Arts & Humanities
Sat, 03/11/2017 — The University of Kansas will host a speaker in the latest of a series of lectures related to commemorating 100 years since World War I. David Mould, professor emeritus of media arts and studies at Ohio University, will give a lecture titled...

Fri, 03/10/2017 — Sacha Kopp, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University, will offer a public talk to address differences between communicating within the realm of academic research and contributing to public discourse, and ultimately,...

Fri, 03/10/2017 — The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has given University of Kansas Department of Architecture associate professors Nils Gore and Shannon Criss and graduate student Matt Kleinmann one of its 2017 Collaboration Awards. It...

Thu, 03/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – While basketball teams from across the nation compete for a spot in the Final Four, another heated championship will be taking place at the University of Kansas, where the nation’s best collegiate debaters will compete in the 71st National Debate Tournament. This is the first time the tournament, March 24-27, will be hosted by KU. A total of 156 debaters, representing 44 universities, will vie for the championship at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The 78 teams will compete in eight preliminary rounds, then try to advance through five more elimination rounds to reach the final, championship round March 27. Since 1947, nearly 300 universities

Thu, 03/09/2017 — A $1.1 million gift from the estate of the late Marilyn Stokstad, distinguished professor emerita of art history, will provide support to the Spencer Museum of Art, the libraries and students at the University of Kansas. Stokstad, of Lawrence,...

Wed, 03/08/2017 — As perhaps the most influential written work of all time, replete with drama, the Bible has been an irresistible source of material for the Broadway stage. University of Kansas Department of Theatre Professor Henry Bial’s latest book,...

Wed, 03/08/2017 — It's scary, daunting and perhaps overwhelming to think about, but Oxford University researchers have estimated nearly half of U.S. jobs could become automated in the next 20 years. It's probably easy to just live in denial about robots taking...

Wed, 03/08/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of English will host author Karen Joy Fowler as the 2017 speaker for the Richard W. Gunn Lecture. Fowler will lecture on “Exploring and Expanding Gender in Speculative Fiction: The Tiptree Award at 25”...

Tue, 03/07/2017 — Plenty of people go back to school at a nontraditional age. But most of them don’t take classes for a doctorate at a school in which they are also a professor. Or while they are practicing law full-time. Or at the age of 72. But that’s...

Tue, 03/07/2017 — The Commons will introduce a series for graduate students in March and April that considers the complexities of a university and puts forward new ideas for the future of higher education. Seven graduate students have been working in groups to...

Mon, 03/06/2017 — Russia’s 2014 military intervention in Ukraine brought a renewed international focus onto a region that many in the West forgot about after the collapse of the Soviet Union. A desire to better understand the conflicts among the peoples of the...

Fri, 03/03/2017 — The doctoral degree is the supreme achievement in higher education. This year, the University of Kansas will celebrate the accomplishments of hundreds of candidates, conferring their degrees at the 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. May...

Thu, 03/02/2017 — LAWRENCE – Selected as one of the best college bands in the country, the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble will perform at the College Band Directors National Association biennial conference March 15 at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.  The 71-member KU Wind Ensemble, led by Paul Popiel, and eight other top-rated collegiate bands from across the country will perform throughout the four-day event March 15-18 in Kansas City, Missouri. The nine bands were selected through a highly competitive, blind audition process where schools from around the country submitted recordings of their live concerts.  “This is among the highest honors a college concert band

Wed, 03/01/2017 — LAWRENCE – Maren Wood, founder of the Lilli Research Group and the co-founder of Beyond the Professoriate, a virtual conference for doctoral students in career transition, will visit the University of Kansas on March 9 and 10 to share her expertise on preparing for nonacademic careers. Wood’s visit is supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to KU. Aimed at transforming doctoral education for the humanities Ph.D. for the 21st century, the NEH Next Generation Humanities Ph.D. Planning Grant supports efforts to better prepare doctoral students for career paths beyond academia. Wood will present a workshop and a public lecture at KU:

Wed, 03/01/2017 — It’s not uncommon for people to learn something new about their grandfather late in life. The same is true for fictional grandfathers and the people who breathe life into their characters. Actor Earle Hyman is best known to American audiences...

Tue, 02/28/2017 —  The value and benefits of research performed by graduate students at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will be showcased March 10 at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. In its 14th year, the annual summit brings...

Tue, 02/28/2017 — In the 1980s, the Unification Church spent millions of dollars on cultural and political programs designed to improve the church's image. The religious group's activism, especially its alliance with conservative political leaders, garnered...

Tue, 02/28/2017 — He composed the music for 120 films, including Jean Cocteau’s “Beauty and the Beast.” He was a fixture of the Paris avant-garde between the wars and part of the so-called “Group of Six” composers there, along with Darius Milhaud,...

Mon, 02/27/2017 — His name might not be as well-known as others on the University of Kansas basketball coaching tree, e.g., Naismith, Allen, Smith and Williams. But John McLendon is a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and a new documentary...

Wed, 02/22/2017 — Matthew Stewart, philosopher and author, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Lied Center Pavilion as the first installation of the Hall Center for the Humanities' spring 2017 Humanities Lecture Series. “Nature’s God: The...


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