wishes to Professor Shu Wu's wife and children, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan Professor of Mathematics

Biung-Gh Ju June 24, 2018

former KU colleague Seoul ,

I have long been planning to visit Lawrence and meet my old friends there. Shu was at the top of my to-do-list. I am totally shocked at hearing about his obituary notice. Shu and I have started our academic career in the Department of Economics at KU around the same time (Shu was a few year ahead of me). He had always been a good friend of mine. My memory about him is full of his warm smile and calm and thoughtful advices on many problems and issues I faced at that time. I wish that Shu will rest forever in peace and in happiness. I will wish the best for his daughter and son, and his wife.

Rajat Gupta July 20, 2018

Enter your relationship with Shu Wu Tucson , Arizona

Learning from Late Dr. Shu research work.