Arts & Humanities
Thu, 02/13/2014 — San Diego’s Heaven’s Gate. Jonestown's Peoples Temple. Southern California's Manson Family.  Accused of brainwashing and causing tragedy, groups such as these have colored the public's view of spiritually driven communal living or cults....

Wed, 02/12/2014 —  Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses were selected to showcase their research projects for state legislators and the public at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit. The event will be 10...

Wed, 02/12/2014 — The University of Kansas has experts who can provide insight into the rising tensions surrounding Ukraine’s political and economic crisis. Since November, Ukraine has witnessed some of its largest political demonstrations in recent history,...

Wed, 02/12/2014 — Anne D. Hedeman, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Lied Center Pavilion. Her lecture, "Imagining the Past: Interplay between Literary & Visual Imagery in Late...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child film star known for singing and dancing to cheer up Americans during the Great Depression, died Monday, Feb. 10, at her home in California. University of Kansas experts are available to speak about Temple...

Tue, 02/11/2014 —  The Department of Classics at the University of Kansas will stage an event to celebrate the art of literary translation and to honor the retirement of one of its professors, who is renowned in the field. A reading of “Antigonick” will be...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Political pundits and operatives today spend plenty of time dissecting the modern gender gap, mainly why women vote at higher rates than men and tend to support more liberal policies and Democratic candidates. But a University of Kansas...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Twenty-one University of Kansas and KU Medical Center undergraduate students and five master’s students will join their peers from other Kansas Board of Regents public universities in Topeka to present their research to legislators and the...

Mon, 02/10/2014 — Edmund Russell, the Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of U.S. History at the University of Kansas, will give his Distinguished Professor Lecture, “Co-evolutionary History,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Alderson...

Fri, 02/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – If you didn’t know that William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” was also a book, many more surprises may be in store for you at guest lecturer Zachary Lesser’s discussion about the well-known work. Lesser, of the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “'Hamlet’ after Q1: To Be or Not to Be and the Meaning of Conscience” as the presenter for the annual American-British Lecture hosted by the University of Kansas Department of English. Lesser’s lecture will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Lesser is the author of the past decade’s most groundbreaking Shakespeare scholarship. His first book, “Renaissance Drama and the

Thu, 02/06/2014 — The University of Kansas Libraries has acquired the last works of legendary author William S. Burroughs. James Grauerholz, executor of Burroughs’ estate, Lawrence resident and KU alumnus, has donated the author’s final personal journals,...

Thu, 02/06/2014 — University of Kansas Film and Media Studies Professor Kevin Willmott’s latest film, “Jayhawkers,” examines the intersection of three legendary KU figures – Wilt Chamberlain, Phog Allen and Chancellor Frank Murphy.   Just a year after...

Mon, 02/03/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will host the inaugural historical conference between KU and Kansas State University history graduate student organizations. The conference, called Intersections, will take place April 25-26 on the KU Lawrence campus. Conference organizers invite paper proposals with a historical aspect from scholars in any field or discipline. To be considered for graduate or undergraduate paper awards, full-length, revised conference papers must be received by Saturday, March 15. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the Intersections website. “We seek to establish a recurring, interdisciplinary conference, which showcases the

Mon, 02/03/2014 — To introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of the long civil rights struggle in America, the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas will offer a series of film screenings, lectures and...

Fri, 01/31/2014 —  The University of Kansas Libraries has announced inaugural speakers for the newly created Libraries Lecture Series. The series highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on an expansive range of topics across...

Tue, 01/28/2014 — Twenty University of Kansas sophomores have been selected for the 33rd class of the University Scholars Program. Administrated by the University Honors Program, this competitive opportunity is for students selected on the basis of academic...

Tue, 01/28/2014 — This spring, 50 KU students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) program, coordinated by the Center for Undergraduate Research. Recipients will receive $1,000 to fund their projects, which encompass...

Mon, 01/27/2014 —  Two 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...

Mon, 01/27/2014 — The University of Kansas will host a series of events, Brown v. Board, Legacies Created, Questions Remain, in April, marking the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education case. Scheduled events include: April 11-12: The Legacies...

Fri, 01/24/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has released the programming schedule for the spring 2014 semester, including the second half of its 10th Anniversary Series and the 2014 Presidential Lecture Series. All events are...


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