Arts & Humanities
In darkened room, two artists work on a piece for Big Botany.
Mon, 03/26/2018 — Opening Tuesday at the Spencer Museum of Art, the exhibition “Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World” examines the integral relationships between humans and plants through works by more than 50 historical and contemporary artists...

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Thu, 03/22/2018 — Coming soon to the University Theatre stage, “Perfect Arrangement” explores the challenges of maintaining a queer family during the McCarthy era. Based on the early history of the gay rights movement, this acerbic comedy of love and...

Assistant Professor of Chemistry James Blakemore, wearing safety goggles, stands next to equipment in his laboratory.
Wed, 03/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – Recent headlines about melting permafrost threatening the world’s foremost seed bank drive home the timeliness of “Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World,” an exhibition opening next week at the Spencer Museum of Art that features photographs of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and other seed banks among its 100-plus artworks. Spencer Museum Associate Director and Senior Curator Stephen Goddard, a lifelong gardener and former University of Kansas professor of art history, said the exhibition began to take shape in his mind as long as five years ago, and that he’s worked on it steadily for the past two or three years. It’s his contribution to the

Portrait of Don Sloan
Wed, 03/21/2018 — A gift commitment of $690,000 from University of Kansas alumnus Don Sloan will establish a scholarship fund for art history students at KU.  Sloan, who grew up in Junction City, Kansas, is now semi-retired and living in Lawrence, said he was...

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Wed, 03/21/2018 — The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 46 graduate programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, which...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Jazz and flamenco have been cross-pollinating for the better part of a century. On his 1960 album Sketches of Spain, American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis explored Spanish folk traditions. In the 1970s and ’80s, flamenco guitar master Paco de...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Five faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2018 University Scholarly Achievement Awards recognizing significant scholarly or research achievements for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod will...

Mon, 03/12/2018 —  Cherokee statesman Nede Wade Christie, also known as Ned Christie, died in present-day Oklahoma in 1892 at the hands of a posse seeking to avenge the 1887 killing of U.S Marshal Dan Maples. Historians on both sides for more than a century...

Thu, 03/08/2018 — This spring, 10 graduate research consultants are pairing with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research and creative skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate...

Thu, 03/08/2018 — On Wednesday, March 14, the Lawrence and University of Kansas communities will have a chance to come together to learn about two people whose lives and work have affected the way that the world thinks about food production. The first film...

Mon, 03/05/2018 —  “DWB” is the rueful shorthand for “Driving While Black,” and it’s also the title of a new “chamber opera project” featuring the work of three University of Kansas School of Music teachers that has its initial staged reading at...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will host faculty speakers for the Spring 2018 Merienda Speaker Series, which showcases KU presenters who work and research in the Latina/o communities. The series will...

Tue, 02/27/2018 — Two University of Kansas juniors are finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college juniors for leadership in public service. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship...

Mon, 02/26/2018 — Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer for President Obama and official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan, will visit the University of Kansas on April 24. His lecture and presentation at the Lied Center will kick...

Thu, 02/22/2018 — Brooklyn-based artist Alexandra Bell will visit the University of Kansas from March 5-7 in conjunction with the current KU Common Book and Common Work of Art. Her visit includes a free public lecture at 5:30 p.m. March 6 in the Spencer Museum of...

Wed, 02/21/2018 — Nine University of Kansas student designers earned marks of distinction at the recent Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for Region V. The following students enrolled in the Department of Theatre have earned...

Wed, 02/21/2018 — During One Day. One KU., the university’s first 24-hour giving campaign, donors gave 1,896 gifts totaling $734,421, creating opportunities for more Jayhawks in the state, the nation and beyond. The successful One Day. One KU. campaign on Feb....

Wed, 02/21/2018 — With six Fulbright Scholars, the University of Kansas ranked among the top universities in the nation for the number of researchers during 2017-18, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The six awards place KU in a tie for sixth place,

Mon, 02/19/2018 — In this play that begins in 2039 and goes back to 1959, family members suffer the consequences of decisions made by previous generations. “When the Rain Stops Falling,” by Andrew Bovell, raises questions about climate change, family secrets...

Fri, 02/16/2018 — Yale University scholar Mary Miller will visit the University of Kansas campus to deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Spencer Museum of Art auditorium. Miller’s talk, “Were They Enslaved?


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