Arts & Humanities
Fri, 11/16/2018 — A senior from Raytown, Missouri, is the University of Kansas’ first Charles B. Rangel Fellow and will receive benefits of up to $95,000 to prepare for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Constanza Castro Zúñiga is majoring in political...

Thu, 11/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Since August, students in Keith Van de Riet’s ARCH509 Design-Build class at the University of Kansas have been working to develop a design for the Weaver Courtyard that brings the The Commons’ mission of interdisciplinary collaboration to the outdoors. The previously underutilized green space just south of Spooner Hall had been a bit like a secret garden for several years. Enclosed by an ornate iron fence, and accessible only by one staircase, the area was not easily seen or reached by pedestrian traffic on Jayhawk Boulevard. However, through support from an interdisciplinary Starter Grant at The Commons and the donations of a number of individuals, the

Tue, 11/13/2018 — combined with their eco-friendly, microeconomic production process — led to their inclusion in an upcoming exhibition titled “Keep Moving: Shifting Gears,” opening Nov. 17 at the Design Museum of Chicago’s Expo 72 space. It’s an...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — University of Kansas student Kathryn Ammon is a finalist for the Mitchell and Marshall scholarships, and she will participate in interviews for the awards this week. The Marshall Scholarship provides funds for study at any university in the...

Mon, 11/12/2018 — The University Dance Company Fall 2018 Concert will feature choreography by a guest artist who has created works for the Joffrey Ballet, Richmond Ballet, New York City Ballet Choreographic Institute, American Midwest Ballet and the Kansas City...

Fri, 11/09/2018 — The University of Kansas has invited an award-winning news director and producer as part of International Education Week at the Office of International Programs. Andrew Tkach is the director of the Environmental Reporting Program at the Aga...

Thu, 11/08/2018 — LAWRENCE – This fall marks the 27th year of the Waggoner Research Colloquium, where KU Latin American studies faculty members and graduate students gather to celebrate the ongoing research and scholarship in the region. The colloquium will take place from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Malott Room of the KU Union, and a catered reception will follow. RSVP to clacs@ku.edu by Friday, Nov. 9. The 2018 colloquium includes an interdisciplinary panel on “Changing Environments of Latin America: History, Conservation, Climate Change & Natural Disasters” and will feature the following presentations: Santa Arias, professor of Spanish & Portuguese “Post-Columbian

Thu, 11/08/2018 — Beginning Nov. 10, the Spencer Museum of Art will host the exhibition “Hope 22,” which features 22 portraits of veterans and active duty personnel accompanied by written accounts of their experiences with the military and mental health. The...

Wed, 11/07/2018 — As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the University of Kansas supports advanced research that improves and transforms Kansas, the United States and the world. The Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships furthers this...

Wed, 11/07/2018 —     LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas scholar is pushing back against the long-held scholarly view that the early, bawdy Chicago blues style known as hokum was a corruption of “authentic” Southern blues. Rather, Associate Professor of Music Roberta Freund Schwartz writes in an article in the fall 2018 edition of the Journal of the Society for American Music that, while more sophisticated and commercial than country blues, hokum hits like “It’s Tight Like That” are themselves an authentic expression of a genre she calls "city style." In so doing, Freund Schwartz, author of “How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Styles to the

Wed, 11/07/2018 — An Olympic gold medalist and humanitarian, a former director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the CEO of a global scientific instrumentation company will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas. Billy Mills, Elizabeth...

Fri, 11/02/2018 — The Tony Award-winning play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," by Simon Stephens, based on the best-selling book by Mark Haddon, opens at University Theatre on Friday, Nov. 9.  This play is told through the eyes of Christopher,

Thu, 11/01/2018 — Charles Eldredge, Hall Distinguished Professor Emeritus of American Art and Culture, retired this past summer after serving the University of Kansas for 42 years. The Spencer Museum of Art and the Kress Foundation Department of Art History are...

Tue, 10/30/2018 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. The annual awards are given in four...

Mon, 10/29/2018 — The University of Kansas has been selected to receive a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Award to research chronic health conditions among African and African-descendant populations. KU’s 2019-2020 Sawyer seminar,...

Tue, 10/23/2018 — This fall, 13 KU students received an Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). Recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research proposal...

Fri, 10/19/2018 — Art and creative expression have often been used to further human understanding of science. A University of Kansas professor is now using his math prowess to push the boundaries of music creation. Purnaprajna Bangere, professor of mathematics...

Fri, 10/19/2018 — A top researcher recognized for his work to apply magnetic resonance techniques to chemistry, physics and biomedical research is the recipient of this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award at the University of Kansas. Justin...

Fri, 10/19/2018 — More than 30 graduate students at the University of Kansas were selected as University Graduate Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Office of Graduate Studies distributed approximately $1 million in funding to support domestic and...

Fri, 10/19/2018 — Certainly every family has its share of dysfunction – the ancient Greeks more so than others. Manipulated by both her mother and brother and too stubborn to see where her best interests lie, Electra trudges through intrigues, betrayals and...


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