Arts & Humanities
Tue, 01/23/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design and the KU School of the Arts mourn the loss of visionary artist and designer Wendell Castle, who passed away Jan. 20. A native of Emporia, Castle received a...

Thu, 01/18/2018 — This spring, 52 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “We are pleased to support this group of students as...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — Creative scholar Eve Ewing will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture for The Commons at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Liberty Hall. Her presentation will be a hybrid lecture and poetry reading, titled “Poetry in Context.” Ewing is a poet, visual...

Tue, 01/16/2018 — It doesn’t take much to get University of Kansas Professor of Musicology Paul Laird going on the subject of Leonard Bernstein, about whom his new biography is scheduled to be published next month in this, the centennial year of Bernstein’s...

Fri, 01/12/2018 — The University of Kansas Chapter 171 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated more than 140 students as new members during a ceremony at the end of the fall 2017 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor...

Thu, 01/11/2018 — Graduate students studying Chinese or Korean art history at the University of Kansas will be eligible for a new scholarship endowed by a retired professor and her husband. Marsha and Chris Haufler have established the Marsha S. and Christopher H.

Wed, 01/10/2018 — The University of Kansas is coordinating several Lawrence area events to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The KU and Lawrence communities will be able to participate in a variety of cultural enrichment, learning and...

Tue, 01/09/2018 — The University of Kansas’ top entrepreneurship official will co-host a webinar on how universities can evolve their technology transfer activities and do more to address the demands of the innovation economy. Julie Nagel, associate vice...

Mon, 01/08/2018 — The third edition of The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (Cambridge University Press, 2017) features the cast of “Hamilton” on the cover, and that show’s smash-hit status informed the publisher’s demand for an update of the...

Tue, 01/02/2018 — Kansas Public Radio will be partnering with the Kansas Humanities Council and 11 other Kansas organizations on a statewide oral history project that will collect the personal stories of Vietnam veterans. Collected oral histories and memoirs will...

Wed, 12/20/2017 — The sacred and the profane intersect in a series of ceramic installations inspired by Islamic architectural ornamentation in “To Be Seen,” a solo show by ceramics artist Sarah Gross opening Jan. 5, 2018, at Living Arts of Tulsa. Through...

Mon, 12/18/2017 — Ted Daldorph was a World War II veteran of Britain’s Royal Air Force. An engineer and draftsman, he made a career designing and supervising the construction and installation of storage tanks for asphalt used to build roadways. But when he...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — University of Kansas alumnus William “Brad” Bradley Jr., of Overland Park, has made a $2 million gift commitment that will endow a scholarship in the School of Law and a research excellence fund for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — A University of Kansas senior has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Sarah Anderson, senior in environmental studies and English, is...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — No movie studio more clearly adopted the punk-rock ethos than New York-based Troma Entertainment, source over the past 43 years of more than 1,000 low-budget flicks that typify what co-editor John Dowell calls "sLaughter" in his new book,...

Mon, 12/11/2017 — The elves atop Mount Oread have been busy in their workshops, creating great gifts for the holiday season. The University of Kansas’ first Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of English, Randall Fuller, published the “The Book that...

Tue, 12/05/2017 — Public universities have made strides in evolving their technology transfer activities, but they must do more to address the demands of the innovation economy, according to a new report by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities...

Mon, 12/04/2017 — Hundreds of graduate students at the University of Kansas will complete their degrees in December 2017. Recognition ceremonies across the KU campus will celebrate these fall semester graduates as the schools of Business, Education and...

Tue, 11/28/2017 — As they were preparing to mount an exhibition marking the centennial of Sallie Casey Thayer’s gift of thousands of art objects to the University of Kansas, curators at the Spencer Museum of Art realized that while Thayer collected works from...

Mon, 11/27/2017 — “She Kills Monsters,” an action-packed and comedic play written by Qui Nguyen, will open Friday, Dec. 1, at University Theatre. Audiences young and old will enjoy the play, but it will especially appeal to gamers. The role-playing game...


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