THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 24 - March 2, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Memorial Gathering for Professor Emerita Lizbeth Stewart Gruskin
Mark Campbell Named Dean of CAMD for 2014-15
UArts Appoints AVP for Human Resources; Renames Department
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NEWS
BBQ Restaurants Earn Alum James Beard Award Nomination
CPA Dean Interviewed in 'Daily News'
'Slate' Features Faculty/Alum's Photo Exhibit
More News >>

EVENTS
Health & Wellness Fair
The Trojan Women: A Love Story
And I Said No Lord: Joel Katz
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Special Gifts Gallery
Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Memorial Gathering for Professor Emerita Lizbeth Stewart Gruskin
Please join the Craft & Material Studies program for a memorial gathering to celebrate the life of University of the Arts Professor Emerita Lizbeth Stewart Gruskin (1948 – 2013), who taught in the Crafts department from 1981 until her retirement in 2012. An exhibition of her work will also be on view in the President’s Office suite as part of the current School of Art Faculty Exhibition. Please RSVP to Jessica Watkins at jwatkins@uarts.edu or 215-717-6100.
February 27, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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Mark Campbell Named Dean of CAMD for 2014-15
School of Art Director and Associate Professor Mark Campbell will serve as dean of the College of Art, Media & Design for the 2014-15 academic year effective June 1, 2014. Current CAMD Dean Christopher Sharrock will step down at the conclusion of the current academic year. Campbell, who was co-chair of the University's Foundation program from 2003 to 2011, has received two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts Project Grant and has twice been a Pew Fellowship Discipline Award winner.

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UArts Appoints AVP for Human Resources; Renames Department
Christine Schaefer, SPHR, has been appointed to the new position of associate vice president for Human Resources, it was announced by Stephen J. Lightcap, Ed.D., vice president for Finance & Administration. Effective with her appointment, the Personnel Services department has been renamed Human Resources. Schaefer will lead a reorganization of the department to serve as a Human Resources department typical of most higher education institutions.

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Student Screening for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
In observance of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 24 – March 2, the University of the Arts is offering an anonymous eating disorder screening to all UArts students. There are also screenings for depression, anxiety and other related disorders. Visit mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/UARTS to take the screening online. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Hainstock, director of Counseling, at 215-717-6614.

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Students: Apply To Be a Summer Fellow
Looking to gain professional experience in a creative field? Eager to develop skills, diversify your resume and work alongside UArts alumni? Apply to be a Summer Fellow! The Summer Fellows Program provides opportunities for high-achieving UArts students to gain meaningful experience in a creative field during summer break. Selected Fellows are matched with a UArts alumni host, who invites them into his or her workplace for one, four or eight weeks. These well-seasoned professionals provide opportunities for fellows to observe, engage and practice their classroom skills in the working world. For program details, a list of potential placements and the online application, please log into the Portal. Once logged in, on the top main menu, go to Student Affairs > Career Services > Summer Fellows Program. All application materials are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014. Questions? Contact Julie Woodard, Internship & Career Advisor, at jwoodard@uarts.edu or 215-717-6076.

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Save the Date: Art Unleashed 2014
Join us for the fifth anniversary edition of Art Unleashed, the University's largest fundraiser, set for April 9 – 15 in Hamilton Hall. The exhibition and sale raises money to support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund with artwork in all media from talented students, faculty and alumni.

Preview Party (admission charge)
April 9, 5 - 8 p.m.

Public Sale (free admission)
April 10 - 15, 12 - 5 p.m.

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Blick's Winter Back-to-School Sale – Last Week!
Due to the weather, Blick Art Materials has extended its Winter Back-to-School Sale now through Sunday, March 2. University of the Arts students can save on additional school supplies and gifts. Faculty members save 20% all through the month of February.

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NEWS
BBQ Restaurants Earn Alum James Beard Award Nomination
Congratulations to UArts alumnus Dan Delaney BFA '08 (Multimedia), owner of the hot NYC restaurants BrisketTown and Smokeline, for being named a semi-finalist in the prestigious James Beard Awards, the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. Delaney is nominated in the Rising Star Chef of the Year category. The 2014 James Beard Awards will be held in New York City on May 2 and 5. More info >>

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CPA Dean Interviewed in 'Daily News'
K Williams, dean of the College of Performing Arts, is interviewed extensively for a Daily News article on the dramatic differences that could have occurred with the iconic musical "Porgy and Bess" had its history not changed at the very beginning. Read the article (PDF) >>

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'Slate' Features Faculty/Alum's Photo Exhibit
"Behold," a photo blog featured on web magazine Slate, says a new exhibition by UArts faculty member/alumnus David Graham BFA '76 (Photography) "captures America's disappearing quirk." "Thirty-Five Years / 35 Pictures," which features one photograph from each of the past 35 years of Graham's career documenting the American cultural landscape, runs through March 15 at Philly's Gallery 339 (339 S. 21st Street). Read the blog post >>

