Arts & Humanities
Wed, 03/27/2013 — "Intimate Apparel," by Lynn Nottage, will be staged by the University of Kansas’ University Theatre in April. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. April 3-5, 9, 10 and 11 and 2:30 p.m. April 7 in the Inge Theatre in Murphy Hall. As a part of its...

Sandra Fluke
Tue, 03/26/2013 — Sandra Fluke, the attorney whose testimony before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the need to provide access to contraception brought the issue into public prominence, will be the speaker at the 2013 Emily Taylor and...

Fri, 03/22/2013 — LAWRENCE – Houston A. Baker Jr., a scholar known for his critiques of African-American literature and theory, will present a public lecture at the University of Kansas. “Why Are Black Public Intellectuals Afraid of the Ocean?: Slave Ships, Diaspora Literacy, and Cultural Erasures in the Age of Obama” will be the topic of discussion for Baker, a distinguished university professor at Vanderbilt University. The lecture will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union. A book signing will follow. The event is hosted by the Department of English as the 2013 installment of its American Lecture series. Baker’s literary and cultural

Wed, 03/20/2013 — LAWRENCE – Charlotte Pierce-Baker, an author and professor at Vanderbilt University who wrote about her son’s bipolar disorder and the challenges it presented her family, will visit campus for a book-signing and reception for “This Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bipolar Son.” At age 25, Pierce-Baker’s son seemed to have his life on track as a successful postgraduate student. When her high-achieving son ended up handcuffed, dirty and in jail, Pierce-Baker and her family were confronted with the reality that her son had bipolar disorder. In “This Fragile Life,” Pierce-Baker seeks to break the silence that surrounds mental illness in families. She traces the

Wed, 03/13/2013 — The fifth Red Hot Research event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at The Commons in Spooner Hall. In a continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines, and in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations, The...

Tue, 03/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – After students and faculty expressed interest in further opportunities to pursue indigenous studies, graduate students at the University of Kansas can now receive certification for studies in indigenous people and cultures of the United States. The Indigenous Studies Program, which already offers a master’s degree, will add the multidisciplinary graduate certificate as an option beginning in fall 2013. The program gives students an essential understanding of the relationship between the U.S. and indigenous nations and peoples. Students working toward certification will gain knowledge of related historical, political, religious and social issues. The

Tue, 03/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – National Public Radio White House correspondent Scott Horsley will join Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics, to reflect on the 2012 presidential campaign at a special event tonight, March 12. You’re invited to join the conversation. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute. “An Evening with Scott Horsley” is one of several events Kansas Public Radio is putting on to celebrate its 60th anniversary on air. Horsley reports on the policy and politics of the Obama Administration, with a special emphasis on economic issues. The 2012 campaign is the third presidential contest Horsley has covered for NPR. He previously reported on

Fri, 03/08/2013 — An entry by a team of area university students is among the finalists in the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. Late last fall University of Kansas architecture student Lauren Leigh Brown, Hermitage, Mo.,...

Thu, 03/07/2013 — Edwidge Danticat, author of "Breath, Eyes, Memory" and "Brother, I’m Dying," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Her lecture, "An Evening with Edwidge Danicat," is the spring installment...

Wed, 03/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – Which do you prefer: Beethoven’s "Fifth Symphony" or Mozart’s "Jupiter" symphony? How about Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" or Bach’s "Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring"? Now Kansas Public Radio listeners have their say about their favorite classical music by voting in KPR’s Classical Top 60. Listeners can choose their five favorite selections from among the 100 all-time greatest pieces of classical music. The ballot is at KPR’s website. Listeners can choose up to five compositions. The voting is open until April 8. After that, votes will be tabulated and the top 60 selections will be played – from 60 through No. 1 – beginning April 19. Classical music director

Tue, 03/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – The biography of Civil Rights mentor Benjamin E. Mays by a University of Kansas professor has been recognized as one of the top nonfiction works by an African-American author in 2012. Randal Jelks, associate professor of American studies and African and African-American studies, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Literary Award for Nonfiction from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. It is one of a handful of awards given by the organization to recognize excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African-American authors. Jelks’ book “Benjamin Elijah Mays: Schoolmaster of the Movement” was released in April 2012 by the University

Tue, 03/05/2013 — Henry Lennon, a University of Kansas student from Branson, Mo., has received the Academic Excellence Award for Architecture from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad.   Institute staff members select recipients of the award. The winners must...

Tue, 03/05/2013 — For a prisoner with little freedom, the singing of a song or performing of a play may provide just enough of an escape to make it through another day. This was the case for some German Jewish thespians who watched their rights dissolve in the...

Thu, 02/28/2013 — Any teacher could name them. And anyone who ever had classmates could probably remember at least a few of them: Students who are clearly bright or creative but don’t necessarily excel in school or are often in trouble. A University of Kansas...

Thu, 02/28/2013 — The University of Kansas Department of Theatre and University Theatre expect more than 120 alumni to return to campus Feb. 28-March 2 for the sixth edition of “Alums Come Home.” The turnout is the biggest so far in the series. “Alums Come...

Wed, 02/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities is pleased to host the 11th annual Celebration of Books published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty in 2012. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 5 in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public. The Celebration will recognize the 35 faculty members who published 37 books in the humanities, social sciences and arts last year.  Their works explore such varied topics as lowrider car culture, British rock humor, American intentional communities, antievolution controversies and the geography of the Internet, representing the depth and breadth of humanities research at the

Wed, 02/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – Author, journalist, technology activist and Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow will present the Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.Doctorow is also a contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He was formerly director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit civil-liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. He has an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Senior Lecturer; in

Wed, 02/27/2013 —  A University of Kansas professor has published a book collecting depictions of lawyers, judges and legal professionals in popular culture from one of the format’s golden ages. Michael Hoeflich, John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor...

Mon, 02/25/2013 — For 10 days, the University Press of Kansas asks that you please do judge a book by its cover. From March 4 to March 15, UPK will host the Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. The exhibit will be on display...

Tue, 02/19/2013 — The University of Kansas will stage a screening of Patrick Sammon’s docudrama “Codebreaker” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium. It will follow with a question-and-answer period with the producer. Alan...


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