THIS WEEK @ UARTS: November 19 - 25, 2012
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UArts Launches University Honors Program
The University of the Arts has announced the creation of a new University Honors Program, set to launch in the spring 2013 semester. Directed by Associate Provost James Savoie, the program is intended to provide academically exceptional and creatively gifted students with an additional level of rigorous and enriching intellectual and artistic experience while pursuing their undergraduate degree. Read more >>
Student residence halls will remain open November 22 - 25. All non-residential facilities will close at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and re-open at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 23. 24-hour building access, which continues through the last day of the semester on Monday, December 17, will resume at that time. More info >>
Distribution Services will be closed from 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 21 until Monday, November 26. There will be no mail pickup or delivery during that time. Please have outgoing mail in the pickup box in your building by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. Contact Edward Natale at 215-717-6950 if you have any questions.
UArts Libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and remain closed through Saturday, November 24. The Greenfield Library and Music Library will re-open on Sunday, November 25 for regular Sunday hours: 4 - 9 p.m. Library hours >>
Staff Council Holiday Food Drive
Staff Council announces its annual holiday food drive to benefit Philabundance. Collection boxes will be located in the lobbies of Hamilton Hall, Anderson Hall, Gershman Hall, Merriam Theater and Terra Hall. Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to donate non-perishable food. Items should be recently purchased, unopened and in good condition. Cans or plastic bottles only, no glass containers, please. Boxed items are acceptable. For more information, please contact Debi Leonard or JoAnne Clancy at 215-717-6070.
Through December 12
Blick Art Materials is hosting a fun, one-day event on November 23: BLICK Friday. The first 10 guests at opening receive a gift tote loaded with art materials, valued at $50. There will also be other giveaways, raffles and great deals all day.
Jazz Legend Chick Corea Greets School of Music Students
Legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea welcomed School of Music students to his rehearsal and sound check before his November 9 show at the Kimmel Center. Organized by Professor Don Glanden, head of the UArts MM in Jazz Studies program, the 16-time Grammy winner greeted the undergraduate and graduate student musicians, posing for photos and talking with the group that also included Visiting Assistant Professor Dave Thomas. Read more >>
Photo Alumna Elected President of AIPAD
Catherine Edelman BFA '85 (Photography), owner of the Chicago-based Catherine Edelman Gallery (CEG), has been elected as the next president of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), a non-profit organization comprising the world's leading photography art dealers. Her election coincides with CEG's 25th anniversary. Read more >>
University Professor Camille Paglia Is Guest on Bravo Show
University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Camille Paglia was a guest on the November 15 episode of "Watch What Happens: Live," Bravo's late-night, interactive talk show that features guests from the world of entertainment, politics and pop culture.
Corzo Center Featured on Knight Arts Challenge Blog
UArts Professor Neil Kleinman, managing senior fellow at the University's Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, was interviewed by Knight Arts, which recently awarded the Center's Creative Incubator program a $120,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant to expand current programming. Read the interview >>
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 >>
Information Session: 5-Year BFA/MAT in Visual Arts
The department of Art + Design Education hosts an information session on the new 5-Year BFA/MAT in Visual Arts program. Learn how to earn a BFA and complete the MAT program in five years, meet faculty in the Art Education department and participate in a question/answer session. Please email Rande Blank if you have any questions.
November 28, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Board Room
Brind School Presents 'Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake)'
In their deteriorating Apartment that incessantly begs for repairs, Janice and her mother's only comforts are visitations from their respective celebrity crushes - Justin Timberlake and Harrison Ford. More info >>
November 29 - December 2
Caplan Studio Theater
All Brind School productions are FREE to the University community, but 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 email@example.com.
Vox, UArts Voices and DooBop Ensembles
Three a cappella vocal ensembles perform a variety of familiar tunes from the 1940s, 50s and 60s to today's popular music.
November 29, 7 - 9 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Course Stories Symposium: Assessment Re-Imagined
Please join the Center for Teaching & Learning committee at its fall Course Stories symposium "Assessment Re-Imagined" for a conversation about how our students learn and how we teach them. Dance Assistant Professor Connie Michael, Multimedia Associate Professor De Angela Duff and Assistant Provost Krishna Dunston will share their stories about creating course and program goals, evaluating student work, and revising teaching strategies. Light refreshments will be served.
November 27, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Terra Board Room, 9th floor
Dance Student Composition Concert
Choreography by Dance students.
December 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Gershman Hall Gym
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
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
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
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
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 28, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203
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
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.
The Art of Brian Cronin
Born in Dublin, Brian Cronin is one of the most sought-after illustrators in America. His work has been shown in countless exhibitions in New York and in the U.K., Italy, Switzerland and Japan, and in several cities throughout Ireland. Cronin's work ranges from commercial drawings, commissioned by such prestigious publications as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and Time, to personal pieces exploring subconscious manifestations of the human condition. More info >>
December 3, 2012 - March 1, 2013
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
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.
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
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. More info >>
Through November 30
Graduate Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)
Graduate Student Art Exhibition
Through November 23
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