Arts & Humanities
Tue, 11/19/2013 — LAWRENCE – In the spirit of holiday giving, Kansas Public Radio hopes its listeners will consider a year-end gift of great radio. On Thursday, Nov. 21, KPR will ask listeners to consider a year-end, tax-deductible pledge that helps fund the programming they enjoy year-round. The on-air appeals will be during NPR’s Morning Edition on KPR from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 9 to 11 a.m. on KPR2. Listeners can call 888-577-5268 (888-KPR-KANU) or can donate online anytime. Calls during the first 90 minutes will be matched dollar-for-dollar from a pool of donor funds, doubling the value of the caller’s pledge. “We have very generous listeners,” KPR Development Director

Mon, 11/18/2013 — The University of Kansas University Theatre has announced November auditions for spring 2014 productions. Auditions will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Murphy Hall to cast roles in four plays and one musical. Auditions...

Fri, 11/15/2013 — Fourteen sophomores at the University of Kansas have been competitively selected as Global Scholars. This program, coordinated by Dena Register, director of faculty programs for International Programs, recognizes and encourages undergraduate...

Wed, 11/13/2013 — In the rapidly changing profession of journalism, educators are tasked with giving students the technical knowledge they’ll need to succeed in their careers, balanced with a liberal arts education that fosters critical thinking. How exactly...

Tue, 11/12/2013 — Junot Díaz, author of the critically acclaimed novel "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" and short story collection "This Is How You Lose Her," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His...

Tue, 11/12/2013 — In conjunction with The Commons’ 2013-2014 programming theme Data & Democracy, Nicco Mele, author of “The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath” (St. Martin’s Press, 2013), will give presentations on Thursday, Nov....

Tue, 11/12/2013 — Celebrated Ukrainian writer Yuriy Vynnychuk, author of "The Tango of Death," will deliver the Ukrainian Studies Fall 2013 Palij Lecture for the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Kansas. The...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Kansas Audio-Reader volunteers, staff and listeners gathered last month to celebrate 42 years of service. ​The Halloween-themed event took place at Maceli’s and drew nearly 200 people, some of whom came in costume. The event serves to...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Jeremy Shellhorn, University of Kansas associate professor of visual communications and recipient of this year’s Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching, will give a presentation next week on the unique educational opportunities that...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Michael Vernon, a University of Kansas journalism senior from Houston, has been named a winner of the prestigious 2013 Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship, a national award for excellence in sports writing at the college...

Fri, 11/08/2013 —  The University Dance Company fall concerts Nov. 21-22 will honor the legacy of a founding faculty member of the University of Kansas Department of Dance. The Janet Hamburg Visiting Artist Series supports residencies by visiting artists at KU...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — The University Daily Kansan’s online news site, Kansan.com, has once again been recognized as one of the best in the country. It recently received the 2013 Online Pacemaker Award, the Associated Collegiate Press’ highest honor, making this...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Novelist Aminatta Forna will discuss her newly released novel, "The Hired Man," at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception and book signing will...

Thu, 11/07/2013 — Offices across the University of Kansas have planned events in observance of International Education Week for the week of Nov. 11- 15. Initiated in 2000 by the U.S. departments of State and Education, International Education Week is dedicated to...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — Sir Max Hastings, author of 12 books on military history, including "Inferno: The World at War 1939-45," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Lied Center Pavilion on “Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War.” The event is free and...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — University of Kansas professor Dennis Domer is often cited among the leading historic preservationists in his field. But in recent years, Domer has turned his attention to the future of aging and architecture. Specifically, he is examining the...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — The search committee for dean of graduate studies at the University of Kansas has named four outstanding candidates following an internal call for applications.  Over the next two weeks, each candidate will give a presentation to the KU...

Mon, 11/04/2013 — David Nualart, the Black-Babcock Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics, will deliver his Distinguished Professor Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. His lecture, “The Roughness of the Random,” will take place in the...

Thu, 10/31/2013 — Hispano Durón, an international PhD student in Film and Media Studies, recently screened his new short film “El Lugar de la Cruz” at the II El Heraldo Short Film Festival in Honduras. For more than a decade, Duron has been an active filmmaker and film teacher in Honduras, his home country, and now in the United States. In recognition of his career as an artist and scholar, Durón was honored as an invited guest speaker during the festival. As a guest speaker, Durón highlighted the importance of short films in the development of a film culture in a third world economy as that of Honduras. In addition, he discussed the importance of short film in the history of film in

Wed, 10/30/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies will host a screening of Herk Harvey’s cult classic film “Carnival of Souls.” The film will be screened on Friday, Nov. 1, with doors opening at 7 p.m. at Oldfather Studios, 1621 W. Ninth St. Tickets are $10 at the door, cash or check only. For more event information, contact Sarah Sahin at sarahsahin@ku.edu or 785-864-2657. The cult classic was filmed in part at Oldfather Studios when the building was the soundstage of the film studio Centron Corp. The building, opened in 1955, was commissioned by KU alumni Russell Mosser and Art Wolf, founders of Centron, which was a leading industrial and


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