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September 12, 2016

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Drop/Add Deadline Is Today
Thinking About the Future: A Town Hall Meeting
UArts at 140: The Maker's Moment
GD50: Free Events

Faculty, Alumni Lead Barrymore Theater Award Nominations
Photo Alumna Nominated for Emmy Award
Student Film About Suicide Gaining Worldwide Recognition
Recent Photography Alum Receives Prestigious Award

Free Lunchtime Yoga
PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia
Point by Point: Reference from the Past
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Film Screening

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Sculpture Gallery
Gallery 1401
Hamilton + Arronson Galleries

Drop/Add Deadline Is Today
The Drop/Add deadline is today, Monday, September 12. Please take a moment to verify your Fall 2016 schedule. If you have questions about your schedule, please stop by the Office of the Registrar or email Although we are unable to register you for classes over the phone or through an email request, we will try to assist you with adjusting your schedule online. As always, contact your advisor, program or the Advising Center if you have any questions about your degree progress or what classes are most appropriate for you at this time. You will be unable to drop or add classes to your schedule after the deadline. To remove a class from your schedule after the Drop/Add deadline, you must withdraw. Withdrawal from a class will result in a grade of W for that class on your transcript.

UArts at 140: The Maker's Moment
The fall of 2016 is an exciting time for the University of the Arts, as it marks the launch of the University's 140th Anniversary Celebration, "The Maker's Moment." This yearlong series of events will honor our impressive past and begin moving forward with President David Yager's ambitious vision for the institution's future. Kicking off in October, the celebration will run through Commencement in May 2017, and feature a series of exciting events and activities, including:

140th Anniversary Gala
A creative black tie fundraising gala featuring a performance by Philadelphia native and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr
October 16, 6 p.m.
Hyatt at The Bellevue

Inauguration of President David Yager 
The ceremony includes a video presentation of an honorary degree to Marvel Comics' Stan Lee (via video presentation) and to award-winning movie producer Ron Yerxa (Little Miss Sunshine, Nebraska), as well as student music, dance and theater performances. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. 
October 17, 12 p.m.
Merriam Theater

Thinking About the Future: A Town Hall Meeting
President David Yager invites faculty and staff to a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the future of UArts.
September 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium

GD50: Free Events
The UArts Graphic Design program commemorates its 50th anniversary with GD50: We Are Here, a celebration honoring the program with exhibitions, events, a daylong symposium and an alumni party on September 24. The following free events are part of GD50: We Are Here and are by reservation only; contact Jackie Dugan, Graphic Design program: or 215-717-6225:

Graphic Design Open House
Visit the Graphic Design program studios and exhibition space. Enjoy light refreshments while viewing vintage Graphic Design alumni work from the Plaka to Pixels exhibit.
September 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Graphic Design Studios
Terra Hall, 13th floor

Gallery Talk: Armin Hofmann 
Held in conjunction with the The Magic of Color/The Power of Signs: Armin Hofmann exhibit on display in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Noted graphic designers Kenneth Hiebert and William Longhauser will present a free lecture. 
September 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Connelly Auditorium

Panel: We Are Here – They Are There
A free panel discussion for current and aspiring design educators, moderated by Mark Campbell, dean of the College of Art, Media & Design. 
September 25, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

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Faculty, Alumni Lead Barrymore Theater Award Nominations
Faculty and alumni from the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts and other UArts schools dominated the list of nominees for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, presented annually by Theatre Philadelphia and recognizing the best of Philadelphia theater. Winners will be announced during a ceremony taking place October 24 at UArts' historic Merriam Theater.

Photo Alumna Nominated for Emmy Award
Photo historian, author, educator and alumna Deborah Willis BFA ’75 (Photography)has been nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award in the Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming category as producer for Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. Inspired by her book Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present, the film premiered in February 2015 on PBS. The MacArthur and Guggenheim fellow is also the recipient of a 2016 Art Sanctuary Celebration of Black Arts Legacy Award. Winners of the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be announced on September 21.

Student Film About Suicide Gaining Worldwide Recognition
Hanging, an animated short by senior Nick LeDonne '17 (Animation), is gaining worldwide recognition with a number of prestigious awards, accolades and screenings. A powerful story about LeDonne's personal struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, the animation made it into the semifinals of the 43rd Annual Student Academy Awards and was most recently named a Top 5 Finalist in the 59th CINE Golden Eagle Awards. Counseling Services will screen Hanging on September 22 at noon in Connelly Auditorium as part of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Recent Photography Alum Receives Prestigious Award
Recent alumnus CJ Harker BFA '14 (Photography) has been named a finalist in the Print Center's 90th Annual International Competition. Harker received the Trinity Framing Award from the Philadelphia-based gallery, which encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibits, publications and educational programs. The Print Center's Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest juried exhibitions in the United States. 

