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About The Commons
FOUNDING PARTNERS:

Biodiversity Institute

The KU Biodiversity Institute is a research center with a worldwide collection of more than 8 million plants and animals that document the life of the planet, past and present, and 1.2 million archeological artifacts that document the past cultures of the Great Plains. Research and collections at the Biodiversity Institute encompass birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, mammals, plants, sea anemones, parasites, insects, and fossil plants and animals. MORE…

Hall Center for the Humanities

The Hall Center's primary mission is to stimulate and support research in the humanities, arts and social sciences, especially of an interdisciplinary kind, at the University of Kansas. The Center brings together faculty and graduate students with common interests from various disciplines to enable them to build on each others' ideas and to share their knowledge within the university and with the wider community. MORE…

Spencer Museum of Art

The Spencer Museum of Art explores the capacity of art to spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and create connections among people. The Museum, located on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, houses an internationally-known collection that is deep and diverse, currently numbering more than 40,000 artworks and artifacts in all media. MORE…

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KU Research

The Commons works with KU Research to foster interdisciplinary research at KU. KU, one of only 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities, is a major research university with a distinguished record of research collaboration promoted through independent, multidisciplinary research centers that focus on common themes. Research activity on the Lawrence campus is overseen by the Office of Research, and the KU Center for Research administers research grant and contracts. MORE...

Office of the Provost

The Commons offers opportunities to develop collaborations across campus for faculty and students. As well, many of its programs work in concert with Bold Aspirations, the strategic plan for KU. MORE...