Arts & Humanities
Fri, 08/30/2013 — University of Kansas Design Professor Lance Rake’s interests — first in bicycles, then in bamboo — have taken him all over the world. But his quest was not just to create a better bike, but also to create jobs for the people in a small...

Thu, 08/29/2013 — Five decades after a pivotal year in American history that included Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, a biography of King’s mentor has won a major book award. The biography authored by a faculty member at the...

Wed, 08/28/2013 — The first research sharing session of the 2013-14 will be 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at The Commons. The series, called Red Hot Research, is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines in response to the call set forth by Bold...

Tue, 08/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – If not for Herman Melville, most of us probably would have no idea what a scrivener is. And if not for the advance of technology, Bartleby and his colleagues might still have similar jobs today. Michael Hoeflich, John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, has published an article exploring the history of the scrivener in the American legal office and how advancing technology not only eliminated the profession but changed the way law is practiced. Hoeflich authored “From Scriveners to Typewriters: Document Production in the Nineteenth Century Law Office,” for The Green Bag, “An Entertaining Journal of

Mon, 08/26/2013 — the ways genres interact ...

Wed, 08/21/2013 — As the song goes, it’s not easy being green. And without the proper lighting, it isn’t easy for plants living indoors to stay green, either. But recently the University of Kansas Department of Architecture’s Studio 804 teamed up...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — KPR’s trophy case is getting awfully crowded. Kansas Public Radio was named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the Medium Market Radio category Monday, Aug. 19. This was the third consecutive year KPR competed...

Tue, 08/20/2013 —  Two prestigious teaching awards and three grants for the development of teaching initiatives will be presented during the annual KU Teaching Summit, co-hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Office of the Provost and the University...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — History books are filled with the gruesome and grandiose details of epic Civil War battles such as Gettysburg, Antietam and Chancellorsville. The combat that receives considerably less ink, however, was waged along the Kansas-Missouri border...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students, faculty, staff and community members will develop a greater understanding of the Dust Bowl, its effects on the region and its continued relevance in the 21st century through several opportunities connected to the 2013-14 KU Common Book, “The Worst Hard Time.” The Common Book program is coordinated by the KU Office of First-Year Experience. All incoming freshmen and transfer students receive a copy of “The Worst Hard Time” during orientation, and new students will participate in discussion groups across campus from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan will participate in a pair of

Thu, 08/15/2013 — The University of Kansas University Theatre opens its doors to new talent this month to kick off the 2013-2014 season. Auditions for fall productions will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, and Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this month that Galileo’s Pavilion, a sustainable classroom building designed and built by the Department of Architecture’s Studio 804, has earned an LEED Platinum designation. The building...

Mon, 08/12/2013 — Frank Zilm, the Department of Architecture’s Chester Dean Lecturer, and Vincent Cunigan, Homewood, Ill., recently put their health care design expertise to work in Bomet, Kenya. In June Zilm and Cunigan journeyed to Tenwek Hospital, a...

Wed, 08/07/2013 — Farhana Ferdous, a lecturer and research fellow in the Department of Architecture, was recently awarded a one-year International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women. The $30,000 grant will support her research activities...

Tue, 07/23/2013 — The thermometer might say summer, but the classical music will be frosty when Kansas Public Radio chills the airwaves with “Christmas in July.” On Thursday, July 25, all of KPR’s classical music hosts will be playing Christmas music or...

Mon, 07/22/2013 — Brazilian English teachers and Fulbright graduate students are on campus this summer to expand their English skills and learn about higher education and American culture. The Applied English Center (AEC) is coordinating a six-week pre-academic...

Thu, 07/18/2013 — Two graduate students in the University of Kansas School of the Arts have won major national scholarships for jewelry design. Only 11 students nationwide received awards from the organization. Eunhwa Son and Sunyoung Cheong received...

Thu, 07/18/2013 — Five University of Kansas students received prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or English teaching as an assistant abroad for the 2013-14 academic year. The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange...

Mon, 07/15/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winner of the 2013 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. Jacob Dorman, assistant professor of history at the University of Kansas, won the award for his book, "Chosen People: The Rise of Black...

Fri, 07/12/2013 — The Robert J. Dole Institute at the University of Kansas will host a celebration in honor of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s 90th birthday. The public can stop by between noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, for cake, signing a birthday card and...


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