THIS WEEK @ UARTS: November 26 - December 2, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
University Common Curriculum Director Appointed
Information Session: University Honors Program
Spring Semester Bills Now Posted
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NEWS
Music Students to Perform with Top Jazz Orchestra
Animation Student, Alums Are Top Winners at Local Film Fest
Dance Alumna Featured in Local Ga. News

EVENTS
Restore the Shore: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief
Music & Dance Collaboration Concert
Experimental Costume & Performance Extravaganza
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Various Galleries
Sol Mednick Gallery
Printmaking Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
University Common Curriculum Director Appointed
Multidisciplinary Fine Arts Professor Mara Adamitz Scrupe has been appointed the director of the newly established University Common Curriculum that will be a shared experience for all UArts undergraduates. She will lead the program with guidance from an advisory panel of faculty representing the College of Art, Media & Design, the College of Performing Arts and the Division of Liberal Arts.

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Information Session: University Honors Program
Students interested in applying for the newly created University Honors Program should attend this information session. More info >>
December 5, 11:30 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Spring Semester Bills Now Posted
Spring semester bills are now posted on the UArts Portal. Bills are due December 12, 2012. Students that do not pay their balance or set up payment plans by December 12 will be deregistered. Please contact the Student Financial Services Office at 215-717-6170 or finaid@uarts.edu to speak with your SFS counselor if you have any questions about your account.

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Graduation Fair
Review your degree requirements with the Office of the Registrar, order your cap and gown, learn about Commencement programming and events, and connect with Career Services and Alumni Relations.
November 28, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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New Scholarship Opportunities
The University's Student Financial Services Office has posted a new funding opportunity for the Edna Andrade Summer Travel Scholarship. This and other new opportunities are posted to the University's online Scholarship Bulletin Board. Additional information can also be found on the scholarship bulletin board outside of the Student Financial Services Office on the second floor of Hamilton Hall. Students applying for scholarships and/or grants who would like help compiling materials, organizing applications or editing essays should contact Amanda Black, associate director of Student Financial Services, at 215-717-6137.

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Staff Council Holiday Food Drive
Staff Council announces its annual holiday food drive to benefit Philabundance. Collection boxes are located in the lobbies of Hamilton Hall, Anderson Hall, Gershman Hall, Merriam Theater and Terra Hall. Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to donate non-perishable food. Items should be recently purchased, unopened and in good condition. Cans or plastic bottles only, no glass containers, please. Boxed items are acceptable. For more information, please contact Debi Leonard or JoAnne Clancy at 215-717-6070.
Through December 12

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NEWS
Music Students to Perform with Top Jazz Orchestra
Instrumental Performance majors Sean Marks '13 (Saxophone), Jon Lacy '13 (Trombone) and Joe Anderson '13 (Trumpet) have been selected for the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra, recognized as the premier orchestra for the East Coast's finest college jazz musicians. Read more >>

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Animation Student, Alums Are Top Winners at Local Film Fest
Winners at the 2nd annual Community Underground Film Festival, held November 15 - 16 in Philadelphia, included "Icarus" by Bonnie Brown BFA '12 (Animation), which took home the festival's Grand Prize; "Earth Emergency" by Su Yun Lim BFA '12 (Animation), the Best 4-Year College Film winner; "Espiritu de los Boricua" by Jovanni Garced BFA '12 (Animation); and "The Woodsman" by David Romeo '14 (Animation). Read more >>

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Dance Alumna Featured in Local Ga. News
Ashleigh Whitworth BFA '11 (Modern Dance), the 2011 valedictory speaker and a 2011 President's Award recipient, was featured in the November 16 issue of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal for her work as the new artistic director of the Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre. Read the article >>

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EVENTS
Restore the Shore: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief
Benefit concert featuring the UArts Studio One Ensemble, the Matt McAndrew Band, Lucy Stone, Marcus Myers' Ode to Omni and Swift Technique, along with special guest speakers and first responders. There is a minimum $5 donation at the door. All cash donations will go directly to the Manasquan Restoration Fund.
December 3, 7 - 10 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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Music & Dance Collaboration Concert
Students from the School of Dance and School of Music collaborate to create one-of-a-kind performances in a wide variety of styles. Featuring the School of Music's Rumble bucket-drum ensemble.
December 7, 7 pm
December 8, 2 pm
Merriam Theater

