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Mon, 01/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – Playwright Darren Canady shocks audiences by opening his new two-act drama, “Reparations,” with a scene of a lynching. But he leavens that tragedy with later scenes of the love and dedication that sustained African Americans through centuries of trial, even offering an Afro-Futuristic vision of hope. Seattle’s Sound Theatre Company opened “Reparations” Jan. 8 at the city’s Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. It runs through Feb. 2. An associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Kansas, Canady leans into challenging subject matter like “Black Butterflies,” his 2017 critique of the school-to-prison pipeline ensnaring

Mon, 01/27/2020 — The craft of musical composition and the art of performance will blend for the annual Shutz Lecture at the University of Kansas. Julia Broxholm, professor of voice, will discuss a challenging work by French composer Gabriel Fauré and then...

Fri, 01/24/2020 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in the Haricombe Gallery this February. “Rightfully Yours: KU Campus and Community Scholars Consider U.S. Voting Rights” is developed in conjunction with KU’s centennial...

Fri, 01/24/2020 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its programming lineup for the spring 2020 semester. Guests include award-winning scholars, a New York Times bestselling author, leading political strategists, global experts on spycraft in the 21st century and the Belgian ambassador to the United States, to mention but a few. “This semester, we bring a full slate of world-class experts and leaders to Lawrence,” said Director Bill Lacy. “We have former senior members of the U.S. State Department, the CIA, a presidential speechwriter and an ambassador. We also look forward to announcing our distinguished guests for the Dole

Thu, 01/23/2020 — Jeff Goldblum’s character in “Jurassic Park” famously popularized the concept of chaos theory as it relates to science. But one University of Kansas professor is applying that theory to the economy. William Barnett, the Oswald...

Thu, 01/23/2020 — Patricia Sattler served as the statewide victim assistance coordinator for the Nebraska Department of Justice  for the last eight years of a 16-year practice career, so she’s seen firsthand how it can be difficult for law enforcement officers...

Thu, 01/23/2020 — President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He of China met last week to sign a “phase one” trade deal. Jack Zhang, assistant professor of political science at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss this significant event with...

Thu, 01/23/2020 —  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has long operated programs designed to help low-income individuals and families find housing in “high- opportunity” neighborhoods where they would have access to good schools, employment...

Wed, 01/22/2020 —  When meeting someone for the first time, people often ask, “What do you do for a living?” The question implies what work one performs is one of the most essential aspects of a person’s identity. But how would one answer if forced to leave...

Tue, 01/21/2020 — What cause are you willing to put your life on the line for? What if might be a futile gesture? Would you be in the streets today in Hong Kong? And what are you doing about the 1 million Uighur Muslims being forced into detention camps in...

Fri, 01/17/2020 — The photography program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has developed a new photography minor available to all students. “It is a valuable addition to any student’s main course of study,” said Elise Kirk,...

Fri, 01/17/2020 — The University Career Center has opened nominations for Student Employee of the Year. The award was established to recognize student employees who embody service excellence, dedication and stellar academic achievement. Any supervisor may...

Fri, 01/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – To help faculty members gain skills to convey their research and discoveries to the public, the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas is offering a two-day workshop hosted by experts who blend techniques for public speaking with improvisational theater. Held Feb. 20-21 at The Commons, “Improving/Improvising” will lead faculty through hands-on, interactive activities designed to help them find common ground with an audience, speak at different levels of complexity for different audiences and answer questions about their work. The workshop will be led by Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, assistant professor of communication studies and assistant dean of

Fri, 01/17/2020 — The KU Memorial Union and KU History Project will host a public gallery opening on Wednesday, January 22nd, from 5-6:30pm for the newest exhibit “Game Changers” at the DeBruce Gallery, located in the DeBruce Center.

Thu, 01/16/2020 — The University of Kansas Office of Diversity & Equity invites the campus community to continue the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day into the week. “Efforts to protect civil rights and fight for social justice aren’t constrained...

Thu, 01/16/2020 — University of Kansas faculty and staff are invited to attend the Spencer Museum of Art Digital Initiative Convening, which will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at The Commons at Spooner Hall. This event will highlight the...

Thu, 01/16/2020 — The University of Kansas debate team began the new decade by winning multiple tournaments in the opening days of January. KU debaters traveled across the country from Jan 2-11 with teams competing at five different tournaments. KU students won...

Thu, 01/16/2020 — The University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications is kicking off the spring semester with ribbon-cutting ceremonies to celebrate the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation project of...

Wed, 01/15/2020 —  The United States and China announced they would sign an initial trade deal today, easing a two-year economic fight between the world’s two largest economies. Terms of the deal are said to include an opening of Chinese markets to more...

Wed, 01/15/2020 — published in 1989 as the Iron Curtain was collapsing — Russia remains a strategic threat to Western democracy. One need only look at the ...


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