Arts & Humanities
Fri, 04/19/2013 — The final Red Hot Research session of the year, intended to bring together University of Kansas scholars from all disciplines, will begin at 4 p.m. today in the The Commons at Spooner Hall. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha,

Thu, 04/18/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design, and Planning’s Department of Design was named Best School at the Ninth National Student Show, which was Saturday, April 13. It is the second year in a row the department has won the...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — “Humanities, Publics, and the State,” the 2013 annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, will take place April 25-27at the University of Kansas. The Hall Center for the Humanities will host this prestigious...

Tue, 04/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – Four University of Kansas faculty members have been named winners of the University Scholarly Achievement Award, which recognizes mid-career scholars who have made significant scholarly or research contributions to their fields. The annual awards are presented in four fields: arts and humanities; clinical science; science, technology and mathematics; and social science and professional programs. This year’s winners: Sally Cornelison, associate professor, Department of Art History (arts and humanities) Don Haider-Markel, professor, Department of Political Science (social science and professional programs) Mikhail Medvedev, professor, Department of Physics

Mon, 04/15/2013 — "La Boheme," composed by Giacomo Puccini with a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, will be staged in a joint production between the University of Kansas’ University Theatre and the School of Music, and features the KU Symphony...

Sun, 04/14/2013 — A team of five students that included KU Department of Architecture student Lauren Leigh Brown has won the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. Brown is a fifth-year student in architecture from Hermitage, Mo.

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The Kansas African Studies Center will host the University of Kansas' second-annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) on campus next week. The festival, which opens Wednesday, April 17, and runs through April 20, will feature 16...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — Through an Interdisciplinary Seed Grant from The Commons, several University of Kansas researchers will host a public food utopias workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Spooner Hall. Convened by Paul Stock, assistant professor of sociology...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the addition of two new one-year seminars to its regular lineup of interdisciplinary seminars. "Facing Genocide and Its Aftermath" will be co-directed by Rebecca Rovit, assistant professor of...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The first University of Kansas Global Scholars cohort will present their research at the Global Scholars Symposium on April 20. The daylong symposium, coordinated by the Office of International Programs, will showcase the seniors’ research on...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — A documentary that explores a variety of energy issues – including what it will take to transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable sources – will be shown free on the University of Kansas campus. The KU chapter of the Society of...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — In 1912 eugenicist and psychologist Henry Herbert Goddard published his highly influential book, "The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness." While the book is now seen as pseudoscience, Goddard’s chronicle of a family...

Wed, 04/10/2013 — Josh Nygren, a doctoral candidate in history from Marinette, Wis., and Stephanie Krehbiel, a doctoral candidate in American studies from Lawrence, have been selected as the recipients of the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the...

Tue, 04/09/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced that Beverly Mack, University of Kansas professor of African and African-American studies, received its 2013 Scholars on Site award. Scholars on Site seeds research projects that involve...

Mon, 04/08/2013 — John Gaunt, dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, has announced that Paola Sanguinetti, associate professor, will become the Department of Architecture’s new chair.   She replaces Nils Gore, associate professor, who served...

Mon, 04/08/2013 — LAWRENCE – Movement drives the University Dance Company of the University of Kansas. This month the company’s movement will take it all the way to Salina. The Salina Community Theatre will present the University Dance Company for performances and community workshops April 27. The 7:30 p.m. performance at the Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron Ave., Salina, will feature diverse works as a celebration of women. Furthering the collaboration with the community theater, members of the University Dance Company will teach two master classes for the public at 10:30 a.m. that day. The company will host a hip-hop class for fourth- through seventh-graders and a modern class

Mon, 04/08/2013 — David G. Holmes, the spring 2013 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will present “Occupy This: Political Representation, Prophetic Voices, Popular Culture and the Contested Rhetorical Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement” at 3:30 p.m....

Fri, 04/05/2013 — LAWRENCE  -- For the casual moviegoer, attending a film festival is a chance to check out the latest indie flicks and perhaps catch a glimpse of a favorite actor or director. For film scholar and KU professor Tamara Falicov, the politics, economics and demographics behind film festivals are every bit as intriguing as the films themselves.   “Many people see them as pure entertainment, but there is a lot more to film festivals than they may realize,” Falicov said. “When people think of the Cannes or Sundance festivals, they might think of them as glamorous, but they’re also very important in the business realm.” “Framing Film Festivals,” a forthcoming book series with

Thu, 04/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – Tim Van Leer, executive director of the Lied Center of Kansas, today announced that he will retire at the end of 2013. Van Leer joined the Lied Center in 2001 and has overseen events such as Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble in 2004 -- part of the Lied’s 10th anniversary season -- and the 2008 performance of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman conductor and violin soloist. More recently, he directed the expansion of the Lied Center lobby and the construction of the Pavilion, which offers a more intimate space for a variety of KU and community functions. “The work of presenting the performing arts, as we know it today, started at KU in 1903

Mon, 04/01/2013 — The Dole Institute of Politics and the University of Kansas Libraries will host a program on the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first African-American military aviators, featuring KU professor Kevin Willmott. Willmott will look at the...


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