Arts & Humanities
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...

Fri, 08/29/2014 — The third year of Red Hot Research presentations will kick off Friday, Sept. 5, at The Commons. In past years, researchers from 40 departments have shared 71 presentations about their current research pursuits. In keeping with the purpose of the...

Wed, 08/27/2014 — University of Kansas Libraries has completed digitization of one of the world’s greatest collections of bird illustrations. The 19th century books of John Gould feature images of birds from around the world and have long appealed to everyone...

Tue, 08/26/2014 — As many iconic events of the Civil Rights Movement reach their 50th anniversary this decade, the University of Kansas' Project on the History of Black Writing will take a closer look at how such an influential period in American history spurred...

Tue, 08/26/2014 — Lawrence-based artist and 2014 University of Kansas Visual Art MFA graduate Eli Gold has been selected as the artist-in-residence at the nationally recognized Salina Art Center. While in residence, Gold will work with local volunteers to create...

Mon, 08/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Commons will offer Starter Grants, funded by the Office of Research, for interdisciplinary research projects in 2014-2015. Starter Grants are available for collaborative teams to apply for up to $10,000 each to initiate proposals. Starter Grants will fund interdisciplinary projects in the initial stages of development that may be overlooked by more conventional disciplinary funding sources. Applicants are encouraged to think imaginatively about the possibilities for their projects. Starter Grants provide funds for research that is not restricted to one disciplinary perspective, supporting collaborators from across the arts,

Mon, 08/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio reporters, producers, commentators and staffers were honored when the Kansas Association of Broadcasters announced their 2014 awards this month. The awards will be handed out at the KAB’s annual convention, Oct. 19-21 in Wichita. “The high quality of broadcast journalism we put out every day has been recognized again this year,” said J. Schafer, KPR news director. “We were unable to capture the biggest prize – Station of the Year – this time around, but we’ve won the top prize 15 of the last 19 years, and that’s not too shabby. It continues to be our goal every year.” The category, program and awards: Public Affairs Program

Fri, 08/22/2014 — The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities will host its fourth-annual Digital Humanities Forum next month on the theme of "Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships, Processes." The forum, which will be Sept....

Fri, 08/22/2014 — LAWRENCE – As the fall 2014 semester begins, KU Common Book programming is set to launch with opportunities for engagement for students, staff and faculty. The 2014-15 KU Common Book, “The Center of Everything,” by Laura Moriarty, will give the Jayhawk and Lawrence communities a unique opportunity to reflect on relevant cultural issues such as economic inequality and educational opportunity from the perspective of a rural Kansan in the 1980s. This year, the Office of First-Year Experience, which coordinates KU Common Book programming, aims to increase involvement and community engagement.   All incoming freshmen and transfer students received a copy of “The Center

Fri, 08/22/2014 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas alumna Corine Wegener has been called a modern-day "monuments woman" for her dedication to protect cultural heritage in some of the most dangerous and devastated areas of the world. Just as groups of World War II soldiers were sent to Europe to recover Nazi stolen art, as depicted in the Hollywood film “The Monuments Men,” Wegener has traveled into war-torn countries to help museum staff save its cultural treasures. Wegener will give a lecture titled “From Berlin to Baghdad: When Art Historians Go to War" at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium. Wegener will deliver the lecture because she is being honored by the

Thu, 08/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – An assistant professor of English who uses digital tools to teach Shakespeare and Renaissance texts and an associate professor of finance who excels at making innovative connections from seemingly unrelated areas are this year’s winners of the two highest awards for teaching at the University of Kansas. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will present the awards at the annual KU Teaching Summit on Thursday, Aug. 21, during the first general session in 130 Budig at 8:30 a.m. “Our annual teaching awards recognize faculty’s contribution to the university and its students through outstanding teaching,” Gray-Little said. “Jonathan Lamb and Jide Wintoki are held

Thu, 08/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Ten outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2014-2015. They will have exclusive opportunities to interact with the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals who speak in the Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series. The scholars for 2014-15: Saran Davaajargal, a sophomore in economics and mathematics from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Emma Halling, a senior in American studies and women, gender & sexuality studies from Elkhart, Indiana Alex Kong, a senior in pharmaceutical studies from Lawrence Alexander Kuhn, a senior in history and Russian, East European & Eurasian studies from

Wed, 08/20/2014 — Students can visit with employers from the University of Kansas as well as the Lawrence and Kansas City areas during a Part-Time Job Fair, set for Monday, Aug. 25. The event, sponsored by the University Career Center, will take place from 9 a.m.


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