Four areas of Kansas University will benefit from a recent $19,000 grant.
The Procter & Gamble Fund of Cincinnati donated the money from its 1992 Departmental Grant program. The gift provides $2,500 for unrestricted funds, $2,000 for KU's department of mechanical engineering, $7,500 for the department of chemical engineering and $7,000 for the School of Business.
Unrestricted gifts to the Kansas University Endowment Association enable university leaders to decide on the most appropriate and timely use for the funds. Among other things, unrestricted funds provide for the purchase of rare books or special classroom materials, the support of a professor's research, the renovation of a laboratory or the acquisition of up-to-date equipment.
The allocation for the School of Business provides support for minority students, faculty research and a research grant award in organizational behavior and human resources.
The allocations for the departments of chemical engineering and mechanical engineering provide funds for faculty development.
Through the years, Procter & Gamble's gift support has enhanced academic areas and programs at KU such as the department of chemistry, the Higuchi Education-Research Fund, tissue research in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology and toxicology research in the department of pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics at the KU Medical Center.