Arts & Humanities
Mon, 03/27/2017 — The University Press of Kansas will once again display the AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show, set for March 27-April 7. The public is invited to view this free, hands-on exhibition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at UPK, 2502 Westbrooke...

Mon, 03/27/2017 — “Anon(ymous)” is a contemporary retelling of “The Odyssey” and centered around immigration. It is a story about family, identity, and ultimately, how the journey is often just as important as the destination. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.

Mon, 03/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Urban Planning will join the School of Public Affairs & Administration in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas, effective July 1. Urban planning is currently one of three departments in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning. The move to the public affairs & administration school reflects common interests and strengths in public policy research among the faculty of the two programs. The school is ranked as the top university program in city management and urban policy, according to U.S. News & World Report. “I am excited to welcome urban planning to the College and our School of

Mon, 03/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – Nikki Giovanni, one of the most acclaimed poets to emerge from the Civil Rights Era and Black Arts Movement, will visit the University of Kansas to deliver a lecture. Giovanni will present “Poetry: A New Conversation” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. A book signing will follow immediately after. An open forum with students is also scheduled for noon Wednesday, April 5, at the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center. Giovanni is known as a prolific poet, writer, activist and educator. She established herself in her early career as a prominent voice with a revolutionary perspective on political, social and cultural

Tue, 03/21/2017 — One hesitates to say that an artist in the prime of his life has created his magnum opus, but it’s hard to believe University of Kansas Associate Professor of Piano Steven Spooner will top the 16-CD set of recordings titled “Dedications”...

Fri, 03/17/2017 — The Kansas Repertory Theatre has appointed Peter Zazzali, assistant theatre professor and internationally recognized artist and scholar, as its first artistic director. The appointment follows three successful seasons of the professional...

Thu, 03/16/2017 — A little-known feature of the University of Kansas campus is getting an enhancement from students. HawkRoute, an accessible route that neutralizes the distinguishing hills and conventional barriers found on the KU landscape, has been available...

Thu, 03/16/2017 — The University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 65 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — Four faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2017 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize significant scholarly or research achievement for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Bernadette...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — A work detailing the prevalence and toll of racial microaggressions will be the 2017-2018 KU Common Book. “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by Claudia Rankine, a current MacArthur Fellow, relates encounters between individuals that reveal the...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — The University of Kansas has 10 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 42 in the top 50 among public universities in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released today. “Rankings are...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — The Chancellor's Committee on Honorary Degrees invites the campus community to propose exceptional individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement, or service to humanity, to be awarded an honorary degree...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — How can a 19th-century Russian novel be made to seem relevant to a 21st-century audience of young Americans? Try relating the realist literary style of Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” to the reality television life of Kim Kardashian. Or...

Sat, 03/11/2017 — The University of Kansas will host a speaker in the latest of a series of lectures related to commemorating 100 years since World War I. David Mould, professor emeritus of media arts and studies at Ohio University, will give a lecture titled...

Fri, 03/10/2017 — Sacha Kopp, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University, will offer a public talk to address differences between communicating within the realm of academic research and contributing to public discourse, and ultimately,...

Fri, 03/10/2017 — The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has given University of Kansas Department of Architecture associate professors Nils Gore and Shannon Criss and graduate student Matt Kleinmann one of its 2017 Collaboration Awards. It...

Thu, 03/09/2017 — A $1.1 million gift from the estate of the late Marilyn Stokstad, distinguished professor emerita of art history, will provide support to the Spencer Museum of Art, the libraries and students at the University of Kansas. Stokstad, of Lawrence,...

Thu, 03/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – While basketball teams from across the nation compete for a spot in the Final Four, another heated championship will be taking place at the University of Kansas, where the nation’s best collegiate debaters will compete in the 71st National Debate Tournament. This is the first time the tournament, March 24-27, will be hosted by KU. A total of 156 debaters, representing 44 universities, will vie for the championship at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The 78 teams will compete in eight preliminary rounds, then try to advance through five more elimination rounds to reach the final, championship round March 27. Since 1947, nearly 300 universities

Wed, 03/08/2017 — As perhaps the most influential written work of all time, replete with drama, the Bible has been an irresistible source of material for the Broadway stage. University of Kansas Department of Theatre Professor Henry Bial’s latest book,...

Wed, 03/08/2017 — It's scary, daunting and perhaps overwhelming to think about, but Oxford University researchers have estimated nearly half of U.S. jobs could become automated in the next 20 years. It's probably easy to just live in denial about robots taking...


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