Free Lunchtime Yoga
September is National Yoga Month! Join licensed instructor Dawn Reid (E-RYT, RYT500, RPYT) for this 12-class series sponsored by Staff Council. Open to all faculty, staff and students and suitable for all levels, this weekly 45-minute free workshop is a beneficial opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, flexibility and breathing techniques. Classes continue through December 7. Please note there is no class on September 21 (Town Hall Meeting) or November 23 (day before Thanksgiving).
September 14, 28: 12 – 12:45 p.m.
Terra 407

PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia
School of Design students will participate in PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia, a city-wide event that "re-imagines the possibilities of 170 square feet of public space." Students will re-define the use of a parking space by constructing an installation in front of Hamilton Hall. Now in its ninth year, PARK(ing) Day celebrates parks and other public spaces in cities across the country and raises awareness of the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in our urban areas. 
September 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

Point by Point: Reference from the Past
A collaborative project between ChungYoungYang Embroidery Museum, SookMyung Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea, and faculty members, alumni and current students in the University’s Craft + Material Studies program in Fibers + Textile Studies. Featured UArts artists include Associate Professor and Fibers Head Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA ' 96 (Book Arts + Printmaking), who organized and selected the group of artwork. 
Through October 7
MoonShin Museum
Seoul, Korea

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Film Screening
Counseling Services presents a screening of Hanging, an award-winning animated short by senior Nick LeDonne '17 (Animation) about his personal struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts. The screening is being held in conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
September 22, 12 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

2017 Travel Course Presentations
Faculty leading the 2017 Travel Courses will give 15-minute presentations regarding their courses in the order below. For more information on courses and to apply (applications are due September 19), visit the Study Abroad page on the UArts Portal (log in required).
1. Berlin: Kristine Marx
2. Italy: Anne Massoni, Lori Spencer
3. London-Paris: Matt Curtius
4. Spain: Jason Lempieri MID '04 (Industrial Design)
5. Japan: Michele Kishita BFA '97 (Painting), MFA '10 (Studio Art)
6. Greece: Michael Grothusen, Lori Spencer
September 14, 11:30 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Laurie Wagman Series: Ben Wendel Master Class
This weekend master class with Grammy-nominated saxophonist Ben Wendel (Kneebody) is part of the Laurie Wagman Concert Series, a collaboration between UArts Trustee Laurie Wagman and students in the Music Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology program that began in October 2015. Free with student ID. Raffle for two free tickets for his evening show at Chris' Jazz Café. 
September 17, 2 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

School of Music Performances
Voice Department Faculty Recital
September 14, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Voice Department Showcase Recital
September 28, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

GD50: We Are Here
The UArts Graphic Design program commemorates its 50th anniversary with We Are Here. Alumni, students, faculty and representatives from the global design communities will gather to honor the program through a collection of exhibitions, events, a daylong symposium and an alumni celebration. 
September 24

Visiting Writers Series: Annie Liontas
The University of the Arts' Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Creative Writing program and features acclaimed contemporary writers who visit campus each year. This reading features Annie Liontas, whose debut novel, Let Me Explain You (Scribner), was featured in The New York Times Book Review as Editor's Choice and selected by the American Book Association as a 2015 Indies Introduce Debut and Indies Next title. 
September 22, 6:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Corzo Center Workshop: Intro to Entrepreneurship
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts presents an interactive, two-week course providing a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The deadline to register/apply is Tuesday, September 6 at 5 p.m. Registration is for all six sessions. Limited full scholarships available for all accepted. 
September 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29: 6 – 8:30 p.m. 
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, BRIC, 2nd Floor

The Elementary Spacetime Show
A co-presentation with the 2016 Fringe Festival, with music, book and lyrics by Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Visiting Associate Professor César Alvarez; directed by Andrew Neisler.
Through September 24
Arts Bank Theater

Self-Portrait Wall
Self-portrait installation created by students in the Core Studies program’s Image/Time classes in celebration of the University's 140th Anniversary and the Inauguration of President David Yager, as well as to welcome the incoming class of 2020. Project collaborators included Sculpture Assistant Professor Laura Frazure and Fine Arts Associate Professor Diane Pepe.
Through May 11, 2017
Anderson Hall, 3rd Floor

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)

The Magic of Color/The Power of Signs: Armin Hoffman
Part of the GD50: We Are Here celebration being held on September 24, 2016, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Graphic Design program at UArts. Free and open to the public.
Exhibition: Through October 7
Gallery Talk: September 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Closing Reception: October 7, 5 – 8 p.m.