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Experimental Costume & Performance Extravaganza
The Crafts department presents its annual show, featuring costumes and performances by students in the Experimental Costume & Performance class taught by Senior Lecturer and alumna Jennifer Goettner BFA '97 (Crafts), MID '03 (Industrial Design).
December 4, 6 - 8 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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School of Music Presents:
Trombone, Trumpet and Saxophone Ensembles
The School of Music presents performances by the Trombone, Trumpet and Saxophone ensembles.
November 28, 7 p.m.
Arts Bank Theater

Vox, UArts Voices and DooBop Ensembles
Three a cappella vocal ensembles perform a variety of familiar tunes from the 1940s, 50s and 60s to today's popular music.
November 29, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

'Z' Big Band Concert
Instrumental Performance majors in the "Z" Big Band perform traditional and contemporary big band jazz. Repertoire includes arrangements from the country's foremost big band arrangers as well as original arrangements by School of Music faculty members.
December 4, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Holiday Concert
A full program featuring the University's 150+ member chorus, Women's Ensemble, Men's Ensemble and the Handbell Ensemble performing holiday repertoire.
December 6, 8 p.m.
St. Luke & the Epiphany Church
330 South 13th Street

Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band Concert
Instrumental Performance majors in the Rick Kerber Tribute Band perform contemporary big band jazz arrangements from the country's foremost big band arrangers as well as original arrangements by School of Music faculty members.
December 10, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Winter Dance Concert
Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
December 6, 8, 13 & 14, 7 p.m.
Merriam Theater

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Faculty/Staff Holiday Party
Fill your spirit with the warmth of the season and share your holiday cheer with friends and colleagues.
December 13, 5 - 7 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater
Terra Hall, 16th floor

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Information Session: 5-Year BFA/MAT in Visual Arts
The department of Art + Design Education hosts an information session on the new 5-Year BFA/MAT in Visual Arts program. Learn how to earn a BFA and complete the MAT program in five years, meet faculty in the Art Education department and participate in a question/answer session. Please email Rande Blank if you have any questions.
November 28, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Board Room

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Brind School Presents 'Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake)'
In their deteriorating Apartment that incessantly begs for repairs, Janice and her mother's only comforts are visitations from their respective celebrity crushes - Justin Timberlake and Harrison Ford. More info >>
November 29 - December 2
Caplan Studio Theater

All Brind School productions are FREE to the University community, but advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Please visit tickets.uarts.edu and enter either the UASTAFF or UASTUDENT promo code. Tickets can also be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis - one hour prior to curtain - at the box office. Questions can be directed to Jennifer MacMillan, audience services coordinator, at x6450 or jmacmillan@uarts.edu.

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Former Dean Rick Lawn's Power of 10 'little big band' Performs
Power of Ten, an ensemble comprising UArts faculty and alumni, will perform two sets at the Barnes Foundation Gallery. In addition to former CPA Dean Rick Lawn, the band also features Ron Kerber BM '80 (Saxophone); Chris Farr BMJ '94 (Saxophone), MAT '95 (Music Education); Dennis Wasko BM '79 (Trumpet); Chris Aschman BM '08 (Trumpet); Randy Kapralick, Tom Lawton, Tony Miceli BM '82 (Percussion); Mike Kennedy BMJ '91 (Guitar), MM '98 (Music Performance); Kevin MacConnell; and Erik Johnson. Performance included with gallery admission or Friday night ticket. For tickets, call 888-616-0277.
November 30, 6 p.m.
Barnes Foundation Gallery
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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Course Stories Symposium: Assessment Re-Imagined
Please join the Center for Teaching & Learning committee at its fall Course Stories symposium "Assessment Re-Imagined" for a conversation about how our students learn and how we teach them. Dance Assistant Professor Connie Michael, Multimedia Associate Professor De Angela Duff and Assistant Provost Krishna Dunston will share their stories about creating course and program goals, evaluating student work, and revising teaching strategies. Light refreshments will be served.
November 27, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Terra Board Room, 9th floor

