THIS WEEK@ UARTS: May 14 - 27, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Commencement: Important Dates
Important Summer Term Dates
Summer Building Hours
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NEWS
Borowsky Donation Supports Glass Arts at the University of the Arts
University Professor Camille Paglia Speaks at Fordham University
Voting Now Open for 2012-2013 Alumni Council

EVENTS
If/Then: Design Exhibition 2012
Thought Experiments: Laura Kurgan
Sushi Reception at the Kugel Collaborative
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IN THE GALLERIES
Printmaking Gallery
Sol Mednick Gallery/Gallery 1401
Solmssen Court
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Commencement: Important Dates
Tuesday, May 15
Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies
3 p.m.
College of Art, Media & Design, Levitt Auditorium
College of Performing Arts, Caplan Center, Terra Hall

Wednesday, May 16
Commencement Rehearsal
9 a.m., Hamilton Hall

College Awards Ceremonies
11:30 a.m. -- College of Performing Arts, Levitt Auditorium
12 p.m -- Liberal Arts, Estia Restaurant
2:30 p.m. -- College of Art, Media & Design, Levitt Auditorium

Thursday, May 17
134th Commencement Ceremony - Keynote Speaker: Neil Gaiman
Graduates line up -- 9:30 a.m., Hamilton Hall
Processional -- 10 a.m.
Ceremony -- 10:30 a.m., Academy of Music
Post-Ceremony Reception -- 12:30 p.m., Hamilton Hall

Diploma Pick Up
Graduating Students: Please go to CBS Auditorium in Hamilton Hall immediately following the Commencement ceremony to pick up your diploma. CBS Auditorium is located straight through the main entrance of Hamilton Hall.

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Important Summer Term Dates
Summer I
- Term Dates: May 21 - June 29
- Registration open until: May 23
- Students must pay prior to registration starting: May 17
- Last day to withdraw from a course: June 15

Summer II
- Term Dates: July 2 - August 10
- Registration open until: July 5
- Students must pay prior to registration starting: June 28
- Last day to withdraw from a course: July 27

Summer All
- Term Dates: May 21 - August 10
- Registration open until: May 23
- Students must pay prior to registration starting: May 17
- Last day to withdraw from a course: July 13

8-Week Mid-Summer
- Term Dates: June 18 - August 10
- Registration open until: June 20
- Students must pay prior to registration starting: June 14
- Last day to withdraw from a course: July 27

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Summer Building Hours
In an effort to accommodate summer activities and operate efficiently, a summer building schedule will be in effect May 18 through August 20. All buildings will be locked at the closing hour. If there are scheduled events beyond the closing time, we will keep the buildings open to accommodate those events. Contact Joann Malandro to notify of any events at 215-717-6826. More info >>

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Class of 2012 Senior Gift Drive: Leave Your Legacy
Proceeds to the Senior Class Gift Drive will go toward a campus beautification project in the Furness Garden where a permanent plaque will dedicate the space to the Class of 2012. All donations will be matched by President Sean T. Buffington, doubling your gift. Visit uarts.edu/seniorgift2012 to make an online gift (any amount counts) or like the UArts 2012 Senior Class Gift Facebook page.

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NEWS
Borowsky Donation Supports Glass Arts at the University of the Arts
A $500,000 gift from University of the Arts Trustee Irvin J. Borowsky and his wife, Laurie Wagman, will enable the University to establish the Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Arts, which will be given annually to an artist whose vision and skills are advancing contemporary glass art, and the Irvin Borowsky Center for Glass Arts, which includes creating a new Crafts center and expanding the University's Glass facilities. Read more >>

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University Professor Camille Paglia Speaks at Fordham University
University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Camille Paglia was a featured speaker at Fordham University's "Taking Offense: When Art and the Sacred Collide" public forum. Presented by the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture on April 25, Paglia responded to such questions as, "How should thoughtful observers respond when artists treat images, people and ideas that many hold sacred in a deliberately shocking way?" and "Are there issues beyond free expression and purely aesthetic standards?"

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Voting Now Open for 2012-2013 Alumni Council
The Alumni Association is currently holding elections for the 2012-2013 Alumni Council. All alumni of UArts and its prior iterations are eligible and encouraged to vote. Voting runs through Thursday, May 31. More info >>

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EVENTS
If/Then: Design Exhibition 2012
"If/Then" is a showcase of more than 80 design solutions created by graduating students who ask the question, "If a new problem presents itself, then how can it be responded to uniquely?" The exhibit features work from the University's Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Master of Industrial Design, Multimedia, and Museum Exhibition Planning and Design programs.
Exhibit Viewing: May 17, 4 - 7 p.m.
Closing Reception and Exhibit Viewing: May 18, 12 - 5 p.m.
The Gallery at Market East
9th and Market Streets, Philadelphia

