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The Hall Center's primary mission is to stimulate and support research in the humanities, arts and social sciences, especially of an interdisciplinary kind, at the University of Kansas. The Center brings together faculty and graduate students with common interests from various disciplines to enable them to build on each others' ideas and to share their knowledge within the university and with the wider community.

The Center's collateral mission is to sponsor special programs that engage the university and the wider community in dialogue on issues that bring the humanities to bear on the quality of life for all citizens. It creates events on and beyond campus that seek to understand our past, present and future, our values and identities and the essential issues we face as individuals and communities.

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We are sorry to say that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Anna Deavere Smith has been forced to rescheduled her Humanities Lecture Series visit. She will now be coming on May 14, 2015. Due to scheduling conflicts, a Conversation is no longer feasible. The event will still take place at 7:30 pm at the Lied Center Auditorium. Please email at hallcenter@ku.edu with any questions or concerns.
Anna Deavere Smith will still be at the Lied @liedcenterks at 7:30 p.m., but this event will now take place on May 14, 2015.
Explore KU Seasons: Winter The crisp scrape of a shovel alerts your senses. Everything is different. Unexpected works of white powdery art are almost everywhere — some crafted by nature, others by whimsical students. Following a fresh snowfall, the University of Kansas’ campus takes on an almost magical majesty. And students flock out to explore the Hill under winter’s wonderful cloak, adding to their rich four-season experience as Jayhawks.


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