Arts & Humanities
Fri, 09/17/2021 — Global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK has awarded its 2021 HOK Diversity x Design Scholarship to University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design architecture student Darius Mathis.  HOK’s Diversity x Design...

Thu, 09/16/2021 — LAWRENCE – James Yékú is a professor of African digital humanities at the University of Kansas, and the online experience – including that during the COVID-19 pandemic – makes itself felt, even as he celebrates perhaps the oldest literary form in his debut poetry collection, “Where the Baedeker Leads” (Mawenzi House, 2021). It is perhaps ironic, then, that Yékú values poetry for its immediacy. “Poetry seems to capture my imagination the most when it comes to creative writing,” he said. “Although I devote sufficient time to the craft, it allows me to produce things as swiftly as I want them to come out, unlike the novel form or short stories, or even my

Wed, 09/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – Nine University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design students, representing both the architecture and design departments, have received 2021 Kansas City Architectural Foundation (KCAF) scholarships.  The Kansas City Architectural Foundation has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships since being founded in 1984 and over $30,000 a year to students pursuing degrees in architecture and design.  Students were awarded the following KCAF scholarships:  AIA Kansas City Grant:   Mallory McGraw, architecture, Independence, Missouri The Daw/Jarvis/Goodman

Wed, 09/15/2021 — The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas has announced the winners of the 2021 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. Awards are given in three categories: fiction, poetry and nonfiction. The Byron Caldwell Smith Award was...

Wed, 09/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – Citing her “long-standing commitment to the mission of TRIO programs through her writing and journalism,” the Council on Opportunity in Education (COE) has honored author and University of Kansas graduate Sarah Smarsh with a 2021 National TRIO Achiever Award. Smarsh was recognized during COE’s 40th Annual Conference Award Banquet on Sept. 13 in Atlanta. While she was unable to be present, Smarsh will accept the 2021 award in-person at COE’s next annual conference in September 2022. The TRIO Achiever award acknowledges TRIO alumni who have accomplished something extraordinary in their designated professions. Smarsh has not only accomplished in her field as

Tue, 09/14/2021 — Red Hot Research will return this fall to the University of Kansas in a different setting. Events in the series will take place Fridays in The Commons’ main hall with a reception to follow in Weaver Courtyard in an effort to offer space for...

Mon, 09/13/2021 — The saga of enslaved peoples remains a complicated history. But a new book has made it even more complicated. “I argue that this is really the first successful example of enslaved resistance in the Americas,” said Robert Schwaller,...

Mon, 09/13/2021 — 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...

Mon, 09/13/2021 — The University of Kansas improved two spots to 58th among public universities in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. The university also moved up two slots to 122nd among all...

Fri, 09/10/2021 — LAWRENCE – Five University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2021-22 academic year. The following faculty members have been awarded Keeler Intra-University Professorships this academic year: Amy Burgin, environmental studies and ecology & evolutionary biology  Ben Chappell, American studies Trent Herda, health, sport & exercise sciences Michael Krueger, visual art Emily Witt, mathematics Keeler Intra-University Professorships provide faculty members an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of an academic specialty, to

Tue, 09/07/2021 — The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Kansas offers escapism, comedy, music, dance and poignant drama in its 2021-2022 season. The department’s production divisions are regrouping after an all-digital season last year,...

Tue, 08/31/2021 — Eight University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design students have received scholarships from the American Institute of Architects’ St. Louis chapter. These awards for the 2021-2022 school year range from $2,000 to $6,000.  Two...

Tue, 08/31/2021 — A call by a University of Kansas researcher to document the struggle to commemorate civil rights martyr Emmett Till in Mississippi has led to the creation of a display doing just that at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Dave...

Mon, 08/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – Having studied and taught the works of the great Russian author for years, Ani Kokobobo knows Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy backward and forward. She has published over a dozen articles on Tolstoy, just finished a book monograph on the author and was editor of The Tolstoy Studies Journal (2017-2020). But a grant from the University of Kansas’ Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities afforded the associate professor and chair of KU’s Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures a new, spatial perspective on “War and Peace” that has proven influential in her thinking about Tolstoy. It is the subject of an article in the journal

Thu, 08/26/2021 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced programming for the Fall 2021 KU Design Symposium Lecture Series. The fall lineup includes designers, artists and activists working in an array of disciplines...

Wed, 08/25/2021 — The Hall Center for the Humanities’ speaker series for 2021-22 will focus on the theme In Search of Harmony: The Humanities and Our Natural World. The evolving relationship with the natural world we inhabit and questions of environmental...

Tue, 08/24/2021 — The late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was a crucial member of a band of unique talents, leaving space in his rhythmic patterns for the others to famously fill. So says Brandon Draper, drummer and University of Kansas associate professor...

Tue, 08/24/2021 — A beginner-friendly nature walk series at sites throughout Kansas will build on the acclaim of a University of Kansas author’s recently published poetry chapbook about birds in the region. Megan Kaminski, KU associate professor of English and...

Mon, 08/23/2021 — The Kansas City Amigos. The San Antonio Glowworms. The Omaha Mestizos. While these names may not mean much to fans of the Boston Red Sox or Chicago Cubs, they are revered by those who follow Mexican American fast-pitch softball. “What...

Mon, 08/23/2021 — LAWRENCE – For Benjamin Rosenthal, "queering" the gallery for his new solo exhibition at Studios Inc. involves more than a sense of the body through drawings of phallus-like shapes and incorporating Calvin Klein underwear bands. It’s in how he mixes up drawing, painting, sculpture and video art forms. The University of Kansas associate professor of visual art has a new show titled “And the band played on, and on on,” which runs through Sept. 24 in the front gallery of the Kansas City, Missouri, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping midcareer artists. Rosenthal received a three-year artist’s residency, which consists of over 2,000 square feet of studio and


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