Arts & Humanities
Tue, 12/17/2019 — A University of Kansas student has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides for one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Priyanka Radadiya, a senior from Overland Park, is competing...

Mon, 12/16/2019 — LAWRENCE – “Daphne du Maurier gets all the press, but Marjorie Bowen was every bit as good,” said John Tibbetts, University of Kansas associate professor of film & media studies. “In fact, Bowen wrote a short story that I believe du Maurier ripped off for ‘Rebecca!’” Tibbetts has become so fascinated with the early 20th-century British writer – once popular, critically acclaimed and immensely prolific, but now forgotten – that not only has he written a new biography, “The Furies of Marjorie Bowen,” but he is planning a “Marjorie Bowen Reader” in hopes of bringing her out-of-print work to a new generation. “I feel like I'm a man on a mission,” Tibbetts said. “

Fri, 12/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – Come on now, does your friend or family member really need that fancy cooler or clothing-box subscription? Why not consider some scholarly stocking stuffers this holiday season? University of Kansas professors have produced a number of books, records and artworks in 2019 that could appeal to the discriminating consumer on your shopping list. For example:

Fri, 12/13/2019 — Marc Greenberg, director of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, was recently named a 2019 Ambassador of Science by the Slovene Ministry of Education, Science & Sport in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Awarded...

Fri, 12/13/2019 — Kansas Public Radio has a new evening classical host.  Former evening classical host Cordelia Brown transitioned into her new role as classical music director, and longtime volunteer host Marcia Higginson stepped into that role as the new host...

Wed, 12/11/2019 — The University of Kansas has created a new graduate degree to help students acquire the skills to lead and develop diversity efforts in their workplace and other organizations. A new master’s degree in Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion is...

Tue, 12/10/2019 — LAWRENCE – The ghosts of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Robert Johnson pay visits to author Brian Daldorph in his new collection of poetry, “Blue Notes,” (Dionysia Press, 2019). Daldorph’s sixth book is a meditation on the power of music to give our lives meaning. A senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Kansas, Daldorph grew up in Great Britain during the punk era, and bands like the Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks and Damned are name-checked in this collection, too. But hard rockers are a minority in the book, which starts with jazz and moves through blues and country – even touching on reggae – for inspiration. “Some of the poems are based

Tue, 12/10/2019 — Graduate students at the University of Kansas brought their A-games to the Kansas Union for a competition that encouraged them to speak simply and engagingly on their complicated research. Fifteen student researchers advanced to KU’s...

Mon, 12/09/2019 — A University of Kansas student, who is preparing for a career that will help him expand equitable health care and educational opportunities for all, has earned a George Marshall Scholarship that will fund graduate study in the United...

Fri, 12/06/2019 — Barbara Bichelmeyer has been named the next provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus. Bichelmeyer is currently the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she also served as...

Thu, 12/05/2019 — Audio-Reader Network, an audio information service for blind, visually impaired and print-disabled individuals, is hosting an Audio Description Open House, where attendees can learn more about Audio-Reader's work, meet volunteers and patrons,...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — Two staff members in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas received the first Staff Excellence Awards from the College. The honorees are Liz Coleman, executive program associate in the Department of Chemistry,...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — At 93 years old, Jarosław “Jarek” Piekałkiewicz understands he is likely the last Polish resistance fighter to ever write a book about his experience fighting the Nazis in World War II. Piekałkiewicz, professor emeritus of political...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — The University of Kansas Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies and the School of Languages, Literatures & Culture have announced that the KU French Club took a second-place France on Campus Award. The award is given...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — The Global Scholars Program has selected 15 University of Kansas sophomores as 2020 Global Scholars. Representing diverse academic fields from across campus, the 15 students were selected for their demonstrated interest in global and...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — Allard Jongman, a professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas, is among the latest group of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows announced today. He is among 443 new members awarded the honor this year...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, composer, poet and cultural critic. He is also an inspiration to white supremacists. “I’m very interested in the kind of ethno-racial politics emerging and the appropriation of Nietzsche toward...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — After he finishes his work at the University of Kansas this year, senior Alex Murray will be headed to Ireland to pursue a graduate degree after receiving word on Saturday that he had won the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Murray, a senior who...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — University Theatre will present “The Wolves,” a 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and work that has been highly produced in theatres nationwide since it closed off-Broadway in 2018. Catch the University of Kansas production Dec....

Thu, 11/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – As the locus of the current impeachment drama, Ukraine is in all the headlines these days. A University of Kansas professor hopes that makes the ground more fertile for his native country’s most celebrated recent novel, which he is translating into English and otherwise working to popularize in the West. For the past two years, with the help of a PEN America grant, Vitaly Chernetsky, associate professor of Slavic languages & literatures and director of KU’s Center for Russian & East European Studies, has been working to translate Sofiia Andrukhovych’s 2014 novel “Felix Austria.” He’s nearly finished. “I also helped with the film adaptation,”


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