Thu, 11/08/2018 — When growing up, many young people look to their parents for guidance on how to prepare for all manner of experiences. But when the parents do not have a particular experience to share, where do kids turn?
A new study from the University of...
Thu, 11/08/2018 — LAWRENCE – This fall marks the 27th year of the Waggoner Research Colloquium, where KU Latin American studies faculty members and graduate students gather to celebrate the ongoing research and scholarship in the region.
The colloquium will take place from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Malott Room of the KU Union, and a catered reception will follow. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Nov. 9.
The 2018 colloquium includes an interdisciplinary panel on “Changing Environments of Latin America: History, Conservation, Climate Change & Natural Disasters” and will feature the following presentations:
Santa Arias, professor of Spanish & Portuguese
Wed, 11/07/2018 —
LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas scholar is pushing back against the long-held scholarly view that the early, bawdy Chicago blues style known as hokum was a corruption of “authentic” Southern blues.
Rather, Associate Professor of Music Roberta Freund Schwartz writes in an article in the fall 2018 edition of the Journal of the Society for American Music that, while more sophisticated and commercial than country blues, hokum hits like “It’s Tight Like That” are themselves an authentic expression of a genre she calls "city style."
In so doing, Freund Schwartz, author of “How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Styles to the
Wed, 11/07/2018 — LAWRENCE – Effective immediately, the German studies bachelor and master's degree programs are now housed in the Department of German Studies.
The new name replaces the former Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, a change approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on Oct. 30. The department introduced its German studies major and minor in August 2013 and changed the name of its master's degree to German studies in 2016.
"The new designation reflects our interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum,” said Professor Nina Vyatkina, department chair. “We encourage students to enhance their study of the language and cultures of German-speaking Europe
Wed, 11/07/2018 — As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the University of Kansas supports advanced research that improves and transforms Kansas, the United States and the world. The Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships furthers this...
Wed, 11/07/2018 — The success of the transgender rights movement is one of the most improbable underdog stories of American politics in the past 25 years, according to a new book co-authored by a University of Kansas political scientist.
"It is a tiny group with...
Wed, 11/07/2018 — An Olympic gold medalist and humanitarian, a former director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the CEO of a global scientific instrumentation company will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas.
Billy Mills, Elizabeth...