THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 22 - 28, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts Appointed
Advising for Spring 2013 Begins TODAY
University Forum: October 24
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NEWS
'Philadelphia Inquirer' Interviews University Professor Camille Paglia
Work by Illustration Grad Included in NPR Calendar
Faculty Member/Alumna Is Featured Speaker at Photo Conference
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EVENTS
Artist As A Filmmaker Series: Lost Highway
Vocal Department Performance: Salute to the Grammys
Continuing Education Certificate Student Lecture + Discussion
More Events >>

OPPORTUNITIES
Sign Up for Dropbox's 'Great Space Race'
Mural Project: Call for Volunteers

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
President's Office
Gallery 1401
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts Appointed
Assistant Professor of Dance Connie Michael has been appointed the new assistant dean of Liberal Arts, effective July 1, 2013. She has taken on many leadership positions within the faculty and is currently serving as chair of the Faculty Council. Darin Dunston, assistant to the director of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, will continue in his role as acting assistant dean through June 30, 2013.

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Advising for Spring 2013 Begins TODAY
Advising for the spring 2013 semester begins today, Monday, October 22. Related information and materials are located on the Registrar's website. Follow the links on the left to access information about course offerings, registration and to locate forms. Students will receive their appointment date and time in an email from the Office of the Registrar in the next two weeks. If you have any questions about advising, please email registrar@uarts.edu.

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University Forum: October 24
Faculty and staff are invited to a University Forum hosted by President Sean T. Buffington and Provost Kirk Pillow, who will discuss major academic and administrative activities planned or underway this year. At the end of this brief presentation, the president, provost, deans and vice presidents will be available to answer questions.
October 24, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium

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Acrylic Armageddon @ Blick Art Materials
Blick Art Materials Philadelphia will be hosting "Acrylic Armageddon," a canvas battle to celebrate the end of days. Area schools are invited to assemble teams to compete for a $500 Blick gift card. Each team will be given a large canvas and a limited amount of time to create an original collaborative work of art based on the theme "The End of the World." Guests to the event will be treated to music and free food. The battle begins at 2 p.m. on November 17. Don't miss out!

Blick is excited to provide support to the University of the Arts through a partnership that brings exciting opportunities, events and discounts to the University community throughout the year.

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Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Staff Council at the University of the Arts would like to invite all students, faculty and staff to participate in a campus-wide "Wear Pink Day" in support of breast cancer awareness on Wednesday, October 24.

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NEWS
'Philadelphia Inquirer' Interviews University Professor Camille Paglia
University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Camille Paglia was featured in the October 17 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer in an article about her new book Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art From Egypt to Star Wars (Pantheon). Read the article >>

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Work by Illustration Grad Included in NPR Calendar
"Connecting Cultures Through Public Radio," an illustration created by University of the Arts alumnus Daniel Fishel BFA '09 (Illustration), is included in National Public Radio's 2013 wall calendar. Each year, NPR asks prominent artists who are also avid NPR listeners to answer the question, "What does NPR look like to you?" Read more >>

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Faculty Member/Alumna Is Featured Speaker at Photo Conference
Liberal Arts Senior Lecturer and alumna Justyna Badach BFA '94 (Photography) will be a featured speaker at the 2012 Northwest Regional Conference of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), being held November 1 - 4 in Eugene, Ore. This year's theme, "Crossing the Divide," broadly addresses physical, ideological and metaphorical concepts present in the medium today.

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'South Philly Review' Cover Story Spotlights Alumna
Positive Minds, a non-profit founded by Jeannine Cook BS '05 (Communications), was featured in a cover story in the October 11 issue of the South Philly Review. Cook started Positive Minds while still a student at UArts and now runs the community-building organization with her two sisters. Read the article >>

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'Underground Pool' Now Accepting Submissions
Underground Pool, the literary magazine of the University of the Arts, is now accepting submissions of short stories, poems, essays, illustrations, comics and photography for its third issue. Published each spring by the Liberal Arts Division, submissions are read and reviewed by students in the Creative Writing Minor and faculty advisor Elise Juska. The deadline for submissions is November 21. Submission guidelines >>

