THIS WEEK @ UARTS: November 12 - 18, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMINDER: Commencement Dates and Calendar Changes
Registration for Spring 2013 Now Open
Save the Date: Faculty/Staff Holiday Party
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NEWS
Deadline for 'Underground Pool' Submissions Extended
MFA Student to Represent UAE at Venice Biennale
Multimedia Senior Wins PhillyPitch! Screenwriting Competition
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EVENTS
Collaboration: A Way Forward
Lecture: Exploring Design in Kenya
Staff Council General Meeting
More Events >>

OPPORTUNITIES
PRA Announces Fund for Art and Civic Engagement

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Hamilton Hall & Arronson Gallery
Printmaking Gallery
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMINDER: Commencement Dates and Calendar Changes
In order to secure the Academy of Music for the University’s Commencement ceremony, Academic Council and Faculty Council have agreed to shorten the spring semester to 15 weeks so that the ceremony can be held one week earlier than previously scheduled. The 15-week semester will begin with the spring 2013 semester. In addition, an adjustment to the start date of the fall 2013 semester has also been made, resulting in a change to the class schedule for the week of the Thanksgiving holiday in 2013. Academic calendars will be revised to reflect these changes.

Please note the new dates and changes:
- Commencement 2013 is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2013 (previously rescheduled from May 23)
- The first day of class for fall 2013 will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013
- The University will be open, but no classes will be scheduled on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
- Commencement 2014 will be scheduled for Thursday, May 15, 2014 (instead of May 22)

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Registration for Spring 2013 Now Open
Students: please check your UArts email for your appointment date and time. We encourage you to register as soon as possible so you will have the best chance to get your first choice of classes. Related information and materials are located on the Office of the Registrar's website. Follow the links on the left to access information about course offerings, registration instructions and forms. Don't forget to check your permission to register. If you have any questions about registration, please email us at registrar@uarts.edu.

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Save the Date: Faculty/Staff Holiday Party
Fill your spirit with the warmth of the season and share your holiday cheer with friends and colleagues.
December 13, 5 - 7 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater
Terra Hall, 16th floor

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UArts Gallery Opens Today at Blick Art Materials
Celebrate the opening of the UArts Gallery at Blick Art Materials. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 12, view works created by the Painting/Drawing department. Enjoy exclusive discounts and tasty refreshments.

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NEWS
Deadline for 'Underground Pool' Submissions Extended
The deadline for submissions to the third issue of Underground Pool, the literary magazine of the University of the Arts, has been extended to November 26. Underground Pool accepts submissions of short stories, poems, essays, illustrations, comics and photography. 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, director of the new BFA in Creative Writing program. Submission guidelines >>

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MFA Student to Represent UAE at Venice Biennale
Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem MFA '12 (Studio Art) has been selected to represent the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the 55th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Kazem's work will be on display at the exhibit taking place in Venice, Italy, from June 1 to November 24, 2013. Read more >>

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Multimedia Senior Wins PhillyPitch! Screenwriting Competition
Marcus O'Leary '13 (Multimedia) has been named the winner of the 2012 PhillyPitch! competition sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO). The program is part of GPFO's annual Shoot in Philadelphia (SIP) screenwriting competition, co-sponsored by UArts. His screenplay, "Reading Terminal Romance," was chosen from among 30 food-themed story ideas by a panel of judges that included Writing for Film & Television faculty members Diane Walsh and David Greenberg; noted playwright/screenwriter Bruce Graham; Emmy-winning TV host, writer and producer Nancy Glass; renowned screenwriter Mark Rosenthal; and former SIP winner Ernie Vecchione. Read more >>

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Illustration Alum's Graphic Novel Gaining Recognition
Iron: Or, the War After (Archaia), a graphic novel written and illustrated by UArts alumnus Shane-Michael Vidaurri BFA '08 (Illustration), has been gaining recognition. "Not only is it a beautifully told story, but it is a beautiful piece of art," raves GeekOfOz.com, which also calls Iron "the kind of book that speaks volumes even through its distinct lack of dialogue." Read an interview with Viduarri >>

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EVENTS
Collaboration: A Way Forward
Join International Student Programs at the University of the Arts for an artist talk and luncheon in conjunction with visiting artist Sabrina Small's "Messengers of Memories" exhibit, on display through November 30 in the Levitt Foyer Gallery. The event will feature international students Je Seok Koo '13 (Multimedia) and Reshma Anwar '15 (Dance), who will perform their multimedia dance piece and discuss their experience collaborating with Small, who will also be a part of the discussion on the importance of artists collaborating across disciplines. Small will also discuss her collaboration with the Sarasota, Fla., dance company Fuzion and show images of that work.
November 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levitt Foyer Gallery, Gershman Hall

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Lecture: Exploring Design in Kenya
Please join Industrial Design faculty members Mike McAllister MID '02 (Industrial Design) and Will McHale MID '10 (Industrial Design) for a presentation about the ID department's developing partnership with Josphat Macharia and the Ndabibi Environmental Conservation Center. They will discuss their exploratory visit to Kenya this summer, share photos and have a follow up discussion about plans for developing the relationship further.
November 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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Staff Council General Meeting
Staff Council welcomes all staff to its next general meeting featuring special guest speaker, UArts President Sean T. Buffington, who will lead an open question and answer forum beginning at 12:15 p.m. Send your questions and topics for discussion to staffcouncil@uarts.edu by Monday, November 12.
November 15, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Terra Hall Board Room, 9th floor

