Arts & Humanities
Fri, 11/21/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering and A. Zahner Company have announced a sculptural art competition for students at KU. The winning entry will serve as inspiration for a piece to be installed in the new engineering building on campus.

Tue, 11/18/2014 — Department of Architecture Lecturer Frank Zilm has been awarded the American College of Healthcare Architects’ Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014. The ACHA’s Hamilton Medal is the highest honor it can bestow. It is conferred by the...

Tue, 11/18/2014 — LAWRENCE – Georgia O’Keeffe may be New Mexico’s iconic artist, but a new exhibition and book curated by a University of Kansas professor show that her works were not the first, or only art, to draw inspiration from the region. “Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico” brings together O’Keeffe and her contemporaries’ still-life paintings inspired by the rich cultural heritage of New Mexico. Charles Eldredge, the Hall Distinguished Professor of American Art and Culture, curated the show and wrote the accompanying publication. The exhibition and publication, organized by Joseph Czestochowski and produced by International Arts, premiered at

Mon, 11/17/2014 — One of Forbes magazine's Next-Gen Innovators for 2014, Jordan Brandt, will present “Teaching Our Machines to Design and Make Things” at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at The Forum at Marvin Hall.  Brandt is a technology futurist at...

Mon, 11/17/2014 — International scientists and artists, including representatives from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), will come together this week at the University of Kansas to discuss how their disciplines stimulate and inspire one...

Mon, 11/17/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will welcome back former Dole Institute director, historian and author Richard Norton Smith, who will discuss his new biography, “On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller.” This event, which will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, will include a book sale and signing of the recently released biography. In “On His Own Terms,” Smith chronicles one of the most iconic and complex figures of the Gilded Age, Nelson Rockefeller, who was a philanthropist, businessman and politician. From his time spent as New York governor to his vice presidency under President Gerald Ford, to his relationships

Fri, 11/14/2014 — LAWRENCE – To better understand how children acquire languages, a University of Kansas professor is visiting remote Mexican villages to study toddlers who are learning to speak a fading indigenous language. Clifton Pye, associate professor of linguistics, received a three-year, $260,000 National Science Foundation grant to research how 2- to 4-year-olds living in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí acquire Northern Pame as their first language. The project is part of a larger effort through the NSF and National Endowment for the Humanities to document endangered languages. Spoken by 6,000 people, Northern Pame is part of the Oto-Manguean language family. Dating

Thu, 11/13/2014 — Farhan Karim, assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Kansas, has received a research fellowship from the Aga Khan Foundation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the spring semester he will be...

Thu, 11/13/2014 — Childhood in the West today is often determined by age. However, in Roman and Jewish antiquity a family's social status likely influenced whether a young boy or girl spent time going to school and playing with other children at all or if they...

Wed, 11/12/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas will mark its 10-year anniversary with a free celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Lied Center of Kansas Pavilion. The event is open to the public and carries the theme 10 & Then: Celebrating Our First Decade and Planning for the Next! The Osher Institute at KU grew from an earlier program, KU for Lawrence, which offered enrichment programming to the community beginning in the late 1990s. Then in fall 2004, with the support of the Bernard Osher Foundation in San Francisco and the commitment of KU Continuing Education, the Osher Institute at KU launched its first semester

Tue, 11/11/2014 — The University of Kansas Department of English is bringing acclaimed scholar Janice Radway to campus to offer this year’s Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture, “Riot Grrrl History, Underground Itineraries, and Girl Zine Networks: Unruly Subjects...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — Keely Brown was an outstanding undergraduate scholar at the University of Arizona, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 2014. Not surprisingly, when she began applying to graduate programs, she was accepted to a number of the...

Fri, 11/07/2014 — Drawing on themes that contrast the classical and posthuman digital age, the University Dance Company fall concert will showcase six works choreographed by two guest artists and KU faculty members. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov....

Fri, 11/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – Visual art faculty will exhibit their work in a show starting Nov. 16 at the University of Kansas. The exhibit will kick off with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Visual art faculty exhibit artwork across the United States and around the globe, and this exhibition is an annual opportunity for them to share their creative research with students, KU and the community. Each member of the faculty submits one or two pieces that demonstrate the creative range of the artists and scholars of the Department of Visual Art.  “The faculty exhibition is an annual occasion for students and the public to see that the faculty engage in rigorous studio practice. Viewing the

Thu, 11/06/2014 — When discussing the merits of film fan edits, the conversation needs to move beyond Jar Jar Binks, a University of Kansas scholar says. A bumbling creature from the planet Naboo, Jar Jar Binks was symbolic of the flaws critics and diehard fans...

Thu, 11/06/2014 — In today’s world, cultural competency — the ability to interact with people of different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds — is crucial for employees, particularly at public universities like the University of Kansas that have a...

Thu, 11/06/2014 — Emily Graslie, chief curiosity correspondent of the Field Museum in Chicago, will discuss science, curiosity and discovery at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at The Commons at Spooner Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Graslie is...

Wed, 11/05/2014 — When Abraham Lincoln sent Union troops into Southern states during the Civil War, hundreds of thousands of slaves saw their opportunity to break free from years of captivity. A University of Kansas professor in his new book examines how that...

Wed, 11/05/2014 — Nominations are now being accepted for the annual University Scholarly Achievement Award, which is presented to four mid-career scholars who have made significant scholarly or research contributions to their fields. The University Scholarly...

Wed, 11/05/2014 — LAWRENCE – Since entering the hip-hop scene in 1988, Rodney Hill has blazed the stages dancing in venues nationally and abroad performing with artists such as Teddy Pendergrass, Mary J. Blige, the Roots and 50 Cent. From Nov. 10-12, Hill will be teaching master dance classes, open to the public, at the University of Kansas. Hill is currently the company manager of Rennie Harris Puremovement and Rennie Harris R.H.A.W., which will perform Nov. 14 at the Lied Center. “We are so excited to be partnering with the Lied Center to deepen the presence of this important company in our community. Rodney Hill will be interacting one on one with students to share a vision of


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