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Transforming the University of Kansas: a history, 1965-2015

Author: Kim Cary Warren; John L Rury
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, [2015]
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To mark the sesquicentennial of the University of Kansas and to examine how it has been transformed during the last fifty years, this work of original essays covers key elements of the institution: leadership, governance, liberal education, global dimensions, research, student activism, and intercollegiate sorts. This is a successor to The University of Kansas: A History by Clifford Griffin (Kansas 1974 (Kansas  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Transforming the University of Kansas: a history, 1965-2015.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, [2015]
(DLC) 2015013866
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Cary Warren; John L Rury
ISBN: 9780700621606 0700621601
OCLC Number: 918993050
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Abbreviations; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction. Decades of Transformation: Fifty Years of KU History; Part I. Leadership & Politics; 1. â#x80;#x9C;Lift the Chorus Ever Onwardâ#x80;#x9D;: Leading the University; 2. The University and Government: Managing Politics; Part II. Teaching & Research; 3. The Idea of a Liberal Education: Continuity and Change; 4. The Global Dimension; 5. Forging a University Research Mission; Part III. Students, Protest, & Sports. 6. KUâ#x80;#x99;s Tumultuous Years: Thirty Years of Student Activism, 1965â#x80;#x93;19957. A Seat at the Table: Student Leadership, Student Services, and the New Empowerment; 8. â#x80;#x9C;Crimson and the Blueâ#x80;#x9D;: An Era of Athletic Achievement; Notes; Contributors; Index; Back Cover.
Responsibility: edited by John L. Rury and Kim Cary Warren ; foreword by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.


Sitting atop Mount Oread, the University of Kansas stands as a monument to the determination of the state's earliest settlers to build for the future. As a "city on a hill," the university has also  Read more...


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