Upcoming Conferences
Kansas & Missouri Councils for History Education
Best Practices in History Education
This conference will focus on the 100th anniversary of WWI and best practices in the discipline.
National WWI Museum, Kansas City, MO
September 25-26, 2014
Kansas Art Education Association
Russell, KS
October 9-11, 2014
KSWLA & FLAM Together!
Kansas World Language Association (KSWLA) & Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM)
Kansas City Marriott, Kansas City, MO
October 17-18, 2014
Missouri Art Education Association
Check website for conference information.
Kansas Council for the Social Studies
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National Council for the Social Studies
94th NCSS Annual Conference
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA
November 21-23, 2014
Modern Languages Association
130th MLA Annual Convention, Vancouver
January 8-11, 2015


GIST 202/502: Love, Sex and Marriage in India
This course we will examine the diversity and many levels of intimacy as seen in India. Areas explored include: love marriage vs arranged marriage; intimacy and sex in ancient and contemporary India; diversity of marriage practices; same-sex intimacy. Fulfills GIST MAJOR requirements: Region: Asia/South Asia; Substantive Specialization: culture, ethnicity, and belief systems; gender and sexuality in the global context.

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Shona Dzavadzimu Concert with Lecture/Demonstration Wednesday, September 17, 11:00 am-12:30 pm Lied Center Pavilion Fradreck Mujuru and Erica Azim play Shona music from Zimbabwe on the mbira dzavadzimu. These performers are cultural ambassadors of the first rank. Fradreck is from a famous family of spirit mediums in Zimbabwe. Erica traveled there as an intrepid teenager to begin her study of the instrument. The two have played together for years and have developed a magical rapport. You can listen here! Co-sponsored by the Department of African & African American Studies, Kansas African Studies Center, Lied Center, and the Center for Global and International Studies. Earn credit for GAP!
Chakwi - Fradreck Mujuru & Erica Azim 2014
Fradreck Mujuru & Erica Azim play traditional Shona mbira in many many tunings - katsanzaira tuning on this one. This is a sample from new MBIRA CD 3605, ava...

Nader Hashemi at the University of Kansas, Center for Global & International Studies, Pt II "Can Islam be Reconciled with Democracy: Critical Notes on the Arab Spring." Lecture given on November 1, 2012 at the University of Kansas. Presented by the KU Center for Global & International Studies and KU Middle East Studies. Part I contains the full lecture, part II is footage from the Q & A session following the talk.