Arts & Humanities
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...

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 — 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...

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

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 — 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

Fri, 02/28/2014 — Earlier this month the National Association of Systems Contractors announced that Robert Coffeen, acoustics lecturer for the Department of Architecture, has won its annual Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award. “We’re honored to pay tribute...

Fri, 02/28/2014 — In an effort to bring books and art from walled-in institutions to sidewalks, the University of Kansas is working with the local community to build a community network of libraries that are about the size of birdhouses. Tapping into two...

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

Thu, 02/27/2014 — Poets can use more than just the pen. Maria Damon’s most recent tool of choice is weaving and needlepoint. Damon of the Pratt Institute of Art in New York will deliver this year’s Eberhardt Lecture, sponsored by the Department of English of...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — LAWRENCE – Leaders from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, the Kansas Humanities Council, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, the National Archives, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Kansas Historical Society headline a series of three presentations on obtaining careers in “applied humanities” at the Hall Center on Thursday afternoons in March. Offering practical advice on how graduate students in the humanities and social sciences can apply their intellectual interests and scholarly skill sets to pursue

Wed, 02/26/2014 — Experts and scholars from around the country will come to the University of Kansas next month to discuss Turkey and its potential to be a game changer in global politics. The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — Philip Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and modern Indian studies at the University of Iowa, will give a lecture for the Department of Religious Studies. His talk, "The Clue in the Lake: Tulsidas and the Sufis of Avadh," will take place at 3 p.m....

Tue, 02/25/2014 — The University of Kansas has experts who can provide insight into the political protests and increasing violence in Venezuela. Protests have grown deadly in the past two weeks as citizens have called for the resignation of President Nicolas...

Tue, 02/25/2014 — In his play “Soul Gone Home,” published in 1937, Langston Hughes includes a powerful scene where a man who died at a young age rises up out of his casket and begins to criticize his mother for the lack of care she gave him. She tries to...

Mon, 02/24/2014 — Six shows at the Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas will feature work by students pursuing graduate degrees in the Department of Visual Art. The MFA Student Exhibitions, which began Feb. 23 and run through Friday, April 11,...


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