Arts & Humanities
Tue, 09/17/2019 — LAWRENCE – The famous writer turns her pen on the men of her native land, saying an old boys’ network has caused grievous harm to the nation and women must be accorded greater respect. Sounds torn from today’s headlines, right? And yet it describes the theatrical works of Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851-1921) more than a century ago in Spain, according to a new book by a University of Kansas professor. Margot Versteeg, professor of Spanish in the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and director of KU's Humanities Program, makes the case for the author as an early feminist in “Propuestas para (Re)Construir una Nación,” which translates as “Proposals to (Re)

Mon, 09/16/2019 — LAWRENCE – Sometimes the purpose of art, and particularly a still life, is to remind us of the passage of time and of the fleeting hours we have to determine and then accomplish our life goals. It’s that, much more than any critique of consumerism that her nods to pop art might imply, that drives Yoonmi Nam’s work, now taking the form of ceramics after a lifetime as a printmaker. Nam, University of Kansas professor of visual art, will have a solo show titled “For Now” consisting of a few prints and mostly ceramic works Sept. 20 through Oct. 30 at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri. An opening reception is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. “What I'm really

Mon, 09/16/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Foundling” features 100 portraits of children who were adopted by American parents from overseas painted by artist Megan Rye. Rye will give a gallery talk at the Spencer Museum at 5:30 p.m....

Mon, 09/16/2019 — Albert Bloch’s “Frieze for a Music Room” hangs imposingly in the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. The 1915 painting created by this former chair of the university’s art department depicts groups of clowns reveling and...

Thu, 09/12/2019 — Seven University of Kansas students and graduates received prestigious Fulbright awards to travel abroad to study, conduct research or teach English during the 2019-2020 academic year. Two additional KU students were selected as alternate...

Wed, 09/11/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music will kick off the 2019-2020 performance season with the 20th Annual Collage Concert, a free celebration of the school’s many musical offerings.  The concert begins a season of more than 20 performances featuring KU music students at the Lied Center of Kansas. The Collage Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The performance is free with no ticket required, and the public is encouraged to attend. For those unable to attend, the Collage Concert will be livestreamed. Pulling from the school’s many ensembles and soloists, the Collage Concert is the school’s most musically diverse performance of the year and

Tue, 09/10/2019 — This fall, 10 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — Author, illustrator and researcher Jonny Sun, notable for his humorous and interpersonal works, will deliver the 2019 Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture. Sun will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Liberty Hall. His presentation, hosted by The Commons at the...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — The University of Kansas increased its ranking two spots to 59th among public universities in the 2020 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released Sept. 9. “We recognize the importance of these rankings,...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — Phil Stinson points to a miniature marble head of a Dacian chieftain. “The Romans would have thought of this as the image of a so-called ‘barbarian,’ a member of a Germanic tribe at war with the Romans,” said Stinson, associate...

Thu, 09/05/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, a designated U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center, has announced its fall 2019 lineup for the Charla de Merienda (Afternoon Chat and Snack) Series. The...

Wed, 09/04/2019 — If you love music, collect vinyl records or simply need to update your stereo system with quality equipment for a good price, then stop by Kansas Audio-Reader’s annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only. The 17th annual event will take place...

Tue, 09/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – Twelve KU School of Architecture & Design students have received scholarships from the American Institute of Architects’ St. Louis chapter. These awards for the 2019-2020 school year range from $2,000 to $4,000 and come from two of the seven possible AIA St. Louis funds.   From the Ranft Fund, awards will be given to Hannah Denton, from Ballwin, Missouri, and Bradley Kreuger, from St. Louis.  From AIA St. Louis’s general fund, awards will be given to the following students:  

Tue, 09/03/2019 — Three professors at the University of Kansas are recipients of the prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship, which recognizes outstanding educators for their dedication to excellence. The honorees for 2019, all on the Lawrence campus,

Fri, 08/30/2019 —  The University of Kansas will launch its 2019-2020 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar series, “Chronic Conditions: Knowing, Seeing & Healing the Body in Global Africa,” with a talk by award-winning documentary photographer...


Fri, 08/30/2019 — Red Hot Research returns this fall with six events for University of Kansas researchers. Red Hot Research is a regular Friday event, built of five short presentations from across KU to open the door for new ways of understanding work through...

Thu, 08/29/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has selected “Twelve Drive-Ins I,” a compilation of 12 photographs by artist Jeff Brouws, as the KU Common Work of Art to accompany the 2019-2020 KU Common Book, “Tales of Two Americas:...

Wed, 08/28/2019 — University of Kansas departments, programs, centers and one school in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are starting the academic year with new leadership, following the dean’s appointment of new chairs and directors. Chairs and...

Mon, 08/26/2019 — LAWRENCE – How do we practice care? This question is at the heart of a new series of programs offered at The Commons in collaboration with the new Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and other University of Kansas partners. At noon Wednesdays at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care, and it will include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways people practice care as individuals, in communities and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of


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