Thu, 01/17/2013 —
LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is offering a new program that will allow undergraduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Law collaborated on the degree track to provide a new opportunity for high-ability students to maximize their coursework at KU. Students will spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree from the College and three years on requirements for a law degree. The first year of law school will also count toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
The partnership between liberal arts and sciences and law is a natural fit
Wed, 01/16/2013 — David Pittaway is a sixth-generation Kansan whose ancestors moved to Kansas prior to the Civil War. He has lived out of state since graduating from the University of Kansas in 1972, yet still considers Kansas his home. To show his support for...
Wed, 01/16/2013 — The University of Kansas will honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a celebration Monday, Jan. 21.
“The KU and Lawrence community is invited to join us on campus to both honor Dr. King and think about what we can do...
Tue, 01/15/2013 — Emilio Chapela Pérez will visit the University of Kansas from Jan. 22 to Jan. 25 as the artist in residence at The Commons in conjunction with programming for the academic year, based on the theme Data & Democracy.
During his residency at...
Tue, 01/08/2013 — The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble will make the trip of a lifetime when the group performs for the first time at the renowned Carnegie Hall on March 26. The KU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Paul Popiel, director of bands, will present the...
Mon, 12/17/2012 — They've built underground bunkers, stockpiled food and collected tools and weapons in preparation for doomsday.
But come Dec. 21, will the work these "survivalists" put in pay off?
Unlikely, says John Hoopes, anthropologist at the University...
Wed, 12/12/2012 —
LAWRENCE – Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan's history of the Dust Bowl, "The Worst Hard Time," has been announced as KU's 2013-14 KU Common Book by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.
"Next year's common book is particularly relevant, as our state was hard hit by the drought of the 1930s and continues to address issues related to climate and land use," said Gray-Little. "Looking back on the Dust Bowl provides important lessons that can inform our current research into sustainability and our mission to build healthy communities."
"The Worst Hard Time," winner of the National Book Award
Mon, 12/03/2012 —
Spencer Museum of Art
LAWRENCE – Marilyn Stokstad, a renowned University of Kansas distinguished professor emerita of art history, art historian and former art museum director, has made a lead gift to create an endowed directorship at KU's Spencer Museum of Art.
Her gift to KU Endowment established the Marilyn Stokstad Director, which will support and strengthen the Spencer Museum of Art's innovative programming and initiatives, including: research and travel opportunities for the director; internships for students; research and publishing projects involving students and faculty; and the engagement of
Wed, 11/28/2012 — Lowriders prowl close to the ground. Their fenders and spoke chrome wheel rims glint. Their custom paint jobs are meant to impress, with metal-leaf lettering, elaborate pin striping and sometimes murals. But most importantly, these custom cars...
Tue, 10/16/2012 —
LAWRENCE – Kij Johnson, assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, recently won a Hugo Award, considered the most prestigious U.S. honor for science fiction writers.
Johnson earned the majority vote among six nominees in the Best Novella category. Her work "The Man Who Bridged the Mist" also won the Nebula Award earlier this year.
"For us, it (the Hugo) is the one with the most prestige. The Nebula and the World Fantasy are very, very close though. Those three are kind of like the 'hat trick' in the United States," said Johnson.
She was pleased with the story, but she said winning the Hugo Award was unexpected.
"The Hugo is a popular vote by