Mon, 04/08/2013 — LAWRENCE – Movement drives the University Dance Company of the University of Kansas. This month the company’s movement will take it all the way to Salina.
The Salina Community Theatre will present the University Dance Company for performances and community workshops April 27. The 7:30 p.m. performance at the Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron Ave., Salina, will feature diverse works as a celebration of women.
Furthering the collaboration with the community theater, members of the University Dance Company will teach two master classes for the public at 10:30 a.m. that day. The company will host a hip-hop class for fourth- through seventh-graders and a modern class
Mon, 04/08/2013 — David G. Holmes, the spring 2013 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will present “Occupy This: Political Representation, Prophetic Voices, Popular Culture and the Contested Rhetorical Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement” at 3:30 p.m....
Mon, 04/08/2013 — John Gaunt, dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, has announced that Paola Sanguinetti, associate professor, will become the Department of Architecture’s new chair.
She replaces Nils Gore, associate professor, who served...
Fri, 04/05/2013 — LAWRENCE -- For the casual moviegoer, attending a film festival is a chance to check out the latest indie flicks and perhaps catch a glimpse of a favorite actor or director.
For film scholar and KU professor Tamara Falicov, the politics, economics and demographics behind film festivals are every bit as intriguing as the films themselves.
“Many people see them as pure entertainment, but there is a lot more to film festivals than they may realize,” Falicov said. “When people think of the Cannes or Sundance festivals, they might think of them as glamorous, but they’re also very important in the business realm.”
“Framing Film Festivals,” a forthcoming book series with
Thu, 04/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – Tim Van Leer, executive director of the Lied Center of Kansas, today announced that he will retire at the end of 2013.
Van Leer joined the Lied Center in 2001 and has overseen events such as Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble in 2004 -- part of the Lied’s 10th anniversary season -- and the 2008 performance of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman conductor and violin soloist. More recently, he directed the expansion of the Lied Center lobby and the construction of the Pavilion, which offers a more intimate space for a variety of KU and community functions.
“The work of presenting the performing arts, as we know it today, started at KU in 1903
Mon, 04/01/2013 — The Dole Institute of Politics and the University of Kansas Libraries will host a program on the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first African-American military aviators, featuring KU professor Kevin Willmott. Willmott will look at the...
Mon, 04/01/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of the Arts is encouraging students’ involvement in the arts with a new certificate for arts engagement. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, arts engagement for students can lead to academic success, improved career opportunities and greater civic engagement.
The certificate is available to any undergraduate student, regardless of major, who completes the requirements.
The certificate promotes art involvement outside of the classroom to foster lifelong participation in the arts. In completing the requirements, students gain a greater insight into the opportunities of art culture at KU and beyond.
Fri, 03/29/2013 — The Architectural Research Centers Consortium has announced that Kapila Silva, assistant professor of architecture, has received its 2013 New Researcher Award.The ARCC is an international association of research centers that supports the...
Thu, 03/28/2013 — Anne Hedeman, the Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas, will present her inaugural lecture, “Imagining the Past: An Art Historian’s Journey,” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Alderson...
Wed, 03/27/2013 — Andrew Preston, senior lecturer in American history at Cambridge University, will speak at the Hall Center for the Humanities on “Religion in American War & Diplomacy: A History.” The talk is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Hall...
Wed, 03/27/2013 — "Intimate Apparel," by Lynn Nottage, will be staged by the University of Kansas’ University Theatre in April. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. April 3-5, 9, 10 and 11 and 2:30 p.m. April 7 in the Inge Theatre in Murphy Hall.
As a part of its...
Tue, 03/26/2013 — Sandra Fluke, the attorney whose testimony before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the need to provide access to contraception brought the issue into public prominence, will be the speaker at the 2013 Emily Taylor and...
Fri, 03/22/2013 — LAWRENCE – Houston A. Baker Jr., a scholar known for his critiques of African-American literature and theory, will present a public lecture at the University of Kansas.
“Why Are Black Public Intellectuals Afraid of the Ocean?: Slave Ships, Diaspora Literacy, and Cultural Erasures in the Age of Obama” will be the topic of discussion for Baker, a distinguished university professor at Vanderbilt University.
The lecture will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union. A book signing will follow. The event is hosted by the Department of English as the 2013 installment of its American Lecture series.
Baker’s literary and cultural
Wed, 03/20/2013 — LAWRENCE – Charlotte Pierce-Baker, an author and professor at Vanderbilt University who wrote about her son’s bipolar disorder and the challenges it presented her family, will visit campus for a book-signing and reception for “This Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bipolar Son.”
At age 25, Pierce-Baker’s son seemed to have his life on track as a successful postgraduate student. When her high-achieving son ended up handcuffed, dirty and in jail, Pierce-Baker and her family were confronted with the reality that her son had bipolar disorder. In “This Fragile Life,” Pierce-Baker seeks to break the silence that surrounds mental illness in families. She traces the
Wed, 03/13/2013 — The fifth Red Hot Research event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at The Commons in Spooner Hall.
In a continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines, and in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations, The...
Tue, 03/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – After students and faculty expressed interest in further opportunities to pursue indigenous studies, graduate students at the University of Kansas can now receive certification for studies in indigenous people and cultures of the United States.
The Indigenous Studies Program, which already offers a master’s degree, will add the multidisciplinary graduate certificate as an option beginning in fall 2013. The program gives students an essential understanding of the relationship between the U.S. and indigenous nations and peoples. Students working toward certification will gain knowledge of related historical, political, religious and social issues.
Tue, 03/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – National Public Radio White House correspondent Scott Horsley will join Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics, to reflect on the 2012 presidential campaign at a special event tonight, March 12.
You’re invited to join the conversation. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute. “An Evening with Scott Horsley” is one of several events Kansas Public Radio is putting on to celebrate its 60th anniversary on air.
Horsley reports on the policy and politics of the Obama Administration, with a special emphasis on economic issues.
The 2012 campaign is the third presidential contest Horsley has covered for NPR. He previously reported on
Fri, 03/08/2013 — An entry by a team of area university students is among the finalists in the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.
Late last fall University of Kansas architecture student Lauren Leigh Brown, Hermitage, Mo.,...
Thu, 03/07/2013 — Edwidge Danticat, author of "Breath, Eyes, Memory" and "Brother, I’m Dying," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Her lecture, "An Evening with Edwidge Danicat," is the spring installment...
Wed, 03/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – Which do you prefer: Beethoven’s "Fifth Symphony" or Mozart’s "Jupiter" symphony? How about Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" or Bach’s "Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring"?
Now Kansas Public Radio listeners have their say about their favorite classical music by voting in KPR’s Classical Top 60. Listeners can choose their five favorite selections from among the 100 all-time greatest pieces of classical music.
The ballot is at KPR’s website. Listeners can choose up to five compositions. The voting is open until April 8. After that, votes will be tabulated and the top 60 selections will be played – from 60 through No. 1 – beginning April 19.
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