Arts & Humanities
Fri, 01/17/2020 — The photography program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has developed a new photography minor available to all students. “It is a valuable addition to any student’s main course of study,” said Elise Kirk,...

Thu, 01/16/2020 — The University of Kansas Office of Diversity & Equity invites the campus community to continue the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day into the week. “Efforts to protect civil rights and fight for social justice aren’t constrained...

Thu, 01/16/2020 — University of Kansas faculty and staff are invited to attend the Spencer Museum of Art Digital Initiative Convening, which will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at The Commons at Spooner Hall. This event will highlight the...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — During the 1940s, the U.S. government commissioned a series of documentary films called “Why We Fight” to spur public support for World War II. Now two Army veterans have launched their own creative project titled “Why We Write: Craft...

Mon, 01/13/2020 — More than a hundred University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2019 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students...

Thu, 01/09/2020 — How do we practice care? This question is at the heart of a weekly series of programs offered at The Commons in collaboration with the Institute for Policy & Social Research Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities. Each...

Fri, 12/20/2019 — LAWRENCE – Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, has been selected to receive the 2020 William Allen White Foundation National Citation. The award, which recognizes individuals for outstanding journalistic service, comes from a vote of the trustees of the William Allen White Foundation, which is named in honor of White. Baron will accept the award on William Allen White Day, which is April 16, 2020, on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. Baron’s speech, at 3 p.m. in the ballroom of the Kansas Union, is free and open to the public. Baron, who became executive editor of The Washington Post in 2013, oversees the newspaper’s print and digital

Wed, 12/18/2019 — An acclaimed television journalist and a renowned artist will each receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas next spring. Bill Kurtis and Roger Shimomura will both receive an honorary degree at KU’s 148th Commencement in May...

Wed, 12/18/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Tinker Foundation to fund graduate student research in Latin America. The two-year Tinker Field Research Grant will...

Wed, 12/18/2019 — The University of Kansas will rename a premier research facility in honor of the chancellor who made it a reality. KU will rename its Integrated Science Building in honor of former Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, whose leadership from...

Tue, 12/17/2019 — A University of Kansas student has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides for one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Priyanka Radadiya, a senior from Overland Park, is competing...

Mon, 12/16/2019 — LAWRENCE – “Daphne du Maurier gets all the press, but Marjorie Bowen was every bit as good,” contends University of Kansas Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies John Tibbetts. “In fact, Bowen wrote a short story that I believe du Maurier ripped off for ‘Rebecca!’ ” Tibbetts has become so fascinated with the early 20th century British writer – once popular, critically acclaimed and immensely prolific, but now forgotten – that not only has he written a new biography, “The Furies of Marjorie Bowen” (McFarland, 2019) , but he is planning a “Marjorie Bowen Reader” in hopes of bringing her out-of-print work to a new generation. “I feel like I'm a man on a

Fri, 12/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – Come on now, does your friend or family member really need that fancy cooler or clothing-box subscription? Why not consider some scholarly stocking stuffers this holiday season? University of Kansas professors have produced a number of books, records and artworks in 2019 that could appeal to the discriminating consumer on your shopping list. For example:

Fri, 12/13/2019 — Marc Greenberg, director of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, was recently named a 2019 Ambassador of Science by the Slovene Ministry of Education, Science & Sport in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Awarded...

Fri, 12/13/2019 — Kansas Public Radio has a new evening classical host.  Former evening classical host Cordelia Brown transitioned into her new role as classical music director, and longtime volunteer host Marcia Higginson stepped into that role as the new host...

Wed, 12/11/2019 — The University of Kansas has created a new graduate degree to help students acquire the skills to lead and develop diversity efforts in their workplace and other organizations. A new master’s degree in Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion is...

Tue, 12/10/2019 — LAWRENCE – The ghosts of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Robert Johnson pay visits to author Brian Daldorph in his new collection of poetry, “Blue Notes,” (Dionysia Press, 2019). Daldorph’s sixth book is a meditation on the power of music to give our lives meaning. A senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Kansas, Daldorph grew up in Great Britain during the punk era, and bands like the Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks and Damned are name-checked in this collection, too. But hard rockers are a minority in the book, which starts with jazz and moves through blues and country – even touching on reggae – for inspiration. “Some of the poems are based

Tue, 12/10/2019 — Graduate students at the University of Kansas brought their A-games to the Kansas Union for a competition that encouraged them to speak simply and engagingly on their complicated research. Fifteen student researchers advanced to KU’s...

Mon, 12/09/2019 — A University of Kansas student, who is preparing for a career that will help him expand equitable health care and educational opportunities for all, has earned a George Marshall Scholarship that will fund graduate study in the United...

Fri, 12/06/2019 — Barbara Bichelmeyer has been named the next provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus. Bichelmeyer is currently the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she also served as...


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