Arts & Humanities
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 — Marilyn Ortega, doctoral student in American studies, has been selected as a National Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Pre-doctoral Fellow for 2017. HWW is a consortium of humanities centers at 15 research universities throughout the Midwest and...

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...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art will host Kansas City–based artist Mark Southerland as a Rocket Grants Resident Artist for a series of musical performances beginning Wednesday, April 26. Southerland’s residency is in conjunction with the 20th...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — The University of Kansas Postdoctoral Association (KUPA) will host the fifth-annual research symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. The symposium, supported by the Office of Research, will feature a keynote talk, research...

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

Wed, 04/19/2017 — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of phenomenal women. “These...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — LAWRENCE – More than 2,600 listeners helped Kansas Public Radio conclude a record spring membership drive earlier this month. The drive came shortly after the announcement of a permanent $200,000 reduction in university support, the second phase in a two-year series of cuts that began with a $100,000 reduction in funding during the current fiscal year – the result of state cuts to higher education. Kansas Public Radio added an extra day to its yearly spring membership drive, and after nine days of on-air fundraising ended the drive with $422,891 in pledges. On April 7, KPR wrapped up the Campaign for Excellence 2017, with pledges from 2,601 listener-members. The

Thu, 04/13/2017 — The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced that Daniel Coburn, assistant professor of photo media, has been named as one of its 2017 Fellows for the Creative Arts in photography. Over the past 10 years, Coburn’s work has...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — Three 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...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — The heart-wrenching narratives and testimony of Mexican cotton farmers are the subjects of a lecture by renowned Mexican author, poet and scholar Cristina Rivera Garza. The University of Kansas Department of Spanish & Portuguese will welcome...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — Traditionally, scholarship on Hinduism has been limited by a common view that prayer refers primarily to spontaneous outpourings of the heart. However, a University of Kansas researcher has examined a collection of literary hymns from...

Mon, 04/10/2017 — Marie Brown, assistant professor of history, has won the 2017 Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award for her upcoming work "Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan," to be published by Stanford University Press.

Mon, 04/10/2017 — The Twin Cities roots of the late musical superstar Prince will be explored at “Make it Funky VI,” an annual funk-music seminar organized by Anthony Bolden, University of Kansas associate professor of African & African-American...

Mon, 04/10/2017 — The crowdfunded effort to recover ephemera, reveal untold stories of 20th century Spanish immigration and connect immigrant communities are some topics to be explored at the 2017 George and Eleanor Woodyard Lecture. James Fernández, professor...

Fri, 04/07/2017 — Evan Osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union as the final installation of the Hall Center for the Humanities' 2016-2017 Humanities Lecture Series. “Age of...

Thu, 04/06/2017 — LAWRENCE – Featuring live music and work from Midwestern guest artists, the University Dance Company’s spring concert will be full of original, exciting work. The shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 27-28 and 2 p.m. April 29 at the Lawrence Arts Center.  Lindsay Hawkins, guest artist, set her work “Conversations and Fits” for the University Dance Company as a Janet Hamburg Choreographic Fellow in dance. The work is based on forms of communication, vocal and physical outbursts, and the quirky, personal idiosyncrasies that shape human interactions and relationships. The dance requires physical stamina and is intricate, quick and full of opportunities for dancers

Wed, 04/05/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art is one of three U.S. institutions to host the international exhibition “The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens,” which will be on view April 15 to June 11. The opening of the exhibition is...


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