Arts & Humanities
Fri, 01/31/2014 —  The University of Kansas Libraries has announced inaugural speakers for the newly created Libraries Lecture Series. The series highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on an expansive range of topics across...

Tue, 01/28/2014 — Twenty University of Kansas sophomores have been selected for the 33rd class of the University Scholars Program. Administrated by the University Honors Program, this competitive opportunity is for students selected on the basis of academic...

Tue, 01/28/2014 — This spring, 50 KU students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) program, coordinated by the Center for Undergraduate Research. Recipients will receive $1,000 to fund their projects, which encompass...

Mon, 01/27/2014 —  Two humanities faculty members and two graduate students were awarded travel grants by the Hall Center for the Humanities to aid in their research. The Hall Center provides financial support to researchers who require domestic or international...

Mon, 01/27/2014 — The University of Kansas will host a series of events, Brown v. Board, Legacies Created, Questions Remain, in April, marking the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education case. Scheduled events include: April 11-12: The Legacies...

Fri, 01/24/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has released the programming schedule for the spring 2014 semester, including the second half of its 10th Anniversary Series and the 2014 Presidential Lecture Series. All events are...

Thu, 01/23/2014 — Sean McMeekin, author of "July 1914: Countdown to War," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Lied Center Pavilion. His lecture will focus on his recent publication, in which he alleges that Russia and France were largely responsible...

Wed, 01/22/2014 — This week the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning is sponsoring the Water Charrette. A charrette is defined as an intense period of work by a group of designers prior to a deadline, typically involving both a...

Tue, 01/21/2014 —  The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced its Humanities Research Fellows and Creative Work Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ben Chappell, Iris Smith Fischer, Jacob Dorman and Margot Versteeg were selected as Research Fellows....

Tue, 01/21/2014 — University of Kansas Film & Media Studies Professor Kevin Willmott’s latest film, "Jayhawkers," will premiere at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Lied Center. Willmott’s latest film tells the story of a group of unlikely allies...

Fri, 01/17/2014 — The Hill Engineering Research and Development Center received two important accolades during the first week of January. The building, sometimes known by its informal name, the EcoHawks Research Facility, was designed and constructed by the...

Wed, 01/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will honor and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20, in Strong Hall. The theme of this year’s celebration is Inspired Dreams. “We welcome the university and Lawrence community to campus to take time to reflect upon the legacy of Dr. King, to celebrate the changes due to his vision and to dedicate ourselves anew to strive toward his goals,” said Tammara Durham, vice provost for student affairs. The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Strong Hall rotunda with a reading by Kenton Rambsy and music by a capella group Genuine Imitation. Rambsy is a doctoral candidate in literature and serves as project

Wed, 01/15/2014 — University of Kansas researchers have confirmed what decades of anecdotal evidence and national research suggested: Increased music participation has important direct and indirect effects on positive outcomes in student achievement and engagement.

Wed, 01/15/2014 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a reading and information service for the blind and print-disabled, has received a $12,000 grant from the Ethel and Raymond Rice Foundation. The grant will help fund the costs associated with...

Wed, 01/15/2014 — AMS Professor Sherrie Tucker is the winner of the 2014 Kolmer Award from the Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA). The award honors teaching and mentoring in the field of American Studies and service to MAASA.  The MAASA Board...

Wed, 01/15/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has received a prestigious grant from the Tinker Foundation to fund graduate student research in Latin America. The $15,000 per year grant, in combination with a 1:1 KU...

Fri, 01/10/2014 — LAWRENCE – Last September, the University of Kansas welcomed David Roediger, the Kendrick C. Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois and an internationally recognized historian, as keynote speaker for the 60th anniversary of the Department of American Studies. Next academic year, KU will welcome Roediger to a more prominent role as its first Foundation Distinguished Professor in American Studies and History. “Foundation Professor hires are integral to the success of Bold Aspirations, our strategic plan,” said Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor. “Our Foundation Professor recruitment efforts target truly exceptional researchers

Thu, 12/19/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs and Administration today announced its intent to offer academic and professional development programs at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site beginning in January 2014. As part...

Thu, 12/19/2013 — The Center for Undergraduate Research is launching a pilot program this spring to assist instructors interested in incorporating research into their undergraduate classes. Nine graduate research consultants will pair with faculty members in a...

Mon, 12/16/2013 —  Two University of Kansas professors, Iris Smith Fischer, English, and Arienne Dwyer, anthropology, have won National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships to pursue their research next year. KU faculty members have won 21 NEH Fellowships...


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