Arts & Humanities
Tue, 10/29/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas professor of classics Anthony Corbeill has been elected to the board of trustees of the American Academy in Rome, a leading center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. Corbeill is the first KU faculty member to sit on the board. He will serve a three-year term as trustee. The academy is known for the Rome Prize, which is awarded annually to 30 people who are selected through a national competition. The prize allows recipients to spend several months on the Rome campus of the academy to concentrate on their creative or scholarly projects. Corbeill, whose research focuses on Latin literature and

Tue, 10/29/2013 — LAWRENCE – It isn’t so unusual to see “knife-wielding zombies” in Marvin Hall. Usually they’re just sleep-deprived architecture and design students intent on finishing their projects before deadline. However, Oct. 30, something more fiendish may be afoot, when the American Institute of Architecture Students hosts its annual pumpkin-carving contest. Halloween pumpkin carving has been a traditional activity for KU architecture and design students dating back decades. That’s because the day before All Hallows Eve, it is only natural for ghouls to grasp their blades and go looking for trouble. Sounds dreadful, but event organizer and AIAS president Austin Griffis

Fri, 10/25/2013 — This fall, students enrolled in ADS 560, an advanced design studio course at the Center for Design Research (CDR), will investigate the integration of Bayer HealthCare’s blood-glucose monitoring technology with the on-board computer system of...

Thu, 10/24/2013 — Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and Washington Post columnist Michael Dirda will present the Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture, “A Literary Life: Twenty-Five Years at the Washington Post Book World,” from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29,...

Thu, 10/24/2013 — Matthew Cooperman, poetry editor for the Colorado Review, and Aby Kaupang, author of "Little 'g' God Grows Tired of Me" (2013), will give a reading Nov. 7 at the University of Kansas. Cooperman and Kaupang will present along with doctoral...

Tue, 10/22/2013 — Kansas Public Radio’s fall membership drive came up just short of its goal. After nine days of on-air fund raising, KPR ended its fall membership drive with $242,262 in pledges. At 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, KPR wrapped up Fall Fanfare with...

Tue, 10/22/2013 — While many University of Kansas students were relaxing over fall break, those enrolled in Studio 804 were hard at work demolishing the Builder’s Yard, a large steel and concrete structure behind Marvin Hall. It’s the first step the class...

Tue, 10/22/2013 —  She hasn’t officially thrown her name in the ring yet, but political commentators are already musing that “Clinton fatigue” may hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances of being elected president in 2016. It’s a theory worth consideration,...

Mon, 10/21/2013 — LAWRENCE – Matthew Pettway, the fall 2013 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will present “Race, Religion and Ritual: Afro-Cuban Poets in the Age of Revolution” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Pettway is an assistant professor of Spanish at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. His research is in Cuban cultural studies, hispanophone Caribbean literature and 19th century Latin American letters. The Langston Hughes Visiting Professorship was established at the University of Kansas in 1977 in honor of the African-American poet, playwright and fiction writer who

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 — 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...

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...


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