Arts & Humanities
Fri, 02/15/2019 — Nathan Wood will be giving this year’s Seaver Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Hall Center for the Humanities. Wood is an associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, and he will present “From ‘Machine Love’...

Fri, 02/15/2019 — LAWRENCE – They’re not the biggest works of art University of Kansas Associate Professor of Design May Tveit has ever made. That would be the public artwork made of fabric curtains with which she covered the front of a six-story building some years ago. But the two large-scale sculptures, each nearly 9 feet in height or width, respectively, and on display through March 23 at the Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, are the largest things she has made since she embedded herself three years ago as an industrial artist at Lawrence Paper Company. The pieces use the full-dimensional capabilities of the computer-driven machinery she uses

Thu, 02/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – When the pickup truck carrying Ku Klux Klansman Felix rolls onscreen in “BlacKkKlansman,” Oscar-nominated composer Terence Blanchard employs a harmonic device that has signified villainy since the days of another anti-Semite, Richard Wagner. Scott Murphy, University of Kansas professor of music, said his ears pricked up when he heard “the evil triad,” as he calls it, while taking in “BlacKkKlansman” in the theatre. He says it’s the relationship, or distance, between two triads – triads are groups of three notes arranged in a particular pattern – that a piece of music cycles between that creates the gloomy effect. (See related video above.) Murphy has

Wed, 02/13/2019 — Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez has announced that Simon Atkinson, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis’ vice chancellor for research, will lead the University of Kansas Office of Research as the new...

Wed, 02/13/2019 — An exhibition opening Saturday, Feb. 16, features work by 30 artists who received degrees from the University of Kansas. “The Power of Place: KU Alumni Artists” charts ways that these artists experience, interrogate and visualize varied...

Tue, 02/12/2019 — Five outstanding juniors will be the University of Kansas’ nominees for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to...

Tue, 02/12/2019 — The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity is hosting its first-ever KU Masculinities Month Keynote Lecture this week.  Author Donna Zuckerberg will present “Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital...

Fri, 02/08/2019 — A new art event at the University of Kansas, titled [show your work], offers a weeklong opportunity for KU students and affiliates to exhibit and document their work in the Art + Design Gallery. Space is limited and reserved for a 1-2 day...

Wed, 02/06/2019 — The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) — recently designated a 2018-2022 National Resource Center by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education — has announced the first round of awardees for the sought-after...

Tue, 02/05/2019 — Through the Graduate Scholarly Presentation Travel Fund, graduate students on the KU Lawrence and Edwards campuses presented their research at professional conferences and events across North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and...

Mon, 02/04/2019 — It’s no accident that so much of the propaganda film, photography and artwork from the Nazi regime features automobiles, airplanes and other modes of movement. “They were obsessed,” said Andrew Denning, assistant professor of history at...

Fri, 02/01/2019 — The Office of Graduate Studies invites the University of Kansas community to nominate faculty, staff and graduate students for awards that recognize exceptional efforts in teaching, mentoring and service. Award recipients will be honored at the...

Fri, 02/01/2019 — Feb. 1, 1902. And while the date is unquestioned, the year is. Just last year, digital scholarship revealed Hughes was almost certainly born a year earlier, in 1901. That’s just one of the developments that a consortium of scholars,...

Thu, 01/31/2019 — A veteran flamenco dancer and innovator in the international performing arts scene, Belén Maya examines race, identity, migration, domestic abuse and cultural traditions through her original theatre dance work, “Romnia.” “Romnia” will...

Wed, 01/30/2019 — Walter Mosley, novelist and social commentator, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Kansas Memorial Union Ballroom. “Political Optimism in the Age of Trump” is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will take place after...

Tue, 01/29/2019 — With membership in a global music education organization and a new partnership with Shanghai Normal University, the University of Kansas School of Music continues to strengthen its relationships with Chinese music institutions. In December, the...

Mon, 01/28/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library in February. “Meet the Spencers: A Marriage of Arts and Sciences” features a personal look at Kenneth A. and Helen F. Spencer, avid...

Wed, 01/23/2019 — Megan Kaminski grew up in an East Coast city, so she knows what some there think of the Midwest: flyover country. But during the 11 years the associate professor has been part of the University of Kansas Department of English, she has found it...

Tue, 01/22/2019 — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas will deliver a timely talk on the rights of immigrants with his presentation this week at Liberty Hall. Vargas will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture for...

Tue, 01/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – Nearly a quarter-million people volunteer each year to work for the National Park Service. That’s a lot of trash pickup and trail blazing. But University of Kansas researcher Jeremy Shellhorn, his colleagues and students have just donated work of a very different sort: a new typeface inspired by the iconic, wooden wayfinding signs of the Park Service. Inspired by the bureau's communal ethic, Shellhorn and friends have made their font – which is named “National Park Typeface” – open-source, meaning it is free to download. Shellhorn, associate professor of design, is an avid outdoorsman who has cultivated relationships with rangers at Colorado’s Rocky


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