Arts & Humanities
Tue, 02/04/2020 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced the Spring 2020 Architecture Lecture Series lineup.     The Architecture Lecture Series welcomes architecture and experiential design leaders from around the...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced the Spring 2020 Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series lineup.   The Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series was established in 1984 through the generosity of the Hallmark...

Thu, 01/30/2020 — The University of Kansas has announced participants selected for the 2020 Mentoring Circles for Disability Inclusion (MCDI) program. The MCDI program seeks to strengthen the university by broadening participants’ perspectives on disability...

Wed, 01/29/2020 — LAWRENCE – Allan Pasco has taught French at the University of Kansas for more than 30 years, and he has learned that the short story is ever more relevant to today’s time-crunched students – and to their professors. Thus, the title of Pasco’s 11th book is “The Nineteenth-Century French Short Story: Masterpieces in Miniature,” part of a series from publisher Routledge on 19th-century lit. It is intended mainly for Pasco’s colleagues in academe. He urges them to make use of the short story’s compact nature to impress upon their students concepts such as “metaphoric detail, image and sequential structures, allusions, frames, cycles and open conclusions.” Pasco, who

Wed, 01/29/2020 — Mad scientists, crawling hands and disembodied heads take over the next Cinema a Go-Go, hosted by Kansas Public Radio, Feb. 7 at Liberty Hall. The first film of the double feature, “The Crawling Hand” (1963) is a memorably awful science...

Tue, 01/28/2020 — Red Hot Research returns this spring with six events for University of Kansas researchers. Red Hot Research is a regular Friday event, built of five short presentations from across the university to open the door for new ways of understanding...

Mon, 01/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – Playwright Darren Canady shocks audiences by opening his new two-act drama, “Reparations,” with a scene of a lynching. But he leavens that tragedy with later scenes of the love and dedication that sustained African Americans through centuries of trial, even offering an Afro-Futuristic vision of hope. Seattle’s Sound Theatre Company opened “Reparations” Jan. 8 at the city’s Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. It runs through Feb. 2. An associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Kansas, Canady leans into challenging subject matter like “Black Butterflies,” his 2017 critique of the school-to-prison pipeline ensnaring

Mon, 01/27/2020 — The craft of musical composition and the art of performance will blend for the annual Shutz Lecture at the University of Kansas. Julia Broxholm, professor of voice, will discuss a challenging work by French composer Gabriel Fauré and then...

Fri, 01/24/2020 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in the Haricombe Gallery this February. “Rightfully Yours: KU Campus and Community Scholars Consider U.S. Voting Rights” is developed in conjunction with KU’s centennial...

Tue, 01/21/2020 — What cause are you willing to put your life on the line for? What if might be a futile gesture? Would you be in the streets today in Hong Kong? And what are you doing about the 1 million Uighur Muslims being forced into detention camps in...

Fri, 01/17/2020 — The photography program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has developed a new photography minor available to all students. “It is a valuable addition to any student’s main course of study,” said Elise Kirk,...

Thu, 01/16/2020 — The University of Kansas Office of Diversity & Equity invites the campus community to continue the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day into the week. “Efforts to protect civil rights and fight for social justice aren’t constrained...

Thu, 01/16/2020 — University of Kansas faculty and staff are invited to attend the Spencer Museum of Art Digital Initiative Convening, which will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at The Commons at Spooner Hall. This event will highlight the...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — During the 1940s, the U.S. government commissioned a series of documentary films called “Why We Fight” to spur public support for World War II. Now two Army veterans have launched their own creative project titled “Why We Write: Craft...

Mon, 01/13/2020 — More than a hundred University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2019 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students...

Thu, 01/09/2020 — How do we practice care? This question is at the heart of a weekly series of programs offered at The Commons in collaboration with the Institute for Policy & Social Research Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities. Each...

Fri, 12/20/2019 — LAWRENCE – Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, has been selected to receive the 2020 William Allen White Foundation National Citation. The award, which recognizes individuals for outstanding journalistic service, comes from a vote of the trustees of the William Allen White Foundation, which is named in honor of White. Baron will accept the award on William Allen White Day, which is April 16, 2020, on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. Baron’s speech, at 3 p.m. in the ballroom of the Kansas Union, is free and open to the public. Baron, who became executive editor of The Washington Post in 2013, oversees the newspaper’s print and digital

Wed, 12/18/2019 — The University of Kansas will rename a premier research facility in honor of the chancellor who made it a reality. KU will rename its Integrated Science Building in honor of former Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, whose leadership from...

Wed, 12/18/2019 — An acclaimed television journalist and a renowned artist will each receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas next spring. Bill Kurtis and Roger Shimomura will both receive an honorary degree at KU’s 148th Commencement in May...

Wed, 12/18/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Tinker Foundation to fund graduate student research in Latin America. The two-year Tinker Field Research Grant will...


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