Arts & Humanities
Thu, 05/29/2014 — June 6 will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that became a major turning point in World War II as more than a million American, British and Canadian soldiers began the brutal trek across Europe to defeat Adolf Hitler. General...

Thu, 05/29/2014 — Architects from internationally renowned design firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners will unveil their design Thursday evening for the first phase of major renovation and expansion of the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. The firm,

Wed, 05/28/2014 — Iconic poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday morning at the age of 86, served as a writer-in-residence in 1970 at the University of Kansas for the Department of English. She spent one week on campus just after...

Tue, 05/27/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will launch the inaugural season of the Kansas Classical Repertory Theatre this summer. With the theme of translation and adaptation as its founding mission, the KCRT will present the classical drama “The Comedy of Errors” and its musical adaptation, “The Boys from Syracuse,” in rotating repertory. “I look forward to the community attending both performances and marveling at how the same story can be reinterpreted in such interesting ways,” said Peter Zazzali, assistant professor and director. “‘The Boys from Syracuse,’ for example, will be presented in the Victorian 'steampunk' era, whereas ‘Comedy of Errors’ will pay homage to

Fri, 05/23/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) recognized top Russian, East European & Eurasian region (REES) area studies students for academic excellence at a ceremony May 17.  CREES awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships and awards to 16 students for Summer 2014 and Academic Year 2014-15 language and cultural studies pertaining to the REES region. These awards included:

Fri, 05/23/2014 — As the violent militant Islamic group Boko Haram recently kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, it sparked intentional outrage, particularly over the girls being sold into slavery. The group's name translates into "Western education is...

Thu, 05/22/2014 — At its April 16 meeting, the Board of Regents approved a new master’s degree program in contemporary East Asian studies, housed in the University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies, which will begin in the 2014-2015 academic year. The...

Thu, 05/22/2014 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honored outstanding faculty in research, teaching and mentoring with its 2013-2014 awards. The College honors faculty members with awards each spring for diverse academic research, innovative projects and...

Wed, 05/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – As Christians are persecuted around the world, a University of Kansas assistant professor of film and media studies sees new importance in her unique representation of a centuries-old holy figure, the Virgin Mary. Cathy Joritz’s artwork is based on an image of the Virgin Mary painted on an altar screen in an 18th century Spanish Colonial Mission church in New Mexico. Joritz digitally reimagined and recreated the Virgin Mary in various roles and scenarios: as a comforter to cancer survivors, female rebel, ethereal spirit and witness to dying animals. “Being aware of the persecution of Christians and the demonizing of Christianity, I think it is more

Tue, 05/20/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher has traced an unlikely source at the root of helping open up the vast Pacific Ocean to exploitation in the modern age: guano. That’s right. There’s much more than it would seem to bird excrement, as its...

Fri, 05/16/2014 — For the past four year years, Olathe Public Schools and University of Kansas Department of History have partnered in a $814,000 U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History grant. The program, titled Connecting Learning and...

Fri, 05/16/2014 — The University of Kansas Department of Design was named Best School at the 10th annual National Student Show earlier this month. It is the third year in a row the department has won the show’s top academic award. “We are thrilled to have...

Thu, 05/15/2014 — Political prognosticators expect women candidates in a number of states to play prominent roles in U.S. gubernatorial elections this fall. And Hillary Clinton is currently in strong position to be the first woman to secure a major party's...

Thu, 05/15/2014 — The names of nearly 4,450 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 88 Kansas counties, 45 other states and and 41 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are officially...

Thu, 05/15/2014 — As the world turns to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, University of Kansas faculty are available to speak to the media about their expertise in Brazil. KU experts can discuss Brazil’s tourism promotion, environmental changes, race relations and...

Thu, 05/15/2014 — As the Spencer Museum of Art’s celebrated exhibition “James Turrell: Gard Blue” draws to a close, the art museum has announced that collectors Mark and Lauren Booth have donated a significant work of art by Turrell, an internationally...

Wed, 05/14/2014 — The Broadway composer who turned the story of the “Wizard of Oz” on its head in the megahit musical “Wicked” is the focus of a new book from a University of Kansas professor. Drawing on rich source material and interviews to examine a...

Wed, 05/14/2014 — Two doctoral graduates will be presented with the 2014 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the Lied Center. Randall Logan is...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — With the emergence in the past three decades of fields such as behavioral genetics, scientists and economists have examined ways to transfer ideas about how organisms succeed biologically or reproductively – known as fitness – to achieve...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — Even though it’s been several years since University of Kansas seniors have set foot in high school teachers’ classrooms, the influence of many of those educators is not forgotten. As their former students celebrate the milestone of...


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