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Lecture: Exploring Design in Kenya
Please join Industrial Design faculty members Mike McAllister MID '02 (Industrial Design) and Will McHale MID '10 (Industrial Design) for a presentation about the ID department's developing partnership with Josphat Macharia and the Ndabibi Environmental Conservation Center. They will discuss their exploratory visit to Kenya this summer, share photos and have a follow up discussion about plans for developing the relationship further.
November 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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Free Lunchtime Yoga
This 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 are held weekly on Wednesdays through December 5.
November 28, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203

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IN THE GALLERIES
Various Galleries (Hamilton Hall, Anderson Hall, Gershman Hall, Crane Arts)

All At Once: MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition 2012
Fourteen MFA in Studio Art graduate students will be featured in the 2012 thesis exhibition "All At Once," which will run in galleries in Hamilton, Anderson and Gershman halls, as well as at Crane Arts. The show will include work that spans painting, sculpture, installation, interactive electronic media, video and performance by artists hailing from across the U.S., the Middle East, Asia and Africa. More info >>
Exhibition: November 30 - December 14
Opening Reception: November 30, 6 - 9 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Graham Howe: Color Theory
Inspired by textbooks on the theory of color photography, Graham Howe undertook to recreate and test the veracity of the so-called governing principles of the medium. His findings, though sometimes humorous and spuriously unscientific, nonetheless lead us to believe that there is often more to photo-science than meets the eye-ball. Ducks (all lined up), edible things, rocks, baseballs, Egyptian pyramids and the nude demonstrate how color can be used (and abused) in photographic practice. More info >>
Through December 7

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th Floor)

Georgia Deal & Graham Watson
The MFA Book Arts/Printmaking department welcomes visiting artists Georgia Deal and Graham Watson MFA '07 (Book Arts/Printmaking). Georgia Deal, head of the Printmaking department and a professor at Corcoran College of Art and Design, is a printmaker, book artist and papermaker whose work is included in numerous national and international collections. Graham Watson is a book artist and photographer who draws inspiration from the natural sciences, music and design. More info >>
Through December 14

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Gallery 817 (Anderson Hall, 8th floor)

Dena Shottenkirk: A Night with Nelson Goodman
Artist and philosopher Dena Shottenkirk brings to UArts an installation examining in visual terms the issues discussed in her book about 20th century analytic philosopher Nelson Goodman: Nominalism and Its Aftermath: The Philosophy of Nelson Goodman. The University community is invited to be part of the discussion/argument/sharing of lingering thoughts at a reception and performance for Shottenkirk's System Project.
Exhibition: Through November 30
Reception/Performance: November 29, 5 - 7 p.m.

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

The Art of Brian Cronin
Born in Dublin, Brian Cronin is one of the most sought-after illustrators in America. His work has been shown in countless exhibitions in New York and in the U.K., Italy, Switzerland and Japan, and in several cities throughout Ireland. Cronin's work ranges from commercial drawings, commissioned by such prestigious publications as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and Time, to personal pieces exploring subconscious manifestations of the human condition. More info >>
December 3, 2012 - March 1, 2013

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Levitt Foyer Gallery (Gershman Hall, 3rd floor)

Sabrina Small: Messengers of Memories
International Student Programs at the University of the Arts welcomes artist Sabrina Small back to her native Philadelphia with "Messengers of Memories," an exhibit that explores the energy and unique vision Small acquired while living abroad. More info >>
Through November 30

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

The Photo Review: Best of Show
"Best of Show" is the annual collaborative effort between the Photography department at the University of the Arts and The Photo Review, an independent journal of photography founded in 1976. This annual exhibition gives the public the opportunity to view the juried work featured in The Photo Review's 2012 competition issue. More info >>
Through December 7

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