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The University of Kansas

Since its founding, the University of Kansas has embodied the aspirations and determination of the abolitionists who settled on the curve of the Kaw River in August 1854. Their first goal was to ensure that the new Kansas Territory entered the union as a free state. Another was to establish a university.

Today, KU has become a major public research and teaching institution of 28,401 students and 2,600 faculty on five campuses (Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina). Its diverse elements are united by their mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world.

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Bernadette Gray-Little is stepping down as chancellor of the University of Kansas. In this article, published by The Lawrence Journal-World, Gray-Little talks about her time at KU, and what she plans to do next.
KU is one of 12 universities to receive a $20,000 grant from the Association of American Universities as part of a major AAU project to improve STEM education.
A history major at the University of Kansas received an Undergraduate Research Award and studied the African-American history of Lawrence, Kansas. He found that though the city was the epicenter of the free state movement before the Civil War, it struggled later with racial integration. His findings note a history which he says, "can contribute greatly to the field of African-American urban history.
A University of Kansas law professor has authored an article detailing innovative approaches of cities and communities to cut carbon emissions and how the efforts will affect energy governance in years to come.
A new $4.7 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will enable the University of Kansas School of Engineering to educate cyberdefense experts dedicated to public service, making America stronger in an era of rising cyberattacks.
A five-year, $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will empower researchers from multiple institutions in the U.S. and Mongolia to develop wide-ranging scientific knowledge of river systems spanning two continents. KU is the lead institution for the project.
Belinda Sturm, associate professor of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering, is one of the key researchers of KU’s Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative. She and her colleagues are working to turn tiny water-based plants into biofuel.
The Kansas Geological Survey and the Kansas Department of Agriculture conducted a study in 2015 to measure groundwater levels in over 1,400 water wells.
Researchers at Kentucky University are to turn algae into biofuel.