Arts & Humanities
Thu, 09/18/2014 — Tony Trigilio’s poems tell stories about alien abductions, vampiric soap operas and Kennedy-assassination conspiracy theories. Trigilio, a professor of creative writing at Columbia College Chicago, will read from his work at 4 p.m. Thursday,...

Tue, 09/16/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has been awarded a major grant from the U.S. Department of State as part of the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program. The grant calls for CREES,...

Tue, 09/16/2014 — LAWRENCE – Visual art graduate students will exhibit their works in a two-part show starting Saturday, Sept. 21, at the University of Kansas. Part I will be on display Sept. 21 through Oct. 3 and Part II following from Oct. 5-17. The exhibitions are free, and the public is welcome. The graduate exhibitions create an opportunity for all graduate students in visual art to show their work. The pieces will be on display in the gallery on the third floor of the Art and Design Building. “These exhibitions celebrate the diverse talents, voices and artistic directions exemplified by this gifted group of art students,” said Norman Akers, associate professor and director of

Mon, 09/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – Katya Soll’s passion for books and research on South America’s legacy of dictatorship in contemporary theater earned her the top award in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. In October, Soll, a Spanish doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas from St. Louis, will travel to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to accept the award. The award comes with a $2,500 prize for Soll and an additional $1,000 prize for KU Libraries. With the goal of encouraging young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles, the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest is organized by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, the

Mon, 09/15/2014 —  In spring 2014, Anh Le was named a member of the 33rd class of University Scholars at the University of Kansas. Twenty sophomores are selected for the program each year based on their academic achievement and involvement. "My experience as a...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas has hired 32 new faculty members for the 2014-2015 academic year. All faculty and staff are invited to welcome the group at a reception Wednesday, Sept. 17. The College will host the reception at 3:30 p.m. in The Commons of Spooner Hall. The program will include the presentation of the 2014 Career Achievement Award to Donn Parson, professor emeritus in the Department of Communication Studies. The recognized new faculty members: Rafael Acosta, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, assistant professor. Acosta specializes in Mexican literature, Latino literature in the U.S.,

Mon, 09/15/2014 — Katherine Boo, staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union. Her lecture, "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death,...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — Fourteen University of Kansas Graduate Research Consultants will pair with faculty members this fall in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The...

Fri, 09/12/2014 — A retrospective exhibit of the work of Wojciech Lesnikowski, former professor in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, and his students will open Sept. 20 in the Galloway Room, 305 Marvin Hall. It will run through Oct. 6. He joined...

Thu, 09/11/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music will kick off the new school year with the 15th annual KU Collage Concert, an exciting opportunity for the Lawrence-area community to experience KU's vibrant music culture through performances featuring the talents of students and faculty.  This year’s concert will feature the KU Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble I and Wind Ensemble, as well as performances by the Graduate String Quartet, Graduate Woodwind Quintet, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet I, Horn Ensemble, and student soloists Etta Fung, soprano, and Jiwon Choi, piano. The concert always concludes with a performance by the

Thu, 09/11/2014 — A study from the University of Kansas finds that people can accurately detect the personality traits of strangers through Facebook activity; however, changes to the social media site in the past three years could be making it harder to do...

Thu, 09/11/2014 — Two industrial designers for Bayer Healthcare, Raymond Yao and Lauren Bock, have met with Center for Design Research students to launch a new sponsored-research project. It is Bayer-CDR's third collaboration in as many years. Bock is no...

Wed, 09/10/2014 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected three graduates to honor with its Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for 2014-2015. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates.

Tue, 09/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas schools of Business and Engineering both rose in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of undergraduate programs. Business was tied for 31st among public university programs, up from tied for 36th, while Engineering tied for 41st, up from tied for 45th. KU’s overall ranking among public universities is tied for 50th, down from last year’s tie for 47th. “It is an exciting time for both Business and Engineering, with both schools expanding and creating new facilities to educate students who will be leaders in their fields. This national recognition only adds to that excitement,” said Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and

Fri, 09/05/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor is helping bring the macabre and bizarre fiction of 1920s Japan to American readers. Elaine Gerbert, associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures, is working to translate Japanese authors who were part of the cultural movement known as “erotic grotesque nonsense,” which took hold in the 1920s and went on to shape 20th century Japanese literature and film.    Among the most well-known of these authors is Edogawa Ranpo, known as the founder of the modern Japanese detective novel. American author Edgar Allan Poe influenced him so much that Ranpo’s pen name is a rendering of Poe’s. Like Poe, Ranpo’s work explores

Fri, 09/05/2014 — Fourteen University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards for the fall 2014 semester. UGRA recipients are awarded $1,000 to fund their faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from...

Thu, 09/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – Telling the story of a young man escaping a troubled past, “Blood Brother” follows the journey of Rocky Braat as he leaves his life in the United States to live with a group of HIV-positive children in an orphanage in India. This unknown documentary won the Sundance 2013 Grand Jury Prize and the Sundance 2013 Audience Award, as well as a host of other awards at film festivals across the country. The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies will host a screening of the film Thursday, Sept. 11, at Liberty Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the screening at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. “Opportunities like these

Thu, 09/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – For more than 20 centuries, Latin literature has spun some of Western civilization’s most epic tales, legends and myths. Essential to a Latin education is Virgil’s "Aeneid," a poem that has influenced other great works of literature, Western culture and now a colloquium at the University of Kansas. A daylong high school teachers’ mini-conference will explore several facets of the epic poem, written between 29 and 19 B.C. The Department of Classics is hosting the conference as an opportunity to support the study of classics in the state. “We want to provide resources to those who do so much for the study of the ancient world in Kansas,” said Tara Welch,

Wed, 09/03/2014 — If you love music, collect vinyl records or simply need to update your stereo system with quality equipment for a good price, stop by Audio-Reader’s annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only. The 12th annual event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m.

Fri, 08/29/2014 — AIGA Kansas City, a professional association for design, has announced that Patrick Dooley, University of Kansas professor of design, is the winner of its 2014 Fellow Award. It will be presented at the the organization's awards gala and...


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