THIS WEEK @ UARTS: September 2 - 8, 2013
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Faculty and staff are invited to the Fall 2013 Opening Meeting, featuring a welcome from President Sean T. Buffington, student dance performances and a presentation by Provost Kirk E. Pillow.
September 3, 4 p.m. SHARP!
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Orientation Underway, First Day of Classes Sept. 4
New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to help students make a smooth transition into college life and to the University of the Arts in particular. NSO is a fun-filled and enlightening time for incoming students, where they learn practical skills for being a successful college student-artist, experience first hand Philadelphia sights and sounds, and get to know new classmates and faculty. More info >>
NSO: August 29 – September 3
First Day of Classes: September 4
Joyce Carol Oates to Kick Off Visiting Writers Series
National Book Award winner and bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates will inaugurate the University of the Arts' new Visiting Writers Series on September 24. Created in connection with the University's newly launched BFA in Creative Writing program, the series will feature six acclaimed contemporary writers visiting the UArts campus each year. These distinguished poets, novelists and short story writers will give readings – all of which are free and open to the public. Read more >>
Professor Camille Paglia Weighs In on Miley Cyrus in 'Time' Magazine
University Professor of Humanities & Media Studies Camille Paglia is featured in Time magazine, weighing in on singer Miley Cyrus's controversial MTV Video Music Awards performance on August 25. In the piece, she blasts Cyrus and bemoans the state of pop music today, wondering, "How could American pop have gotten this bad?" The article, titled "Miley Cyrus, Go Back to School," was also featured on the Drudge Report. Read the article >>
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Canadian Park Adopts Professor's Geology Documentary
"Shores of Time," a 50-minute documentary by Professor Thomas Porett, has now been adopted by Sleeping Giant Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, as a regular part of its interpretive program. A detailed explanation of the geology of the Silver Islet region situated along the northern shoreline of Lake Superior, the film will also be used by Parks Canada as part of its orientation program to the National Marine Conservation Area. The documentary and interview with Porett aired on local TV station Global Thunder Bay (CHFD-DT) on August 31 and will be available for broadcast in the future.
PIE Faculty Member Creates Video Driven Storybook
Award-winning author Tom Palumbo, a long-time faculty member for the Professional Institute for Educators at the University of the Arts, has created the next new thing in children's literature: the Video Driven Storybook. His eBook titled Amelia Earhart, Once Again is the first of his five new video book themes. More info >>
Presented during the 2013 FringeArts Festival by Pig Iron Theatre Company with the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts; directed by Dan Rothenberg and Alex Torra. Step into a labyrinthine, choose-your-own adventure about buying and selling everything under the sun. Philadelphia's premier physical theater company re-imagines its 2005 show, post financial crisis style. Part circus, part laboratory experiment, part shopping experience, "Pay Up" is a pay-as-you-go race against the clock to pick what plays you want to see. More info >>
September 4 – 22
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia
Knowing Dance More Series: Lauren Bakst
Presented by the School of Dance, "Knowing Dance More" is a series of lectures, conversations and informal showings led by important artists, theorists, scholars and curators in the international field of dance. Series curator Lauren Bakst leads an introductory lecture that contextualizes the upcoming KDM speakers within the contemporary landscape of dance. More info >>
September 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts. An interactive, two-week workshop providing a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur – how to plan, develop, budget, market and present your ideas. Highly recommended for those interested in applying for the Incubator Grant program. Free for UArts students and alumni; limited seating available. Register at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
Boot Camp: September 16 – 20, 6 – 9 p.m.
One-on-One ½ Hour Coaching Appointments: September 21 & 26, 6 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room TBD
Continuing Studies Fall Information Session
Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education's courses and certificate programs. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills using a project-based approach. Every program has a clear learning outcome: secure a new position, transition into a new industry or keep technical skills current. Presentation at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Friday, September 6 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-717-6095. More info >>
September 11, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, 9th floor
Memory Theaters: The Photographic Books of Bea Nettles
Lecture by Bea Nettles, who will trace her ongoing involvement with photographic books beginning with her unique and early offset techniques of the 70s and her independently published offset work in the following decades, followed by early "desktop" publishing. Production and distribution will be outlined as she shares the autobiographical content of these books. More info >>
September 19, 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Don R. Miller & Charles J. Adams
Come see the beautifully crafted works of Craft & Material Studies Associate Professor Don R. Miller, head of the UArts Wood program, and Charles J. Adams as Allen's Lane Art Center exhibits a number of their important and signature pieces. Meet the artists and talk to them about their work at a special cocktail reception on September 21. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online.
