Arts & Humanities
Wed, 02/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities is pleased to host the 11th annual Celebration of Books published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty in 2012. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 5 in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public. The Celebration will recognize the 35 faculty members who published 37 books in the humanities, social sciences and arts last year.  Their works explore such varied topics as lowrider car culture, British rock humor, American intentional communities, antievolution controversies and the geography of the Internet, representing the depth and breadth of humanities research at the

Wed, 02/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – Author, journalist, technology activist and Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow will present the Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.Doctorow is also a contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He was formerly director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit civil-liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. He has an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Senior Lecturer; in

Mon, 02/25/2013 — For 10 days, the University Press of Kansas asks that you please do judge a book by its cover. From March 4 to March 15, UPK will host the Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. The exhibit will be on display...

Tue, 02/19/2013 — The University of Kansas will stage a screening of Patrick Sammon’s docudrama “Codebreaker” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium. It will follow with a question-and-answer period with the producer. Alan...

Thu, 02/14/2013 — In the face of Jim Crow-era violence and intimidation, many African-Americans living in southern states headed to northern cities, hoping to find new homes free from oppression. In the new film directed by KU film professor Kevin Willmott,...

Thu, 02/14/2013 — A $1.2 million gift of farmland and cash from the estate of John M. and Frances R.B. Peterson will benefit University of Kansas students and faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Music and the Department of Dance. A...

Wed, 02/13/2013 — “The Zoo Story” and “The American Dream,” both by Edward Albee, will be staged by undergraduate students at the University of Kansas Theatre in February. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Inge...

Wed, 02/13/2013 —  Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence campus and KU Medical Center were selected to showcase their research projects for state lawmakers and the public at the Graduate Student Research Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Tue, 02/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University Dance Company spring concerts will showcase works by emerging and master choreographers in a new setting. The performances will be held at the Lawrence Arts Center on Feb. 22 and 23. The venue will be familiar for two performers in the company. Two seniors from Lawrence, Juliet Remmers and Lucy Shopen, were scholarship students in the children’s dance program at the Lawrence Arts Center. “The LAC has been a training ground for some of our most talented dancers,” said dance department chair Michelle Heffner Hayes. “It makes us very proud to produce their work in the setting that nurtured their talent as children.” Two other seniors’ work will

Mon, 02/11/2013 — A new collaborative jazz exhibit, featuring prominent jazz collections of the Midwest, including the University of Kansas Libraries’ own Jazz Archive, and highlighting the work of KU faculty, will open Friday, Feb. 15, at the Library Gallery...

Arabidopsis thaliana
Mon, 02/11/2013 —  Henry David Thoreau obsessively recorded the flowering time of plants around Concord, Mass., in the 1850s, while Japanese naturalists took keen note of the flowering time of cherry blossom trees for centuries before that. For hundreds of years,...

Jayhawk Boulevard will be part of the area designated a new site in the Register of Historic Kansas Places.
Mon, 02/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – The history of the University of Kansas’ Lawrence Campus is being recognized and preserved by the creation of a historic district. The Kansas Historical Society’s Historic Sites Board of Review on Saturday voted to create a historic district comprising the heart of the Lawrence campus. The district is now listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places and has been forwarded to the National Park Service for consideration for the National Register of Historic Places. “The beauty of our campus doesn’t come from any one building or place, but rather from the whole environment that has been created on Mount Oread. This district will help us preserve that

Spooner Hall
Mon, 02/11/2013 — A University of Kansas professor of electrical engineering and computer science and a Dartmouth College philosophy professor will present a debate this month on the growth of technology and its implications for privacy and the outsourcing of...

Winning artwork by Ashleigh Steckly, a master’s student in bioengineering from Manhattan, and Ming Le Tan, a senior in chemical and petroleum engineering from Malaysia.
Mon, 02/11/2013 — A microscopic image of a material in the lungs that aids in respiration captured while it is under stress earned first place for the University of Kansas School of Engineering in the Biophysical Society’s Art of Science Image Contest. KU’s...

Fri, 02/08/2013 — The KU Biodiversity Institute has announced completion of a two-year, $3.5 million renovation that has modernized the laboratories in 110-year-old Dyche Hall for 21st century research and student training about the life of the planet. A...

Thu, 02/07/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected five graduates to honor with its Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for 2013. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates. The recipients’ varied professional pursuits reflect the versatility of a liberal arts and sciences degree. Their careers include accomplishments in film and television, the military, art and international government relations. Honorees are retired four-star general Charles Boyd; renowned paleo-artist John Gurche; Emmy-winning visual effects supervisor Chris Martin; foreign services diplomat B. Lynn Pascoe; and Sesame

Spooner Hall
Wed, 02/06/2013 — The fourth University of Kansas research-sharing session, now called "Red Hot Research," will be 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at The Commons. The series is part of a continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines and in response to...

Wed, 02/06/2013 — Behaviors have consequences — we know that. But learning from those consequences has enormous consequences, activating our genes, restructuring our brains and shaping our world, according to University of Kansas alumna Susan M. Schneider,...

KU is one of 10 finalists in the Biophysical Society’s Art of Science Image Contest
Tue, 02/05/2013 — An image from a research project from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is on display at a competition designed to showcase the artistic side of engineering.  KU is one of 10 finalists in the Biophysical Society’s Art of Science...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — A journalist’s job is to tell the stories and document the history of a community as it happens. Jerry Crawford II, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is working to determine how historically black colleges and...


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