The University's monthly email newsletter strives to communicate to important external audiences the exciting University-related events, programs, awards, recognitions and other items of interest happening on campus and in our creative community.
New Internship Opportunity Broadens Alum’s Creative Legacy
August 1, 2022, 3:57 pm
During his tenure as an executive at New Jersey’s Tyco Toys, Lee Volpe BS ’69 (Industrial Design) shaped imaginative play-based experiences for countless children.
Kevin Haden Appointed Dean of UArts’ School of Music
July 5, 2022, 10:17 am
Kevin Haden, a renowned educator, musician, composer and lyricist, has joined University of the Arts as dean of the School of Music. Haden will bring his visionary and collaborative leadership to UArts, advancing the school’s mission to embrace an evolving music landscape and positioning it at the vanguard of creative practice.
Recent alum spotlights upcoming underground artists–and discovers a new path
June 22, 2022, 9:34 am
Like so many other artists, Jessi Kaufman BFA ’22 (Photography) was stumped by the pandemic. The unfolding COVID-19 crisis disrupted countless artists’ creative habits, their access to studio space, creative tools and usual sources of inspiration. Their creative trajectories and career expectations were scrambled and interrupted.
Students’ Film Raises Awareness of the Plight of Wild Wolves in the U.S.
June 16, 2022, 10:46 am
This spring, UArts Animation students in Adjunct Assistant Professor Jason Hsu’s Client Animation class collaborated with the Humane Society of the United States to produce a compelling animated film that spotlights the many dangers wild wolves face. The project highlights the ecological benefits wolves provide and the threats they face from trophy hunters and wildlife management decisions.
UArts Celebrates 144th Commencement, Honors Questlove and Aaron Dessner
May 25, 2022, 2:52 pm
On Thursday, May 19, University of the Arts celebrated its 144th Commencement, the first in-person ceremony since 2019, at Philadelphia’s venerated Academy of Music. A total of 467 students received degrees during the ceremony, including the inaugural cohort of the university’s PhD in Creativity program.
UArts President and CEO David Yager Announces June 2023 Retirement
May 24, 2022, 11:01 am
University of the Arts President and CEO David Yager announced to the university’s Board of Trustees that he intends to step down from the presidency and ultimately retire on June 30, 2023. President Yager will remain in his position for the next year to provide support during this transitional period as the university launches the search for his successor.
Reception for Wilmer Wilson IV: To lessen the demand of visibility
May 16, 2022, 2:43 pm
Friday, June 3, 5-7 pm
Join us for a closing reception for Wilmer Wilson IV: To lessen the demands of visibility, which is on view at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery.
The reception is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Questlove, Aaron Dessner to receive honorary degrees at Commencement
May 2, 2022, 11:08 am
When University of the Arts celebrates the accomplishments of the Class of 2022 during Commencement on May 19, it will also recognize two influential and multitalented artists with honorary degrees: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Aaron Dessner.
Inaugural PhD in Creativity Fellow Announced
April 18, 2022, 10:00 am
James Brandon Lewis, a critically acclaimed composer, saxophonist and writer, has been named the inaugural recipient of The Balvenie Fellowship in University of the Arts’ PhD in Creativity program.
Through His Films, Alum Explores the History of Retro Gaming
April 8, 2022, 12:57 pm
As a true child of the 1980s, Zach Weddington BFA ’99 (Film and Video Production) feels most at home in an arcade, immersed in the chittering of pinball machines and seemingly endless stacks of quarters and tokens.
University of the Arts Announces Inspiration Lab Artist-in-Residence Program
March 31, 2022, 9:35 am
Beginning in summer 2022, University of the Arts will welcome 10 artists-in-residence from within the university community and around the world, as they accelerate and cultivate contributions to contemporary knowledge production.
UArts Awards Inaugural Round of Creative Research & Innovation Grants
March 28, 2022, 4:40 pm
University of the Arts has announced the recipients of the inaugural round of the Grants for Creative Research & Innovation program, providing funding to 11 innovative projects led by UArts faculty and staff.
Alum’s Cinematography Draws Praise
February 23, 2022, 12:54 pm
After years of touring the world as the guitarist for the Philadelphia punk band R.A.M.B.O., Andrew Wheeler BFA ’01 (Film) has traded dim, sweaty venues for the much brighter lights of Hollywood.
Lightbox Film Center Premieres New Cut of Wayne Wang’s 'Life is Cheap… But Toilet Paper is Expensive'
February 7, 2022, 10:16 am
On Friday, March 4, 2022, Lightbox Film Center at University of the Arts will present the U.S. premiere of a never-before-seen director’s cut of Wayne Wang’s 1989 film Life is Cheap… But Toilet Paper is Expensive.