Arts & Humanities
Tue, 11/28/2017 — As they were preparing to mount an exhibition marking the centennial of Sallie Casey Thayer’s gift of thousands of art objects to the University of Kansas, curators at the Spencer Museum of Art realized that while Thayer collected works from...

Mon, 11/27/2017 — “She Kills Monsters,” an action-packed and comedic play written by Qui Nguyen, will open Friday, Dec. 1, at University Theatre. Audiences young and old will enjoy the play, but it will especially appeal to gamers. The role-playing game...

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Mon, 11/20/2017 — LAWRENCE — Winning a top award in your field never gets old. Even though she had already won...

Fri, 11/17/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas will host visiting scholars from the University of Houston for a roundtable discussion on U.S. Latinx representation. The event will take place from 3:30-5 p.m....

Wed, 11/15/2017 — For many centuries Jerusalem has been an important holy site. In the context of Mediterranean urbanism in antiquity, however, Jerusalem can be viewed as something of an underdog, according to a University of Kansas historian of Jewish and Roman...

Wed, 11/15/2017 — With interest in dramaturgy growing nearly as fast as that in the adaptation of literature into different artistic genres, the time is ripe, according to Assistant Professor of Theatre Jane Barnette, for her new book, “Adapturgy: The...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — It’s “over and out” for “Right Between the Ears.” After more than 30 years of live shows, the award-winning sketch comedy series from Kansas Public Radio will present its last show at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Liberty Hall. “After 32 years,...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — One of the most frequently quoted phrases in philosopher John Stuart Mill's essay "Utilitarianism" — published in 1861 — is "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — His characters have traveled the galaxies. He has traversed the globe, creating, studying and promoting science fiction. Now, at age 94, the dean of sci-fi authors, University of Kansas English Professor Emeritus James Gunn, has written a memoir...

Thu, 11/09/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas will host the annual Waggoner Research Colloquium, set for 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. The format includes an...

Thu, 11/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – A faculty member and administrator who has been at the forefront of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts at KU and in her department has been named the new associate dean for diversity, equity & inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Nicole Hodges Persley, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, will begin her appointment as associate dean for DEI starting Jan. 1. “Nicole will bring a combination of scholarly expertise and interpersonal awareness to the challenges of this role,” said Carl Lejuez, dean of the College. “She has an incredible portfolio of experience in enacting conversations and meaningful

Wed, 11/08/2017 — A new flag will fly in front of The Commons at Spooner Hall as part of a nationwide public art project, “Pledges of Allegiance,” commissioned by Creative Time, a New York–based public arts nonprofit. “Pledges of Allegiance” is a...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — In this Instagram age, according to Art History Associate Professor John Pultz, photographers face a seemingly dichotomous challenge: It’s both harder and easier than ever to make a good picture. Easier because digital technology, as opposed...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — Matthew Desmond, professor of sociology at Princeton University and award-winning author, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” is free and...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – For two nights, Antonin Dvorak, American gamelan music, epic pirate music and hip-hop will share the stage as University Dance Company performs with UNITY Dance Crew. The shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-17 at the Lied Center of Kansas. Aug. 11, 1973, marked the birth of hip-hop, dated from the moment Kool Herc and Coke La Rock mixed music and the mic in the Boogie Down Bronx. To commemorate the 44th anniversary, guest artist and part-time KU dance instructor Maya Tillman-Rayton created “Let the Groove Get In.” Featuring UNITY Dance Crew, “Groove” is a feel-good piece that showcases the most positive element of hip-hop culture: a cypher – or a

Mon, 11/06/2017 — On Nov. 10, the Spencer Museum of Art will host two MacArthur Fellows for a discussion about working across disciplines. University of Kansas paleontologist Christopher Beard and sculptor Elizabeth Turk will speak about how their work intersects...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — The latest University Theatre production, “Rhinoceros,” will take audiences on a visual and satirical romp that offers insight on totalitarianism, xenophobia and human will. The play is considered playwright Eugene Ionesco’s masterpiece....

Thu, 11/02/2017 — Last year, the sixth Black Literary Suite at the University of Kansas focused on writers from Mississippi. This fall, the seventh Black Literary Suite takes on a broader theme under the rubric “Reclaiming the Black Body: Women Writing...

Mon, 10/30/2017 — Was it a case of one morbid, perverse soul speaking to another? That’s one explanation for the effect that the 1920 play “Mary Rose” by “Peter Pan” author J.M. Barrie had on a young Alfred Hitchcock. John Tibbetts, associate...

Fri, 10/27/2017 — Or Rosenboim, a lecturer in modern history at the City University of London, will offer two events on the topic of globalism. Rosenboim will give a lecture on “Globalism in the Age of Trump” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in The Commons,...


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