All in 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
- General education curriculum changes to focus on core skills August 19, 2012
- Spencer Museum of Art hopes to expand building, reputation August 19, 2012
- Hall Center for the Humanities supports, spreads scholarship August 19, 2012
- Biological Survey devoted to nature studies in Kansas August 19, 2012
- KU recruiting pre-eminent scholars as part of Bold Aspirations strategic plan August 19, 2012
- KU hopes efficiencies around campus bring major savings August 19, 2012