THIS WEEK @ UARTS: September 17 - 23, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
DesignPhiladelphia: October 10 – 14
Family and Alumni Weekend: October 19 – 21
Fall Open House: October 27
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NEWS
School of Music Faculty, Students Invited to Participate in Major Jazz Ed Conference
Alumni Invited to Submit Work for Student-Curated Exhibition
ID Grad's Business Is Finalist in Martha Stewart Contest
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EVENTS
Diane Pepe: Hidden Images
Philly Works: Qualities of Life in Philadelphia
The Corzo Center Presents…
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OPPORTUNITIES
Students: Join Philadelphia Orchestra's eZseatU Program

IN THE GALLERIES
Hamilton and Arronson Galleries
Gallery 1401
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
DesignPhiladelphia: October 10 – 14
Presented in partnership with the University of the Arts, the 8th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival will take place October 10 – 14. DesignPhiladelphia unites the region’s dynamic creative community by bringing together individuals and organizations from across the design spectrum, placing a spotlight on Philadelphia’s rich design history and creative industries at work.

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Family and Alumni Weekend: October 19 – 21
Families of current students and all alumni are invited to attend Family and Alumni Weekend, set for October 19 – 21. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the UArts Alumni Association, this year's program will showcase the many talents of the UArts community and will provide plenty of opportunities to connect with current students and their families, as well as with alumni and faculty. Register now >>

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Fall Open House: October 27
The University of the Arts will hold its annual Fall Open House on Saturday, October 27 from noon to 4 p.m. Prospective students and their families can meet faculty, current students and alumni; explore our galleries and performing arts spaces; and learn more about housing and dining. Open House offers demonstrations and performances from all program areas, and special workshops to guide visitors through the financial aid process, as well as tips on preparing a portfolio or audition.

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Faculty: Sign Up for Digication Workshops
During the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters, faculty will be able to explore Digication, a course management and e-portfolio system that will replace Sakai in fall 2013. To prepare, the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Digication Committee are providing introductory workshops. Seats are still available for the Digication E-Portfolio Workshop on Tuesday, September 18 from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. and the Digication Course Management Workshop on Thursday, September 20 from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. Faculty should RSVP to Assistant Provost Krishna Dunston or reserve a seat for any of the fall workshops.

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NEWS
School of Music Faculty, Students Invited to Participate in Major Jazz Ed Conference
School of Music faculty members Justin Binek and Trineice Robinson-Martin and the UArts "Z" Big Band have been invited to participate in the 4th Annual Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference, being held January 2 – 5, 2013, in Atlanta. Binek and Robinson-Martin will present individual clinics, while the "Z" Big Band – the University's premier large jazz-ensemble, directed by faculty member Matt Gallagher – will perform in concert. The JEN Conference is the largest jazz education conference in the country.

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Alumni Invited to Submit Work for Student-Curated Exhibition
Alumni of all years, degrees and programs are invited to submit their work for the fall exhibition in the Alumni Gallery. Curated by a University of the Arts student on a semi-annual basis around a theme of his or her choosing, the student curator for the fall exhibition is Kaylyn Gray '13 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts) and the theme is "The Face of UArts." The exhibit will be on display in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. The deadline for submissions is October 8. More info >>

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ID Grad's Business Is Finalist in Martha Stewart Contest
Pupcakes, Bits & Pieces, a gourmet dog-treat bakery created by Jackie Starker BS '10 (Industrial Design), has been named a finalist in Martha Stewart's American Made Awards. Starker's business is up for the $10,000 Audience Choice grand prize, chosen by an online public vote that ends September 24. Read more >>

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Book by Faculty Member/Alum Earns Starred Review in 'Kirkus Reviews'
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, written and illustrated by UArts faculty member and alumnus Robert Byrd BFA '66 (Illustration), received a starred review in Kirkus Reviews, which called it "a beautifully realized labor of love and affection..." and "a work of breadth and energy, just like its subject; engaging and brimming with appeal for a wide audience." Read the review >>

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'Core77' Features ID Alum's Unique Wooden Watches
"Analog," a wooden watch collection by recent UArts graduate Lorenzo Buffa BS '12 (Industrial Design), was featured in online industrial design magazine Core77 in its September 7 issue. The gender-neutral watches were created as part of Buffa's senior thesis project. Read the article >>

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Professor's Video To Be Screened at Int'l Film Fest
"Players," an eight-minute video by Professor Thomas Porett, has been invited to be shown at the Lucca Film Festival 2012 in Lucca, Italy. "Players" is an impressionistic work derived from video footage that was purposefully captured out of focus. The imagery is accompanied by an original soundtrack composed by Porett. The 8th edition of the Lucca Film Festival will take place October 1 – 6 at the Cinema Centrale in the center of Lucca.

