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Mon, 04/19/2021 — A virtual event hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art at 4 p.m. April 26 will present internationally acclaimed artist Janine Antoni in conversation with other researchers about how to better understand and connect to our bodies through multiple...

Thu, 04/15/2021 — A double-bill performance featuring students from the University of Kansas School of Music voice and orchestra programs will explore themes of identity, trauma and resilience through two contemporary operas. The virtual event is free to...

Thu, 04/15/2021 — A University of Kansas department will celebrate a half-century of research, outreach and activism that has made KU a leader in the field of African and African-American studies with a two-day conference and related events this month. The...

Wed, 04/14/2021 — LAWRENCE – He doesn’t go there in the new book “Stravinsky in Context” (Cambridge University Press), but Alan Street is fine if you think of the artistic conflict between rival 20th-century classical music composers Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg as akin to the Biggie-Tupac feud. No actual shots were fired by Stravinsky, Schoenberg or their crews, but tons of shade was thrown. And those were the days, let’s not forget, when aesthetic arguments could – and performances of works by both men did – cause riots. “Creative egos are large, and they tend to bounce off each other,” said Street, associate professor of music theory at the University of Kansas. “If we

Wed, 04/14/2021 — After a brief hiatus, the Common Book program at the University of Kansas will relaunch in 2021-22 with new and exciting collaborations. First, KU and Haskell Indian Nations University will unite to explore the same book, Robin Wall Kimmerer’s...

Tue, 04/13/2021 — a free, illustrated book of poetry inspired by our fine feathered friends, the birds. Last year, Humanities Kansas commissioned Megan Kaminski, University of Kansas associate professor of English, to edit and co-write the chapbook “Words of...

Mon, 04/12/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has been awarded $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support research and development of the exhibition “Bold Women: Changing the World and Art.” With an...

Mon, 04/12/2021 — Ten University of Kansas students majoring in global & international studies (GIST) will present their research at the virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which takes place April 12-14. The goal of the annual event...

Tue, 04/06/2021 — The work of the Likikiri Collective and the realities of life in South Sudan will be topics of the free presentation "Storytelling & Epistemic Justice in South Sudan" at noon Wednesday, April 7.  The online lecture will be presented by...

Tue, 04/06/2021 — A winner of the Rhetoric Society of America Book Award will bring further insight to ongoing conversations at the University of Kansas and beyond about how to respond to state-sanctioned racial violences in the era of #BlackLivesMatter. Ersula...

Mon, 04/05/2021 — The University of Kansas Dance Company will present its Spring Concert online, highlighting the many stimuli people experience as they move physically and virtually through the world. Six KU Department of Theatre & Dance faculty members...

Wed, 03/31/2021 — A livestream event at 6 p.m. April 8 will highlight research by University of Kansas faculty and students through an emerging collaboration between the Spencer Museum of Art’s Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI) and Arts at CERN, the...

Tue, 03/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – Whereas most people look at Antoine Vollon’s sumptuous painting “Mound of Butter” and see pure, yellow joy, Marni Kessler sees a severed head and underlying rancidity. It's the same sort of thing when the University of Kansas professor of the history of art looks at Edouard Manet’s “Fish (Still Life)" and Edgar Degas’ “Portrait of a Man” bracketed by cuts of meat. Kessler’s new book, “Discomfort Food: The Culinary Imagination in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art” (University of Minnesota Press, 2021), explains in sometimes personal as well as exquisitely researched historical detail a series of paintings of food by French masters in ways different than

Tue, 03/30/2021 — The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 50 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the 2022 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. KU’s local government management program...

Thu, 03/25/2021 — LAWRENCE – As with clothing, musical fashions come and go, seemingly without coordination among tastemakers. And for the past 20 or 30 years, one particular musical figure has come to symbolize the fuzzy line between life and death in TV and movie soundtracks. That’s the thesis of a scholarly article by Scott Murphy, University of Kansas professor of music. Published in most recent edition of the journal Theory & Practice, “S as a Latter-Day H: Mortally Liminal SLIDEs in Recent Popular Film and Television” compares the musical figure denoted by theorists as “S” or “SLIDE” with the different figure denoted as “H” that preceded it as the signifier of that

Thu, 03/25/2021 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Distinguished Professor Randall Fuller will present “The Last Days and Forgotten Life of Martha E. Hunt, Transcendentalist” as his inaugural Distinguished Professor Lecture. The event will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, March 29. Members of the KU community can register to attend the virtual Zoom webinar. The lecture will be recorded for those unable to attend and posted to the Faculty Development website.   Fuller is the Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the KU Department of English, a rank he has held since August 2017. He will explore the lingering impression of Hunt, a mid-19th-century schoolteacher

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Mon, 03/22/2021 — The 1925 Scopes Trial remains the most high-profile case to pit religion against science. Nearly a century later, that battle continues. “Anti-evolution didn’t die the way some people thought it would in 1925. It just slowed down for a...

Fri, 03/19/2021 — The American Institute of Architects in Kansas (AIA Kansas) awarded a team of University of Kansas Department of Architecture faculty members the 2020 AIA Kansas Honor Award for Unbuilt Design for their Sydney Alternative Housing Ideas...

Fri, 03/19/2021 — The University Press of Kansas Board of Trustees, which is composed of the provosts from each of the six Kansas Regents institutions, has confirmed University of Kansas Dean of Libraries Kevin L. Smith to serve as director of the University...

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Thu, 03/18/2021 — The University of Kansas has nominated a junior for the Beinecke Scholarship Program. Each year the Beinecke Scholarship offers 20 scholarships to undergraduates who intend to pursue a research-focused master’s or doctoral program in the arts,...


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