Arts & Humanities
Wed, 10/09/2013 —  Big Screens, Small Screens: Size Matters (In Adaptation) is the theme of the upcoming conference of the Literature/Film Association. Events will take place Thursday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 12, at the University of Kansas. The...

Mon, 10/07/2013 — Charles Myers has been named director for the University Press of Kansas, succeeding Fred Woodward, director of UPK from November 1981 to September 2013. Myers will be UPK’s fifth director. He served previously as executive editor and group...

Fri, 10/04/2013 — The Arc Tap, a faucet designed by University of Kansas student Leslie Montes, Houston, is among the finalists for an international design competition, the James Dyson Award. The contest is intended to inspire college students studying industrial...

Thu, 10/03/2013 — Stumbling over "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"? Tongue-tied over "The Tempest"?  Think of a Shakespearean verse like a 400-year-old rap, suggests KU theatre scholar Paul Meier. “You don’t have to speed through it, but you wouldn’t recite...

Wed, 10/02/2013 — LAWRENCE – The significance of race, civil rights, urban history and politics in the career of President Barack Obama will be discussed by a leading author and scholar of such topics in a lecture at the University of Kansas. “The Education of Barack Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture” will be delivered by Thomas J. Sugrue, a race and civil rights historian and distinguished professor of history and sociology at University of Pennsylvania. The public is invited to attend the lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The event is free. Sugrue’s talk is presented as the sixth-annual Bill Tuttle Distinguished Lecture

Tue, 10/01/2013 — Van Go Inc., an arts-based social service agency that provides year-round after-school and summer job training programs to youth in Lawrence, received the Outstanding Community & Campus Collaboration award during the 2013 Campus Compact...

Mon, 09/30/2013 — ​Nine alumni whose University of Kansas eras span from the 1920s to the 1980s are the 2013 recipients of the KU Black Alumni Chapter’s African-American Leaders and Innovators award. The chapter, sponsored by the KU Alumni Association, will...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — Last spring, Department of Design students in Professor Patrick Dooley’s Visual Communications Publication and Editorial class designed “1 Kansas Farmer,” a series of six display panels to present topics related to the environmental...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — The natural history exhibit that brought Kansas to the world stage in 1893 is the focus of a new event at the KU Natural History Museum. The museum will offer “Party in the Panorama: a Science Soiree for Grown-ups,” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m....

Thu, 09/26/2013 — Farhan Karim, an assistant professor of architecture, has been awarded a Graham Foundation grant. It will support the research for his book, “Dreaming of a Nation: Architecture and Cold War Modernization in Postcolonial Pakistan,...

Thu, 09/26/2013 — Several organizations at the University of Kansas are collaborating to host the third annual KU Campus Art Walk on Thursday, Oct. 3. The event is designed for participants to explore a variety of creative works, including 2D, 3D and digital art,...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — John Augusto, director of the KU Center for Undergraduate Research, has taken on the additional role of assistant vice provost for experiential learning in undergraduate studies. Augusto will be the leader of the Experiential Learning...

Tue, 09/24/2013 — University of Kansas professors Vicky Unruh and Charles Little respectively are recipients of the 2013 Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award and Chancellors Club Research Award. Unruh is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese,...

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 — 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...

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...


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