Arts & Humanities
Thu, 03/19/2015 — Anthropologists are seeking to identify whether 400-year-old remains discovered this week are those of Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes, who wrote "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha." Patricia W. Manning, a University of Kansas...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — As University of Kansas researcher Eric C. Rath examined in detail Japanese artist Hishikawa Moronobu's giant painting "A Visit to the Yoshiwara," he noticed the care the artist put in to show chefs in the pleasure quarters of Edo, now Tokyo,...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — University of Kansas professors, including filmmaker Kevin Willmott, will discuss the movie "Selma" after a Langston Hughes Center screening later this month. Willmott, professor of film and media studies, will participate on the panel with...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — Leaders from Kansas City-area cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations offer practical advice on obtaining careers in “applied humanities” at the Hall Center from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. March 26. In a panel discussion and follow-up...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — As of March 3, John Augusto, assistant vice provost for experiential learning, assumed the directorship of the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility (CCSR). This change comes about after the previous director, Andi Witczak, left KU in...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — LAWRENCE – The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings confirms that for breadth and quality of graduate programs, the University of Kansas is unmatched in the state. Forty-four KU graduate programs appear in the “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, more than all other Kansas universities and colleges combined. Ten KU programs appear in the top 10 among public universities nationally, and 38 are in the top 50. “We want scholars from around not just the nation, but the world, to come to Kansas because they want to be a part of our teaching and research, either as faculty members or as graduate students,” said Chancellor

Tue, 03/10/2015 — LAWRENCE – During the past four years, externally sponsored research expenditures at all University of Kansas campuses totaled more than $1 billion. It was the strongest four-year span in KU history. Among the many highlights: Creation of Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the KU Medical Center, offering faster patient access to the benefits of health research; Development of a national center in the Life Span Institute to help schools enact a KU model for improving academic outcomes for general and special education students; and Fulfillment of a National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant that leveraged $1.3

Fri, 03/06/2015 — New scholarships for undergraduate researchers will be available through a selective designation for the University of Kansas. KU is one of 12 universities chosen as a Beckman Scholars institution. This three-year award will fund six...

Fri, 03/06/2015 — The 2015 University of Kansas Men of Merit have been announced, recognizing a group of students, faculty and staff positively defining masculinity through challenging norms, taking action and leading by example while making contributions to...

Thu, 03/05/2015 — Sphero, the industry leader in “connected play,” has challenged University of Kansas students at the Center for Design Research to come up with its next generation of products. One of the company’s co-founders, Adam Wilson, recently...

Wed, 03/04/2015 — In partnership with the University of Kansas Department of Theatre, The Commons will host writer and performer Heather Harpham as Artist in Residence March 23-27. While on campus, Harpham will give two public presentations, lead a demonstration...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — University of Kansas design students studying visual communication took home the only Gold awards given to university students at the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City American Advertising Awards. The prizes included three Golds,...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will screen the documentary “Harvesting the High Plains” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. This documentary chronicles the challenges two men faced, searching for a way to harvest in the...

Mon, 03/02/2015 — Despite the images depicted in the uber-popular "Twilight" movies based on the books by Stephenie Meyer, vampires haven't always been portrayed as young and sexy in literature. Nor were they always simply in the mold of Bram Stoker's Dracula, an...

Mon, 03/02/2015 — Most people have heard of the Silk Route, the long road that traversed the Asian continent and along which spices and silk and other commodities made their way in both directions. But few have heard of La Ruta de Plata. Also known as La Nao de...

Fri, 02/27/2015 — LAWRENCE – Visual art graduate students are busy working toward the culmination of their graduate college careers: the thesis exhibition. The M.F.A. students have undergone three years of rigorous studio and academic work to determine the what, the how, the why and the meaning of their work. “This year’s lineup of thesis exhibitions showcases the diverse talents, voices and artistic directions by this gifted group of M.F.A. students,” said Norman Akers, associate professor and director of graduate studies in visual art. “It is a marvelous opportunity to view the exceptional creative efforts coming out of the graduate visual art program here at KU.” The M.F.A.

Thu, 02/26/2015 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced that Dave Tell, associate professor of communication studies, has received the Fall 2014 Scholars on Site award. Tell, along with community collaborator Patrick Weems and digital humanist...

Thu, 02/26/2015 — LAWRENCE – The 2013 satire “Destination: Planet Negro!” from Kevin Willmott, writer, director and film & media studies professor, will have its New York City premiere at the Socially Relevant Film Festival March 16-22. Willmott will attend the festival and participate in a Q&A session following the premiere. “Destination: Planet Negro!” will also be released theatrically and on DVD later this year by Candy Factory Films. A smart satire that sports a wicked streak of goofball humor, “Destination: Planet Negro!” has the feel of low-budget, 1950s sci-fi, as leaders including W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver kick off a secret plot to solve the “Negro

Wed, 02/25/2015 — Scholars and artists from a variety of disciplines will explore the idea of “place” in creative improvisation during a colloquium during a series of events next week at the University of Kansas. Improvising in Place: An Interdisciplinary...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — A pioneering initiative designed to assist University of Kansas graduate students in the humanities, arts and social sciences pursue careers outside of the professoriate will take place May 18-22 when the Hall Center for the Humanities unveils...


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