KU Today 2012

All in for KU

Far Above campaign aims to raise $1.2 billion for KU

KU deans have submitted wish lists for their schools. Although those lists include a few major capital projects, it’s scholarships, faculty professorships and chairmanships that are carrying the day, along with a few requests for new programs.

KU Endowment at the heart of fundraising

Behind Kansas University’s effort to raise $1.2 billion in private funds is the KU Endowment Association, an independent fundraising foundation for the university that has been in operation since 1891.

Cancer Center designation a monumental achievement

It seemed like there weren’t enough adjectives on July 12 as the Kansas University Cancer Center celebrated its designation from the National Cancer Institute, the end of a nearly decadelong process.

From millions to billions, campaigns have soared

Fundraising campaigns have come a long way since Kansas University’s first comprehensive campaign, Program for Progress, which started in 1964 with an original goal of $18 million. Today’s Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas hopes to raise $1.2 billion. Here’s a look at the university’s three previous campaigns:

Medical Center hopes to have new leaders named by this fall

As Kansas University Medical Center goes into the next year with several priorities to help further its research and teaching missions, at the top of the list is a search for new leadership in two top positions.

Brain imaging center has ‘major impact’ on Kansas

The Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, complete with three magnetic resonance imaging machines, has allowed researchers to advance scientific knowledge of strokes, Alzheimer’s disease and obesity.


Ken Lassman 5 years, 8 months ago

The KU People section claims to be "Putting KU on Display" and does a nice job of showcasing 8 male faculty members. My wife commented to me: "can't they find any women to put on the face of KU?"

After all, 45% of faculty are female according to the open-site.org website, and 49-52% of students, depending on which website you go to, are women. I know of plenty of top notch female faculty--why not show more than half a face? Considering the prominent role women have played in the history of our state in general and KU in particular, perhaps it's not too late to correct this most likely unintentional oversight?

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