Arts & Humanities
Fri, 02/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Three books authored by professors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas have received book awards from the top source for reviews of academic titles. Choice magazine named three titles Outstanding Academic Titles of 2013: “Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions,” by Jacob Dorman “The Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities” by Timothy Miller “The Jewish Kulturbund Theatre Company in Nazi Berlin” by Rebecca Rovit Dorman is an assistant professor in the departments of American Studies and History. “Chosen People” explores Black Jews and relations between Jews and African-Americans

Thu, 02/20/2014 — The University of Kansas Libraries will present “The Magic of Oz: A Collection Celebrating a Classic,” a special exhibition displaying rare books and artifacts pertaining to the Wizard of Oz series and its creator, prolific author L. Frank...

Thu, 02/20/2014 — LAWRENCE –  Flamenco - a dance of fierce foot stopping, passionate arm waving and intense guitar playing – can be a window into the observer’s own culture. As the educational curator for the upcoming Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, Michelle Heffner Hayes, a professor of dance at the University of Kansas, aims to create an appreciation of flamenco for those who normally wouldn’t be introduced to the dance or the scholarly works that surround it. During the festival, which runs March 1-16, Hayes will travel to different neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia connecting a 200-year-old art form to everyday lives and American culture. “It speaks so beautifully to the

Tue, 02/18/2014 — LAWRENCE – A new accelerated program will allow advanced students at the University of Kansas to obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy in just five years. The accelerated master’s program in philosophy is the only such degree offering in Kansas and bordering states. The Department of Philosophy developed the program in response to student interest. The program will open opportunities for students to complete advanced studies, such as a doctorate in philosophy or a law degree. Admission to highly competitive doctoral programs in philosophy increasingly requires completion of a master’s degree at another institution. KU’s program offers a rigorous

Mon, 02/17/2014 — Four outstanding juniors at the University of Kansas have been nominated to compete for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students, three from Kansas and one from Indiana, are competing for national awards that provide up to $30,000 for college...

Fri, 02/14/2014 — The Langston Hughes Center, the Department of African & African American Studies and the University of Kansas community will honor and remember Amiri Baraka (1934-2014), a poet, playwright, novelist, music critic and political activist. The...

Thu, 02/13/2014 — San Diego’s Heaven’s Gate. Jonestown's Peoples Temple. Southern California's Manson Family.  Accused of brainwashing and causing tragedy, groups such as these have colored the public's view of spiritually driven communal living or cults....

Wed, 02/12/2014 — Anne D. Hedeman, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Lied Center Pavilion. Her lecture, "Imagining the Past: Interplay between Literary & Visual Imagery in Late...

Wed, 02/12/2014 —  Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses were selected to showcase their research projects for state legislators and the public at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit. The event will be 10...

Wed, 02/12/2014 — The University of Kansas has experts who can provide insight into the rising tensions surrounding Ukraine’s political and economic crisis. Since November, Ukraine has witnessed some of its largest political demonstrations in recent history,...

Tue, 02/11/2014 —  The Department of Classics at the University of Kansas will stage an event to celebrate the art of literary translation and to honor the retirement of one of its professors, who is renowned in the field. A reading of “Antigonick” will be...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Political pundits and operatives today spend plenty of time dissecting the modern gender gap, mainly why women vote at higher rates than men and tend to support more liberal policies and Democratic candidates. But a University of Kansas...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Twenty-one University of Kansas and KU Medical Center undergraduate students and five master’s students will join their peers from other Kansas Board of Regents public universities in Topeka to present their research to legislators and the...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child film star known for singing and dancing to cheer up Americans during the Great Depression, died Monday, Feb. 10, at her home in California. University of Kansas experts are available to speak about Temple...

Mon, 02/10/2014 — Edmund Russell, the Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of U.S. History at the University of Kansas, will give his Distinguished Professor Lecture, “Co-evolutionary History,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Alderson...

Fri, 02/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – If you didn’t know that William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” was also a book, many more surprises may be in store for you at guest lecturer Zachary Lesser’s discussion about the well-known work. Lesser, of the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “'Hamlet’ after Q1: To Be or Not to Be and the Meaning of Conscience” as the presenter for the annual American-British Lecture hosted by the University of Kansas Department of English. Lesser’s lecture will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Lesser is the author of the past decade’s most groundbreaking Shakespeare scholarship. His first book, “Renaissance Drama and the

Thu, 02/06/2014 — The University of Kansas Libraries has acquired the last works of legendary author William S. Burroughs. James Grauerholz, executor of Burroughs’ estate, Lawrence resident and KU alumnus, has donated the author’s final personal journals,...

Thu, 02/06/2014 — University of Kansas Film and Media Studies Professor Kevin Willmott’s latest film, “Jayhawkers,” examines the intersection of three legendary KU figures – Wilt Chamberlain, Phog Allen and Chancellor Frank Murphy.   Just a year after...

Mon, 02/03/2014 — To introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of the long civil rights struggle in America, the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas will offer a series of film screenings, lectures and...

Mon, 02/03/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will host the inaugural historical conference between KU and Kansas State University history graduate student organizations. The conference, called Intersections, will take place April 25-26 on the KU Lawrence campus. Conference organizers invite paper proposals with a historical aspect from scholars in any field or discipline. To be considered for graduate or undergraduate paper awards, full-length, revised conference papers must be received by Saturday, March 15. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the Intersections website. “We seek to establish a recurring, interdisciplinary conference, which showcases the


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