Sculpture Gallery (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

Flowers: Paul Schuette
The Warp Whistle Project presents Flowers, a collaborative exhibition and performance by Music Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology Visiting Assistant Professor Paul Schuette, painter Mary Laube and inventor Michael Lunoe.
Exhibition: Through September 30
Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture: September 13, 1 p.m., CBS 
Closing Reception: September 30, 7 – 9 p.m.
Performance featuring llama/lama: September 30, 8 p.m.

Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

West Africa: The Road & The Quarry: David Pace
San Francisco Bay-area artist David Pace has been photographing in the West African country of Burkina Faso for over a decade. He lives for more than a month every year in the same house in the remote farming village of Bereba where he documents aspects of daily life. This exhibition features images from two of Pace’s ongoing projects: “Sur La Route (On the Road)” and “The Karaba Brick Quarry.”
Through September 23

The Black Islands - Spirit and War in Melanesia (1994-2012): Ben Bohane
Since 1994, Vanuatu-based photojournalist Ben Bohane has lived and reported on the Pacific islands. This exhibit traces a photographic journey through these beautiful but sometimes dangerous islands. He dwells on a variety of kastom, cult and cargo cult movements, documenting their rituals and the hidden role they have sometimes played in island society.
September 30 – October 28

Hamilton + Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall, 1st Floor)

Influences: 1966 – 2015
Influences, 1966 – 2015 features recently retired faulty from across programs in the College of Art, Media & Design.
Exhibition: Through September 18
Closing Reception: September 15, 5 – 7 p.m.

Making It: Alumni Works '06 – '16
Making It, the annual young alumni exhibition that showcases the work of new graduates from the last 10 years, will be on display during Family Weekend and is part of a year-long series of events celebrating the University’s 140th anniversary.
September 23 – October 28

Studio Instructions: Photographs Since 1979: Zeke Berman
Zeke Berman is the Spotlight Artist for this year's Making It exhibit, the annual young alumni show that features work by new graduates from the last 10 years.
Exhibition: September 23 – October 28
Lecture: October 18, 1 p.m., Connelly Auditorium

Admissions Welcome Center + Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall, 1st Floor)

New Student Showcase
UArts presents the Fall 2016 New Student Showcase, a group exhibition of work created by incoming students from the class of 2020. Now in its second year, the exhibit features images, videos, audio recordings and creative writing texts that showcase the new students’ interests, entering perspectives and goals.
Through September 20

Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Accomplished Visions: The Arabs: Samer Mohdad
Based in Lebanon, photographer Samer Mohdad’s work explores the concept of Arab identity. He traveled widely for many years in the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, portraying the difficult everyday life of the people of these countries moving between war and faith, in unadorned and personal inside views and news.
Through September 23

Uncle Charlie: Marc Asnin
New York-based photographer Marc Asnin has been photographing his uncle Charlie for 30 years. By the early 1980s when Asnin was studying photography, the reality of his uncle’s life had trampled his boyhood fantasy.
September 30 – October 28

Gallery 817 (Anderson Hall, 8th floor)

Transmissions: Tim McFarlane
New solo exhibition of work by artist Tim McFarlane, featuring a selection of new paintings and works on paper from 2015-16. Curated by Fine Arts Assistant Professor Marcelino Stuhmer and Visiting Assistant Professor Charles Browning.
Through September 30

Graphic Design Studios (Terra Hall, 13th Floor)

GD50: Plaka to Pixels
This exhibition is part of the GD50: We Are Here celebration being held on September 24, 2016, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Graphic Design program at UArts. A collection of vintage alumni work that showcases the evolution of the program and the traditions that connect generations of UArts students and alumni.
September 23 – 30

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

The Art of Sarah Jacoby
Sarah Jacoby is an illustrator and artist, a writer and all around creative thinker and maker. She creates idyllic landscapes populated with curious creatures. Her paintings are poetic, lyrical and whimsical.
Exhibition: Through November 16 
Presentation: October 27, 1 – 2:30 p.m., CBS Auditorium 
Reception: October 27, 3 – 4 p.m., von Hess Gallery

Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

The Hamilton Hall Public Arts Initiative, in conjunction with UArts staff member/alumna Monica Morris BFA ’15 (Sculpture), is pleased to present SPACE_VEIL_PLAY, an exhibition exploring the connections between game play, networks, game theory and the cartography of information.
Through September 21