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Valedictory Speaker Selected for 135th Commencement
Important Commencement Information
Student Learning Coordinators Announced
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Sculpture Professor/Alumna to Teach in China
Printmaking Lecturer/Alumnus Releases Children's Book
Brind School Presents 'The Arabian Nights'
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Brind School Senior Showcase
Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop Reading
Arthur P. Williams Lecture: Andrea Dezsö
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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Special Gifts Gallery
President's Office
More Galleries >>

Valedictory Speaker Selected for 135th Commencement
The Student Valedictory Speaker Selection Committee has selected Claire M. Kalala, a Multidisciplinary Fine Arts major from Silver Spring, Md., to deliver the valedictory speech at this year's Commencement ceremony on May 16.

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Important Commencement Information
The 135th Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 16 at the Academy of Music. More about Commencement >>

Ticket and Cap & Gown Distribution
Each graduate is eligible to pick up four tickets for guests during this week; a student ID is required for pick up.
Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
311 Gershman Hall

Wine & Cheese Party
Party details >>
Monday, May 13, 7 – 10 p.m.
The Conservatory at the Bellevue Hotel

Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies
Graduate students will receive their master's hood to be worn at Commencement on May 16.
Tuesday, May 14, 3 p.m.
College of Performing Arts: Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall
College of Art, Media & Design: Arts Bank

Commencement Rehearsal
Required for all graduates.
Wednesday, May 15, 9 a.m.
Hamilton Hall

College Awards Ceremonies
Award recipients will be informed by their Colleges in May.

Graduates Line Up

Processional begins at 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.
Hamilton Hall

Commencement Ceremony
Academy of Music doors will open for guests at 9:15 a.m.; for best seating, arrive early.
Thursday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.
Academy of Music

Post-Ceremony Reception
Thursday, May 16, 12:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

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Student Learning Coordinators Announced
UArts has announced the appointment of Student Learning Coordinators across the University. The coordinators will provide support to faculty participating in program assessment activities, and to school and program directors as they implement program assessments. The Student Learning Coordinators, who will participate in workshops over the summer to prepare for this role, include Steve Antinoff, Division of Liberal Arts; Seth Bauer, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts; Dr. Eileen Council, Continuing Studies; Matthew Curtius, Illustration program; DeAngela Duff, School of Design; Stuart Elster, School of Art; Micah Jones, School of Music; Kristine Marx, CAMD Core Studies; and Diane Walsh, School of Film.

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Photography Program Director Search
The University community is invited to attend faculty candidate presentations for the position of Director of the Photography program.

Rebecca Michaels
April 30, 1 – 2 p.m.
Connolly Auditorium, Terra Hall

Anne Massoni
May 1, 1 – 2 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 202

Julianna Foster
May 10, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1102

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Blick Spring Sale
Check out the fresh new items at Blick Art Materials during the Spring Sale, now through May 12. Exclusive coupon available for items not on sale.

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Sculpture Professor/Alumna to Teach in China
Laura Frazure BFA '86 (Sculpture), an adjunct associate professor in the University's Sculpture program, has been invited to train professors from the eight principal art schools in China this summer. Frazure, who spent last summer as a visiting professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, will help the Chinese introduce anatomy into their art curriculum. Read more >>

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Printmaking Lecturer/Alumnus Releases Children's Book
Printmaking Lecturer Greg Pizzoli MFA '09 (Book Arts/Printmaking) makes his children's book debut with The Watermelon Seed, published by Disney-Hyperion and set for release on May 7. The Print Center will host a release party and book signing on Saturday, May 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. Read more >>

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Brind School Presents 'The Arabian Nights'
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts production of "The Arabian Nights" by Tony Award-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman and directed by UArts Senior Lecturer Amy Dugas Brown opened April 25 and ran through April 28 at the Arts Bank Theater. Read more >>

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Art + Design Ed Professor Speaks at MW2013
Slavko Milekic, professor and chair of the Art + Design Education department, presented a workshop at the international Museums and the Web 2013 conference held April 17 – 20 in Portland, Ore. The workshop was modeled on the UArts course "Making iPhone and iPad apps, the easy way" taught by Dr. Milekic for the last two years. The workshop received extremely positive feedback and may lead to future collaborations between UArts and other institutions for the design of mobile apps. Milekic also chaired the conference's "Special Focus on Technology in Education" session.

