Arts & Humanities
Thu, 10/19/2017 — Although she’s an academic and an artist, May Tveit does not look down on factory work. On the contrary, she idealizes it, celebrates it, utilizes it, loves it. That’s clear after a look at her latest exhibition, “Universal Boxes,”...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications from five students and recent graduates applying for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Collin Clay, Eilish Gibson, Tomas Green, Kierstin McMichael and Susan...

Tue, 10/17/2017 —  Reading 10,000 poems to search for certain themes would be a daunting task, no matter how passionate the reader is about the topic. But the evolution of digital technology has not only made that possible, it’s making it possible to change the...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — Jonathan Lamb could not have written his new book, “Shakespeare in the Marketplace of Words” (Cambridge University Press), in a pre-digital age. “I wouldn’t have been able to write this book 30 years ago,” he said recently, “because...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — Weaving together gods and myths from different cultures and times in a distinctively American tapestry, “…And Jesus Moonwalk the Mississippi” is a genre-defying play examining the repercussions wrought by slavery on African-American people...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — Before the 17th century, to be “happy” meant one was lucky. But from the 1600s onward, happiness meant what it means today: enjoyment and contentment. A visiting scholar of two prominent 17th century writers will explore this transformation...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — Joshua Sanborn, professor of history at Lafayette College, will speak on “The Great War and the Russian Revolution: A Reappraisal at the Centennial” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Lied Center Pavilion. The lecture is free and open to the public,

Fri, 10/13/2017 — Audio Description Training, presented by the Audio-Reader Network, will take place Nov. 11-12. Jennifer Nigro, the coordinator for Audio-Reader’s audio description and volunteer programs, will lead this year’s two-day session in the art of...

Wed, 10/04/2017 — William Shakespeare‘s influence on the American anti-slavery movement leading up to the Civil War will be the focus of an upcoming public lecture at the University of Kansas. Associate Professor of English Laura Mielke will deliver the 2017...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — Writer Kij Johnson is making a career — or at least an epoch — out of updating classic novels with a feminist twist. Her latest, “The River Bank,” (Small Beer Press) is a sequel to Kenneth Grahame’s 1908 “The Wind in the Willows”...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — Do freelance artists need permission before using copyrighted material in their work? Does the fair use doctrine protect members of the public? New York attorney Karen Shatzkin will explore how copyright applies to works by...

Fri, 09/29/2017 — Enrollment at the University of Kansas has grown for the fourth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU has 28,447 students enrolled across all campuses, an increase of 46 students from last year’s...

Fri, 09/29/2017 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio ended its successful fall membership drive with 1,807 listener pledges, surpassing the typical fall goal of $250,000. KPR’s 10-day fundraising campaign, which began Sept. 6, brought in $256,512 to go directly toward providing programming for KPR’s 115,000 listeners. The station recently received the largest budget cut in its 65-year history, with listener and corporate support now supplementing more than 72 percent of the KPR budget.  In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $55,711 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation that will donate if a specific amount of money is raised by listeners

Fri, 09/29/2017 — An award-winning scholar of modern Germany, the United States and West Africa will deliver a lecture at the University of Kansas examining how the American Civil War was also an international revolution against slavery. Andrew Zimmerman,...

Thu, 09/28/2017 — Joan Breton Connelly, MacArthur Fellowship winner and classical archaeologist at New York University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Lied Center Pavilion. “The Parthenon Enigma” is free and open to the public. A reception...

Thu, 09/28/2017 — Two University of Kansas faculty members were recently recognized for their creative and effective approaches to instruction. Laura Mielke, associate professor of English, received the Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching. Evangelia...

Thu, 09/28/2017 — Christopher Freeburg, author of the prize-winning book "Melville and the Idea of Blackness: Race and Imperialism in  Nineteenth Century America" (2012), will deliver the 2017 American-British Lecture, "Returning to the Slave's Song.

Tue, 09/26/2017 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. This year’s recipients: Nyla Branscombe,...

Tue, 09/26/2017 — Bill Tuttle himself. Tuttle, a professor emeritus in the Department of American Studies, will speak on “My Life as a Student of African-American History and Culture.” His speech marks the 10th edition of the annual lecture series, as well...

Mon, 09/25/2017 — Giving classic Greek mythology a contemporary spin, “Metamorphoses” explores the myths of Ovid through a modern lens, reimagining timeless tales of lovers, gods and kings. With 10 episodes, 10 actors, more than five dozen characters and a...


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