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.
Dean Donna Faye Burchfield Knighted by France
March 16, 2023, 12:01 pm
In recognition of her global contributions to dance, Donna Faye Burchfield, dean of University of the Arts’ School of Dance, was awarded the rank of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture.
Restored by Lightbox Film Center, ‘The Innerview’ reemerges in Rotterdam
February 8, 2023, 10:58 am
The Innerview, written, produced and directed by Richard Beymer, is the second film to receive a complete restoration through Lightbox Film Center’s burgeoning preservation program.
UArts, Saxbys bring student-run cafe to Gershman Hall
February 3, 2023, 12:05 pm
University of the Arts and Saxbys today announced their plans for a new student-run cafe on UArts’ Center City Campus, which will be helmed by Student Cafe Executive Officer Kristin Vendel '23 (Dance).
Faculty member adds technological twist to Philly’s mural landscape
January 27, 2023, 3:18 pm
In Philadelphia’s Brewerytown neighborhood, a new immersive mural dedicated in December called “Future Valley Plaza” entices viewers to ponder, “Where have we been, and where are we going?” The work, one of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s 3,000-plus in the city, combines art and a dramatic virtual environment envisioned by Adjunct Associate Professor of Illustration Brian Yetzer on a site where past
The Street: Alex Da Corte Artist Lecture
January 11, 2023, 10:06 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall Join Alex Da Corte for a presentation about his current exhibition, The Street. The event is free and open to the public, though registration is required.
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery presents Alex Da Corte’s ’The Street’
December 15, 2022, 1:46 pm
From Friday, Jan. 13 to Friday, March 10, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at University of the Arts will present Alex Da Corte’s The Street.
Supported by $5 Million in State Grants, UArts’ Student Center Nears Completion
December 15, 2022, 1:22 pm
Supported by $5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, University of the Arts’ new Student Center is expected to open in February 2023. The new center is the university’s first-ever centralized hub for student activity, occupying the first floor of historic Gershman Hall at the intersection of Pine and Broad streets in Philadelphia.
UArts Alum’s Film ’OURIKA!’ Headed to Sundance Film Festival
December 7, 2022, 3:07 pm
UArts Film program graduate Xenia Matthews BFA ’21 (Film) was selected for the 2023 edition of Sundance Film Festival. Her 2022 film OURIKA! originally debuted at the Philadelphia-based BlackStar Film Festival.
Renowned Artist and Educator Sheryl Oring Appointed Dean of School of Art
November 4, 2022, 11:24 am
Oscar-Nominated Director Hosts ‘Live Cinema’ Event on Campus
September 30, 2022, 11:45 am
On Sat., Oct. 15, UArts welcomed Oscar-nominated director Sam Green for a screening of his 2022 Sundance Film Festival hit documentary, 32 Sounds. The film, which asks audiences to reconsider their relationship to sound, was presented as a “live cinema” event at Lightbox Film Center, and Green provided live narration.
Faculty member’s NEH grant to create devised theater institute for educators
September 28, 2022, 12:35 pm
Quinn Bauriedel, associate professor and director for UArts’ Devised Performance program, recently received a $157,998 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create a two-week residential institute focused on devised theater.
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.