Arts & Humanities
Fri, 03/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Dan Gailey, was selected as one of six collegiate big bands internationally to perform in the 49th annual Next Generation Jazz Festival this April. Presented by the Monterey Jazz Festival, the event, which runs from April 5 to 7, brings together more than 1,300 of the nation’s top middle school, high school and college student musicians. It features more than 100 big bands, combos, vocals ensembles, vocal soloists, conglomerate bands and special guests. Finalists are selected through recorded auditions that are reviewed by a panel of nationally renowned jazz educators. The winning ensembles from each

Fri, 03/22/2019 — More than 140 University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2018 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students from...

Thu, 03/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – Richard Godbeer, founding director of the Humanities Research Center and professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named the next director of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. He will start his new role July 1. The Hall Center is a focus of intellectual life for scholars in the humanities, arts and humanistic social sciences at KU and for members of the surrounding community. It is one of 12 designated research centers that fall under the KU Office of Research. “I could not feel more excited about becoming the next director of one of this nation’s leading centers for the humanities,” Godbeer said

Thu, 03/21/2019 — The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU) invites proposals for its national conference Nov. 7-9 at the University of Kansas. The submission deadline for proposals is April 5. A2RU is a national organization — supported by...

Wed, 03/20/2019 — Any time a play debuts in the Midwest, it’s an unusual and intriguing event for theatre-goers. The University Theatre’s season offers a similar opportunity March 29 when it brings “Sycorax” to the stage for its regional premiere. And if...

Tue, 03/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – The conclusion of a second Trump-Kim summit with no North Korean opening to the West puts an even greater premium on the research that Maya Stiller, University of Kansas assistant professor of the history of art, has been able to do inside the hermit kingdom, and about which she continues to publish. In a forthcoming article in the 2019 edition of Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie (Journal of the Far East), a bilingual journal published by Ecole francaise d’Extreme-Orient (the French School of the Far East) in Paris, Stiller writes about medieval Buddhist practices revealed in a sacred mountain range just north of today’s Demilitarized Zone. She outlines the

Mon, 03/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – On the cusp of 80, Roger Shimomura is taking Dylan Thomas to heart, raging against the dying of the light with "American Muse," one of his largest and most politically pointed shows ever. The show opens April 5 at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. After nearly 150 solo shows, this event is the last one on his calendar, he said. And while his Seattle dealer could announce something any day, the University of Kansas professor emeritus has stopped accepting the visiting-artist gigs he did regularly during his 35 years (1969-2004) teaching at KU, and he has mostly stopped accepting interview requests.  He has donated his collection of

Tue, 03/12/2019 — The University of Kansas has 11 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 48 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, released today. Last year, the university had nine top 10 and...

Mon, 03/11/2019 — From the time she was a young dancer just starting to learn Spain’s flamenco tradition, future University of Kansas Professor Michelle Heffner Hayes was concerned about the issue of improper cultural appropriation. “It’s even more highly...

Fri, 03/08/2019 — The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas and the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research have released a new book, "Recovering Untold Stories: An Enduring Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education...

Wed, 03/06/2019 — LAWRENCE – As far as historians know, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) never left the British Isles. But the Mediterranean Sea, and the lands bordering it, loomed large in his literary imagination and serves as the setting for some 23 plays. Then, as now, it was a place where continents, cultures and people came together, sometimes harmoniously and sometimes clashing. The Bard’s notions about crossing boundaries both geographic and socially constructed are explored in a new special issue of the journal Mediterranean Studies, guest-edited by University of Kansas Professor of English Geraldo Sousa. KU Professor Emeritus of English David Bergeron and two KU alumni

Tue, 03/05/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has announced the appointment of Gregory Crichlow as assistant professor of architecture. He will begin his work in this new capacity starting in fall 2019. Crichlow is currently...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — Three University of Kansas student designers who attended the recent Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), Region V went home with first-place awards from the judging panel: National First Place: Lexey Jost, second-year MFA...

Mon, 03/04/2019 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is looking for your unique design to place on the 2019 KPR Membership Coffee Mug that we will give out this summer to members of KPR at our Ice Cream Social. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. June 20 at the Lawrence Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St. One design will be featured on the 2019 KPR coffee mugs. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from Downtown Lawrence Inc., free tickets to upcoming KPR events for the year, a poster book from Wonder Fair, two of the mugs with your design printed on them and a reception at KPR. The runner-up will receive a $25 Raven Book Store gift certificate, $20 Mad Greek gift

Mon, 03/04/2019 — Where do the stories we tell about the weather come from? How long have we been telling them? Centuries before the advent of global warming accelerated by industrialization, humans imagined their own actions to bring about weather events....

Fri, 03/01/2019 — The Humanities Program at the University of Kansas is now accepting applications for the annual Ted Johnson Interrelations of the Humanities and the Arts Award. The award was established by Professor Emeritus J. Theodore (“Ted”) Johnson,...

Fri, 03/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – Debra Hedden, professor and director of music education at the University of Kansas School of Music, was one of three Kansas educators inducted into the Kansas Music Educators Association’s Hall of Fame last weekend. Hedden, who has spent 46 years as a music educator, was inducted into the KMEA Hall of Fame along with Donald Farthing and John Buehler on Feb. 22 at a ceremony during the annual KMEA In-Service Workshop in Wichita. The Hall of Fame is KMEA’s highest honor and is given to members of the music education community in Kansas who have made a significant contribution to the growth of music in the state. The KMEA Hall of Fame began in 1975, and

Thu, 02/28/2019 — Two juniors at the University of Kansas will compete as finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college juniors for leadership in public service. The Harry S. Truman...

Wed, 02/27/2019 — Special guests Ryan Keberle and his band Catharsis will headline the University of Kansas School of Music’s 42nd Jazz Festival held on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2. The festival will include 7:30 p.m. concerts both days in the Forum...

Tue, 02/26/2019 — The Office of Graduate Studies invites the University of Kansas campus community to nominate doctoral candidates and recent doctoral graduates for the Argersinger Dissertation Award. William Argersinger was the first vice chancellor for...


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