Arts & Humanities
Thu, 04/30/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art announces the 2020 recipients of the Jack & Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards. Established by benefactor Lavon Brosseau in 2011, the awards honor thought-provoking creative work in the categories of writing and...

Wed, 04/29/2020 — LAWRENCE – Centuries of ongoing Russian repression of its neighbor, Ukraine, was the backdrop to headlines just weeks ago, during the impeachment of President Donald Trump. It is a foreground issue in the first book to critically examine the reemergence of Ukrainian women’s writing in the post-Soviet era. Oleksandra Wallo, University of Kansas assistant professor of Slavic languages & literatures, has just published “Ukrainian Women Writers and the National Imaginary: From the Collapse of the USSR to the Euromaidan” (University of Toronto Press, 2020). Hailed as the first in-depth study of how Ukrainian women’s prose writing was able to reemerge powerfully

Wed, 04/22/2020 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS) has been chosen as one of 11 area study centers nationwide to participate in the first grant period of the Tinker Field Research Collaborative.   The Tinker...

Mon, 04/20/2020 — Even a century later, the art world knows Georges Auric’s circle of friends by single names: Picasso, Poulenc, Satie, Cocteau. But few people know the role that the French composer and critic played as a go-between among the fractious groups...

Mon, 04/20/2020 — A new emergency relief fund is now available for artists who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Spencer Museum of Art, Charlotte Street Foundation and ArtsKC Regional Arts Council, with underwriting from the Andy...

Mon, 04/20/2020 — A faculty member at the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has been elected a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Arts. Paul Scott, associate professor of French, has been at KU since 2004. The honor recognizes...

Wed, 04/15/2020 — Dave Tell, University of Kansas professor of communication studies and creator of the nationally renowned Emmett Till Memory Project, has been named co-director of KU's Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities. Founded in 2010, IDRH...

Tue, 04/14/2020 — Howard Rambsy II, author, cultural critic and professor of African American & American literature at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, will present a webinar on Richard Wright’s autobiography, “Black Boy,” to mark the 75th...

Mon, 04/13/2020 — Four midcareer faculty members at the University of Kansas have earned an award recognizing their significant scholarly achievements and research contributions to their field. The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes either a truly...

Wed, 04/08/2020 —  The University of Kansas’ Department of Theatre & Dance has announced the following students earned awards and recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region V. Almost all of the work stemmed from KU’s...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability is accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Sustainability Leadership Awards. These awards recognize students, faculty, staff, programs and projects that have made important contributions to...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — LAWRENCE – In some of the world’s biggest cities, in the world’s most populous nation, a significant segment of Chinese youths today constitutes an “ant tribe” of powerless, rootless workers, primed for exploitation by the global system of neoliberal capitalism. “Tiny Times” is the most popular Chinese youth-culture brand today, starting as a book trilogy by a young author and turning into a series of blockbuster movies, TV shows, comic books and video games. This dialectic between big and small is one of the themes running throughout a new book by University of Kansas researcher Hui “Faye” Xiao, “Youth Economy, Crisis and Reinvention in Twenty-First Century

Tue, 03/31/2020 — For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 122 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2020 Transfer...

Wed, 03/25/2020 — FDR and democratic socialism. Immigration and the human rights of people forced to flee across borders and oceans. What makes a heart-wrenching photo go viral. The issues that inspired and, in turn, are raised by the new album “Freedom from...

Fri, 03/20/2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the Jayhawk community, many people are wondering what they can do to help. In response, KU Endowment is establishing a COVID-19 Emergency Relief fund. "From the student senate to alumni to faculty...

Tue, 03/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 48 programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. KU’s local government management program retained its top spot among all universities, and its special education program ranked first among public schools. The local government management program has held that spot since 1998. Some of the programs with the largest increases in rank among public schools include audiology, up 10 spots; public finance and budgeting, up seven spots; environmental/environmental health engineering, up six spots; civil engineering

Mon, 03/16/2020 — In an era when reality and hoax can look the same on the internet, a new podcast is giving listeners the scoop from people who know what they’re talking about. “When Experts Attack!” brings listeners into a conversation with a specialist...

Fri, 03/06/2020 — LAWRENCE – It's almost as if Henry Bial spent his whole career preparing to direct “Indecent,” which runs March 20-29 at the University of Kansas. A professor and chairman of the Department of Theatre & Dance, Bial is the author of “Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage” (2015) and “Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the American Stage and Screen” (2005, both from University of Michigan Press). His interest in Jews on stage is why KU is one of the first to produce playwright Paula Vogel’s not-quite-musical, which premiered in 2015 and dramatizes the cause celebre created by the first lesbian kiss on a Broadway stage nearly a century ago. The real-

Wed, 03/04/2020 — Ibram Kendi, a New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international relations, and the founding director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate...

Mon, 03/02/2020 — LAWRENCE – Special guests Bobby Watson, Helen Sung and Mike Rodriguez will headline the University of Kansas School of Music’s 43rd Annual Jazz Festival on March 6. Friday's festival will include a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas that will celebrate the music of Charlie Parker. For more than four decades, the KU Jazz Festival has been one of the focal points for jazz performance and education in the central United States, providing the region an opportunity to hear and learn from world-class jazz musicians and educators. The evening concerts feature a first-rate lineup of some of the most important and exciting musicians in the world of


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