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FMS 177 Seminar Ukraine Through the Lens of Film - Online Guests

29-30 March 2023, two online meetings with the American film scholars on the subject of Ukrainian cinema were arranged by Dr Olga Kyrylova, the FMS Visiting Assistant Professor, as a part of her classes FMS/SLAV 322 Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema and FMS 177 Ukraine T

Hawks to Watch: Chloe Burns, filmmaker, 2018 FMS Alum

After graduating with a Film & Media Studies degree in 2018, Chloe lived the film student dream of moving to Los Angeles and working in the industry. That is, until the pandemic brought the world to a halt.

SNL’s Heidi Gardner speaks to FMS students

“Saturday Night Live” cast member Heidi Gardner joined lecturer Jon Niccum’s Intermediate Screenwriting class for a virtual Q&A session on Feb. 7, where students held up homemade cue cards and even impersonated Lorne Michaels while asking questions about her career and writing process. 

Prof. Willmott and Hallmark Channel encourage Kansas film tax credit

On paper, Kevin Willmott and Hallmark movies are about as different as can be. Willmott, a Kansas native and professor of film at the University of Kansas, won an Academy Award for his writing of the movie "BlacKkKlansman."

Prof. David Mai of FMS and Prof. Yi-Yang Chen of KU Music Strive to Advance Racial Equity Through Newly Funded Projects

LAWRENCE – Promoting health equity through culturally competent pharmacy care, dismantling anti-Black linguistic racism, documenting the unique contributions of diverse composers and celebrating living Indigenous cultures while repairing relationships with Native communities are among the goals o

Prof. Willmott and son unveil 9th Street statue in Junction City following MLK event

Some of Junction City’s most famous names took the stage last week for the local Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Justin Aaron Black, a Junction City High School paraeducator and church worship music leader who made a run on NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ performed “Glory.”

KU Welcomes Ukrainian Scholars, including Visiting Assistant Prof. Olga Kyrylova

LAWRENCE — Shortly after the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the University of Kansas began working on several initiatives to support academic peers in Ukraine.

Performance by Tweesna Rose Mills, FMS graduate student, portrays Indigenous history

Tweesna Rose Mills, from the Shoshone-Yakama-Umatilla Nations, spent weeks preparing for her performance at the Spencer Museum of Art. 

Dr. Olga Kyrylova, Visiting Assistant Professor in FMS, participated in Ukrainian Film event for Columbia University in New York

Dr Olga Kyrylova, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Film and Media Studies, participated in the events of the Ukrainian program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, in New York: the book launch Mondegreen by Volodymyr Rafeenko (English tra

Three Jayhawks including FMS student, Delilah Begay, invited to attend White House Native American events

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas and the Office of Native American Initiatives is proud to share that three KU students were invited to and attended two prestigious events in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14 and 15.

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