Arts & Humanities
Fri, 10/18/2013 — The University of Kansas Department of Sociology will welcome Princeton University Professor Robert Wuthnow as this year's Carroll D. Clark lecturer. Wuthnow will present "Red State Religion: Conservative Resurgence in Kansas and Texas” at 4 p.

Thu, 10/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas’ five-year strategic plan, Bold Aspirations, calls for a commitment to invest resources strategically around four research themes. KU created a Research Investment Council to turn that commitment into funding, and faculty and staff have responded to the opportunity by launching 20 new theme-related research projects. The council, made up of eight faculty members from the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses, solicits, reviews and recommends action on Strategic Initiative Grant proposals. With four grant review competitions now completed, KU has committed $3.4 million to nine multiyear Level I awards. These involve requests of more

Wed, 10/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – An acclaimed opera singer and a Nobel Prize-winning economist will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas at its 2014 Commencement. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little recommended to the Kansas Board of Regents that mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and economist Vernon Smith be awarded honorary doctorates. The board approved that recommendation during its meeting today. The degrees will be presented May 18, 2014, in Memorial Stadium. “Both of our honorees have contributed to our society, whether by taking us on emotional journeys through song or by advancing our understanding of economic decision making. They are role models for our students,

Tue, 10/15/2013 — Jill Lepore, author of the National Book Award long-listed "Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Her lecture, "Unseen — The History of...

Tue, 10/15/2013 —  The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas will host an internship fair to give students the opportunity to explore the film and media industry. The internship fair will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct....

Tue, 10/15/2013 — The University of Kansas will join more than 900 institutions from over 90 countries around the world in celebrating shared information and scholarly research as part of the annual Open Access Week from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25. KU Libraries’ Office...

Mon, 10/14/2013 —  The weather is cooling down, and the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas has just the event to warm up the community. The department will host the 2013 Fire Spectacular with the Lawrence Arts Center to celebrate fire’s role...

Thu, 10/10/2013 — Last month the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts announced its annual A9 Awards. Department of Design students won 23 out of the 31 the student awards, including the 2013 AIGA Kansas City Scholarship and two Juror’s...

Thu, 10/10/2013 — A committee coordinated by the University of Kansas Honors Program has selected four outstanding students to compete for prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships, which provide for study in the United Kingdom. Jenny Lynn Curatola, a May...

Wed, 10/09/2013 —  Big Screens, Small Screens: Size Matters (In Adaptation) is the theme of the upcoming conference of the Literature/Film Association. Events will take place Thursday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 12, at the University of Kansas. The...

Wed, 10/09/2013 — It wasn’t a seamless transition when Nigeria, following decades of military coups, held a democratic presidential election in 1999. Some suspected cheating at the polling stations. Still, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo was declared winner and took...

Mon, 10/07/2013 — Charles Myers has been named director for the University Press of Kansas, succeeding Fred Woodward, director of UPK from November 1981 to September 2013. Myers will be UPK’s fifth director. He served previously as executive editor and group...

Fri, 10/04/2013 — The Arc Tap, a faucet designed by University of Kansas student Leslie Montes, Houston, is among the finalists for an international design competition, the James Dyson Award. The contest is intended to inspire college students studying industrial...

Thu, 10/03/2013 — Stumbling over "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"? Tongue-tied over "The Tempest"?  Think of a Shakespearean verse like a 400-year-old rap, suggests KU theatre scholar Paul Meier. “You don’t have to speed through it, but you wouldn’t recite...

Wed, 10/02/2013 — LAWRENCE – The significance of race, civil rights, urban history and politics in the career of President Barack Obama will be discussed by a leading author and scholar of such topics in a lecture at the University of Kansas. “The Education of Barack Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture” will be delivered by Thomas J. Sugrue, a race and civil rights historian and distinguished professor of history and sociology at University of Pennsylvania. The public is invited to attend the lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The event is free. Sugrue’s talk is presented as the sixth-annual Bill Tuttle Distinguished Lecture

Tue, 10/01/2013 — Van Go Inc., an arts-based social service agency that provides year-round after-school and summer job training programs to youth in Lawrence, received the Outstanding Community & Campus Collaboration award during the 2013 Campus Compact...

Mon, 09/30/2013 — ​Nine alumni whose University of Kansas eras span from the 1920s to the 1980s are the 2013 recipients of the KU Black Alumni Chapter’s African-American Leaders and Innovators award. The chapter, sponsored by the KU Alumni Association, will...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — Last spring, Department of Design students in Professor Patrick Dooley’s Visual Communications Publication and Editorial class designed “1 Kansas Farmer,” a series of six display panels to present topics related to the environmental...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — The natural history exhibit that brought Kansas to the world stage in 1893 is the focus of a new event at the KU Natural History Museum. The museum will offer “Party in the Panorama: a Science Soiree for Grown-ups,” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m....

Thu, 09/26/2013 — Farhan Karim, an assistant professor of architecture, has been awarded a Graham Foundation grant. It will support the research for his book, “Dreaming of a Nation: Architecture and Cold War Modernization in Postcolonial Pakistan,...


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