Arts & Humanities
Mon, 10/26/2020 — What makes funk different from soul, R&B or rock music? Why is it worthy of academic study? And how do you write about it seriously while still capturing its musical vitality and humor? Tony Bolden, University of Kansas associate professor...

Mon, 10/26/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will reopen to the public for the month of November on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can make a free reservation to explore the galleries, which will have...

Thu, 10/22/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art invites the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to explore its fifth annual Backyard Bash, a monthlong outdoor celebration with an interactive art installation in Marvin Grove on view Saturday, Oct. 24,...

Wed, 10/21/2020 — Historian Erika Lee will talk about her 2019 book, "America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States," at an event this week for the Hall Center for the Humanities. "Erika Lee: America for Americans" will take place at 7:30 p.

Thu, 10/15/2020 — LAWRENCE – Six current seniors and a recent graduate have been endorsed for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the support of the University of Kansas Office of Fellowships. Current seniors Emerson Karsh-Lombardo, Abby Neal, Meredith Shaheed and Logan Stuart have been endorsed for the Mitchell Scholarship. Neal, Shaheed and Stuart are joined by seniors Aroog Khaliq and Laura Phillips in being endorsed for the Marshall Scholarship. Shaheed, Stuart, Khaliq and Phillips are joined by recent graduate Samiyah Para-Cremer in being endorsed for the Rhodes Scholarship. The Mitchell Scholarship provides funding for one year of study in

Wed, 10/14/2020 — With the phrase “Russian hacker” on everyone’s lips, a federal grant will give the University of Kansas more tools to study the area of the world from which the threat is deemed to emanate. Increasing expertise and course offerings in the...

Mon, 10/12/2020 — Kansas Audio-Reader will host a donation drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Lied Center of Kansas. Donate your gently used audio equipment (modern and vintage), vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes and musical instruments....

Fri, 10/09/2020 — Several University of Kansas organizations and offices have partnered to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day through a program featuring a renowned Cherokee Nation scholar reflecting on representation of Native cultures on college...

Thu, 10/08/2020 — LAWRENCE – Back in the days before hyperlinks – before the printed page, even – how did people make reference to one written work within the body of another? How did they relate a historic account to the context of then current times? What they would do is literally tear up the book: They inserted new sections. Or they added prologues and epilogues. Or they added illustrations before, during and after the main text, calling attention to the book’s translator, or to its intended royal recipient, or to a particular plot point. These and other examples of what scholars call paratext – the stuff inscribed in the margins or otherwise added to an “original” text – are

Wed, 10/07/2020 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas researcher is writing a book on the proliferation of zombie TV shows, scheduled to come out in 2022 in publisher McFarland’s Contributions to Zombie Studies series. “We deal with our fears by having it on screen,” said Paul Scott, associate professor of French.  Earlier this year, Scott published the article “From Contagion to Cogitation: The Evolving Television Zombie” in the journal Science Fiction Studies. In it, he deals with four recent TV series: the British “In the Flesh” (2013- 2014); the French “The Returned” [“Les Revenants”] (2012-2015); the Australian “Glitch” (2015-2019) and the American “Resurrection” (2014-2015).

Fri, 10/02/2020 — During a summer in which countless research projects across the University of Kansas were stalled on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small group of Lawrence and KU Medical Center-based administrators and faculty members met to brainstorm...

Thu, 10/01/2020 — The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance lifts up students' voices — and issues of importance to them — through a variety of original works that speak to this moment in time. Adhering to KU's pandemic policies in this...

Thu, 10/01/2020 — Enrollment at the University of Kansas fell 2.8 percent this year due largely to declines in international students and first-time freshmen, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU has 27,619 students enrolled across...

Wed, 09/30/2020 — The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas has announced the newly selected fellows for the 2020-2021 program focusing on the ethics, politics and techniques of digital storytelling. From a competitive pool...

Tue, 09/29/2020 — far more than planners were expecting in person as they watched the COVID-19 pandemic close down the campus right before their originally scheduled date. The symposium was co-hosted by KU’ ...

Tue, 09/29/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio received overwhelming support from listeners during its fall membership drive, which raised more than $315,000, making it the most successful fall drive in the station’s history. In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $59,433 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation that challenges listeners to match their gift of a specific amount within a certain timeframe. This fall, many KPR listeners who gave at the $120/year and above level received a KPR-branded face mask as a thank-you gift. The station also partnered with Hy-Vee to provide a high-need item to the Lawrence Humane Society for every

Fri, 09/25/2020 —  Jerry Mitchell, investigative reporter for the Clarion-Ledger, MacArthur Fellow and co-founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, will talk about his new book, "Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder...

Tue, 09/22/2020 — A distinguished professor and Black writing, literary and cultural studies scholar in the Department of English at the University of Kansas is the 2020 Chancellors Club Teaching Award recipient. Maryemma Graham is a University Distinguished...

Mon, 09/21/2020 — A University of Kansas program with a commitment to developing potential in faculty has announced its newest cohort. The Senior Administrative Fellows Program, which began in 1993, cultivates the leadership skills and organizational know-how of...

Fri, 09/18/2020 — The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra (KUSO), led by Carolyn Watson, conductor and director of orchestral activities, was honored earlier this month with a 2019-20 American Prize for Orchestral Performance (second place,...


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