THIS WEEK @ UARTS: December 3 - 9, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
University Honors Program
Winter Break/January Building Hours
Scheduled Digication Outage
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NEWS
UArts Announces 2013 Edna Andrade Summer Travel Scholarship
Career Observers Program to Launch in March 2013
ID Alum Named 'Up-and-Comer' in 'Forbes'
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EVENTS
Restore the Shore: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief
Brind School Presents 'All In the Timing'
Information Session: 5-Year BFA/MAT in Visual Arts
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Various Galleries
Sol Mednick Gallery
Printmaking Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
University Honors Program
Earlier in November, UArts announced the creation and launch of the University Honors Program. 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. This spring, the first University Honors scholars will be selected from a pool of potentially qualified students. Students are invited to an information session regarding the Honors Program on Wednesday, December 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Connelly Auditorium to learn more about the program and the application process. There will also be an information session for faculty who are interested in learning more about the University Honors Program on Thursday, December 13 at 3 p.m., also in Connelly Auditorium. More info >>

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Winter Break/January Building Hours
Academic buildings close at 10 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012, and will be fully closed through Tuesday, January 1, 2013. The University re-opens on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, with limited building hours. The University will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 21, 2013. All normal building hours will resume on the first day of the Spring Semester on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Full schedule >>

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Scheduled Digication Outage
Students and faculty using Digication: Digication is planning a server upgrade on December 29 beginning at 3 a.m. EST. The service will be unavailable for up to 24 hours as they make this important improvement.

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Staff Council Holiday Food Drive
Staff Council continues its annual holiday food drive to benefit Philabundance. Collection boxes are 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

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Blick Holiday Sale
The Blick Art Materials Holiday Sale is in full swing! With thousands of items on sale in the store, you can save on canvas, brushes and find great deals on seasonal items. Blick's Holiday Sale ends December 24.

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NEWS
UArts Announces 2013 Edna Andrade Summer Travel Scholarship
The University of the Arts announces the 2013 Edna Andrade Summer Travel Scholarship, a $4,000 award given to a College of Art, Media & Design junior for study abroad. The scholarship is awarded in memory of late Painting Professor and Op Art artist Edna Andrade, a beloved UArts teacher and mentor who died at the age of 91 in 2008. Read more >>

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Career Observers Program to Launch in March 2013
The University of the Arts is currently seeking alumni to participate in its Career Observers externship program launching this spring. The program provides top students with a two- to five-day career shadowing opportunity with UArts alumni at their workplace. Read more >>

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ID Alum Named 'Up-and-Comer' in 'Forbes'
Forbes magazine has named Philip Fierlinger BS '92 (Industrial Design) an "up-and-comer" in its December 10 issue. The Philadelphia native made the list of "entrepreneurs doing really cool things who are worth watching" as head of design for accounting software developer Xero. Read the article >>

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Giant Sculptures on Display in Front of Hamilton Hall
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative at the University of the Arts presents "Proyecto Callejero: I & II," two new monumental sculptures by artist Miguel Antonio Horn. Curated by UArts Sculpture Shop Supervisor Lewis Colburn, Horn's "Street Project" exhibit is on display through January 28, 2013, on the two platforms facing Broad Street in front of Hamilton Hall. Read more >>

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EVENTS
Restore the Shore: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief
Benefit concert featuring the UArts Studio One Ensemble, the Matt McAndrew Band, Lucy Stone, Marcus Myers' Ode to Omni and Swift Technique, along with special guest speakers and first responders. There is a minimum $5 donation at the door. All cash donations will go directly to the Manasquan Restoration Fund.
December 3, 7 - 10 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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Brind School Presents 'All In the Timing'
A collection of one-act plays by American playwright David Ives, directed by junior Directing, Playwriting & Production students. More info >>
December 6 - 9
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 jmacmillan@uarts.edu.

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Information Session: 5-Year BFA/MAT in Visual Arts
The department of Art + Design Education will host an information session on the 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.
December 5, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1028

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Stand Up! Comedy Night at the Cabaret
Students in the Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology program present Stand Up!, a comedy night at the cabaret. Performers can sign up at the door or email uartsbooking@gmail.com for more information. Free admission, festivities and food!
December 5, 7 - 10 p.m.
Laurie Beechman Cabaret

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Winter Dance Concert
Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
December 6, 8, 13 & 14, 7 p.m.
Merriam Theater

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Faculty Social
Please join fellow faculty members for a glass of wine and good cheer. This event precedes the Restore the Shore benefit concert. We hope you will stay to enjoy the concert and support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Light refreshments will be served.
December 3, 5 - 7 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium Foyer

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School of Music Presents:
'Z' Big Band Concert
Instrumental Performance majors in the "Z" Big Band perform traditional and contemporary big band jazz. Repertoire includes arrangements from the country's foremost big band arrangers as well as original arrangements by School of Music faculty members.
December 4, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Holiday Concert
A full program featuring the University's 150+ member chorus, Women's Ensemble, Men's Ensemble and the Handbell Ensemble performing holiday repertoire.
December 6, 8 p.m.
St. Luke & the Epiphany Church
330 South 13th Street

Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band Concert
Instrumental Performance majors in the Rick Kerber Tribute Band perform contemporary big band jazz arrangements from the country's foremost big band arrangers as well as original arrangements by School of Music faculty members.
December 10, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Experimental Costume & Performance Extravaganza
The Crafts department presents its annual show, featuring costumes and performances by students in the Experimental Costume & Performance class taught by Senior Lecturer and alumna Jennifer Goettner BFA '97 (Crafts), MID '03 (Industrial Design).
December 4, 6 - 8 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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Music & Dance Collaboration Concert
Students from the School of Dance and School of Music collaborate to create one-of-a-kind performances in a wide variety of styles. Featuring the School of Music's Rumble bucket-drum ensemble.
December 7, 7 pm
December 8, 2 pm
Merriam Theater

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Artist As A Filmmaker Series: Fallen Angels
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 "Fallen Angels" directed by Kar Wai Wong. More info >>
December 12, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman 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.
December 11, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
December 13, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
President’s Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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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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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. This is the last class of the semester.
December 5, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203

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IN THE GALLERIES
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 >>
Through December 14

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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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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. More info >>
Through December 14

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

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 >>
Through March 1, 2013

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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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