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Tue, 03/24/2015 — An event to celebrate the completion of The Forum, an addition to Marvin Hall, will take place from 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 27. The extension, located on Marvin’s second floor just south of its main entrance on Jayhawk Boulevard, includes a...

Mon, 03/23/2015 — A tasty breakfast for a good cause will be served up this week at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Flapjacks for Philanthropy, an annual fundraiser sponsored by the SELF Engineering Leadership Fellows Program, is set for 9 a.m. to...

Mon, 03/23/2015 — The School of Architecture, Design & Planning is presenting the [Re] Engaged Architecture symposium Saturday, March 28. It is part of the celebration of Studio 804’s 20th anniversary. The event will feature a day of lectures by six...

Mon, 03/23/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities will honor 2014 works published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty at the 13th annual Celebration of Books. The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. March 31 in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public, but space is limited, and RSVP is required. Contact the Hall Center at hallcenter@ku.edu or at 864-4798 to attend. This event is supported by the Friends of the Hall Center. The Celebration will recognize the 32 faculty members who published works on varied topics such as as minority aging, transgender rights and politics, African literature and environmental justice, the male figure

Mon, 03/23/2015 — Maryemma Graham, university distinguished professor of English at the University of Kansas, will present her inaugural lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in the Bruckmiller Room of the Adams Alumni Center. The lecture, “Incidents in the...

Mon, 03/23/2015 — University of Kansas undergraduates who excel in the classroom are encouraged to translate their education into serving the community and performing research into future challenges. For four outstanding juniors, their commitment to public...

Mon, 03/23/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning will have a new leader beginning in June. Mahesh Daas, professor and chairperson of the Department of Architecture at Ball State University, will become dean of the KU...

Mon, 03/23/2015 — Kiel Johnson is a talented and artistic force in the contemporary art world, both as a gallery artist in New York City and Los Angeles and as a TED Talks presenter. A 1998 graduate of the University of Kansas visual art sculpture and drawing...

Thu, 03/19/2015 — Anthropologists are seeking to identify whether 400-year-old remains discovered this week are those of Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes, who wrote "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha." Patricia W. Manning, a University of Kansas...

Wed, 03/18/2015 — The University of Kansas is mourning the death of longtime supporter and engineering alumnus Mike Shinn. A native of Topeka, Shinn died Monday night in his hometown of Shaker Heights, Ohio. He was 72. Shinn had a long and distinguished history...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — Students from nine Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, April 8, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 31 seniors from high schools in Barber, Harper, Kingman and Pratt counties will be recognized...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, April 1, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 35 seniors from high schools in Neosho and Wilson counties will be recognized for their...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — LAWRENCE – Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn and experts from across the country will discuss the status quo of Indian education and how it might change in the future based on President Obama’s recent commitment to reform during the University of Kansas School of Law’s 19th annual Tribal Law & Government Conference today in Lawrence.  The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Burge Union, 1601 Irving Hill Road. The conference is open to the public, but registration is required. The federal government began rolling out plans last summer to overhaul the Bureau of Indian Education. Through reform efforts, the

Fri, 03/13/2015 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, April 2, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 22 seniors from high schools in Graham, Norton, Osborne, Phillips and Smith counties will be...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — LAWRENCE - Students from 16 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, April 1, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 38 seniors from high schools in Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Logan, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas and Wallace counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 7 p.m. dinner and program at the Gateway Civic Center, 1 Morgan Drive, Oberlin. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized over 125,000 scholars who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher-education goals. Each

Fri, 03/13/2015 — Holocaust Studies Professor Antony Polonsky will present “The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw: A New Approach to the History of Jews in Poland” for the 2015 Oswald P. Backus Memorial Lecture. Hosted by the University of Kansas...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — University of Kansas professors, including filmmaker Kevin Willmott, will discuss the movie "Selma" after a Langston Hughes Center screening later this month. Willmott, professor of film and media studies, will participate on the panel with...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — As University of Kansas researcher Eric C. Rath examined in detail Japanese artist Hishikawa Moronobu's giant painting "A Visit to the Yoshiwara," he noticed the care the artist put in to show chefs in the pleasure quarters of Edo, now Tokyo,...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — LAWRENCE – Tyrone Duncan, University of Kansas professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science, became KU’s first recipient of a 2015 Simons Fellowship in mathematics. The fellowship provides funds for one semester of leave during fall 2015 for his project Studies in Stochastic Control and Related Topics. The Simons Foundation, established by noted mathematician and investor James H. Simons, awards fellowships annually to leading researchers in mathematics, theoretical physics, neuroscience and other fields. The foundation awards a maximum of 40 fellowships in mathematics annually to faculty in the U.S., Canada and the

Thu, 03/12/2015 — Nationally recognized author Douglas Tallamy, best known for his book "Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens," will give a free lecture on that topic March 21 at the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas. The...


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David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he works with KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, are important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.” Tags: #KUcommunities #CivilRights #History American Studies at KU
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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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