Arts & Humanities
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...

Fri, 05/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – One of the richest collections of World War I era art in the country can now be found at the University of Kansas’ Spencer Art Museum through Professor Eric G. Carlson’s gift of more than 3,000 pieces. Preceding the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the contribution includes work that largely spans from 1914 to 1918 and focuses on graphic arts produced in France. A longtime friend of the museum, Carlson studied at Yale University, taught art history at Harvard University, Swarthmore College and most extensively at SUNY Purchase, and is a longstanding member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association. “This gift puts us in a very

Thu, 05/08/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the speakers for its 2014-2015 Humanities Lecture Series. The series will include Katherine Boo, John Symons, Amy Wilentz, Anna Deavere Smith, Natasha Trethewey and James Oakes. The lectures are free, open to the public and begin at 7:30 p.m. on the dates specified below. Boo, Wilentz, Smith, Trethewey, and Oakes will also take part in conversation sessions at 10 a.m. the day after their lecture. Katherine Boo – “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” – Sept. 16-17, Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union Katherine Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. Over the

Thu, 05/08/2014 — A recent visit with students in the University of Kansas Department of Theatre inspired alumnus Jon Eicholtz and his wife, actress Barbara Eden, of Beverly Hills, California, to make a $300,000 gift to provide an undergraduate scholarship for...

Thu, 05/08/2014 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and unclassified staff members with a lunch at noon May 22 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will recognize the employees during the lunch. Retirees and one...

Wed, 05/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – Cinematographer and University of Kansas alumnus Ward Russell will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Department of Film and Media Studies this week at their annual award ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Liberty Hall. The ceremony is open to the public. “Ward Russell is the consummate Hollywood professional, master of stylish photography in the industry and immensely collegial to the profession and to the students,” said John Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies. “Add Ward to the list of many motion picture professionals on either side of the camera who not only make KU proud, but keep contacts with the department and

Wed, 05/07/2014 — Retired University of Kansas professor Ted Johnson, French and Italian, will give his Stop Day walking tour of the architecture and sculptures along the university’s campus Friday, May 9. Attendees will make observations during the informal,...

Tue, 05/06/2014 — LAWRENCE – Responding to the state’s increasing Somali-speaking population, the University of Kansas will soon be one of the first universities in the country to provide language training in Somali. Since the 1990s, when Somalia was torn apart by Civil War, the United States has seen an increasing number of Somali immigrants. Several thousand Somali speakers live in southwest Kansas, attracted to jobs in the region’s meat-packing industry. More than 5,000 Somali immigrants are in the Kansas City metro area, a population that continues to grow as immigrants move to a city where friends and family have already put down roots. “We are proud to serve our surrounding

Fri, 05/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – A shadowy eunuch who is a behind-the-scenes power player in a royal court full of deceit, murder and sexual intrigue? No, it isn’t Lord Varys, the character nicknamed “the Spider” on the popular HBO show “Game of Thrones.” A fictional character in the fantastical television and book series, Varys’ position draws historical parallels to several instances in Imperial China where eunuchs were among those closest to the emperor and in some cases rose to become de facto rulers. Among them is Wei Zhongxian, a eunuch who nearly usurped power from the next to last Ming emperor during the 1620s. This summer, Keith McMahon, a professor of East Asian languages and

Fri, 05/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded three University of Kansas faculty members fellowships for humanities research to be undertaken in academic year 2014-15. The council, one of the premier humanities-focused granting agencies, is a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations that supports scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. “These fellowships are significant,” said Danny Anderson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “They are prestigious and support innovative research. I commend these professors for undertaking challenging projects. Their work will help us better understand

Fri, 05/02/2014 — University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, together with the departments of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center, will host a...

Thu, 05/01/2014 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced its 2014-2017 slate of three-year interdisciplinary faculty seminars. The seminars are the result of an open call to all University of Kansas faculty members to propose seminars and a subsequent...

Wed, 04/30/2014 — Summers are not necessarily the most popular time for students and professors to be in school, but for the University of Kansas’ Project on the History of Black Writing, the summers are a rare opportunity to bring college and university...

Wed, 04/30/2014 — More than 325 people attended the University of Kansas' 17th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place April 26 in the Kansas Union; 107...

Wed, 04/30/2014 —  Thirteen University of Kansas students have been awarded national scholarships that will fund overseas study. Eight undergraduate students received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which is sponsored by the United States...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — When police in Spain tried to locate two murder victims last year, they sought assistance on places to search from a tool that measured the brain activity of the convicted and confessed killers. The technology, known as Brain Fingerprinting,...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — LAWRENCE – Neonatal intensive care units are armed with ventilators and incubators to support a premature baby’s early arrival into the world. But one University of Kansas researcher believes music can serve as another tool to aid in the infant’s still developing neurological system. Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, an assistant professor of music therapy and music education, is working to provide more theory-based research on how music can help premature babies manage external stimuli, such as noise and human interactions. Since the 1970s, nurses have used music in neonatal intensive care units to help premature babies continue to develop. But over the past 40 years,

Fri, 04/25/2014 — Toronto-based installation artist David Rokeby will be in residence at The Commons from Monday, April 28, through Thursday, May 1, in conjunction with Data & Democracy, the programming theme for the year. Rokeby will install a portion of...


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