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EVENTS
Artist As A Filmmaker Series: Lost Highway
Presented by UArts and the Philadelphia Film Society, the "Artist As A Filmmaker" monthly film series highlights world-renowned directors who transitioned their careers from visual artistry to filmmaking. This month features "Lost Highway" directed by David Lynch. More info >>
October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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Vocal Department Performance: Salute to the Grammys
Voice students perform Grammy Award-winning songs ranging from jazz to pop to r&b.
November 14, 7 - 9 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Continuing Education Certificate Student Lecture + Discussion
2012 Digital Photography Certificate recipient and professional photographer Tracy Clark will present her work as a humanitarian photographer in Nepal, Honduras and Haiti. Clark will also discuss her new book, Life Without Mirrors: A Photographic Journey in Nepal. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to ce@uarts.edu or 215-717-6095. More info >>
October 25, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Senior Dance Concert
Senior Dance majors perform in a variety of styles.
October 31, November 1 & 2, 8 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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Film Screening: 'Bodies' by Associate Professor Steven Saylor
The University community is invited to a screening of "Bodies," a new film by Writing for Film & Television Associate Professor Steven Saylor featuring Media Resources Manager/alum Adam Carrigan BS '09 (Communications) and Theater Associate Professor Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. RSVP by October 22 to Gina Guglielmi. More info >>
October 28, 1 & 3:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Brind School Presents 'Stage Door'
Ferber and Kaufman's 1936 backstage comedy is a love-letter to the American theater, set in a boarding house for actresses in Manhattan filled with eager young women willing to do anything - starve, run away from home, divorce, sleep around, sell out - to get ahead in the theater. Will you recognize your own hopes and fears, heartaches and triumphs in their stories? More info >>
November 1 - 4
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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RUST 3: Exhibit, Workshop and Panel
Urban environmentalists/artists Andy Walker MFA '10 (Painting) and Andy Heisey MFA '10 (Ceramics) continue their quest to raise awareness of urban waste with the third version of their Renewed Urban Studio Tent (RUST). RUST 3 opens at the Mt. Airy Art Garage on November 10 with music, films and food. The next day will feature a "How to Create Art Out of Refuse" workshop and a panel discussion titled "Artists Taking Back Philadelphia - Brick by Brick" featuring Walker and Heisey; Gary Steuer, Chief Curatorial Officer, City of Philadelphia; and Shari Hersh and Dre Urhahn from Philly Painting.
Exhibit Opening: November 10, 6 p.m.
Workshop: November 11, 10 a.m.
Panel: November 11, 2 p.m.
Mt. Airy Art Garage
11 West Mt. Airy Ave., Philadelphia

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Presentation: Research with Human Subjects
This workshop will give an overview of the ethical foundation and applicability of the regulations and discuss the three basic protections described in the Department of Health and Human Services regulations. The goal is to give UArts faculty, staff and students an understanding of the regulatory requirements and the considerations when conducting research with human subjects. We will also discuss the regulatory requirements for an institutional committee for the protection of human subjects. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Provost's Office; presented by Karen Mitchell, director of the Office of Sponsored Research at the University of the Sciences.
October 31, 11:30 a.m.
Refreshments available at 11:15 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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UArts Big Band Gala
The University's award-winning "Z" Big Band and the Rick Kerber Tribute Band perform contemporary big band jazz highlighting some of the country's most exciting young musicians. The concert will feature a special guest artist from the renowned Army Blues Band, trombonist Matt Niess.
October 22, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Fall Open House
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.
October 27, 12 - 4 p.m.

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The Corzo Center Presents:
Artists & Entrepreneurs Lecture Series
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with GoodCompany Group present "How To Be Memorable - Build an Early Brand": Learn what it takes to build a product, service, or self-brand that stands the test of time. Michelle Pujadas, founder and co-CEO of Zer0 to 5ive marketing agency, is an award-winning professional who specializes in developing strategic marketing and communications programs. Free for UArts students, alumni and the general public. Seating is limited, registration required. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
November 1, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13

Philly DoGooder Video Hackathon Event Kick-Off
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts with the School of Film and School of Design present "Telling Stories and Doing Good." The DoGooder Hackthon brings filmmakers and non-profits together to storyboard a two-minute film, and then produce it within 10 days. Filmmakers get to know people in the non-profit community and have a chance to win partnerships, support and other prizes. Participation is limited, registration required. Requirements and additional details >>
November 2, 2 - 5 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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Free Lunchtime Yoga
This popular free lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council is suitable for all levels and open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes are held weekly on Wednesdays through December 5. There will be no class on October 24 or November 21.
October 31, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203

