Roger Shimomura, the bespectacled man crouched to the right of the
guitar player, hangs out with Kansas University students on campus.
The photo was taken in 1970, one year after Shimomura joined the KU
Roger Shimomura works in his home office, which is packed with
books, binders full of slides of his artwork, family photographs
and collectibles. Shimomura spends hours at his computer and can
often be found surfing eBay, a Web site that feeds his former
Roger Shimomura adds color to a new painting that incorporates Dr.
Suess characters into a collage of figures conforming to racial
stereotypes of Asian-Americans. He worked at his home studio last
Roger Shimomura jokes with students before his performance art
class last fall at Kansas University. Shimomura is known for his
dry sense of humor, but he also has a reputation as a brutally
honest, though respected, teacher who has reduced students to
Roger Shimomura visits with gallery-goers during the opening of his
exhibition, "Stereotypes and Admonitions," at the Jan Weiner
Gallery in Kansas City, Mo. The December reception was complemented
by a slide lecture that Shimomura delivered Jan. 9 at the
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The exhibit then traveled to the Greg
Kucera Gallery in Seattle.
Artist Roger Shimomura is set to retire next week after 35 years of
teaching at Kansas University.
Lisa Ryckman stretches over an exercise ball.
Red Hatters Alice Leitch, left, and Connie Sue Patterson march down
Massachusetts Street playing kazoos. Red Hat Society members from
around northeast Kansas congregated Saturday at Prairie Patches,
821 Mass. Society members, who are women older than 50, wear red
hats and purple clothes to their meetings.
Adrian O'Hara of Overland Park grimaces as he pedals toward the
finish of the prologue time trial at the inaugural VeloTek Grand
Prix. Cyclists raced against the clock in the 2.5K time trial
prologue Saturday at Clinton State Park. The VeloTek road race is
today at Perry Lake.
Smarty Jones with jockey Stewart Elliott up drives down the stretch
to win the Kentucky Derby. Lion Heart, right, with Mike Smith up,
finished second Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Kansas catcher Dani may, a Lawrence High product, bobbles a foul
ball before making the catch for an out against Texas.
Kansas University pitcher Kassie Humphreys throws to first base for
a force out against Texas. Humphreys allowed just three hits in
five innings, and the Jayhawks defeated the Longhorns, 3-0,
Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark. KU third baseman Nettie Fierros is at
Detroit's Jeremy Bonderman delivers against Seattle. Bonderman was
the winning pitcher in the Tigers' 4-2 victory Saturday in Detroit.
Jockey Stewart Elliott waves atop Smarty Jones after winning the
Kentucky Derby. Elliott, a standout on the small-track scene, won
his first race at Churchill Downs on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Roy Chapman, owner of Smarty Jones, lifts the trophy in celebration
of his his win of the 130th running of the Kentucky Derby. The
77-year-old Chapman was a surprise winner at Saturday's Derby in
New Jersey Nets' Jason Kidd plays with his son, TJ, after practice,
Saturday, May 1, 2004, in East Rutherford, N.J. as they prepare for
their second round playoff series against the Detroit Pistons.
John Studdard, right, feeds Audree Kamb-Studdard wedding cake after
their ceremony at the University Community of Christ church in
Lawrence. The two married May 18, 2003, and have since been on at
least half a dozen trips together.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks to members of the media
and mingles at a reception. Schwarzenegger spoke to business
leaders Saturday at the Tel Aviv Hilton in Israel.
Opposition union workers march to protest against increased
unemployment in Caracas, Venezuela. The sign at bottom reads "Mr.
President, we demand jobs and security, no more deaths." The
protest was among many that took place around the world on May Day.
American soldiers stand behind a pyramid of naked Iraqi prisoners
at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, Iraq, in this undated photo.
This photo and others have raised outrage around the world. A
member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council asked Saturday
for an investigation into allegations of abuse by American guards.
Franklin County residents unite to honor service members who died
in Iraq. Showing their support at Saturday's rally were, from left,
Sherry Wright, event coordinator; Scott Wasser and Candy Wasser,
parents of Lance Cpl. Christopher Wasser, an Ottawa Marine killed
in Iraq last month; James Butler, Wellsville, father of Army Sgt.
Jacob Butler, who also died in Iraq; speaker Diane Kuhn; and Roger
LaRue, a former Marine who served in Vietnam.
Emily Taylor, left, Kansas University's dean of women from 1956 to
1975, counsels a young woman in this 1959 photograph taken on the
KU campus. Taylor, who worked to promote gender equity at KU and
across the nation, died Saturday in Lawrence.
Free State seniors Ludwig Ryfkogel, left, and Maria Alvarez, show off their fancy wear during Free State High School prom festivities at Abe and Jake's Landing.
Lawrence-area junior high school students receive recognition at a recital at Plymouth Congregational Church. Forty-two students competed for the 10 spots at the recital, which was Feb. 22. The event is sponsored annually by the Lawrence Alumnae and Patroness Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota national music fraternity. From left are Alex Anderson, piano; Adrienne Willems, piano; Anna Cook, cello; Maxwell Gregoire, piano; Masa Ohtake, trombone; Sam Huneke, french horn; Paul Eltschinger, piano; Jo Ann Doll, piano; Xuzhao Zhang, violin; and Rebecca Weinaug, violin. Jacqueline Shmalberg, president of the fraternity's Lawrence chapter, submitted the picture.