AUMI-KU InterArts

Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) software interface enables people who have very limited controlled (voluntary) movement to independently engage in music making. Led by musician, composer, and humanitarian Pauline Oliveros, the Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) project brings together the expertise of technicians at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the community education initiatives of the Deep Listening Institute.

We are proud to support American Studies Professors Sherrie Tucker and Ray Pence and the rest of the AUMI-KU InterArts research team, which comprises faculty from several KU departments. AUMI-KU Interarts is a Member of the AUMI Consortium, an international research group dedicated to exploring, sustaining, developing, and sharing the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument.  Each AUMI Consortium Member institution has a particular area of focus. Ours is interdisciplinary arts and improvisation. To learn more, select the AUMI link above. 


Congratulations to our Majors and Double Majors who are Graduating

We are proud of graduates and all of the hard work they have done. We are graduating the following people with an American Studies major. Some have a double major! Danielle Wolff, American Studies BA Kelly Henning, American Studies BA/Political Science BA

Congratulations to our American Studies Minors

American Studies has had the opportunity to host the following American Studies minors in their academic careers: Andrew Lind, American Studies Minor Amanda Weinberg, American Studies Minor Mary Koskovich, American Studies Minor

American Studies is Graduating 7 Graduate Students this Semester!

Congratulations to: Jose Cadena, PhD William Garcia-Medina, PhD Mica Mendez, MA Marilyn Ortega, PhD Ben Schmack, PhD Shannon Spears, PhD Ariane Tulloch, PhD

Congratulations American Studies Social Justice Minors

Allison Roseberg, Social Justice Minor Elise Gard, Social Justice Minor Ariel Wyatt, Social Justice Minor Gloria Gant, Social Justice Minor Kaylah Eddy, Social Justice Minor Leah Stein, Social Justice Minor Jaylen Fudge, Social Justice Minor