Giving to American Studies

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Katzman-Yetman Opportunity Fund
This fund was established to honor David Katzman and Norm Yetman's commitment to the Department of American Studies.  Uses may include scholarships, student awards, travel expenses, or publication support.

American Studies Fund
This fund is our only unrestricted expendable fund and is indispensable to sponsor and fund visiting lectures; provide hospitality for faculty and student lectures, meetings, and retreats; host receptions on campus and at the American Studies Association meetings; offer minimal support for graduate student travel to conferences and for research; support faculty and graduate student recruitment; and fund other program initiatives and needs.

Tuttle Lecture Fund
The Tuttle Lecture will contribute to the University of Kansas a uniquely open forum. Many lectures on campus are dedicated to celebrating American capitalism, but this series will give a different view. The Tuttle Lectures will not be censored by the donor and will provide a unique forum for free speech at KU. We count on your generous support to the Tuttle Lecture Fund to ensure that the annual Tuttle Lecture will continue to make a major contribution to intellectual life and political consciousness at KU. Please note that we will continue to list your donations in future programs for the Tuttle Lecture.

The John S. and Yoshino Harmon Multicultural Scholars Award in American Studies
American Studies offers an endowed scholarship in memory of the parents of former KU professor Chico Herbison and Tanya Farmer. Chico Herbison is a first-generation college student who earned four degrees at KU, including a Ph.D. in American Studies in 2006. He taught African and African-American studies at KU from 1998 through 2007, and served as faculty adviser for the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center from 2002 to 2005. He now teaches at The Evergreen State College.John S. and Yoshino Harmon

 
 

Announcements
  • This article, written by Geoffry Newman, was published in the August edition of the Kansas History Journal. Congratulations Geoffry!
  • Rachel Schwaller and Saoussen Cheddadi successfully defended their respective dissertations on October 29, 2018. Congratulations, Drs. Schwaller and Cheddadi!
  • Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kathryn Vaggalis for being awarded the American Studies Association's 2018 Gene Wise-Warren Susman Prize!
  • Dr. Gamze Kati Gumus defended her dissertation with honors on May 10, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Kati Gumus!
  • KU-AUMI InterArts was recently featured by the Commons in a video on improving inclusive communities at KU. You can watch the video, which features our own Sherrie Tucker amongst other founders of the movement at KU, and learn more about AUMI here!
  • Congratulations to Professor Robert Warrior on being elected to a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • This articlewritten by Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey, was published in the latest edition of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Congratulations, Hannah!
  • We would like to recognize Patrick Sumner, 2005 alumni, for his work in this article about the defacement of the John Brown memorial in the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018.
  • Please read this article about Professor Robert Warrior titled: Native scholar uncomfortably at home in American studies field.
  • Congratulations to Daniel Carey-Whalen, an alumni that was recently promoted as UTEP's Centennial Museum director.
  • Congratulations to Josh Parshall, an alumni who was recently featured in this article.
  • How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Professor Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez
  • KU Special Education Department: With Ray Pence
  • Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »
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