Past Gallery Lecture Series Events

The Gallery Lecture Series highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on the range of topics showcased each semester in the Haricombe Gallery.


For the People:  KU Libraries Celebrate 150 Years of Publicly Accessible Government Information

March 27 — Richard Graham (Associate Professor and Media Services Librarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln), "Government Issue: Comics for the People"

April 26 — KU Debate Team, with Director and Coach Scott Harris, "Mock Debate and Q&A"


Strong Foundations: 100 Years of Hispanism at the University of Kansas

October 23 — Luciano Tosta (Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture in the
Department of Spanish and Portuguese), "Capoeira and Globalization"

November 12 — Ignatio Carjaval (Poet and Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese), "Connecting Through Poetry and Prose"


Side by Side:  A Partnership of Honor and Support

March 27 — Sarah Deer (Professor, School of Law), "Resilience and Resistance:  Native Women Confront Sexual Violence"

April 24 — Sierra Watt (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science), "The Political Representation of Women within Native American Tribal Governments"

Documented:  Perspectives on Migration and Creation

September 21 — Tamara Falicov (Professor, Film Studies) and Marta Caminero-Santangelo (Professor, English Dept.), "Voices from Our Neighbors:  Immigration Journeys to Lawrence"

October 30 — Kathryn Vaggalis (Ph.D. candidate, American Studies), "Queer Brides and Lonely Swains:  American Picture Brides and the Effects of Marriage, Race, and the Family on U.S. Immigration Policy"


Engaged: Campus and Community Scholars Working Together for the Public Good

March 29 — James D. Bever (Foundation Distinguished Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), "Plant Microbiomes, Prairie Biodiversity, and Agricultural Productivity"

April 26 — Wendy L. Picking (Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and William D. Picking (Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Pharmacy), "Promoting Well-being – Finding Cures: Vaccines at the University of Kansas"

Resist and Respect: Kansans Respond to the Vietnam War

October 6 — Alesha E. Doan (Associate Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) and Shannon K. Portillo (Associate Professor, Public Affairs and Administration), "Organizational Obliviousness:  Entrenched Resistance to Gender Integration in the Military"

November 6 — Ray Mizumura-Pence (Associate Professor, American Studies), "At War with the New Frontier and Great Society, On the Defensive in Vietnam:  Correspondence between Kansans and U.S. Representative Robert J. Dole, 1964-1968"


Eastern Front 1914-1918: An Exploration of the Conflict

April 15 — Nathan Wood (Associate Professor, History Dept.), "Understanding Life and Death on the Eastern Front:  A Personal and Historical Journey"

April 21 — Colin Roust (Assistant Professor, School of Music), "World War I as Artistic Crucible:  The Early Music of Georges Auric (1899-1983)"

Ingenuity @ KU: 125 Years of Engineering Innovation, Education, and Engagement

October 6 — Mark B. Shiflett (Foundation Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering), "Addressing the Grand Challenges with Engineering"

October 18 — Steven Soper (Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Engineering) and Matt Jackson (Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry Dept.), "The Role of a Chemist in Medicine"


Contested American Identities: KU Scholars Address the Challenge

February 24 — Daniel Coburn (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Design)

April 2 — Chuck Epp (University Distinguished Professor, Public Affairs and Administration) and Donna Ginther (Professor, Public Affairs and Administration)

April 23 — Joane Nagel (University Distinguished Professor, Sociology Dept.) and Pooya Naderi (Lecturer, Sociology Dept.)

KU 150: Celebrating 150 Years of Leadership, Scholarship, and Tradition at the University of Kansas

October 7 — Beth Bailey (Foundation Distinguished Professor, History Dept.)

November 12 — Michelle Heffner Hayes (Chair, Dept. of Theatre and Dance)


Robbing the Soil

February 6 — Donald Worster (Professor Emeritus, History Dept.), "The Impact of the Natural World on Human Society"