Arts & Humanities
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...

Mon, 02/23/2015 — Just as Langston Hughes talked of his childhood in Lawrence influencing his artistic life, poet Kevin Young can claim a similar geographic lens through which his contemporary poetry flows. Young, though born three years after Hughes' death in...

Mon, 02/23/2015 — The fourth and final candidate for dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Kansas will give a public presentation 1-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at The Forum in Marvin Hall with a reception immediately...

Mon, 02/23/2015 — Nominations will be accepted through April 1 for the 2015 Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The awards – one in each of four broad areas of study – are the highest honor given for Kansas Board of Regents university faculty...

Fri, 02/20/2015 — LAWRENCE – One of the oldest firsthand accounts of a cross-dresser should be reclassified from historical memoir to fantasy, a University of Kansas professor argues. Paul Scott, associate professor of French, casts doubt on the memoirs of François-Timoléon de Choisy, an abbot, historian and nobleman who wrote a manuscript about living under several female guises during his twenties in 17th century France. The memoirs includes accounts of a series of female lovers, some of whom he dressed as young men, and fathering a daughter. Found by a nephew and published after Choisy’s death in 1724, the manuscript was published as a memoir. Ever since, scholars have largely

Fri, 02/20/2015 — Notable poet Natasha Trethewey will speak and read from her works at 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. Her presentation, "Poetry and History: An Evening with U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-2014) Natasha Trethewey,” is...

Thu, 02/19/2015 — The University of Kansas is among the top universities in the nation – and the top in the Big 12 – for 2014-15 Fulbright Scholars, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Six KU faculty members are U.S. Fulbright Scholars for this...

Wed, 02/18/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center has announced its Humanities Research Fellows and Creative Work Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. Elizabeth MacGonagle, Santa Arias, Jessica Gerschultz and Gregory Cushman were selected as Research Fellows. Megan Kaminski was awarded a Creative Work Fellowship. Hall Center Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process. Fellowships provide a semester of release from teaching, an office in the Hall Center and a small research stipend. Fellows often use this time to work on book manuscripts or a large-scale work of art. MacGonagle, associate professor of history and African & African American studies, will work on her

Wed, 02/18/2015 — Selected from a field of more than 40 applicants, the TRIO McNair Scholars Program’s 2015 research cohort assembles 17 high-achieving University of Kansas undergraduate students who aspire to join America’s next generation of university...

Wed, 02/18/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics’ Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections is partnering with the KU and Washburn alumni associations to present “Your Story, His Story, the Legacy: Snapshots in Time from the Dole Archives.” Dole...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — The first Torah scroll to be completed and dedicated on the University of Kansas campus will make its way from the Chabad Center to the Kansas Union in honor of its completion. Students, parents, alumni, and community members are invited to join...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — Touted by The New York Times as the “play that changed American theatre forever,” “A Raisin in the Sun” still resonates today as it questions identity, justice and the American Dream. Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”...

Mon, 02/16/2015 — The third of four candidates for dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Kansas will give a public presentation from 9-10:15 a.m.. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at The Forum in Marvin Hall. Due to scheduling conflicts,

Mon, 02/16/2015 — Considering himself a hunter and a gatherer, constantly accumulating images produced by the rapid exchange of information in his surroundings, Jered Sprecher’s work shows images that are revealed as fragments in the midst of change, destruction,

Fri, 02/13/2015 — Talented high school artists and the teachers who inspire will receive recognition by the University of Kansas Department of Visual Art in a new collaborative art exhibition opening on campus. “Emergence: Lawrence Area High School Teacher and...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — Four outstanding juniors at the University of Kansas have been nominated to compete for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students, all of whom are from Kansas, are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — LAWRENCE – Three humanities faculty members and two graduate students were awarded travel grants by the Hall Center for the Humanities to aid in their research. The Hall Center provides financial support to researchers who require domestic or international travel undertaken as a necessary component of a research or creative project. Patricia Manning, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese, received funding to travel to Madrid, Spain. Manning’s project, “Booksellers’ Influence: Marketing and Editing Novella Collections in Early Modern Madrid,” contends that a savvy group of Madrid booksellers created the enduring marketability of the novela cortesana (“

Thu, 02/12/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas alumna who helps “Sesame Street” strike the right balance between entertainment and education will visit campus to talk about her career with the beloved children’s television series.  Rosemarie Truglio, senior vice president of global curriculum and content at Sesame Workshop, will speak about her career at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The lecture, titled “Lessons from ‘Sesame Street,’” is free and open to the public. Truglio was named a Distinguished Alumna of the KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in 2013. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates

Wed, 02/11/2015 — LAWRENCE – The historical events depicted in the award-winning film “Selma” and other civil rights milestones marking 50th anniversaries over the next few years continue to garner media attention. In a book released this month, a University of Kansas professor argues that while celebrating the civil rights victories of the 1960s is appropriate, the era’s legacy weighs too heavily in framing today’s racial issues. Clarence Lang, associate professor of African and African-American studies, said the mythology created around the civil rights struggle of the 1960s has hampered society’s ability to look at present-day economic, social and political trends when analyzing


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