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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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The notion of self-driving vehicles is currently met with equal parts wonder and alarm. But a University of Kansas study reveals how the pros may outweigh the cons as a business strategy.
Now, a team of researchers from University of Kansas, University of California, Santa Barbara, and others has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how jellyfish-eye “convergence” provides a window on how evolution works at genetic, cellular and morphologic levels.
New research from University of Kansas is the most thorough examination ever produced of the evolutionary history and anatomical variation of archerfishes.
During experiments in animal models, researchers at the University of Kansas have discovered a possible new approach to immunization against Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
A study from the University of Kansas recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Brain Sciences identifies a new gene target related to Specific Language Impairment (SLI).
Several awards from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to the University of Kansas School of Engineering will enable research to improve and lengthen the life of bridges, a critical part of American infrastructure.
An at-home COVID-19 testing device developed by a University of Kansas professor is another step closer to hitting the market.
The long-standing expectation that a husband is the sole breadwinner of a household has shifted dramatically during the last few decades, with married couples enjoying a more egalitarian flexibility in their roles.
A new description of two well-preserved ancient plant fossils in Washington state is prompting paleobotanists to rethink how plants might have been dispersed during the Late Cretaceous, between 66 million and 100 million years ago.
A prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award from the National Science Foundation will enable a researcher from the University of Kansas School of Engineering to investigate how to boost effectiveness of security operations centers (SOCs) — centralized facilities that deal with security issues and protect enterprise computer networks for private industry, academic institutions and government organizations.