Exhibition: September 13 – October 20
Cocktail Reception and Fundraiser: September 21, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
The Carolyn and Howard Alber Gallery
601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia
School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture: Virgil Marti
Virgil Marti creates hybrid objects and environments informed by a wide range of art-historical and pop-cultural references. Known for inserting high décor into fine art contexts, his installations are rich in humor and shrewd observation. More info >>
September 4, 10 a.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Libraries Open House
Come visit the UArts Libraries Open House! Food and drink will be provided, and there will be button making. Tours will be held in the Greenfield Library and Music Library at 2:00p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; student attendees can enter to win one of two $100 Visa gift cards!
September 3, 2 – 4 p.m.
Greenfield Library, 333 S. Broad Street
Music Library, 250 S. Broad Street, 3rd floor
Passport to World Cinema Series: Watchtower
Presented by the School of Film and the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), the "Passport to World Cinema" monthly film series features the past year's strongest cinema from around the globe. This month features "Watchtower," a film from Turkey/France/Germany written and directed by Pelin Esmer. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both UArts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
September 18, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Free Lunchtime Yoga
The 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 continue weekly on Wednesdays through May 7, 2014. There are no classes during University Forums or winter and spring breaks.
September 11, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 303 (note new location)
Call for Entries: Artist-Designed Bike Racks
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy is seeking design proposals for bike racks to be installed in Center City Philadelphia and other potential locations in the city. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2013. This competition is open to all artists and design professionals. For full competition details, including the project budget, selection process, submission procedures and design guidelines, please see the official RFP document.
Philadelphia Public Art Photo Contest
Calling all art-loving shutterbugs: Visit Philly and With Art Philadelphia want your photos! Submit your original images of murals, sculptures, gardens or paintings in museums and galleries in Philly and you could win a free art-filled weekend getaway or museum memberships. To enter, submit a photo and caption of public art in the Philadelphia region via Facebook or by tagging your photo on Instagram or Twitter with #PhillyArtContest. Then, it's up to a vote! Ten winners will be selected, with one grand-prize winner. The contest closes on September 12, so start snapping.
Camp Paradox Days
The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery is pleased to present "Camp Paradox Days," featuring Lucas Blalock, Alex Da Corte BFA '04 (Printmaking), Andrew Gbur BFA ’07 (Painting/Drawing), Amanda Ross-Ho and Tyler Rowland. More info >>
Exhibition: Through October 8
Opening Reception: September 19, 5 – 8 p.m.
Survey [The Mason-Dixon Line]: Colin Stearns
"Survey [The Mason Dixon Line]" is Colin Stearns' exhibition of large-format black and white prints that resulted from his "walking the path made by Mason and Dixon looking for the beginning of this country's compass, in the process, imagining the vision they saw. I photographed this border of cultural distinction at the places of its occurrence. This border was created before states were states, before the Union was chartered and before the Civil War." More info >>
Through September 20
The City of Children: Monika Merva
During several visits since 2002, Monika Merva has photographed everyday life at a Hungarian government housing facility for children from dysfunctional and poverty-stricken families. The City of Children was founded in the late 1950s, a period when the Hungarian social welfare system emphasized collective solutions to private problems. More info >>
Through September 20
Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)
Shake Rattle Roll: Mike Dias '13
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative at the University of the Arts is pleased to present a new project by alumnus Mike Dias BFA '13 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts). Titled "Shake Rattle Roll," Dias' project presents a pair of automobiles on the two opposing platforms outside of Hamilton Hall: one in a position of triumphant success, the other stripped down and flipped over as if defeated. More info >>
Through October 1