Arts & Humanities
Tue, 05/28/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the speakers for its 2013-2014 Humanities Lecture Series. The series will include Arsalan Iftikhar, Jill Lepore, Junot Díaz, Anne Hedeman, Peter Brown and Jeffrey Toobin. The lectures are free,...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — A best-selling author on the faculty of the Department of English at the University of Kansas has received an award to support research for her next novel. Laura Moriarty, assistant professor, was selected to receive the Craig Anthony (Tony)...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — Wojciech Lesnikowski, University of Kansas professor in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, received the Krakow Laurel Award from the mayor of Krakow, Poland, earlier this month. Representatives of the city’s science, art and...

Fri, 05/24/2013 — Henry Fortunato, director of public affairs at the Kansas City Public Library and director emeritus of the KU History Project, will be the Simons Public Humanities Fellow for 2013-2014 at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — Citizen bricoleurs: They’re the unsung heroes who spearhead efforts such as the Occupy protests and the food reform movement. Their work can reshape culture — drawing attention to problems that have otherwise been ignored or overlooked. Yet...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — LAWRENCE – More than 700 scholars from all over the world interested in the intersections of environmental studies and the humanities will come to the University of Kansas from Tuesday, May 28, through Saturday, June 1, for the 10th biennial conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. The conference is one of the largest ever held at the university. The conference theme, "Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits," will explore how global demands for energy, labor and resources have led to wide-ranging changes and challenges worldwide. The current conversations in environmental humanities demonstrate the renewed relevance of

Thu, 05/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – Through teaching, research, advising and mentoring, the faculty members of the University of Kansas serve a large audience through their work. Some go even further in their service to the state of Kansas. Three such faculty members have been honored for their exemplary contributions to the people of Kansas with the Steeples Service to Kansans Award. The recipients of the 2013 Steeples award are Martin Dickinson, School of Law; John Hachmeister, visual art, and Kelly Kindscher, environmental studies. Don Steeples, the Dean A. McGee Distinguished Professor of Applied Geophysics, and his wife, Tammy, established the award in 1997 to honor Don Steeples’

Thu, 05/16/2013 — Ann Schofield, professor in the departments of American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas, is the 2013 recipient of the Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award. The award will be presented Saturday, May 18,...

Wed, 05/15/2013 — Two doctoral graduates will be presented with the 2013 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Lied Center of Kansas. Anastasiia...

Thu, 05/09/2013 — Seven University of Kansas students have been awarded national scholarships that will fund overseas study this summer. Four students received a Critical Language Scholarship, a U.S. Department of State program.  Three students received a...

Thu, 05/09/2013 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas will offer 32 courses and eight special events this summer in 14 cities across Kansas and greater Kansas City.   Established in 2004, the Osher Institute develops programs...

Mon, 05/06/2013 — University of Kansas professor emeritus Ted Johnson, humanities and Western civilization, will conduct his annual Stop Day walking tour of various iconic buildings and sites along the Lawrence campus on Friday, May 10. The tour runs from 9 a.m....

Mon, 05/06/2013 — A panoramic, graphical timeline of events of the past century will be on display in Marvin Hall for the next few weeks. The 100-foot-long, 6-foot-high collage seamlessly documents hundreds of cultural milestones, starting with the launch of the...

Mon, 05/06/2013 — The University of Kansas Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures recognized 24 students for academic excellence, language proficiency and outstanding service at its annual honors reception April 23 in the Kansas Union. William Comer,...

Fri, 05/03/2013 — The Robert J. Dole Institute Archive and Special Collections at the University of Kansas has awarded its 2013-14 Research Fellowship.  The Research Fellowship is a $2,500 award, which supports scholarship using the Dole Archive, specifically...

Fri, 05/03/2013 — In the coming weeks the public will have the opportunity to view the University of Kansas Department of Design’s best student work in four different venues. A variety of projects be on display, including illustrations and animations,...

Thu, 05/02/2013 — LAWRENCE – In its fifth year at the University of Kansas, Mini College continues to grow while incorporating new opportunities for lifelong learners. Mini College, established and hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers a week of multidisciplinary classes, social events and extracurricular opportunities on the Lawrence campus, open to alumni and non-alumni. KU will host Mini College June 3 through June 6. The only requirement is a passion for continued learning. The range of courses has expanded to nearly campuswide, with offerings from several faculty in the College, and from partners including the School of Architecture, Planning and Design, the

Thu, 05/02/2013 — The Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas will bestow the Dole Humanitarian Award to former chancellor Gene A. Budig and his wife, Gretchen Budig, on May 10 during a ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics. The award...

Wed, 05/01/2013 — Two University of Kansas faculty members with distinguished records of undergraduate mentoring, Cima Katz and Adrian Melott, received the K. Barbara Schowen Undergraduate Research Mentor Award on Saturday, April 27, at the annual Undergraduate...

Tue, 04/30/2013 — It was a KPR membership drive of firsts — first drive to take a day off for breaking news coverage, first drive to come back on a second Monday and first drive to raise more than $300,000. After 10 days of on-air fundraising, Kansas Public...


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