Arts & Humanities
Thu, 04/24/2014 — The key figures who helped to integrate America's public schools in the American West all had one major theme in common. These scholars who shaped American public education policy and public desegregation via the federal court system had all...

Wed, 04/23/2014 — University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence Director Dan Bernstein and Associate Director Andrea Greenhoot have received a $215,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to promote course redesign in the humanities. CTE will partner with...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — The University of Kansas Department of English will offer a public workshop Wednesday, April 23, on undergraduate writing and research. Jane Greer with the University of Missouri-Kansas City will present “From Assignments to Authorship:...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Popular television dramas "Downton Abbey" and "Boardwalk Empire" explore the cultural changes centered around the Jazz Age and Roaring Twenties Novelist Laura Moriarty said the era was marked by social upheaval in American and European life,...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved sabbatical leave for the following individuals at the University of Kansas: ...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Sharmin Kader, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Architecture, was recently awarded an International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women. The $20,000 grant will support her research activities at KU for one...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and John Gaunt, dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, released the following statements regarding the death of Wojciech Lesnikowski, the Don Hatch Distinguished...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — Today’s immigration policy debate has confounded Congress and state leaders for decades and seems to be more divisive than ever before. Perhaps for some perspective and insight, why not turn to a great voice from the past? A great unifier —...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Erik Scott, assistant professor of history, has won the 2014 Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award for his upcoming publication, “Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora in the Soviet Union,” to be published by Oxford University Press. The annual award is administered by the Hall Center for the Humanities. The Friends of the Hall Center provide support for a second faculty publication. Stephanie Fitzgerald, assistant professor of English, received the Friends Book Publication Award for “Land Narratives: Native Women and Dispossession from Removal to Climate Change,” to be published by University of New Mexico Press.  Scott’s study

Mon, 04/21/2014 — Potter Lake and Marvin Grove will be filled with the sounds of the Dirty Thirties as part of the final celebration for the 2013-14 KU Common Book, "The Worst Hard Time." The University of Kansas Office of First Year Experience will host the...

Fri, 04/18/2014 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s spring membership drive ended Friday with a flourish of classical music. After nine days of on-air fundraising, KPR ended its spring membership drive with $276,679 in pledges. At 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 18, during classical music with Mark Edwards, KPR wrapped up the Campaign for Excellence 2014 with pledges from 2,108 listener-members. The membership drive began Wednesday, April 9, with more than $118,000 raised through a direct-mail campaign. Eight fundraising days later, more than $158,000 was raised on-air by pledges from new and renewing members. “Our listeners came through when we needed them,” KPR Development Director Sheri

Fri, 04/18/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor who studies Chinese Inner Asia as an area of linguistic and social convergence was named a 2014 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Arienne Dwyer, a professor of anthropology and co-director of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, received a prestigious 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. Dwyer’s fellowship was one of 177 awarded out of a pool of about 3,000. She will take the fellowship during the 2015-’16 academic year to work on a book on Inner Asian “convergence,”

Fri, 04/18/2014 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 67 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 58 individuals at the University of Kansas Medical...

Thu, 04/17/2014 — Wednesday, April 23, will mark the 450thanniversary of the date scholars commonly attribute to William Shakespeare’s birth. The University of Kansas has experts in multiple disciplines who can speak about the English poet, playwright and actor,

Wed, 04/16/2014 — A drawing by Anne Patterson, Department of Architecture lecturer, has been granted an award of excellence by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. It will be shown at the ASAI’s 29th annual Architecture in Perspective convention...

Tue, 04/15/2014 — Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, Mo., announced last month the new WE Women’s Empowerment initiative to get more women into leadership roles, whether it’s on city boards, task forces and commissions or in business settings. University of...

Mon, 04/14/2014 — LAWRENCE – Summer camp isn’t just for the kids. The University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites adults interested in lifelong learning to register for Mini College 2014, which will be June 2-5. Mini College is a weeklong program on the Lawrence campus developed by the KU College. Participants enroll in a variety of classes taught by diverse faculty from across KU. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to attend social events and explore the Lawrence community. Mini College welcomes all adults, not just KU alumni. Participants will get to choose from a wide selection of courses, including natural sciences, art, mathematics,

Mon, 04/14/2014 — LAWRENCE – Much has been made of Africa’s endangered and threatened animals – uniquely beautiful creatures such as the Black rhino, Western lowland gorilla and African elephant – but what of the continent’s endangered languages? More than 2,000 languages are spoken in Africa, accounting for a third of the world’s languages. While the continent is home to more languages than any other, its disappearing languages have received less attention than those that are vanishing in Northern Asia, Australia and the Americas. This spring, the University of Kansas will host a workshop on Africa’s endangered languages. The workshop is part of the 45th Annual Conference on

Mon, 04/14/2014 — Politicians often talk about the importance of “securing our borders.”  Doreen Fowler, a University of Kansas English professor, says the idea of securing a territorial border or cultural boundary derives from a misperception about...

Fri, 04/11/2014 — Neal Pease will be the featured speaker of the spring 2014 Oswald P. Backus Memorial Lecture. The lecture, titled “Not a Stone Upon a Stone: The Demolition of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Warsaw,” will be 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the...


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