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OPPORTUNITIES
Sign Up for Dropbox's 'Great Space Race'
Dropbox, a free cloud service for storing and sharing documents, photos and videos, has launched the Great Space Race. In addition to getting three GB of free space for the next two years when you sign up with your uarts.edu email address, everyone at the University of the Arts can earn up to 25 GB of storage. More info >>

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Mural Project: Call for Volunteers
Want to help make a major impact on a Philadelphia community? The Mural, Mosaic and Garden Art Project at the Whitman Library in South Philadelphia is looking for arts-focused volunteers to tackle a major project for the outside of the library building. Brightening up the library's building and lot would make a huge difference for the appearance of the block and nearby community. They need volunteers to provide valuable design input and assist in the planning and implementation of the artwork. The project's scope would likely be from late October to early March. If you're interested, please plan to come to the first informational meeting at the Whitman Library (200 Snyder Avenue) today, October 22 at 6 p.m. Please contact the Whitman Library Children's Librarian, Heather Warren, at 215-685-1754 or warrenh@freelibrary.org for more information or to express interest in volunteering.

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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie is an English septuagenarian painter whose theatrical and expressionist canvases have recently gained critical acclaim. Wylie often takes ideas from recent film stills and art history and has been influenced by artists as diverse as Philip Guston and Jean-Michel Basquiat. More info >>
Through November 20

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Isa Barnett '43 and Ivan Barnett '69: Generation to Generation
An exhibition in tribute to the distinguished Philadelphia/Santa Fe artist and illustrator Isa Barnett DIPL '43 (Illustration), presented by his artist son Ivan BFA '69 (Illustration). Isa is remembered as an esteemed and influential teacher at UArts. More info >>
Through November 26

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

The Photo Review: Best of Show
"Best of Show" is the annual collaborative effort between the Photography department at the University of the Arts and The Photo Review, an independent journal of photography founded in 1976. This annual exhibition gives the public the opportunity to view the juried work featured in The Photo Review's 2012 competition issue. More info >>
November 2 - December 7

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Gallery 224 & 6th Floor Gallery (Anderson Hall, 2nd floor/6th floor)

PROGworkRESS
PROGworkRESS presents recent work from artists in the MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program at the University of the Arts, including Charissa Schulze, Karen Hardy, Mou Zhu, J. Pascoe, Sarah Hulsey, Erin Paulson, Ellen Haines, Katherine Pulido and Kunyoung Chang. More info >>
Through October 26

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Levitt Foyer Gallery (Gershman Hall, 3rd floor)

Sabrina Small: Messengers of Memories
International Student Programs at the University of the Arts is thrilled to welcome artist Sabrina Small back to her native Philadelphia with "Messengers of Memories," an exhibit that explores the energy and unique vision Small acquired while living abroad and draws us into the complex ways in which memories of place and relationships get tangled within all of our identities. More info >>
Exhibition: November 2 - 30
Opening Reception (featuring interpretive dance by Reshma Anwar): November 2, 5 - 8 p.m.
Artist Talk and Lunch (free and open to the public; hosted by Mara Flamm, director of International Student Programs): November 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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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.
Through October 29

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Graham Howe: Color Theory
Inspired by textbooks on the theory of color photography, Graham Howe undertook to recreate and test the veracity of the so-called governing principles of the medium. His findings, though sometimes humorous and spuriously unscientific, nonetheless lead us to believe that there is often more to photo-science than meets the eye-ball. Ducks (all lined up), edible things, rocks, baseballs, Egyptian pyramids and the nude demonstrate how color can be used (and abused) in photographic practice. More info >>
November 2 - December 7

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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 >>
Through November 16

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Window on 11 (Terra Hall, 11th floor)

Gerald Nichols: More Incessant, Three Last Suppers, for Leo Steinberg
The School of Art is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition of Window on 11 in Terra Hall, featuring the work of Painting/Drawing Professor Gerald Nichols, who examines and explores Leonardo da Vinci's 15th century fresco "The Last Supper." For more than 500 years, this iconic image has inspired artists to create works of art ranging from paintings, prints and sculpture to literature and film. In "Leonardo's Incessant Last Supper," Leo Steinberg asks the question: "Is there anything more to be said?" Nichols says, "Yes." More info >>
Through October 26

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