Arts & Humanities
Mon, 10/15/2018 — The names of 915 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 41 Kansas counties, 40 other states and 24 other countries and territories — have been announced by the University Registrar. Some graduates already have...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Artists Ulrick Jean-Pierre, Adrian Stimson and Tina Takemoto will visit the Spencer Museum of Art Oct. 17–18 to give public performances and talks examining aspects of Haitian, Native American and queer social histories. All three artists are...

Tue, 10/09/2018 —         LAWRENCE – The new, all-digital Spanish language-learning program Contraseña (Password) co-created by Amy Rossomondo, University of Kansas associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese, is deeply informed by research in applied linguistics and the ethos of the open-access movement. And while it isn’t free, Contraseña is consciously low-cost. Students will pay no more than $75 per semester. What’s more, with the innovative methods employed, Rossomondo says, Contraseña users will achieve twice the learning and, not coincidentally, have twice the fun for half the cost of a traditional textbook. That value proposition, along with first-mover advantage

Tue, 10/09/2018 — Rob Riggle, one of the most recognizable Jayhawk alumni, will be honored this year with the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. He will visit Lawrence in November to accept...

Tue, 10/09/2018 — Monarch Watch, based at the University of Kansas, will host a screening of the 2018 documentary "The Guardians," followed by a discussion with Orley "Chip Taylor," professor emeritus and director of Monarch Watch. The screening will take place...

Fri, 10/05/2018 — Creating contemplative work that combines repetitive process and collected materials, Rena Detrixhe produces meticulous, large-scale objects and installations. She’s woven carpets from dust, transformed seeds into lace and suspended a fleeting...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — Students, faculty, staff and the general public will have the chance to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day through two events Monday, Oct. 8, at the University of Kansas. The first program observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day is...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — Back in the baby boom years, when the annual network television showing of the classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” was a big deal, young Jane Barnette’s favorite bits were those featuring the Wicked Witch of the West. It sparked a...

Mon, 10/01/2018 — It is a record-setting year for the University of Kansas. KU’s enrollment has grown for the fifth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. Additionally, KU has recruited the most talented freshman class...

Thu, 09/27/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art invites the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to kick back with friends and neighbors in the biggest backyard on KU’s campus — historic Marvin Grove — for an artful celebration of nature. The Backyard...

Mon, 09/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – At age 95, author and scholar James Gunn shows no sign of slowing down. The new edition of his 1975 coffee-table book, “Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction,” just out from McFarland & Co., is his fourth book in the past two years. In 2017, his novel “Transformation” (Tor Books, 2017) completed a trilogy that began with “Transcendental” in 2013. That same year, his autobiography, “Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction” (McFarland), recounted a career stretching back to the form’s so-called Golden Age. And this year, McFarland also published a paperback version of Gunn’s 1951 master’s degree thesis, titled “Modern

Thu, 09/20/2018 — Sixty-three new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions. “There are many reasons to be excited...

Thu, 09/20/2018 — At first blush, the musical “A Man of No Importance” might seem to resonate only with theatre insiders (it features a play within a play) or with the LGBTQIA community (the main character is a closeted gay man), but Lusie Cuskey, the...

Wed, 09/19/2018 — Eight outstanding KU undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2018-2019. They will have exclusive opportunities to interact with the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals who speak in the Hall Center...

Wed, 09/19/2018 — A one-day writing workshop and symposium will celebrate Jewish literature and creative writing in the heartland.  “Writing Jewish: Midrash, Myth and Miracle” is the second annual offering of the “Jews in the Midwest” speaker series. It...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — Cultural anthropologist Laura Hobson Herlihy is from New Orleans, so she knew a thing or two about Caribbean cuisine and culture before she traveled to Honduras on an academic research trip in 1997. Now, thanks to digital technology and KU...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — The Freeman Foundation has awarded the Spencer Museum of Art $437,261 to develop a K-12 outreach program focused on Asian art. Through this two-year grant, the Spencer Museum will partner with Salina Arts & Humanities to create educational...

Thu, 09/13/2018 — Paul Ortiz, associate professor of history at the University of Florida, will give a lecture based on his book "An African American and Latinx History of the United States" (Beacon Press) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Hall Center...

Tue, 09/11/2018 — For a number of years, every freshman at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has received a copy of W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The Souls of Black Folk.” This year they will receive a copy of a new edition with an introduction by Shawn Leigh...

Tue, 09/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas has announced its fellows in residence for the 2018-2019 academic year. Selected through a highly competitive process, the Hall Center Fellows are released from teaching and receive an office in the Hall Center and a small research stipend. Fellows often use this time to work on book manuscripts, large-scale works of art or dissertations. Darren Canady, associate professor of English, will work on “March Madness,” a new full-length play. Inspired by real-life events, the play will dramatize a fictionalized account of the controversy and furor ignited by a successful men’s basketball team’s


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