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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Important Commencement Information
Staff Council Meetings
Final Days for Blick's Spring Sale & Prize Wheel

NEWS
Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Headlines 136th Commencement Ceremony
Art Unleashed 2014 Raises $370,000 for Scholarships
Faculty Member's Work Featured in 'Baltimore Review'
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EVENTS
School of Design Senior Show
Advanced Fiction Reading
Stuart Elster '88: Cinderella Liberty
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Gallery 224
Gallery 1401 & Sol Mednick Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Important Commencement Information
The 136th Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 15 at the Academy of Music. More about Commencement >>

Commencement Ticket and Cap & Gown Distribution
Four tickets per graduate. Additional guests can view the live stream in Caplan Recital Hall; no ticket required. Ticket lottery held after May 9 if tickets are left.
Monday, May 5 – Friday, May 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
311 Gershman Hall


Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies

Graduate students will receive their master's hood to be worn at Commencement on May 15.
Tuesday, May 13, 3 p.m.
College of Performing Arts: Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall
College of Art, Media & Design: Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall


Commencement Rehearsal

Required for all graduates.
Wednesday, May 14, 9 a.m.
Hamilton Hall

College Awards Ceremonies
Award recipients will be informed by their Colleges in May.
Wednesday, May 14

Graduates Line Up
Processional begins at 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 15, 9:30 a.m.
Hamilton Hall


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

Post-Ceremony Reception

Thursday, May 15, 12:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

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Staff Council Meetings
Staff Council holds monthly meetings the third Thursday of each month of the academic year in the Gershman Levitt Auditorium Foyer (with the exception of May when we meet the second Thursday due to Commencement). All staff are welcome and encouraged to attend to voice their concerns and to become more involved with campus activities. Any topic or concern may be placed on the agenda by emailing staffcouncil@uarts.edu at least three days prior to the meeting.

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Final Days for Blick's Spring Sale & Prize Wheel
"Spin and Win" for great art prizes in store for Blick's final Prize Wheel Wednesday of the spring on May 7. Save on paints and brushes; sale ends May 9. Customers receive up to 70% off Blick and Utrecht paints. UArts students: redeem this coupon for 30% off one item during the month of May. For more information, contact your local Philadelphia store.

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NEWS
Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Headlines 136th Commencement Ceremony
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Robert L. Battle, artistic director of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Arts’ 136th Commencement ceremonies, being held at the Academy of Music on May 15. Battle will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree. Also being honored are pop/hip-hop bassist, producer and musical director Adam W. Blackstone BM ’04 (Instrumental Performance) [Jay-Z, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake] and Emmy Award-winning film and TV sound editor Jeffrey Stern BFA ’75 (Film) [“Boardwalk Empire,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Goodfellas”], who will each receive a Silver Star Alumni Award. Read more >>

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Art Unleashed 2014 Raises $370,000 for Scholarships
The University of the Arts celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Art Unleashed exhibition and sale April 9–15, with Hamilton Hall bursting at the seams with artwork by talented alumni, faculty and student artists. More than 1,000 pieces of art by almost 400 artists were on display, and more than $370,000 was raised for scholarships for talented young artists. The highlight of the event was the Preview Party, which kicked off what was a full seven days of sales. Attendance records were broken, with more than 750 guests enjoying a festive evening featuring superb artwork, food and drink, and entertainment by students from the Schools of Music and Dance. Read more >>

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Faculty Member's Work Featured in 'Baltimore Review'
"Stripping Roses," a new short story by Liberal Arts Senior Lecturer Tim Fitts, is featured in the online edition of the Baltimore Review. The print version of the magazine will be available this summer. Read the story >>

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Glass Professor's Work Reviewed on Danish TV
"Repertoire 2011-2012, Philadelphia, PA," a glass project by Assistant Craft & Material Studies Professor Alexander Rosenberg, is reviewed on Danish TV show "Smagsdommerne" as part of the "Bodytalk" exhibition at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. The exhibit is on view through September 28. Watch the show >>

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EVENTS

Industrial Design Final Critiques
See the most recent work from the UArts Industrial Design program.

Sophomore Studio: Behavior and Research
May 5, 1 – 5 p.m.
Terra Hall, 5th floor

Senior Capstone Studio: 21 Individual Projects
May 6, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
AIA Gallery
1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Junior Studio: The Lemon Ridge Garden Project
May 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Terra Hall, 5th floor

Junior Studio: The Kenya Project
May 7, 1 – 4 p.m.
Terra Hall, 5th floor

School of Design Senior Show
This senior thesis exhibit features students in the Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Multimedia, Master of Industrial Design and MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning & Design programs. More info >>
Exhibition: May 10 – 15
Opening Reception: May 10, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Opening Remarks and Toast: 6 p.m.
Closing Reception: May 15, 7 p.m.
AIA Gallery
1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia

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Advanced Fiction Reading
Students in Assistant Professor Elise Juska's Advanced Fiction Workshop will read brief excerpts from short stories they wrote and revised in class this semester. Monique Asselin '15 (Directing, Playwriting & Production), Nichole Celauro '14 (Writing for Film & Television), Eddie Chase '14 (Directing, Playwriting & Production), Haley Dow '16 (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts), Alexandra Larry '14 (Film), Jonecia Lewis '14 (Vocal Performance), Gracie Martin '14 (Acting), Alex McCormick '15 (Acting), Marianne Murphy '15 (Animation), Amber Schwartz '16 (Craft & Material Studies) and DeShana Wooden '15 (Vocal Performance) will read from their work. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Division.
May 8, 6 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905

