Arts & Humanities
Wed, 11/20/2013 — Derek Kwan, vice president of concerts and touring at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, will be the new executive director of the Lied Center of Kansas. At Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kwan oversees a business unit encompassing programming,...

Tue, 11/19/2013 —  Seven score and 10 years ago, a beleaguered leader stood before a solemn scene and spoke 272 words — words that still echo through the halls of American schools and statehouses. On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the...

Tue, 11/19/2013 — A May 2013 graduate from Lansing and a senior from Baxter Springs at the University of Kansas have been selected as finalists for prestigious Rhodes scholarships. They will join fellow finalists in the St. Louis region for interviews with a...

Tue, 11/19/2013 — LAWRENCE – In the spirit of holiday giving, Kansas Public Radio hopes its listeners will consider a year-end gift of great radio. On Thursday, Nov. 21, KPR will ask listeners to consider a year-end, tax-deductible pledge that helps fund the programming they enjoy year-round. The on-air appeals will be during NPR’s Morning Edition on KPR from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 9 to 11 a.m. on KPR2. Listeners can call 888-577-5268 (888-KPR-KANU) or can donate online anytime. Calls during the first 90 minutes will be matched dollar-for-dollar from a pool of donor funds, doubling the value of the caller’s pledge. “We have very generous listeners,” KPR Development Director

Mon, 11/18/2013 — The University of Kansas University Theatre has announced November auditions for spring 2014 productions. Auditions will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Murphy Hall to cast roles in four plays and one musical. Auditions...

Fri, 11/15/2013 — Fourteen sophomores at the University of Kansas have been competitively selected as Global Scholars. This program, coordinated by Dena Register, director of faculty programs for International Programs, recognizes and encourages undergraduate...

Wed, 11/13/2013 — In the rapidly changing profession of journalism, educators are tasked with giving students the technical knowledge they’ll need to succeed in their careers, balanced with a liberal arts education that fosters critical thinking. How exactly...

Tue, 11/12/2013 — Celebrated Ukrainian writer Yuriy Vynnychuk, author of "The Tango of Death," will deliver the Ukrainian Studies Fall 2013 Palij Lecture for the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Kansas. The...

Tue, 11/12/2013 — Junot Díaz, author of the critically acclaimed novel "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" and short story collection "This Is How You Lose Her," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His...

Tue, 11/12/2013 — In conjunction with The Commons’ 2013-2014 programming theme Data & Democracy, Nicco Mele, author of “The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath” (St. Martin’s Press, 2013), will give presentations on Thursday, Nov....

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Michael Vernon, a University of Kansas journalism senior from Houston, has been named a winner of the prestigious 2013 Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship, a national award for excellence in sports writing at the college...

Fri, 11/08/2013 —  The University Dance Company fall concerts Nov. 21-22 will honor the legacy of a founding faculty member of the University of Kansas Department of Dance. The Janet Hamburg Visiting Artist Series supports residencies by visiting artists at KU...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — The University Daily Kansan’s online news site, Kansan.com, has once again been recognized as one of the best in the country. It recently received the 2013 Online Pacemaker Award, the Associated Collegiate Press’ highest honor, making this...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Novelist Aminatta Forna will discuss her newly released novel, "The Hired Man," at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception and book signing will...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Kansas Audio-Reader volunteers, staff and listeners gathered last month to celebrate 42 years of service. ​The Halloween-themed event took place at Maceli’s and drew nearly 200 people, some of whom came in costume. The event serves to...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Jeremy Shellhorn, University of Kansas associate professor of visual communications and recipient of this year’s Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching, will give a presentation next week on the unique educational opportunities that...

Thu, 11/07/2013 — Offices across the University of Kansas have planned events in observance of International Education Week for the week of Nov. 11- 15. Initiated in 2000 by the U.S. departments of State and Education, International Education Week is dedicated to...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — Sir Max Hastings, author of 12 books on military history, including "Inferno: The World at War 1939-45," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Lied Center Pavilion on “Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War.” The event is free and...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — University of Kansas professor Dennis Domer is often cited among the leading historic preservationists in his field. But in recent years, Domer has turned his attention to the future of aging and architecture. Specifically, he is examining the...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — The search committee for dean of graduate studies at the University of Kansas has named four outstanding candidates following an internal call for applications.  Over the next two weeks, each candidate will give a presentation to the KU...


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