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EVENTS
Diane Pepe: Hidden Images
An exhibition of recent drawings, cut-paper collages and digital collages by College of Art, Media and Design Associate Professor Diane Pepe.
Through October 19
Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia
1616 Latimer Street

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Philly Works: Qualities of Life in Philadelphia
Featuring a selection of works or proposals that showcase exemplary problem-solving ideas to improve life for the citizens of Philadelphia, "Philly Works" was coordinated by Industrial Design faculty members Will McHale and Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich and UArts alumna Katie Winkler BS '08 (Industrial Design).
Exhibition: Through November 25
Opening Reception: September 20, 6 – 8 p.m.
Publication Release Party: October 11, 6 – 8 p.m.
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 South 18th Street (Philadelphia)

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The Corzo Center Presents…

Playing for Change Day
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and LocalArtsLive present a LocalArtsLive benefit concert for the Playing for Change Foundation and LiveConnections. Musicians and music lovers are gathering on stages, street corners and schools for a global day of action to bring music into the lives of children and promote positive social change everywhere. Join the fun and help two music education organizations. Fifty percent of the donations will go to LiveConnections in Philadelphia and 50 percent will support worldwide efforts of the Playing for Change Foundation. A limited number of discounted tickets are available for UArts students, alumni, faculty and staff. General admission: $10. Seating is limited, registration required. Buy tickets >>
September 22, 1 – 3 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

Entrepreneur Bootcamp
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts and Empowerment Group, this interactive, six-part workshop provides a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to plan, market, manage money and present your ideas. Free for UArts students and alumni. Seats available for the general public; inquire at corzocenter@uarts.edu. Registration required at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
September 22 and 29
October 6, 13, 20 and 27
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511

Startup Weekend: Philadelphia
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts co-sponsors Startup Weekend: Philadelphia, an intense 54-hour event that focuses on team building and business idea development, often tech-related, that can form the basis of a credible business. Come with your own idea or find an idea you want to work on. A limited number of discounted tickets are available to UArts Design students and alumni. Total UArts student and alumni cost (ID required): $29. Select ticket option Designer or Developer and enter discount code: UARTS. More information >>
September 28, 5 p.m. – September 30, 9 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

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Open Office Hours with President Buffington
Members of the University community are invited to meet with President Sean Buffington on a first-come, first-served basis regarding any subject they wish to bring to his attention. More info >>
September 26, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
September 28, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
President’s Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
Founded in 1997, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe supports artists and brings the world's newest and most cutting-edge cultural experiences to the city, amplifying the vibrancy of Philadelphia as a renowned cultural center and an unparalleled place to live, work and visit.
Through September 22

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Voice Faculty Recital
September 19, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Culture Vultures
Student Affairs is sponsoring free tickets for students to the area's best exhibitions and performances. To sign up and obtain tickets, visit Student Affairs in Gershman Hall, Room 311.

Nichole Canuso Dance Company @ the APS Museum
20 tickets available
September 21, 6 p.m.
Optional meet-up at 5 p.m. in Gershman Lobby

Sequence 8 by 7 Fingers @ the Merriam Theater
12 tickets available
September 23, 2 p.m.
Meet at venue

Burnt Sugar @ the Painted Bride
A funky jazz ensemble inspired by the music of Miles Davis and James Brown
September 28, 8 p.m.
Optional meet up at 7 p.m. in Gershman Lobby

NYC Day Trip to MoMA to see the Quay Brothers exhibit
October 19
Meet at 30th Street Station at 9 a.m.

Fresh Cut from the Vine @ at the Painted Bride
Philly’s best jazz musicians perform together, including UArts faculty
October 20, 8 p.m.
Optional meet up at 7 p.m. in Gershman Lobby

Ballet X Fall Series @ the Wilma Theater
20 tickets available
November 8, 8 p.m.
Meet at venue

Chick Corea and Gary Burton’s Hot House Tour @ the Kimmel Center
10 tickets available
November 9, 8 p.m.
Meet at venue

Yemen Blues @ at the Painted Bride
A dynamic global jazz fusion experience
November 11, 7 p.m.
Optional meet up at 6 p.m. in Gershman Lobby

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Continuing Studies Fall Information Session
Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education courses and the new "Essentials" and "Professional" certificate programs. Every program has a clear learning outcome: secure a new position, transition into a new industry or keep technical skills current. Attendees will be eligible to receive a 10% discount on one new fall 2012 CE course registration (new students only; no retroactive refunds will be given). RSVP to ce@uarts.edu or call 215-717-6095.
September 19, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Presentations at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, 9th floor

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Brind School Presents 'Princess Ida'
In this Brind School production, the character of Ida leads a band of women who have forsworn the company of men and established an all-girls college, but three men disguise themselves as women in order to infiltrate it. Once their disguise is revealed, it leads to a full-blown battle of the sexes, complete with arrows and armor. A hilarious satire of the 19th century Women's Rights movement. Libretto by William S. Gilbert, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, directed by Kate Galvin. More info >>
September 20 – 23
Caplan Studio Theater

All Brind School productions are FREE to the University community, though advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Please visit tickets.uarts.edu and enter either the UASTAFF or UASTUDENT promo code. Tickets can also be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis – one hour prior to curtain – at the box office. Questions can be directed to Jennifer MacMillan, audience services coordinator, at x6450 or jmacmillan@uarts.edu.