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Stuart Elster '88: Cinderella Liberty
Junior Projects is pleased to present “Cinderella Liberty,” an exhibition of new paintings by Fine Arts Assistant Professor and alumnus Stuart Elster BFA '88 (Fine Arts). In his latest work, Elster broadens his inquiry into the nature of power structures vis-à-vis “Dazzle Camouflage,” a graphic technique used during the World Wars to alter the visual perception of a ship’s location. More info >>
Through June 1
Junior Projects
139 Norfolk Street, New York City

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Junior & Sophomore Animation Screening
Personal junior animation pieces and selected sophomore and collaborative work from the Animation program. More info >>
May 6, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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School of Music Performances
All performances take place in Caplan Recital Hall.

Hip-Hop Ensemble
May 5, 7 p.m.

Salsa Ensemble
May 5, 8 p.m.

High School All-Star Big Band Concert
May 6, 7:30 p.m.

Saxophone and Brass Ensembles
May 7, 7 p.m.

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Mixed
An exhibition by students from the Multimedia, Industrial Design, Photography and Design, Art & Technology programs; sponsored by the Design, Art & Technology program as part of its suite of professional practice courses.
Opening Reception: May 9, 6 – 9 p.m.
Viewing: May 10 – 11, 12 – 4 p.m.
Ludlow Gallery
700 W. Master Street, Philadelphia

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Tools for the Engaged Classroom: Teaching to Inspire Creative Community
Please join the Center for Teaching and Learning at the annual May event that focuses on tools for teaching. This year's event will offer ideas to ignite your students' imaginations and critical engagement. Faculty from UArts will share their strategies and invite discussion. Full-time and part-time faculty are invited to spend all or part of the day. The event begins with a continental breakfast, includes a casual lunch and concludes with a wine and cheese reception. RSVP to Center for Teaching and Learning. Questions?
May 12, beginning at 9:15 a.m.
Terra Board Room

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Source: Graphic Design Senior Showcase
Members of the public are invited to view the work of over 30 graduating Graphic Design seniors. The work includes corporate identity, experimental narrative design, hand-bound books, information design and more. Each student has also completed a yearlong senior degree project under faculty guidance. To RSVP, visit uagdsource.eventbrite.com.
May 14, 4 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, 13th floor

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Arthur P. Williams Lecture: Timothy C. Ely
Annual lecture presented by the MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program features painter, graphic artist and craftsman Timothy C. Ely, whose work draws on Western and Eastern religious traditions, astronomy, particle physics, cartography, alchemy and sacred geometry. More info >>
May 5, 6 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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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. Final class of the semester. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
May 7, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407

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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Thesis Exhibition 2014
Featuring work by graduate students Kara Petraglia MFA '14, Erin Malkowski MFA '14 and Kyra Devine MFA '14. More info >>
Exhibition: Through May 10
Closing Reception: May 9, 5 – 8 p.m.

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Gallery 224 (Anderson Hall, 2nd floor)

Spring 2014 MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
The University of the Arts is proud to present the Spring 2014 MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition featuring work by Amy Brand MFA ’14 and Deborah Decker MFA ’14. More info >>
Exhibition: May 6 – June 24
Opening Reception: May 10, 5 – 7 p.m.

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Gallery 1401 & Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 14th & 15th floors)

Sophomore Photography: Recent Work
This annual student exhibition features recent work from sophomore Photography majors. The Photography program has a variety of courses in the sophomore year that stress a wide range of photographic expression. In conjunction with the Sophomore Show, the junior Photography class will be exhibiting work in the hallways surrounding the Sol Mednick Gallery. More info >>
Through May 17

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Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)

Craft & Material Studies Senior Thesis Exhibition
Features work from Ceramics, Fibers/Textile, Glass, Jewelry/Metals and Wood/Furniture seniors. More info >>
Through May 8

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Printmaking Senior Thesis Exhibition: Julia Lemyre '14
Through May 7

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Hamilton & Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall)

Four Over Four: Photography Senior Thesis Exhibit
Members of the public are cordially invited to this group exhibition, which displays the diverse photographic works of over 30 current graduating senior Photography majors. More info >>
Through May 10

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Avenue Gallery (formerly Borowsky Gallery) [Gershman Hall lobby]

Lindsay Morris: You Are You
"You Are You" documents an annual weekend summer camp for gender-nonconforming children and their families. In 2007, photographer Lindsay Morris started attending camp with a family member and began documenting what she was witnessing. It was with a great deal of courage in 2012 that the camp parents and children agreed to have selected images published as the cover story of The New York Times Magazine, which jumpstarted an important and timely dialogue in a public forum. More info >>
Through May 10

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

The Art of Polly Becker
Boston-based artist Polly Becker gathers together what others might discard because of their broken joints, chipping paint or worn sheen. She uses a fascinating, ever-growing collection of scrap materials to make totally new, beautiful objects. More info >>
Through May 17

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