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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Author Neil Gaiman's Keynote Address at 134th Commencement Becomes Social Media Sensation
Important Summer Term Dates
Summer Building Hours

NEWS
2008 Multimedia Alum Featured in 'NY Times'
National Collage Society Features Work by Faculty Member Diane Pepe
Alumni Council Voting Ends May 31

EVENTS
Staff Member Danzig Stars in 'A Dybbuk'
The Hinged

IN THE GALLERIES
Sol Mednick Gallery
Gallery 1401
President's Office


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Author Neil Gaiman's Keynote Address at 134th Commencement Becomes Social Media Sensation
Award-winning author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman delivered the keynote address and received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts (HDFA) at the University of the Arts' 134th Commencement, held May 17 at the Academy of Music on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. In his first-ever university commencement address, he urged graduates to "make good art." The video of the speech has gone viral, with almost 300,000 views and thousands of re-tweets of the link.

The ceremony also honored Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Cartoonist Tony Auth with an HDFA, while alumnae Hilary Clark BFA '98 (Modern Dance) and Alina Wheeler BFA '70 (Illustration) each received the Silver Star Alumni Award. Read more >>

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Important Summer Term Dates
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

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

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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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NEWS
2008 Multimedia Alum Featured in 'NY Times'
Dan Delaney BFA '08 (Multimedia) gets top billing in a New York Times story on innovative trends in food and dining. His foray into social media marketing of special-event dining is part of the Times' focus on "this summer's food zeitgeist," in which "story is the secret spice."

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National Collage Society Features Work by Faculty Member Diane Pepe
"Wall," a collage by CAMD Associate Professor Diane Pepe, was selected for the National Collage Society 28th Anniversary Juried Exhibition being held June 9 – August 12 at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art on the Ursinus College campus in Collegeville, Pa. NCS will celebrate the 100th anniversary of collage in 2012 with a reception on July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. The accepted works were rigorously reviewed by a jury that included Christine Poggi, professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania; Daniel Miller, artist and chair of the Graduate Programs, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and Carol Wisker, collage artist and administrator.

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Alumni Council Voting Ends May 31
Elections for new members of the 2012-2013 Alumni Council are now open. All UArts alumni are invited to vote for the new representatives. The last day to vote is May 31.

More info and candidate bios >>

Vote now >>

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EVENTS
Staff Member Danzig Stars in 'A Dybbuk'
President's office staff member Peter Andrew Danzig stars in EgoPro Classic Theater's production of "A Dybbuk," a story of love, ghosts and faith. Tony Award winner Tony Kushner's adaptation of this classic tale is passionate and illuminating and serves to burnish the original's mixture of spiritual exhalation and material poverty, abstract symbolism and exotic superstition, brought funnily and furiously alive in this contemporary and provocative production.
May 30 - June 17
Prince Music Theatre Cabaret
1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

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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
Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Paula McCartney: Bird Watching
"Bird Watching" combines varied natural settings with carefully placed craft store songbirds to create enhanced landscapes. Rather than settling for what nature has to offer, photographer Paula McCartney has taken control of the environment and decorated the trees herself, creating a body of work in which performance art, site-based installation, and traditional wildlife and nature photography collide. Approaching the project with the mindset and precision of an ornithologist, the creations are startlingly realistic.
Through August 3

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

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."
Through August 3

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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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