Arts & Humanities
Tue, 09/24/2013 — LAWRENCE – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan, whose chronicle of the Dust Bowl in “The Worst Hard Time” is the 2013-14 KU Common Book, will visit the Lawrence campus for a pair of public events this week. Egan will present a keynote at “An Evening with Author Timothy Egan” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lied Center. He will also participate in a more intimate session as part of Coffee & Conversation featuring Egan at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at The Commons in Spooner Hall. "I couldn't be more honored to have students of Kansas, where so much of the gritty history of the Dust Bowl took place, taking up ‘The Worst Hard Time,’” says Egan. “It's

Fri, 09/20/2013 — In 1999, former Kansas First Lady Meredith Docking made a commitment of $1 million to establish the Docking Young Faculty Scholar Award. In 2013, ten exceptional faculty members at the University of Kansas have been honored as the latest...

Wed, 09/18/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Music will stage the 66th annual Band Day, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 21. Seventeen high school bands from Kansas and Missouri will participate in the event. For the halftime show, the KU bands will...

Wed, 09/18/2013 —  The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the University of Kansas Department of Visual Art have begun work on producing a sculpture to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Bank, which was established in 1914. As part of this...

Tue, 09/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – Sixty years after Chancellor Deane Malott called for a new academic program to “cut across the existing departmental and group barriers,” the Department of American Studies celebrates its history at the University of Kansas. The weeklong 60th anniversary event, Reflecting Forward, celebrates the department’s accomplishments while exploring the critical issues of tomorrow. Reflecting Forward will provide public events including distinguished speakers, film screenings and open discussions. These free events will be hosted Monday, Sept. 23, through Friday, Sept. 27. "We are thrilled to have this opportunity to honor our past, and to remind the campus and

Mon, 09/16/2013 — A group of senior administrators from Kanagawa University in Hiratsuka, Japan, including the president, will visit the University of Kansas on Tuesday, Sept. 17, and Wednesday, Sept. 18, to discuss the long–standing relationship between the...

Mon, 09/16/2013 — As a part of continued efforts to bring together scholars from all disciplines, and in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations, The Commons continues the the 2013-1014 Research Sharing Sessions, a series designed specifically for...

Fri, 09/13/2013 — Over Labor Day weekend 38 students from the departments of Architecture and Design produced videos on the subject of water, part of an intensive design workshop. The event was a "48 Hour Blitz,” facilitated by designer and entrepreneur John...

Fri, 09/13/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Music ushers in the new school year with the 14th annual Collage Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Lied Center of Kansas.  The Collage Concert is an opportunity for the community to experience...

Thu, 09/12/2013 —  The departments of anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean studies are launching a new lecture series on human migration. “Studying past human migration is critical for understanding the effects of global warming and its influence on...

Wed, 09/11/2013 — An exhibition featuring art created by University of Kansas staff and faculty will be Thursday, Oct. 3, in conjunction with KU's third annual Campus Art Walk event. Selected works for the second annual event will be displayed from 3 p.m. to 6...

Mon, 09/09/2013 — Experts on business, international relations and environmental issues in South America will converge at the University of Kansas for a conference, MERCOSUR and Latin American Regionalism: Land, Business, Environment, and Politics. The...

Fri, 09/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has hired 29 new faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year. All faculty and staff are invited to welcome the new faculty at a reception Wednesday, Sept. 25. The College will host the reception at 3:30 p.m. in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union. The program will include the presentation of the 2013 Career Achievement Award to James Hartman, professor emeritus of the Department of English. The recognized new faculty members:

Fri, 09/06/2013 — Who is more likely to succeed in politics: a white woman or a Latina? If you assumed the white candidate has a better shot, think again. In her new book, “The Latina Advantage: Gender, Race and Political Success,” University of Kansas...

Thu, 09/05/2013 —  Arsalan Iftikhar, author of “Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His lecture, "The Role of Islam in Post 9/11 America," is the...

Thu, 09/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has awarded the 2013 Career Achievement Teaching Award to a professor in the Department of English. The $1,000 award honors a retired faculty member in the College who has a distinguished career through excellence in teaching. James Hartman received the award for outstanding teaching at all levels of English courses at KU. Hartman is a professor emeritus of the English department in the area of language and linguistics. Anna Neill, associate professor and chair of the Department of English, nominated Hartman for the award. Neill emphasized Hartman’s positive and lasting influence on

Wed, 09/04/2013 — This summer marked the 10th anniversary of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics dedication at the University of Kansas. The Dole Institute will commemorate this milestone throughout the 2013-2014 school year with a special 10th anniversary...

Tue, 09/03/2013 —  More than 7,500 CDs and DVDs, 7,800 vinyl albums, 300 pieces of equipment and several musical instruments will be for sale at the 11th annual For Your Ears Only event, a benefit for University of Kansas Audio-Reader. Music lovers, vinyl...

Tue, 09/03/2013 —  The Department of English at the University of Kansas hopes to put Lawrence on the map for more minority graduate students during a weekend preview event. The department will host its first Jayhawk English Sneak Peek Weekend to introduce...

Tue, 09/03/2013 — Although his rule ended more than 20 centuries ago, Julius Caesar remains one of the most well-known political figures in Western civilization. He has been the subject of plays, novels and films — and now an upcoming colloquium at the...


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