Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the following:

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Vincent Hsiao, visiting scholar from Taiwan in the KU interaction design program, found a great view of creative student work mixed with a sunset. The ceramic heads that line the backside of the Art and Design building, Hsiao said, show the different perspectives of KU and how totally different the academic culture is here from Taiwan. Tags: #exploreKU #design KU Design Department KU Academic Accelerator Program

Curiosity sparks KU paleontologist Chris Beard’s quest for man’s ancient cousins When he’s not scrutinizing ancient primate fossils in his KU lab, world-renowned paleontologist Chris Beard (http://bit.ly/1w3TQSj) is out stalking human evolutionary ancestors in remote corners of Libya, Turkey, China, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Egypt, Tunisia, or Kenya. Beard, who came to KU as a Foundation Distinguished Professor, has a passion for being out in the middle of nowhere and making a discovery — “There’s nothing better than that. It’s fabulous.”


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Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times