Arts & Humanities
Mon, 12/17/2018 — A University of Kansas student has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides for one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Conner Falke, a senior from Parsons, is competing for the award....

Wed, 12/12/2018 — A recent discovery by a University of Kansas sociologist reveals that author George Orwell not only vocally advocated human rights but attempted, in the years between writing "Animal Farm" in 1945 and "1984" in 1949, to found an international...

Wed, 12/12/2018 — Students at the University of Kansas report significantly higher levels of interaction with their faculty than an average of other students at many of the nation’s top research universities. KU has released results from the 2018 National...

Fri, 12/07/2018 — The University Honors Program has announced 30 University of Kansas sophomores have been named University Scholars. The University Scholars Program was founded by Deanell Tacha, a vice chancellor for academic affairs who would go on to become a...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — African resistance strongly shaped Spanish Hispaniola of the 1500s— now the island home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic — but historians have often considered that resistance to be a byproduct of Spanish colonialism and its reliance on...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas law student took second prize in a national writing competition for his paper on the atrocities of forced labor in international trade. Elliott Brewer, a third-year student at KU Law, finished second in the 20th annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition, which encourages students to explore current issues relevant to customs and international trade law. The competition is sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School. Brewer’s paper investigated forced labor in corporate supply chains following the repeal of the consumptive demand exception.  “It’s an issue that is important

Mon, 12/03/2018 — life and death, heaven ...

Fri, 11/30/2018 — University Honors Program students will present research from their first-year seminars to faculty and peers this weekend, covering a broad range of topics in the sciences and humanities. The seminar symposium will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m....

Fri, 11/30/2018 — This week, the University of Kansas will host its first Fall Undergraduate Research Poster Session. Thirty students will present their research from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The poster session is sponsored by...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — An individual with more than 15 years of experience at the University Press of Kansas has been selected to be the publishing house’s next leader. Conrad Roberts, who had been serving as interim director and business manager since September...

Wed, 11/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – For a guy who opposes the sacralization of the 20th century poet, playwright and musician Federico Garcia Lorca, a University of Kansas professor of Spanish sure has a lot to say about him. “Lorca’s Legacy: Essays in Interpretation” (Routledge, 2018) is Jonathan Mayhew’s second book about Lorca, following “Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch,” (University of Chicago Press, 2009). And as for the third book he mentions in the introduction to the current one, tentatively titled “Lorca, the Fractured Subject?,” he has since decided to put that off and instead begin work on a book on musical interpretations of Lorca. But we’re getting ahead of

Tue, 11/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – While many volumes have been written on the decolonization of the British Empire in India and its partitions, creating in 1947 the bifurcated state of Pakistan and then in 1971 Bangladesh, the phenomenon has not been looked at through the lens of art and architecture. It’s that project upon which Farhan Karim, University of Kansas assistant professor of architecture & design, has embarked. He is co-directing with Maristella Casciato, senior curator of architectural collections at the Getty Research Institute, and art historian Zirwat Chowdhury a three-year research project on the art and architectural history of South Asia under the aegis of and

Tue, 11/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when Kansas Public Radio presents a Big Band Christmas, the station’s holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalist Molly Hammer. KPR’s 10th annual celebration of holiday tunes begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Doors open at 7 p.m. Vocalist Molly Hammer joins the fun this year. She has been performing in the Kansas City area since 2005. Hammer has an eclectic vocal background, and she has found her home in the world of jazz and blues, drawing inspiration from the likes of Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sara Vaughan and many others. You can hear her regularly at

Mon, 11/19/2018 — The idea of a "golden age" often permeates Hollywood cinema. The recent success of films like "La La Land," for example, showcases nostalgia for an earlier age of Hollywood itself, and the immensely popular 2000 epic film "Gladiator" is...

Mon, 11/19/2018 — Sleeping with the fishes. Going to the mattresses. Taking someone for a ride. Gangster lingo has been attractive, forbidden fruit since the dawn of talking pictures, years before Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney broke through as “Little...

Mon, 11/19/2018 — A senior from Fort Worth, Texas, is the first University of Kansas student to win a George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Kathryn Ammon learned on Saturday that she was one of 12 students from across the country to receive the award from the 370...

Fri, 11/16/2018 — A senior from Raytown, Missouri, is the University of Kansas’ first Charles B. Rangel Fellow and will receive benefits of up to $95,000 to prepare for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Constanza Castro Zúñiga is majoring in political...

Thu, 11/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Since August, students in Keith Van de Riet’s ARCH509 Design-Build class at the University of Kansas have been working to develop a design for the Weaver Courtyard that brings the The Commons’ mission of interdisciplinary collaboration to the outdoors. The previously underutilized green space just south of Spooner Hall had been a bit like a secret garden for several years. Enclosed by an ornate iron fence, and accessible only by one staircase, the area was not easily seen or reached by pedestrian traffic on Jayhawk Boulevard. However, through support from an interdisciplinary Starter Grant at The Commons and the donations of a number of individuals, the

Tue, 11/13/2018 — combined with their eco-friendly, microeconomic production process — led to their inclusion in an upcoming exhibition titled “Keep Moving: Shifting Gears,” opening Nov. 17 at the Design Museum of Chicago’s Expo 72 space. It’s an...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — University of Kansas student Kathryn Ammon is a finalist for the Mitchell and Marshall scholarships, and she will participate in interviews for the awards this week. The Marshall Scholarship provides funds for study at any university in the...


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