Thu, 03/27/2014 — LAWRENCE – June 28, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that ignited World War I and went on to shape the 20th century. From World War I-era art to letters written in the trenches, the University of Kansas has resources that shed light on the war and its lingering influence. KU experts can speak to the lesser-studied Eastern Front, surveillance during the war, art and culture from 1914 to 1918, and the contributions that KU and Kansas made to the war effort. To showcase these resources and faculty experts, the university will host programs, conferences and other educational opportunities as part of the four-
Thu, 03/27/2014 — The University of Kansas is co-sponsoring the Kansas chapter of the American Planning Association’s spring symposium, Sustainability: Doing It the Kansas Way. The event will be Friday, March 28, at the Eldridge Hotel.
Wed, 03/26/2014 — A $500,000 gift from the Hall Family Foundation will endow the directorship of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. This permanently endowed fund will provide support for salary, travel and advancement of the...
Wed, 03/26/2014 — University of Kansas students are invited to share their entrepreneurial ideas and translational research – and compete for $4,500 in prize money – at the second annual Innovation Fair at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
Wed, 03/26/2014 — The University Press of Kansas invites the public to consider the process that goes into crafting the look of a book with the Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. Described by one designer as an “arcane...
Tue, 03/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – "The Sublime and Beautiful," a feature film shot in and around the University of Kansas and drawing from the talents of the university’s students and alumni, will screen at a series of film festivals throughout the country this spring.
A window into the raw emotions of grief, the independent film premiered January at Slamdance, held in Park City, Utah. Written and directed by Blake Robbins, the film follows the path of grief for university professor David Conrad (played by Robbins) and his wife, Kelly, after their three children die in a drunken-driving accident in a small Midwestern town.
Laura Kirk, a KU lecturer and alumna, portrays the grieving
Tue, 03/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has selected an experienced administrator with multidisciplinary perspective to serve as the next associate dean for the School of the Arts at the University of Kansas.
Henry Bial will bring more than a decade of leadership experience when he takes on the post July 1. Bial is jointly appointed as an associate professor in the departments of American Studies and Theatre.
Bial’s involvement across disciplines played a crucial role in his selection as associate dean.
“Henry Bial’s multidisciplinary background is an ideal match for the School of the Arts. As part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the
Tue, 03/25/2014 — The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites the public to view "The Conflict Zone," a traveling photography exhibit featuring images from frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. The exhibit, which depicts the reality...
Fri, 03/21/2014 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will be interviewed by Deanell Reece Tacha, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the School of Law at Pepperdine University, at the 2014 Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture. The evening is...
Fri, 03/21/2014 — The search committee for the position of vice provost for diversity and equity at the University of Kansas has named four finalists for the post. Over the next two weeks, each candidate will give a public presentation and take questions from KU...
Wed, 03/12/2014 — The University of Kansas will host a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in The Commons at Spooner Hall to address “Data & Democracy: What is Free Speech in the Age of Social Media?” This event is hosted by The Commons, the...
Tue, 03/11/2014 — “Bring back the story” reads the first line of a University of Kansas professor’s English translation of “Achilleid,” a Latin poem by the Roman poet Statius that presents the childhood of the Greek hero Achilles.
The words are...
Fri, 03/07/2014 — Peter Brown, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor Emeritus of History, Princeton University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in the Lied Center Pavilion, located just east of the main entrance. His lecture, "Through the Eye of a Needle:
Fri, 03/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – Some 360 high school students of German from 12 Kansas high schools will flock to the annual Schuelerkongress at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the University of Kansas.
William Keel, professor of German, says that although Schuelerkongress translates as “student congress,” the atmosphere for the language and culture event is more like the Olympics than a legislative body – especially during the ceremony for medal winners.
Contests take place Wescoe Hall, fourth floor. Medals and ribbons will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. in 3139 Wescoe.
The Kansas Association of Teachers of German sponsors the daylong event in cooperation with the KU Department of Germanic
Fri, 03/07/2014 — When Edward Snowden in 2013 leaked thousands of classified documents about the reach of the National Security Agency’s surveillance efforts, it touched off a major political debate about privacy and how much access government should have to...
Thu, 03/06/2014 — Profirio Fernandes Xavier recently embarked on the journey of a lifetime. It’s taken him over 9,000 miles from the small country of East Timor to Marvin Hall, courtesy of the Fulbright Scholar Program.
And, the 30-year-old East Timorese...
Wed, 03/05/2014 — Four teams from the departments of Design and Architecture recently spent a weekend participating in the 48Hour Repack competition. They had just 48 hours to come up with a better way to create prototype packaging for one of four breakfast...
Tue, 03/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and 20 years of folk music on KPR’s "Trail Mix," you’re invited to a special double-bill concert featuring singer-songwriter Ashley Davis and fiddler Liz Carroll.
The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Liberty Hall.
For the last 20 years, "Trail Mix" has brought listeners the best music from yesterday’s and today’s singer-songwriters, spiced with Americana, alternative country, folk-rock, bluegrass, traditional folk and Celtic music. From Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell to Doc Watson and Alison Krauss, it’s all on "Trail Mix."
“It’s been a fantastic 20 years on 'Trail Mix,'” McWilliams said. “Over that
Fri, 02/28/2014 — OVERLAND PARK – While the “Monuments Men” took the first crucial steps in recovering cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis, the fight to return artworks to the victims and their families goes on nearly 70 years after the end of World War II.
Raymond Dowd, a partner in the New York firm of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, will speak next week at the University of Kansas about ongoing efforts led by him and others to secure the return of these masterworks, including his arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. “Murder, Mystery and Masterpieces: The Legal Implications of World War II Stolen Art” will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at
Fri, 02/28/2014 — LAWRENCE – An innovative University of Kansas performance that intertwines contemporary dance with video art is headed to New York City in March.
The piece, titled “human, next” is a collaboration between choreographer James Moreno, an assistant dance professor, and visual artist Benjamin Rosenthal, an assistant professor of expanded media. Covering new ground in the way that dance and digital media intersects, “human, next” examines a subject that isn’t often conveyed through dance: what it means to be human in a digital world.
“Dance is often described as the most human of performing arts because the body is the medium,” Moreno said. “So it makes things