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Free Lunchtime Yoga Is Back!
The popular free lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council is back. This class is suitable for all levels and open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes begin Wednesday, September 19 and continue weekly on Wednesdays through December 5. There will be no classes on October 24 or November 22.
September 19 and 26, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203

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Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age
Traveling photography exhibit by members of the Atomic Photographers Guild co-curated by faculty member Harris Fogel that originated in the fall of 2011 at the University's Sol Mednick Gallery. Over the past year, the show has traveled to Vienna; Perth, Australia; Rio de Janeiro; and Seattle. The Atomic Photographers Guild is an international collective of photographers dedicated to making visible all aspects of the nuclear age.
September 28 – November 30
Rocky Flats Cold War Museum
5612 Yukon St., Arvada, Colo.

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OPPORTUNITIES
Students: Join Philadelphia Orchestra's eZseatU Program
Sign up for eZseatU, a program through the Philadelphia Orchestra that enables students to attend unlimited concerts for a one-time membership fee of just $25 per year. The eZseatU program kicks off its new season with the fifth annual Free College Concert on October 11 at 8 p.m. at the Kimmel Center.

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IN THE GALLERIES
Hamilton and Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Making IT: Alumni Works '02 - '12
A juried exhibition of works by recent alumni from the classes of 2002 through 2012, including undergraduate and graduate alumni. The exhibit coincides with Family and Alumni Weekend (October 19 – 21) and DesignPhiladelphia (October 10 – 14).
Exhibition: October 2 – 29
Opening Reception: October 20, 5 - 7 p.m.

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Jennifer Long: Collections
Investigating vulnerability, perceived ideals and communication within the context of interpersonal relationships is the focus of Toronto-based artist Jennifer Long. Inspired by a wide array of references such as feminism, portraiture, the Victorian era and personal experience, Long creates constructed narratives that explore the emotions and quiet moments of everyday life. More info >>
September 21 – October 26

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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

Dave McKenzie: Everything's Alright, Nothing's Okay!
Video works by UArts alum Dave McKenzie BFA '00 (Printmaking). More info >>
Exhibition: Through September 28
Lecture: September 27, 1 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Angela Bacon-Kidwell: Traces of Existence
Working with numerous layers of hand-painted photographs, drawings and resin to create a single image, Angela Bacon-Kidwell's final results reveal a complex layering process in which the image is printed and rephotographed under various conditions in one final effort to heal the wounds that bind her own existence. More info >>
September 21 – October 26

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Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)

Department of Art + Design Education Faculty Exhibition
The Department of Art + Design Education presents an exhibition of work by faculty members.
Through October 11

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Arronson Gallery (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Architectural Conditions: Larry Mitnick and Kenneth Fifer
Visual artist, architect and faculty member Larry Mitnick and poet Ken Fifer, professor of English and former division head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Penn State University (Berks campus), present an exhibition of their collaborative project to use poetry and collage to explore shared architectural conditions. More info >>
Through September 28

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

Cryptofauna: The Art of Chris Buzelli
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Chris Buzelli moved to New York City and began his career as an illustrator. His paintings have appeared in many publications, including Rolling Stone, TIME, Playboy and The New York Times. Buzelli has collaborated on many projects for design firms and advertising agencies. He also shows his work in various galleries throughout the U.S. and teaches once a week at RISD and SVA. More info >>
Exhibition: September 17 – November 16
Reception: October 18, 3 – 3:30 p.m.

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Hamilton Galleries (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Lester Goldman: Selected Paintings and Drawings
Late UArts alumnus Lester Goldman BFA '64 (Painting) [1942-2005] received his BFA at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) in 1964 and also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Iowa University, Aspen School of Contemporary Art and Indiana University, where he received his MFA in 1966. From 1966 to 2005, he taught at the Kansas Coty Art Institute, where he was professor of Painting. More info >>
Through September 28

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Where I Am Right Now: Carol Moore Retrospective
"Where I Am Right Now" comprises selected works from Associate Professor Carol Moore completed since 1982 to the present – whether locating herself through writing and drawing in her studio or in whatever emotional or physical landscape she inhabits. More info >>
Through October 5

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