Arts & Humanities
Mon, 08/14/2017 — When Zora Neale Hurston's seminal novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" was published in 1937, her main critic was Richard Wright, who judged the content of her book as a mistake. Her story, in his estimation, did not defend black people's...

Wed, 08/09/2017 — The changing status of Sudanese Muslim women in the early 20th century was reflected in the clothing they wore on their bodies. The white-on-white patterns of head-to-ankle fabric wraps called tobes were given evocative names like Freedom and...

Mon, 07/24/2017 — Can an adult male who’s never been incarcerated relate well enough to the experiences of young minority women sentenced to reform school to write something true and moving about that experience? Well, if the tears of audience members who saw...

Wed, 07/12/2017 — If it’s not quite a “secret history,” then Farhan Karim’s latest project is at least an overview of an overlooked phenomenon in an important region of the world. An assistant professor in the University of Kansas School of Architecture...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art recently opened two evocative exhibitions that highlight African-American quilting traditions. Both exhibitions, on view through Sept. 17, are presented in conjunction with the National African American Quilt...

Mon, 07/10/2017 — If a university has an art museum, shouldn’t it be a place where artistic and academic endeavors come together? That was the idea that earned the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — Starting July 1, the School of Architecture, Design & Planning’s name became the School of Architecture & Design. “On the face of it, it might seem like a simple change,” said Dean Mahesh Daas. “But since we seldom have the...

Fri, 06/30/2017 — More than 5,250 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Tue, 06/27/2017 — While a humorous figure in African folk tales in which the character originates, and in the Caribbean children’s stories of her own upbringing, a far more complex, modern portrait of the trickster figure Anansi the Spider emerges in a new...

Tue, 06/20/2017 — At 93, after nearly 70 years as an author, Science Fiction Grand Master James E. Gunn, professor emeritus of English, has finally had to make some concession to his age. He still writes every day but came up with a new way of outlining his...

Thu, 06/15/2017 — The 2017 Kansas Repertory Theatre season will entertain and appeal to audiences of all ages and interests with productions of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning rock musical “Next to Normal” and the recent hit theater comedy, “The...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — Buildings are perhaps the ultimate inanimate objects. But to School of Architecture, Design & Planning Professor in Practice Mike Sinclair, they tell a story of a living thing – the city. Sinclair will speak on “A Photographer’s...

Tue, 06/13/2017 — Popular culture for several decades has focused on the ancient Minoan culture on Crete as a matriarchy, despite skepticism from the academic world. A University of Kansas researcher, however, in a recent publication has analyzed several pieces...

Wed, 06/07/2017 — A celebration of the re-imagined “Pollinators” mural commissioned by the Spencer Museum of Art will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9,  at 888 New Hampshire St. The public can enjoy music, refreshments and remarks from lead...

Mon, 06/05/2017 — A $400,000 gift from a University of Kansas alumna who devoted decades of her life to acting and volunteering with the Lawrence Community Theatre will benefit the KU School of Music and the Department of Dance. The bequest from the estate of...

Thu, 06/01/2017 — One of the marks of the foundation of 18th century Spanish Enlightenment was the ideal of women as displaying virtues such as loyalty, honor, honesty, obedience and resignation. But, according to a University of Kansas researcher who...

Tue, 05/30/2017 — A University of Kansas associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science is exploring new ways to open the Spencer Museum of Art’s history and collections to the public through data visualization and storytelling. James...

Tue, 05/30/2017 — The 2017 Rocket Grants have awarded a total of $60,000 for 10 local artist projects. Eight projects received Full Project Awards and two received Research & Development Awards. To date, the Rocket Grants program has awarded $392,000 for 81...

Thu, 05/25/2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents today announced the appointment of Douglas A. Girod as the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas. "Naming the next chancellor is one of the most important jobs we undertake as the Board of Regents," said Zoe...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — Actress Peggy Hopkins Joyce became well known in the 1920s and subsequent decades for her time in divorce court. She was married six times to wealthy men and had numerous engagements during her lifetime. In the late 1920s Joyce and another...


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