Arts & Humanities
Tue, 01/15/2019 — New programs for families and University of Kansas students are in the lineup for winter and spring at the KU Natural History Museum, including International Museum Selfie Day on Wednesday, Jan. 16. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum will have...

Mon, 01/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – There’s a juicy psychological, even romantic, angle underlying his mathematical analysis of an important Johannes Brahms composition in the new book co-written and edited by Scott Murphy, University of Kansas professor of music theory. Murphy’s chapter in “Brahms and the Shaping of Time” (2018, University of Rochester Press) is titled “Durational Enharmonicism and the Opening of Brahms’ ‘Double Concerto.’” The book is part of the publisher’s Eastman Studies in Music series, named for the New York university’s renowned music school. In addition to his editing tasks, Murphy contributed the book’s introduction and one of its nine chapters. In his chapter

Mon, 01/14/2019 — A University of Kansas historian has received a prestigious $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete his book project on the history of defection from the Soviet Union and what it can tell us about the nature of...

Mon, 01/14/2019 — The call for proposals for the 10th round of Rocket Grants — a program that supports innovative, artist-driven projects outside of established art venues within the Kansas City area — opens today. Artists are encouraged to attend an...

Wed, 01/09/2019 — LAWRENCE – There have been two biographies of jazz piano great Mary Lou Williams. There are two biographies of singer and actor Ethel Waters, as well as her two autobiographical memoirs, “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and “To Me It’s Wonderful.” Black Panther Party founder Eldridge Cleaver wrote two autobiographies – “Soul on Ice” and “Soul on Fire.” And there have been countless books on the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, including his own, “The Greatest.” So why did Randal Maurice Jelks, University of Kansas professor of African & African-American studies and American studies, feel it was necessary to write a book focusing on their spiritual and religious

Thu, 01/03/2019 — A University of Kansas graduate student has won a national award for her research on the history of Greek-American picture brides and their intricate role in the ways Greek immigrants in the early 20th century navigated their racial position...

Thu, 12/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – Before Christopher McKitterick could sell his latest novella to the venerable pulp magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact, the editors insisted he justify one of the story’s central conceits: Rather than send individuals on space missions in rocket ships, the protagonist’s civilization itself – an entire solar system – altered its course through space, exploring new corners of the galaxy. “All the science had to work, all the technology had to work, and the civilizations had to work,” McKitterick said of Analog’s editor, Trevor Quachri. “He was very rigorous that way.” “So when I got this feedback, I thought, ‘Well, OK, I can fix this. It shouldn't

Mon, 12/17/2018 — 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. Conner Falke, a senior from Parsons, is competing for the award....

Wed, 12/12/2018 — A recent discovery by a University of Kansas sociologist reveals that author George Orwell not only vocally advocated human rights but attempted, in the years between writing "Animal Farm" in 1945 and "1984" in 1949, to found an international...

Wed, 12/12/2018 — Students at the University of Kansas report significantly higher levels of interaction with their faculty than an average of other students at many of the nation’s top research universities. KU has released results from the 2018 National...

Fri, 12/07/2018 — The University Honors Program has announced 30 University of Kansas sophomores have been named University Scholars. The University Scholars Program was founded by Deanell Tacha, a vice chancellor for academic affairs who would go on to become a...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — African resistance strongly shaped Spanish Hispaniola of the 1500s— now the island home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic — but historians have often considered that resistance to be a byproduct of Spanish colonialism and its reliance on...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas law student took second prize in a national writing competition for his paper on the atrocities of forced labor in international trade. Elliott Brewer, a third-year student at KU Law, finished second in the 20th annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition, which encourages students to explore current issues relevant to customs and international trade law. The competition is sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School. Brewer’s paper investigated forced labor in corporate supply chains following the repeal of the consumptive demand exception.  “It’s an issue that is important

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Fri, 11/30/2018 — University Honors Program students will present research from their first-year seminars to faculty and peers this weekend, covering a broad range of topics in the sciences and humanities. The seminar symposium will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m....

Fri, 11/30/2018 — This week, the University of Kansas will host its first Fall Undergraduate Research Poster Session. Thirty students will present their research from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The poster session is sponsored by...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — An individual with more than 15 years of experience at the University Press of Kansas has been selected to be the publishing house’s next leader. Conrad Roberts, who had been serving as interim director and business manager since September...

Wed, 11/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – For a guy who opposes the sacralization of the 20th century poet, playwright and musician Federico Garcia Lorca, a University of Kansas professor of Spanish sure has a lot to say about him. “Lorca’s Legacy: Essays in Interpretation” (Routledge, 2018) is Jonathan Mayhew’s second book about Lorca, following “Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch,” (University of Chicago Press, 2009). And as for the third book he mentions in the introduction to the current one, tentatively titled “Lorca, the Fractured Subject?,” he has since decided to put that off and instead begin work on a book on musical interpretations of Lorca. But we’re getting ahead of

Tue, 11/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – While many volumes have been written on the decolonization of the British Empire in India and its partitions, creating in 1947 the bifurcated state of Pakistan and then in 1971 Bangladesh, the phenomenon has not been looked at through the lens of art and architecture. It’s that project upon which Farhan Karim, University of Kansas assistant professor of architecture & design, has embarked. He is co-directing with Maristella Casciato, senior curator of architectural collections at the Getty Research Institute, and art historian Zirwat Chowdhury a three-year research project on the art and architectural history of South Asia under the aegis of and

Tue, 11/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when Kansas Public Radio presents a Big Band Christmas, the station’s holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalist Molly Hammer. KPR’s 10th annual celebration of holiday tunes begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Doors open at 7 p.m. Vocalist Molly Hammer joins the fun this year. She has been performing in the Kansas City area since 2005. Hammer has an eclectic vocal background, and she has found her home in the world of jazz and blues, drawing inspiration from the likes of Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sara Vaughan and many others. You can hear her regularly at


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