Arts & Humanities
Wed, 04/12/2017 — Three humanities faculty members and two graduate students were awarded travel grants by the Hall Center for the Humanities to aid in their research. The Hall Center provides financial support to researchers who require domestic or international...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — The heart-wrenching narratives and testimony of Mexican cotton farmers are the subjects of a lecture by renowned Mexican author, poet and scholar Cristina Rivera Garza. The University of Kansas Department of Spanish & Portuguese will welcome...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — Traditionally, scholarship on Hinduism has been limited by a common view that prayer refers primarily to spontaneous outpourings of the heart. However, a University of Kansas researcher has examined a collection of literary hymns from...

Mon, 04/10/2017 — Marie Brown, assistant professor of history, has won the 2017 Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award for her upcoming work "Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan," to be published by Stanford University Press.

Mon, 04/10/2017 — The Twin Cities roots of the late musical superstar Prince will be explored at “Make it Funky VI,” an annual funk-music seminar organized by Anthony Bolden, University of Kansas associate professor of African & African-American...

Mon, 04/10/2017 — The crowdfunded effort to recover ephemera, reveal untold stories of 20th century Spanish immigration and connect immigrant communities are some topics to be explored at the 2017 George and Eleanor Woodyard Lecture. James Fernández, professor...

Fri, 04/07/2017 — Evan Osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union as the final installation of the Hall Center for the Humanities' 2016-2017 Humanities Lecture Series. “Age of...

Thu, 04/06/2017 — LAWRENCE – Featuring live music and work from Midwestern guest artists, the University Dance Company’s spring concert will be full of original, exciting work. The shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 27-28 and 2 p.m. April 29 at the Lawrence Arts Center.  Lindsay Hawkins, guest artist, set her work “Conversations and Fits” for the University Dance Company as a Janet Hamburg Choreographic Fellow in dance. The work is based on forms of communication, vocal and physical outbursts, and the quirky, personal idiosyncrasies that shape human interactions and relationships. The dance requires physical stamina and is intricate, quick and full of opportunities for dancers

Wed, 04/05/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art is one of three U.S. institutions to host the international exhibition “The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens,” which will be on view April 15 to June 11. The opening of the exhibition is...

Wed, 04/05/2017 —  The University of Kansas is recognizing the work of graduate students to the university with a range of events during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 3-7, and throughout the month of April. “Graduate students bring so...

Wed, 04/05/2017 — Two University of Kansas juniors are the latest KU students to earn Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, the nation’s top undergraduate award for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Marilyn Barragan, a junior from...

Tue, 04/04/2017 — What do the speaking-in-tongues brand of Pentecostal Christianity, the weird pulp fiction of H.P. Lovecraft and the Social Gospel movement of theologian Walter Rauschenbusch have in common? They represent different, albeit linked, forms of...

Mon, 04/03/2017 — Six students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Fri, 03/31/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Institute of Haitian Studies (IHS) and Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) will host a graduate symposium showcasing innovative interdisciplinary...

Thu, 03/30/2017 — University of Kansas students have been named winners in more than a dozen categories from the 2017 Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Awards. “We are thrilled with the results in this year's competition,” said Chris Bacon, KUJH-TV...

Tue, 03/28/2017 — Though the destruction in 2001 of the monumental Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan, by the Taliban might be an extreme example, it points out that the physical manifestations of cultural heritage must be supported by the local community in order...

Mon, 03/27/2017 — “Anon(ymous)” is a contemporary retelling of “The Odyssey” and centered around immigration. It is a story about family, identity, and ultimately, how the journey is often just as important as the destination. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.

Mon, 03/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Urban Planning will join the School of Public Affairs & Administration in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas, effective July 1. Urban planning is currently one of three departments in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning. The move to the public affairs & administration school reflects common interests and strengths in public policy research among the faculty of the two programs. The school is ranked as the top university program in city management and urban policy, according to U.S. News & World Report. “I am excited to welcome urban planning to the College and our School of

Mon, 03/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – Nikki Giovanni, one of the most acclaimed poets to emerge from the Civil Rights Era and Black Arts Movement, will visit the University of Kansas to deliver a lecture. Giovanni will present “Poetry: A New Conversation” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. A book signing will follow immediately after. An open forum with students is also scheduled for noon Wednesday, April 5, at the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center. Giovanni is known as a prolific poet, writer, activist and educator. She established herself in her early career as a prominent voice with a revolutionary perspective on political, social and cultural

Mon, 03/27/2017 — The University Press of Kansas will once again display the AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show, set for March 27-April 7. The public is invited to view this free, hands-on exhibition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at UPK, 2502 Westbrooke...


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