Arts & Humanities
Wed, 12/13/2017 — University of Kansas alumnus William “Brad” Bradley Jr., of Overland Park, has made a $2 million gift commitment that will endow a scholarship in the School of Law and a research excellence fund for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — A University of Kansas senior has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Sarah Anderson, senior in environmental studies and English, is...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — No movie studio more clearly adopted the punk-rock ethos than New York-based Troma Entertainment, source over the past 43 years of more than 1,000 low-budget flicks that typify what co-editor John Dowell calls "sLaughter" in his new book,...

Mon, 12/11/2017 — The elves atop Mount Oread have been busy in their workshops, creating great gifts for the holiday season. The University of Kansas’ first Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of English, Randall Fuller, published the “The Book that...

Tue, 12/05/2017 — Public universities have made strides in evolving their technology transfer activities, but they must do more to address the demands of the innovation economy, according to a new report by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities...

Mon, 12/04/2017 — Hundreds of graduate students at the University of Kansas will complete their degrees in December 2017. Recognition ceremonies across the KU campus will celebrate these fall semester graduates as the schools of Business, Education and...

Tue, 11/28/2017 — As they were preparing to mount an exhibition marking the centennial of Sallie Casey Thayer’s gift of thousands of art objects to the University of Kansas, curators at the Spencer Museum of Art realized that while Thayer collected works from...

Mon, 11/27/2017 — “She Kills Monsters,” an action-packed and comedic play written by Qui Nguyen, will open Friday, Dec. 1, at University Theatre. Audiences young and old will enjoy the play, but it will especially appeal to gamers. The role-playing game...

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Mon, 11/20/2017 — LAWRENCE — Winning a top award in your field never gets old. Even though she had already won...

Fri, 11/17/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas will host visiting scholars from the University of Houston for a roundtable discussion on U.S. Latinx representation. The event will take place from 3:30-5 p.m....

Wed, 11/15/2017 — With interest in dramaturgy growing nearly as fast as that in the adaptation of literature into different artistic genres, the time is ripe, according to Assistant Professor of Theatre Jane Barnette, for her new book, “Adapturgy: The...

Wed, 11/15/2017 — For many centuries Jerusalem has been an important holy site. In the context of Mediterranean urbanism in antiquity, however, Jerusalem can be viewed as something of an underdog, according to a University of Kansas historian of Jewish and Roman...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — One of the most frequently quoted phrases in philosopher John Stuart Mill's essay "Utilitarianism" — published in 1861 — is "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — His characters have traveled the galaxies. He has traversed the globe, creating, studying and promoting science fiction. Now, at age 94, the dean of sci-fi authors, University of Kansas English Professor Emeritus James Gunn, has written a memoir...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — It’s “over and out” for “Right Between the Ears.” After more than 30 years of live shows, the award-winning sketch comedy series from Kansas Public Radio will present its last show at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Liberty Hall. “After 32 years,...

Thu, 11/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – A faculty member and administrator who has been at the forefront of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts at KU and in her department has been named the new associate dean for diversity, equity & inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Nicole Hodges Persley, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, will begin her appointment as associate dean for DEI starting Jan. 1. “Nicole will bring a combination of scholarly expertise and interpersonal awareness to the challenges of this role,” said Carl Lejuez, dean of the College. “She has an incredible portfolio of experience in enacting conversations and meaningful

Thu, 11/09/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas will host the annual Waggoner Research Colloquium, set for 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. The format includes an...

Wed, 11/08/2017 — A new flag will fly in front of The Commons at Spooner Hall as part of a nationwide public art project, “Pledges of Allegiance,” commissioned by Creative Time, a New York–based public arts nonprofit. “Pledges of Allegiance” is a...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — In this Instagram age, according to Art History Associate Professor John Pultz, photographers face a seemingly dichotomous challenge: It’s both harder and easier than ever to make a good picture. Easier because digital technology, as opposed...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — Matthew Desmond, professor of sociology at Princeton University and award-winning author, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” is free and...


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