Arts & Humanities
Tue, 09/19/2017 — This fall, 13 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship for support as they work on mentored research and creative projects.  Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Fri, 09/15/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina is seeking artists to develop original art for the new Medical Education Building that will house the Salina campuses of the KU schools of Medicine and Nursing. The building, a historic former...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas moved up three spots into a tie for 53rd among public universities in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings released Tuesday. “We know that rankings matter because parents...

Fri, 09/08/2017 — Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design (Arc/D), and the school's Dean’s Advisory Board have announced the names of Arc/D's inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards. They are furniture designer Wendell...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — If you’re a University of Kansas faculty or staff member who loves theatre, buy a season pass today. Did you know you can purchase season tickets through payroll deduction? For less than $20 out of six paychecks, you can see every show in the...

Wed, 09/06/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winners of the 2017 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. One award for fiction and one for nonfiction is given each competition cycle. The winners will receive their awards and deliver a public talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Hall Center. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will also take place. The nonfiction committee selected Henry Bial, University of Kansas professor of theatre, to receive the award for "Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage" (University of Michigan Press). The book, according to nominators, is “an innovative and original work of

Tue, 09/05/2017 — Whether someone visits a museum or a library, there is often no end to what they can learn, but it’s usually clear which type of cultural institution they are in. The grand reopening of the North Gallery of Kenneth Spencer Research Library at...

Tue, 09/05/2017 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas graduate who has served as ambassador to South Africa and CEO of National Public Radio has been selected as the 2017 honoree of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Delano Lewis has led a career that is both diverse and notable. After graduating from KU in 1960 with majors in political science and history and a law degree soon after, he embarked on a career including roles with the Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Peace Corps in Nigeria and Uganda, as U.S. ambassador to South Africa, CEO of NPR and more than 20 years in telecommunications with C &

Fri, 09/01/2017 — If you love music, collect vinyl records or simply need to update your stereo system with quality equipment for a good price, then stop by the KU Audio-Reader Network's annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only. The 15th annual event will take...

Thu, 08/31/2017 — An author whose latest book details government-led housing segregation will visit the University of Kansas for a public lecture. Richard Rothstein will discuss insights from his recently published book, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History...

Wed, 08/30/2017 — Five outstanding KU undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2017-2018. They will have exclusive opportunities to interact with the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals who speak in the Hall Center...

Wed, 08/30/2017 — Four of the iconic hand-carved grotesques of mythical beasts that have adorned Dyche Hall for almost 115 years will be taken down Friday, Sept. 1, and placed in the Panorama Gallery of the KU Natural History Museum. The fantastical limestone...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — When his wife and artistic and faculty partner, Muriel Cohan, retired to emerita status in 2016, Professor of Dance Patrick Suzeau decided the show must go on alone. He will present a solo dance titled “Night Visitor” as part of the Sibu...

Thu, 08/24/2017 — The University Theatre has designed another thought-provoking, cutting-edge season. Featuring visiting directors, creative visual effects and a mixture of classic and contemporary productions, the season will broaden one’s perspective and...

Wed, 08/23/2017 — LAWRENCE – Paraguay has been undergoing many tumultuous political, economic and social changes, but its larger neighbors have attracted most of the attention. Some changes stem from long historical trajectories, and others have been spurred by the recent intensification of globalization. Scholars from all disciplines, whose research and critical eye will put these changes in perspective and identify future trends, will speak at the University of Kansas as part of a conference hosted by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and supported by many campus and outside sponsors. “Paraguay at the Crossroads” will run from Thursday, Aug. 24, through Saturday

Wed, 08/23/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art has selected “Magenta Colored Girl” by Carrie Mae Weems as the KU Common Work of Art to accompany the 2017–2018 KU Common Book, “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine. “Citizen” uses poetry,...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities’ Fall Faculty Colloquium is designed to enliven the intellectual atmosphere of the University of Kansas and contribute to the interdisciplinary training of faculty. This fall, four KU faculty members and four graduate students will convene under the leadership of directors Allan Hanson, professor emeritus of anthropology, and John Symons, professor of philosophy, to explore the topic of “The Posthuman?” The faculty participants in the colloquium are Jennifer Foster, lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese; James Gunn, professor emeritus of English; Christopher Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, and Paul Scott,

Mon, 08/14/2017 — When Zora Neale Hurston's seminal novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" was published in 1937, her main critic was Richard Wright, who judged the content of her book as a mistake. Her story, in his estimation, did not defend black people's...

Wed, 08/09/2017 — The changing status of Sudanese Muslim women in the early 20th century was reflected in the clothing they wore on their bodies. The white-on-white patterns of head-to-ankle fabric wraps called tobes were given evocative names like Freedom and...

Mon, 07/24/2017 — Can an adult male who’s never been incarcerated relate well enough to the experiences of young minority women sentenced to reform school to write something true and moving about that experience? Well, if the tears of audience members who saw...


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