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Thought Experiments: Laura Kurgan
As part of the Mural Arts Program and co-sponsored by Breadboard, this Thought Experiment artist conversation features Laura Kurgan. Kurgan's work addresses the commonalities of data visualization and social practice, two topics that are part of Mural Arts' larger inquiry into the nature of 21st century muralism. Kurgan is director of Visual Studies, director of the Spatial Information Design Lab, and associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
May 24, 6 - 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

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Sushi Reception at the Kugel Collaborative: A Jewish Student Arts Space
The University community is invited to an exhibition at the University of the Arts' JEWArts student gallery to view the work of various JewArtsers and to enjoy delicious kosher sushi. Artists include seniors Aimee Goldsmith '12 (Crafts), Hillary Pokrywkra '12 (Dance) and Becca Tennenbaum '12 (Painting/Drawing), along with Rich Cassell '13 (Crafts), Jeremy Terner '13 (Photography), Michael Mizrahi '13 (Film/Video), Scott Warren '13 (Photography) and Rachel Diamond '14 (Painting/Drawing). Family and friends are invited. For information, contact Rabbi Daniel Grodnitzky at (215) 593-8264.
May 15, 5 p.m.
The Kugel Collaborative
1544 South Street, Philadelphia

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Tools for Teaching
Presented by the Center for Teaching and Learning, attend workshops covering grants, e-resources and Digication etc., and learn how your colleagues are integrating writing, research and digital tools in their classrooms. With limited seating available, an email RSVP is highly recommended.
May 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Terra Hall Board Room

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The Hinged
Small-scale works in various materials featuring UArts faculty member Mashiko and Sculpture alumni Nathaniel Butler, Alex Gartlemann, Rex Kalehoff, Colin Bearcub O'Neil and Samantha Reis. More info >>
Through June 2
Medialia...Rack and Hamper Gallery
335 West 38th Street, New York City

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IN THE GALLERIES
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall)

Printmaking Seniors Exhibition
Featuring the work of senior Jordan Gulaskey.
Exhibition: May 14 - 18
Reception (tentative): May 16, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery and Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall)

Sophomore Photography: Recent Work
Annual student exhibition featuring recent work from sophomore Photography majors. The Photography program has a variety of courses in the sophomore year that stress a wide range of photographic expression. Basic camera handling, advanced black and white darkroom techniques, color-printing materials, and training in digital photography are all included in the sophomore curriculum. This exhibition showcases student work that is wide ranging in subject matter, using various photographic techniques and aesthetic concerns. In conjunction with the Sophomore Show, the Junior Photography Class will be exhibiting work in the hallways surrounding the Sol Mednick Gallery.
Through May 18

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Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)

Multidisciplinary Fine Arts and Sculpture BFA Thesis Exhibition
Featuring works from senior Multidisciplinary Fine Arts and Sculpture majors. The cosmos, cool cerebral abstractions, miniature worlds, parallel realities and the origins of human life are some of the themes that are explored in work that is the culmination of four years of study at the University of the Arts. Free and open to the public.
Through May 15

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall)

Rita Maas: Reality TV
"Reality TV" investigates the blizzard of imagery and data we are exposed to daily, our compulsion to consume it and the effects it may have on us. Maas states, "In approaching this series, I focused on the imagery broadcast into our homes via the television. Instead of recording the faces and graphics on the screen, I recorded the ambient light emitted from the tube as it fell on the white walls of the room, reducing the imagery to pure color and muting its message. The assembled images of saturated color vibrate against each other, creating their own visual sensation."
May 25 - August 3

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Levitt Auditorium Foyer (Gershman Hall, ground floor)

Otherwise: An International Exhibition
Features work by students, staff and faculty with an international connection. Sponsored by International Student Programs.
Through May 20

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Ancient Red Ocher Abalone: The Swords of Destiny One Water Bucket
New York artist and Sculpture alumnus Robert Younger '69 exhibits a number of personalized themes that he uses to create what he calls ART.
Through May 31

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Anderson Hall Cases (outside Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery)

Second Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition
Join the Print Services staff and students Caitlin Lord '12 (Photography), Kelsey Niziolek '12 (Illustration), John Thomas '12 (Illustration) and Jiayin Yu '12 (Graphic Design) at the second annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition, a juried exhibition of prints by UArts' students. These students from across the College of Art, Media & Design will be exhibiting recent work.
Through May 17

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Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th Floor)

The Art of Kinuko Craft
Kinuko Y. Craft is one of the most widely respected and well-known fantasy artists in the United States today. She considers herself a storyteller. Her past commissions have included paintings for the book covers of many well-known fantasy authors, opera posters, fairy tale books and covers for many national magazines. Her art is also widely licensed on calendars, posters, greeting cards and other consumer goods, and can also be found in public collections at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Cornish Colony Museum in Windsor, Vt., the Museum of American Illustration in New York City, the National Geographic Society and other corporate collections.
Through May 21

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