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Graduation Fair
Review your degree requirements with the Office of the Registrar, order your cap and gown, learn about Commencement programming and events, and connect with Career Services and Alumni Relations.
November 28, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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Rescheduled 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.
November 28, 11:30 a.m.
Refreshments available at 11:15 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra 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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The Corzo Center Presents:
Lecture: What's Cooking @ the Corzo Center Creative Incubator
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, this lecture is for those interested in applying for a grant and learning what incubator judges look for when making selections. Time for a Q&A will follow the discussion. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com. More info >>
November 13, 7:15 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13

Lecture: Sculpting a Chair and Making a Business
Presented by the Industrial Design and Master of Industrial Design programs at the University of the Arts with the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Michael d'Amato recently designed and developed the Fluid Ribbon Chair, a sculpture loaded with biomechanics that challenges the idea of sitting still. He will talk about his circuitous adventures though a non-traditional entrepreneurial path that led to a unique design and innovative business strategy. Free and open to the public. More info >>
November 14, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13

Artists & Entrepreneurs Lecture Series
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with GoodCompany Group present "The Sticky Customer: Finding, Winning and Keeping" as part of its Artists & Entrepreneurs Lecture Series. An interactive discussion about marketing, technology and sales in the creative space with Aaron McLean, co-founder and COO of Eight Eleven Inc., a leading Philadelphia marketing technology agency. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com. More info >>
November 15, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13

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Rescheduled Lecture: Print on Demand for Creative Users
Presented by the Photography program and Blurb, a print-on-demand publisher. Blurb's "Photographer at Large" Daniel Milnor will walk students through what Blurb actually is, how it works and how it can be empowering to students and their creative industry careers. Physical books, e-books and the latest rich-media books will be covered and explained in the context of an artist's or students publishing workflow. Other topics include building an audience for a book, using the Blurb bookstore and the realities of making books in the print-on-demand world. Free admission. Create a book on Blurb and get 30 percent off. Use code BIGTHANKS at checkout.
November 14, 11:30 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra 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 November 21.
November 14, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203

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OPPORTUNITIES
PRA Announces Fund for Art and Civic Engagement
The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) is pleased to announce the Fund for Art and Civic Engagement (FACE), a new grant-making effort through the PRA's Percent for Art Program. FACE is intended to facilitate innovative and temporary works of public art that engage communities and inspire individuals to think about their surroundings in new and exciting ways. FACE offers two opportunities: The Vacancy, which invites artists to propose original and innovative concepts for temporarily activating vacant land owned by the PRA, and Gap Financing, which will allow artists and community organizations to apply for gap financing for new public art and civic engagement projects that require additional financial support in order to come to fruition.

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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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Hamilton Hall & Arronson Gallery (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)

Junior & Senior Printmaking/Book Arts Works In Progress
This works-in-progress exhibit features work by juniors and seniors in the Printmaking/Book Arts program, including Claire James, Kera Zukowski, Sara Ponemon, Ju Youn Kim, Aubrey Didonato, Eric Shetter, Julia Lemyre, Meghan Toth and Harrison Ehret.
Through November 16

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th Floor)

Georgia Deal & Graham Watson
The MFA Book Arts/Printmaking department welcomes visiting artists Georgia Deal and Graham Watson MFA '07 (Book Arts/Printmaking). Georgia Deal, head of the Printmaking department and a professor at Corcoran College of Art and Design, is a printmaker, book artist and papermaker whose work is included in numerous national and international collections. Graham Watson is a book artist and photographer who draws inspiration from the natural sciences, music and design.
November 19 - December 14
Deal Gallery Talk: November 19, 11:30 a.m.
Watson Gallery Talk: November 20, 11:30 a.m.

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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 welcomes 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. Mara Flamm, director of International Student Programs, will host a free and open-to-the-public artist talk and luncheon titled "Collaboration: A Way Forward," featuring a performance by international students Je Seok Koo '13 (Multimedia) and Reshma Anwar '15 (Dance). More info >>
Exhibition: Through November 30
Artist Talk and Lunch: November 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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6th Floor Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Mary Smull: Manual Autonomy
Curated by MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking candidates Sarah Hulsey '13 and Erin Paulson '13, "Manual Autonomy" presents two rulebased needlepoint projects by Philadelphia artist, former UArts lecturer and alumna Mary Smull BFA '95 (Crafts). These works take needlepoint craft kits and deliberately subvert many of the original intentions of the kit, exploring the complicated relationship between hobbyist craft and fine art. More info >>
Through November 16

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Graduate Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)

Graduate Student Art Exhibition
Through November 23

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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 >>
Through December 7

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Various Galleries (Hamilton Hall, Anderson Hall, Gershman Hall, Crane Arts)

All At Once: MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition 2012
Fourteen MFA in Studio Art graduate students will be featured in the 2012 thesis exhibition "All At Once," which will run in galleries in Hamilton, Anderson and Gershman halls, as well as at Crane Arts. The show will include work that spans painting, sculpture, installation, interactive electronic media, video and performance by artists hailing from across the U.S., the Middle East, Asia and Africa. More info >>
Exhibition: November 30 - December 14
Opening Reception: November 30, 6 - 9 p.m.

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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 >>
Through 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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