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Our Role

The university's role in a society is as ever changing as the society itself. Today's universities create new roles and respond to new requests from society. The role of the university is to make a contribution to society in myriad ways in which the academy is uniquely qualified, such as:

  • Fundamental research to discover and understand our universe
  • Creative endeavors which frame our consciousness and underscore our humanity
  • Inventing technology in partnership with the private sector
  • Partnerships with our communities to enhance them economically, socially, politically, and educationally

This website is an attempt to provide vital information to facilitate realizing those goals, as well as linkages to personnel who can assist researchers in all phases of their work. We hope you will take a moment to familiarize yourself with this site, and we look forward to being contacted by all of you within the University community who share these common goals.