Arts & Humanities
Thu, 05/11/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities announces its Humanities Lecture Series for 2017-2018 featuring prize-winning cancer specialists, sociologists, poets and historians. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures in the coming academic...

Wed, 05/10/2017 — University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning's Studio 804 design-build program have completed their latest project, a passive solar house in east Lawrence. It will be open to the public 9 a.m.-2 p.m....

Fri, 05/05/2017 — When the Kansas Memorial Unions announced the closure of the Jaybreak, a snack bar in Chalmers Hall that had operated for 30 years, panic ensued among the building’s caffeine dependent. Where would students from the departments of Architecture,

Fri, 05/05/2017 — Sierra Hurd, a Topeka junior majoring in anthropology and studying the Wolof language, came to the University of Kansas with a goal of becoming a trauma surgeon and working for Médecins Sans Frontières. Seeking a global perspective on social...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision declaring the state-helmed segregation of public schools unconstitutional, placed the city of Topeka and the family of Oliver Brown at the epicenter of civil rights history. Yet...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — More than 700 students, faculty, staff and guests attended KU’s 20th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 22 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — The First and Second Year English program at the University of Kansas has announced a showcase of student writing projects, highlighting participants' talents, imagination and achievement. Co-sponsored by the Department of English, The...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce the addition of two interdisciplinary seminars, one of which will address how the U.S. military manages questions of social equity and inclusion. "Military and Society," a one-year...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and academic staff members with a lunch at noon May 23 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Vice Provost Mary Lee Hummert will recognize the employees during the...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — Six University of Kansas students have been selected for prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or English teaching abroad for 2017-18. Notably, KU has two additional students with pending status as alternate Fulbright recipients. The...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center has announced its fellows in residence for the 2017-2018 academic year. Jonathan Lamb, Antje Ziethen, Catherine Batza, Ari Linden and Crispin Williams were selected as Research Fellows, and Patricia Manning was awarded the Hall Center’s Mid-Career Research Fellowship. Doctoral candidates Alyse Bensel and Rachel Schwaller received the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities. Hall Center Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process. Fellowships provide release from teaching, an office in the Hall Center and a small research stipend. Fellows often use this time to work on book manuscripts, large-scale

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winner is history doctoral candidate Alana Holland, for her essay titled “Not Our Nation: Public...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The University of Kansas has launched Experts at KU, an online faculty expertise search portal that will help internal and external users find research collaborators on the Lawrence and KU Medical Center campuses. On the Experts at KU website,...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The names of nearly 5,000 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 96 Kansas counties, 48 states and territories, and 51 countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are...

Thu, 04/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – An expert on the history of religious studies will examine the origin of secularity with its ideas of scientific rationality, free individual inquiry, democracy and rule of law. Tomoko Masuzawa, professor of history and comparative literature at the University of Michigan, will give a talk, "Church, State and the University: Some Nineteenth Century Quarrels about Religion and the Academy" at 7 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Memorial Union. The event is part of the annual Friends of the Department of Religious Studies Speaker Series. "'Religion' is a term that we encounter every day in personal conversations, the news and the law,

Wed, 04/26/2017 — When Jinhang Jiang started his first semester of high school in Kingman, as an exchange student from Shandong Province in China, he experienced a significant barrier. "I couldn't understand a single word," Jiang said. "Literally, not a single...

Wed, 04/26/2017 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor at the forefront of immigration research has received a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. Cecilia Menjívar, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology, is one of 35 scholars to receive the award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowship supports research in social sciences and humanities with up to $200,000 awarded to each fellow. It is the most generous stipend of its kind. Menjívar is co-director of the Center for Migration Research at KU with Victor Agadjanian, also Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology. Her research explores U.S.-bound migration from Central America from a

Mon, 04/24/2017 — University of Kansas English Professor Joseph Harrington has been writing about his mother for longer than they lived together. Elizabeth “Lib” Peoples Harrington died of breast cancer in 1974, when Joseph Harrington was 12. As an adult,...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – Beth Bailey, Foundation Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Kansas, has been elected to the Society of American Historians, the field’s most distinguished society.  Founded in 1939, the Society of American Historians promotes literary distinction in the writing and presentation of American history. Its nearly 400 members are academic historians and professional writers working in many different genres, all united by their commitment to present history with “vividness, clarity, empathy, narrative power and explanatory force.” Novelist Margaret Atwood and filmmaker Ken Burns are both members of this invitation-only society.  A

Thu, 04/20/2017 — Featuring music by Mozart and the legendary pursuits and ultimate decline of Don Juan, “Don Giovanni” is widely regarded as the greatest opera ever composed. The KU School of Music and University Theatre partner on this beloved opera...


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