Arts & Humanities
Mon, 06/17/2019 — LAWRENCE – Growing up on a farm and carrying on a family tradition is one thing. Taking on the trials of farming from scratch? That’s quite another. The environmental and societal concerns that drive some 21st-century farm families away from cities and even divide them from their conventional-farming neighbors are the focus of the new book “New Farmers 2014/2018” (P&T Committee, 2019) created by a cross-disciplinary team of University of Kansas scholars. The project had its genesis when Paul Stock, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program, met Bryon Darby, former KU assistant professor of photo media and now a

Fri, 06/14/2019 — This summer, 13 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, which come with $1,000 scholarships as recipients work on mentored research and creative projects. “Every day across campus, KU undergraduates work with...

Fri, 06/14/2019 — If your car has an electronic parking brake, you’re asking for trouble. “There are measures we should build into the design of computerized systems,” said John Symons, professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas. “A manual...

Thu, 06/13/2019 — Anyone with vinyl records, CDs, gently used audio equipment or musical instruments gathering dust in their homes is encouraged to consider donating them to the KU Audio-Reader Network, a local nonprofit that serves the blind, visually impaired...

Wed, 06/12/2019 — If we accept French writer Jean Cocteau’s dictum that great literature is “simply a dictionary in disorder,” then Stephen T. Johnson’s 2-story-tall mosaic triptych featuring the alphabet and animating the new Lenexa City Center branch of...

Tue, 06/11/2019 — LAWRENCE – Fifty years on, the time is right for a reappraisal of the Black Power movement in America. That’s what University of Kansas scholar Ayesha Hardison has in mind with the first in a series of essays for what she intends to be a book on the subject. In this case, she has contributed a chapter titled “Stalled in the Movement: The Black Panther Party in 'Night Catches Us'” to a new book titled “The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Segregation and Struggle Outside the South” (New York University Press, 2019) edited by Brian Purnell and Jeanne Theoharis with Komozi Woodard. It’s an examination of the 2010 film “Night Catches Us” from director Tanya

Mon, 06/10/2019 — The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance and its production wings, the University Theatre and University Dance Company, will explore themes of identity, human desire, trauma, morality and religion during the 2019-2020 season....

Mon, 06/10/2019 — There was a time when hijacking a plane was considered heroic. Glamorous, even. “The idea that hijacking was romanticized is hard to fathom in our post-9/11 mentality,” said Erik Scott, associate professor of history at the University of...

Thu, 06/06/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries announce the recipient of the fourth annual Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award winner is Derrick E. White. A scholar of modern black history with an emphasis on intellectual, political and...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 52 faculty members at the University of Kansas Lawrence campus: ...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — Kansas Public Radio’s “Retro Cocktail Hour” will celebrate an important milestone with moon-landing mayhem at an upcoming event at Liberty Hall. In honor of its 10th anniversary, Cinema a Go Go will screen two films from the 1950s with a...

Thu, 05/30/2019 — A free and family-friendly event this week will celebrate the fascinating world of the Sunflower State's native prairie ecosystem and local trails. The Prairie Block Party will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at Burroughs Creek Park,...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — and the interlocking structures of social class — in the formation of an Australian national identity can be seen in literature from and about the period, University of Kansas researcher Dorice Williams Elliott writes in her new book,...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — To thank its listeners for being a supporter of local news, music and events, Kansas Public Radio will host an ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. June 20 at the Union Pacific Depot in north Lawrence. “Retro Cocktail Hour” host Darrell...

Thu, 05/23/2019 — A fourth-year architecture student at the University of Kansas was selected to receive a fellowship award from the KU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Ashley Farrow, was selected to receive the James Blackiston Memorial Graduate...

Wed, 05/22/2019 — After the Golden Horde swarmed over the Great Wall of China and dethroned the Northern Song Dynasty in 1127, deposed Emperor Huizong became known as a dilettante who collected over 6,000 paintings and worked on his own art while ignoring the...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — More than 230 graduate students at the University of Kansas were awarded doctorates at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 18 in the Lied Center. University marshals presided over the ceremony, joined by Interim Dean Audrey Lamb, Interim...

Mon, 05/20/2019 — LAWRENCE – Would-be filmmakers in Latin America face enormous odds compared to Europeans, much less North Americans. But democratization in technology and regional politics frees today’s Latin American filmmakers to tell more intensely personal stories that are finding receptive audiences globally. Those are among the conclusions drawn by Tamara Falicov, professor of film & media studies, in her new book, “Latin American Film Industries” (British Film Institute, 2019). It’s the latest in a series of books on international film and television industries published by BFI. Its purview spans from the dawn of Latin American cinema in early 20th century Mexico to

Thu, 05/16/2019 — A Kansas Repertory Theatre collaboration with a New York City theatre company will allow a new play to be shaped by local audiences before debuting off-Broadway. Kansas Repertory Theatre will stage a production of “Chasing Gods” by Paris...

Thu, 05/16/2019 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture & Design’s Studio 804 will be showcasing their latest design-build project during an open house Saturday, May 18. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 1501 and 1503 Oak Hill Avenue sites in Lawrence. Led by Professor Dan Rockhill, Studio 804 is a pioneering capstone program in which masters-level students spend the nine-month academic year designing, then constructing, a building from concept to completion. The open house will be the culmination of a process beginning in August in which students completed all aspects of design, planning and construction of two affordable, modern


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