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Professor's Work in 2 New York Shows
Assistant Professor Kristine Marx, co-director of the College of Art, Media & Design's Core Studies program, will show work in two exhibitions in New York. "Projections," her solo video installation, will be on view May 10 – 19 at the Shed Space in Brooklyn, with an opening scheduled for Friday, May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. Marx will also have works on paper in "Summer Break," a group exhibit at Station Independent Projects from June 28 to August 11. The Lower East Side gallery will host an opening on June 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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'City Paper' Reviews Brind School's 'Time Machine'
"Time Machine: The Lost Hour," an Ira Brind School of Theater Arts collaborative production that premiered at this year's Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, received a great review in the Philadelphia City Paper. Read the review >>

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Photo Lecturer/Alum Participates in Tel Aviv Art Fair
Photography Lecturer and Academic Advisor Jordan Rockford BFA '00 (Photography) has been invited by the Consulate General of Israel in Philadelphia to participate in the International Program of the Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair in Tel Aviv, taking place May 20 – 23. This opportunity is supported by a UArts Faculty and Academic Development Grant.

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Baltimore Exhibit Features Printmaking Faculty Member/Alumna
Printmaking/Book Arts Senior Lecturer Rebecca Gilbert MFA '02 (Book Arts/Printmaking) is featured in the group exhibition "Clifton Park Works: Cultivating Connections Between Art and History," a site-specific installation that highlights the vast history of Baltimore's Clifton Park. The exhibit, the first contemporary art exhibition of its kind in the historical park, runs through May 25. More info >>

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Brind School Senior Showcase
This showcase features the entire senior class from the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts. Casting professionals from many Philadelphia-area theaters will be in attendance.
April 29, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater

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Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop Reading
Students in Assistant Professor Elise Juska's Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop will read excerpts from short stories they wrote and revised in class this semester. Caitlyn Averett '13 (Dance), Jessi Cosgrove '13 (Acting), Shannon Freeman '14 (Illustration), Wes Greene '14 (Writing for Film & Television), Arlen Hancock '14 (Acting), Anthony Martinez-Briggs '13 (Acting), Chris Panico '13 (Music Composition), Alex Stanilla '14 (Writing for Film & Television), Haygen Walker '13 (Directing, Playwriting & Production) and Veronica Zabczynski '14 (Writing for Film & Television) will read from their work. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Division.
May 2, 6 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905

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Arthur P. Williams Lecture: Andrea Dezsö
The MFA Book Arts/Printmaking program presents the annual Arthur P. Williams Lecture featuring visual artist Andrea Dezsö. Dezsö works in a range of media including drawing, painting, artist's books, cut paper, embroidery, animation, sculpture, site-specific installation and permanent public art. She is currently an assistant professor of Art at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. The Arthur P. Williams Lecture series is made possible by a generous contribution from alumnus Carl L. Steele CERT '51 (Interior Design). More info >>
May 3, 6 p.m.
Gershman Hall Chapel (please note new location)

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Master of Industrial Design Thesis Defense
May 1, 1 – 6 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13

Tian Cai
Designing Social Practice Engagement: Creating an Open Collection of Research and Engagement Toolkits for Social Practice in Local Communities
1 p.m.

Benjamin Hillson
Sustaining Organizational Culture Change
2 p.m.

Meghan Conley & Lonnie Petersheim
Community Connection
3 p.m.

Alexandra Visconti & Kelly Babcock
Truss: A Design & Education Partnership
4 p.m.

Charles H. Lee & Daeun Song
Breaking Cultural & Communication Barrier: Examining the Value of the Cross-Cultural Experience in Higher Education
5 p.m.

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Class of 2013 Alumni Networking Seminar & Event
"I'm Graduating! Now What?" Hosted by the UArts Alumni Association and Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. The Class of 2013 is invited to join the UArts Alumni Council and Office of Alumni and Parent Relations for food and good advice about what to do after graduation. Topics include loan repayment, interview tips, resume review, networking and more. RSVP to More info >>
April 29, 6 – 8 p.m.
Terra Hall Boardroom, 9th floor

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Paradigm Lecture Series: Vuth Lyno
The Photography program presents Cambodian artist and curator Vuth Lyno as part of its Paradigm Lecture Series. Lyno will present a free and open-to-the public lecture on his work featured in the Equality Forum's 14th Annual LGBT Art Exhibit, curated by UArts lecturer and academic advisor Jordan Rockford BFA '00 (Photography).
May 2, 11:30 a.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1504

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School of Music Performances
"Z" Big Band Concert
School of Music students in the "Z" Big Band perform traditional and contemporary big band jazz.
April 29, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Vocal Department Performance
Vocal students perform selections about celestial topics in a variety of genres from classical and rock to jazz.
May 1, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Vocal Department Performance
'N Zehn and Jazz Singers in concert.
May 2, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Graduate Jazz Ensemble Noontime Concert: D'Ontace and the Wolverines
Featuring "The Thunder from Down Under" and School of Music grad students Angela Davis, Jake Kaplan, Will Alpers, D'Ontace Keyes, Chris Cephas and Dan Pearce.
May 1, 12 – 1 p.m.
100 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

Graduate Jazz Ensemble Noontime Concert: The Mashed Potatoes
Featuring School of Music grad students RJ Johnson, Wangyeul Yang, Solee Lee and Ryan Kuhns.
May 3, 12 – 1 p.m.
100 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

Senior Showcases
Performances by students in the School of Music take place in Caplan Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

Adam McCready, Composer
May 3, 7 p.m.

