Arts & Humanities
Wed, 11/13/2019 — In most states, a minor can be old enough to get married but not old enough to file for divorce. In many states, the legal age to marry is lower than the age of sexual consent. Such is the shockingly prevalent and perplexing issue of child...

Thu, 11/07/2019 — LAWRENCE – Eighty years after his landmark book “The Negro Family in the United States” portrayed his people devastated by slavery, Jim Crow and the Great Depression, the work of sociologist E. Franklin Frazier is still influencing scholarship on the black family. Thus, two University of Kansas professors have combined to guest-edit a new special issue of the journal Women, Gender and Families of Color, titled “Black Love After E. Franklin Frazier.” Without getting into detailed criticism of Frazier or the way the scholars believe sociologist-turned-politician Daniel Patrick Moynihan misrepresented Frazier’s scholarship in his 1965 report “The Negro Family: The

Thu, 11/07/2019 — The University Dance Company’s Fall Concert explores themes of feminine strength, cultural identity, and gun culture in six original and innovative works choreographed by University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance faculty and guest...

Thu, 11/07/2019 — It’s hard to know what to call the AUMI (Adaptive Use Musical Instrument). Should it be described as an instrument, device, software or project? “I think of it as a practice — like the way you have a yoga practice,” said Sherrie Tucker,...

Tue, 11/05/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design studio has been internationally recognized for its work on Nunemaker classrooms.   The spring 2019 design-build studio received an Honorable Mention in the Architectural...

Mon, 11/04/2019 — Visual culture scholar Nicholas Mirzoeff of New York University will give a free public lecture about race and social justice at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the University of Kansas in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Mirzoeff’s...

Thu, 10/31/2019 — LAWRENCE – Ana Paula Mumy had been a speech-language pathologist for 15 years before her child’s bout of stuttering set her career on a whole new path working on the disorder. Now a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders at the University of Kansas, Mumy is taking her interest in the treatment of stuttering across borders, drawing on her heritage as a native of Brazil to help translate a film about stuttering into Portuguese for South America’s largest market. Mumy traveled to Brazil in late October to speak about and show the film “When I Stutter” at the annual conference of the Brazilian stuttering

Wed, 10/30/2019 — LAWRENCE – Join Kansas Public Radio for an evening of jazz and big band favorites with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalist Molly Hammer. KPR’s 11th annual celebration of holiday tunes will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Doors open at 7 p.m. Hammer takes the stage as lead vocalist with her rich, smoky-hued voice that will transport audiences back to the jazz clubs of yore. She has been performing in the Kansas City area since 2005. Hammer has an eclectic vocal background, and she has found her home in the world of jazz and blues, drawing inspiration from the likes of Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sara Vaughan and

Tue, 10/29/2019 — University of Kansas campus groups will host a community Día de Los Muertos celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Lawrence Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.  Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and throughout...

Mon, 10/28/2019 — A renowned 1992 sketch on “Saturday Night Live” follows newly elected President Bill Clinton as he and Secret Service agents jog into McDonald’s. When a customer asks if he’s in favor of sending U.S. troops to Somalia, Clinton (played by...

Wed, 10/23/2019 — There are noteworthy things going on in Turkey that have nothing to do with war on the Kurds or presidential conduct. For instance, on the western side of the country, a University of Kansas professor is uncovering the rich history of this...

Wed, 10/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – Stephen T. Johnson’s large, colorful mosaics decorate public transportation systems in New York and Los Angeles and many public buildings in between. His books of illustrations and wordplay have been published by major publishers. But unlike his far-flung efforts, his latest show, “9th Street Rhythms,” opening Friday, Oct. 25, at the Lawrence Arts Center, is close to home. Johnson, a lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, lives on Ninth Street in the growing East Lawrence arts district. He is one of the 15 artists whose work is funded by a portion of a $500,000 ArtPlace America grant that LAC won back in 2014 for a

Mon, 10/21/2019 — University Theatre will present “In the Blood” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks Oct. 25 through Nov. 1 in the William Inge Memorial Theatre at Murphy Hall at the University of Kansas. Offering a grave look at the “American...

Mon, 10/21/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design will welcome back Jayhawks during KU Homecoming Week for two days of events that will celebrate the work of students, faculty and alumni. Events will begin Thursday, Oct. 24, with a...

Mon, 10/21/2019 — Haunting Humanities: Disciplines in the Dark is a free, public evening of immersive presentations featuring spooky stories and legends. Halloween is a holiday that can bring out repressed histories, memories and fears to the surface while...

Fri, 10/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – Keith Van de Riet’s ARCH 509 design-build studio finished the Kaw Pavilion on a zero budget – and are walking away with two architecture awards. The studio won the merit award for “Small Architectural Project” from the AIA Kansas Design Awards and the student project award in the “Green Architecture” category for the Architecture MasterPrize. Eleven students made up the University of Kansas class that designed and built the project in four months. It serves as a rest stop, classroom and meeting space on the Burroughs Creek Trail in East Lawrence and was created from all recycled or donated materials. It is inspired by indigenous cultures and the

Fri, 10/18/2019 — Six alumni will receive the University of Kansas Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Network Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award for their contributions to the university, their profession and their communities. The award is named...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — Religions typically paint glossy pictures of their most prominent practitioners. But what about those subjects whose motives and methods aren’t quite so pure? “If you read a standard history of American religion, it’s all heroic stuff:...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — This fall, the University of Kansas welcomed six students from around the world as part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program as well as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Russia. Representing diverse academic fields, the Fulbright students...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Luciano Tosta, associate professor of Brazilian literature & culture in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. The presentation, titled “Capoeira and Globalization,” is...


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