Arts & Humanities
Mon, 12/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – Research at the University of Kansas is exploring how a person’s native language can influence the way the brain processes auditory words in a second language. Because cues that signal the beginning and ending of words can differ from language to language, a person’s native language can provide misleading information when learning to segment a second language into words. Annie Tremblay, an assistant professor of linguistics, is trying to better understand the kinds of cues second language learners listen for when recognizing words in continuous speech. She also is studying how adaptive adult learners are in acquiring these new speech cues. Working with a

Mon, 12/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – The third and final candidate for the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas will visit campus this week. Jim Tracy, special assistant for research compliance at the University of Kentucky and professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry within the UK College of Medicine, will be on campus Dec. 17-19. He will give a public presentation on the topic of “Strategies for Raising Research Stature during an Era of Declining Funding” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Lied Center Pavilion. Candidate Rich Hichwa, senior associate vice president for research and economic development at the University of Iowa,

Fri, 12/12/2014 — The names of nearly 1,250 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 57 Kansas counties, 36 other states and 24 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Because KU conducts only...

Fri, 12/12/2014 — The second of three candidates for the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas will visit campus next week. Mary J.C. Hendrix, president and scientific director at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at...

Thu, 12/11/2014 — The University of Kansas is partnering with a leading entrepreneur development program to translate more KU technologies into new products and startup companies. KU will now partner with Pipeline, a Midwest fellowship program that provides a...

Wed, 12/10/2014 — LAWRENCE – Poems on loss and everyday life in Milan written by one of Italy’s greatest living poets can now be read in English thanks in part to the work of a University of Kansas professor. In “Theme of Farewell and After-Poems,” Patrizio Ceccagnoli, assistant professor of Italian, and Susan Stewart, American poet and critic, edited and translated two books by Italian poet Milo De Angelis. The volume of poems is the first English translation of De Angelis' most recent works. In the fall of 2014, the volume was one of five finalists for the American Literary Translators Association’s National Translation Award. The volume also was awarded the Italian Ministry of

Tue, 12/09/2014 — Ward Lyles, assistant professor of urban planning, has been selected as a Fellow for the Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards & Disasters Researchers Program. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and is intended to...

Tue, 12/09/2014 — A $58 million gift from the estate of late University of Kansas alumni Madison “Al” and Lila Self will provide direct support to benefit students. With their lifetime and estate gifts, the Selfs donated $106 million to KU, making them the...

Mon, 12/08/2014 — The search committee for the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas has chosen three finalists for the position. Each of the three finalists will visit KU this month to give a public presentation and take questions...

Fri, 12/05/2014 — Professors at the University Kansas are among a group of researchers working to improve a new instrument that enables those with severe motion disabilities to play improvisational music. Known as Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI), the...

Thu, 12/04/2014 — The Center for Health Design has awarded Department of Architecture Post-Doctoral Fellow Nayma Khan its New Investigator Award. The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and...

Tue, 12/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – Routledge, a publisher of humanities and social sciences books, has just issued “The Architecture of Use,” a book written by University of Kansas Department of Architecture Professors Stephen Grabow and Kent Spreckelmeyer.The book is the culmination of a decade-long collaboration between the professors.   “Stephen and I had talked for a long time about not being able to find a book that examined the importance of the role of function as a force in generating the final, built form of a building,” Spreckelmeyer said.   “There was always a thought that if you were talking about function you had to set the aesthetics aside,” Grabow said, “and look at those

Mon, 12/01/2014 — When it comes to education in reading and writing, many think of burying their noses in books or English composition assignments. One might not consider a trip to an art museum as a way to bolster students’ literacy, but a University of Kansas...

Mon, 12/01/2014 — LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when Kansas Public Radio presents a "Big Band Christmas," a holiday concert featuring the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman and Ron Gutierrez.

Tue, 11/25/2014 — David Pendergrass, lecturer in undergraduate biology and director of the Molecular Biosciences Degree Completion Program at the KU Edwards Campus, has been awarded this year’s H.O.P.E. Award by the University of Kansas Board of Class Officers.

Fri, 11/21/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering and A. Zahner Company have announced a sculptural art competition for students at KU. The winning entry will serve as inspiration for a piece to be installed in the new engineering building on campus.

Fri, 11/21/2014 — As she examines the human-animal relationship dating back thousands of years, Sandra Olsen's research received a boost from an unexpected source: Rock art in rural, remote parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Olsen, a University of Kansas professor...

Fri, 11/21/2014 — As funny as it is dangerously political, “The Last Cyclist” captures the absurdity of life under the Nazis as well as the resilient spirit of the artists who originally constructed this production inside the Terezin concentration camp. The...

Tue, 11/18/2014 — Department of Architecture Lecturer Frank Zilm has been awarded the American College of Healthcare Architects’ Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014. The ACHA’s Hamilton Medal is the highest honor it can bestow. It is conferred by the...

Tue, 11/18/2014 — LAWRENCE – Georgia O’Keeffe may be New Mexico’s iconic artist, but a new exhibition and book curated by a University of Kansas professor show that her works were not the first, or only art, to draw inspiration from the region. “Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico” brings together O’Keeffe and her contemporaries’ still-life paintings inspired by the rich cultural heritage of New Mexico. Charles Eldredge, the Hall Distinguished Professor of American Art and Culture, curated the show and wrote the accompanying publication. The exhibition and publication, organized by Joseph Czestochowski and produced by International Arts, premiered at


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