Adam Conigliaro, Drums
May 3, 8 p.m.

Music from the Great White Way
Presented by the School of Music featuring musical theater repertoire from the 1940s to the present. More info >>
May 4, 7 p.m.
May 5, 4 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Perspectives: School of Design Portfolio Showcase
Featuring work by graduating students from Graphic Design, Multimedia, Industrial Design and Museum Exhibition Planning & Design. RSVP >>
May 13, 4 – 9 p.m.
The Marketplace Design Center
2400 Market St., Philadelphia

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Brind School Presents Senior Cabaret
Presented by senior Musical Theater students in the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts.
May 10 – 12
Laurie Beechman Cabaret Theater, Arts Bank

All Brind School productions are FREE to the University community, but advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Please visit 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

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New Start, New You: Step 4 - Business Plan
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with Women's Business Center. Have a million dollar idea? How profitable will it be? Figure it out in Step 4 of 12 in the "New Start, New You Series" designed to get your business up and running in 2013. Presented by Judi Rhee Alloway, director of the Women’s Business Center. Free for UArts students, alumni, staff and faculty. General public: $20/person. RSVP by email to
April 30, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107

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Open Office Hours with President Buffington
Members of the University community are invited to meet with President Sean T. Buffington on a first-come, first-served basis regarding any subject they wish to bring to his attention.
May 6, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
May 10, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
President's Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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Free Lunchtime Yoga
The popular free lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council is suitable for all levels and is open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes are held weekly on Wednesdays through May 15. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
May 1, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203

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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking 2013 Thesis Exhibit III
Exhibit features thesis work by graduating MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking students Jenn Pascoe, Mou Zhu, Kunyoung Chang and Charissa Schulze. More info >>
Exhibition: April 30 – May 10
Closing Reception: May 10, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

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Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)

Student Teaching Art Show
Exhibit by graduate students in the Art + Design Education department.
Through May 3

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Short Histories: Lewis Colburn
Exhibit by UArts Sculpture Shop Supervisor Lewis Colburn, who also serves as curator of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative. Using carefully crafted replicas and re-created images, Colburn highlights the subjectivity of our historical narratives and the way those stories shift and change in the re-telling. More info >>
Through May 16

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Various Galleries

School of Art Senior Thesis Exhibitions

Printmaking/Book Arts
Exhibition by Kera Zukowski: April 29 – May 3
Reception: Friday, May 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition by Ju Youn Kim: May 6 – 10
Reception: Thursday, May 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Exhibition: April 29 – May 3
Reception: Friday, May 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
8th Floor Studios (Anderson Hall)

Exhibition: April 29 – May 9
Reception: Friday, May 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)

Exhibition: Through May 9
Reception: Friday, May 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall Galleries

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Sol Mednick Gallery & Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall)

Sophomore Photography: Recent Work
This annual student exhibition features recent work by sophomore Photography majors. In conjunction with the sophomore show, the junior Photography class will be exhibiting work in the hallways surrounding the Sol Mednick Gallery. More info >>
Exhibition: May 3 – 17
Reception: May 3, 4 – 6 p.m.

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Levitt Foyer Gallery (Gershman Hall, 3rd floor)

OtherWise: An International Exhibition
"OtherWise" features work by UArts students, faculty and staff. All of the pieces in the exhibition are inspired by international experiences and together create a fascinating testament of our community's exploration of the world through the arts. Please note revised dates.
Through May 17

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Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative at the University of the Arts presents "ConDuctile," an installation by Philadelphia artist Matt Ziemke. Featuring two platforms of ceramic sculptures, the work is inspired by the industrial forms and function of the Reading Viaduct in Philadelphia. More info >>
Through May 4

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Borowsky Gallery (Gershman Hall, first floor)

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking 2013 Thesis Exhibit II
Exhibit features thesis work by graduating MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking students Ellen Haines and Katherine Pulido. More info >>
Through May 4

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

The Art of Jessica Hische
Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, type nerd and secret web designer best known for her personal projects, obsession with cats and occasional foul mouth. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes magazine "30 under 30" in art and design, as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print magazine's "New Visual Artists." More info >>
Through May 17

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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery Hall Cases (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

3rd Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition
Join the Print Services staff and students Shaina Anderson '13 (Illustration), Henry Blount '14 (Graphic Design), Alex Bond '13 (Illustration), David Curtis '13 (Illustration), Andrew Gomsi '13 (Illustration), Hyemin Kim '13 (Illustration), Grace O'Neill '13 (Illustration) and Heather Vaughan '13 (Illustration) at the 3rd Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition, a juried exhibition of prints by UArts students. For details, visit the Imaging Labs, located in Terra 1316 and Anderson 616. More info >>
Through May 17

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