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Alumna's Startup Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
UArts alumna Michele McKeone BS '05 (Communication) gets more great coverage in The Philadelphia Inquirer for her innovative startup Autism Expressed, which got its start via a UArts Corzo Center for the Creative Economy grant. McKeone also went through Corzo's Workshop Series and Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs. Read the article >>

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Art Ed Professor Profiled in 'Milestones' Newsletter
Dr. Teresa Unseld, associate professor and director of the MA in Art Education program, is profiled in the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's Milestones newsletter for her great work with older adults at the St. Charles Senior Community Center in South Philly. Read the article (PDF) >>

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EVENTS
Health & Wellness Fair
All faculty, staff and students are invited to the University Health & Wellness Fair. As always, this is a fun, exciting event with local vendors, free samples, demonstrations, health screenings and much more. This is a great opportunity for our UArts community to grab a massage, discover slacklining, meet a service dog, get your blood pressure checked, dance the Salsa – there is something for everyone. Hope to see you there.
February 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

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The Trojan Women: A Love Story
Directed by Brind School Senior Lecturer Bill Buddendorf. Playwright Charles Mee weaves together an ancient Greek play with opera, blues and rock songs, and interviews with war survivors, creating a unique theatrical experience that will surely surprise. Adults: $20; industry/students: $10; UArts faculty, staff and students: Free. More info and tickets >>
February 27 – March 2
Caplan Studio Theater

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And I Said No Lord: Joel Katz
An exhibition of black-and-white photographs taken by Philadelphia-based designer and UArts Graphic Design Adjunct Professor Joel Katz during the "Mississippi Summer" of 1964, at the height of the civil rights movement. More info >>
Exhibition: Through March 15
Reception: March 7, 5:30 p.m.
Moore College of Art & Design
20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia

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Book Release Party: City Abandoned
Party celebrating the release of Photography Master Lecturer Vincent D. Feldman's first book of photographs titled City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia (Paul Dry Books), set for release on March 11. Preview the book >>
March 5, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia

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Paradigm Lecture Series: William Hunt
William Hunt, curator of "The Unseen Eye," a major exhibition and catalog at the George Eastman House, will speak as part of the Paradigm Lecture Series, presented by the Photography program. "How I Look at Photographs" is a talk about looking at photographs: considering them, thinking about them and reacting to them. More info >>
February 27, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Visiting Writers Series: Zach Savich
Created in connection with the University's Creative Writing program, the Visiting Writers Series features six acclaimed contemporary writers visiting the UArts campus each year. This reading features UArts Assistant Professor Zach Savich, the award-wining author of four books of poetry, including Century Swept Brutal, and a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand. More info >>
March 6, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Alô Brasil Carnaval 2014
Featuring School of Music faculty member Alex Shaw and Dance faculty member Peter Bertini. Born out of a passion for Brazilian music, Alô Brasil includes 12 Philadelphia musicians spanning three generations, accompanied by stunningly costumed dancers. Tickets >>
March 1, 7 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
World Cafe Live (Downstairs Live)
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

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Senior Dance Show #7
Annual performance by seniors in the School of Dance.
March 5 – 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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Maker-Seller Series: Look at Me
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at UArts and Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel. Part six of the "Maker-Seller" series, a nine-part series giving makers tools to sell their products through multiple channels, will investigate traditional, new media and guerrilla models and methods of paid and unpaid marketing and promotional activities. Free and open to the public. RSVP >>
February 25, 7 – 9 p.m.
URBN Center, Drexel University
3501 Market St, Room 123
Philadelphia

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Black Professionals Got Talent!
Special event in support of Art Sanctuary, whose executive director/board member is alumna Valerie Gay BM '89 (Voice). Tickets for Black Professionals Got Talent!, which will include a light reception and wine, are $25 in advance and $35 at the door, with proceeds helping Art Sanctuary to continue to transform individuals, create and build community, and foster cultural understanding, all through the power of black art. All tickets purchased for the December 10 show will be honored at this event. Purchase tickets >>
February 28, 6 – 9 p.m. (rescheduled from December 10, 2013)
Arts Bank Theater

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University Forum
Please join President Sean T. Buffington for a University Forum where we will be discussing student retention and how to improve it. Colleagues in institutional research, student affairs, financial aid and academic affairs will lead the discussion.
March 19, 11:45 a.m.
Arts Bank Theater

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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. Classes continue weekly on Wednesdays through May 7. There are no classes during University forums or Spring Break.
February 26, 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)

Ken Lum: The Mini Mall Series
The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery presents 2014 Whitney Biennial artist Ken Lum’s first exhibition in Philadelphia. His "Mini-Mall" works build upon ideas of societal subjectivities, comprising fictive sign-like works for plausible urban communities defined by flux and pointing to the diverse changing ethnic and economic demographics of the neighborhoods to which they serve. More info >>
Through February 28

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Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)

Art + Design Education Graduate & Faculty Exhibition
The department of Art + Design Education presents its Spring 2014 Graduate & Faculty Exhibition featuring artwork from students and faculty.
Through March 12

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Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)

William H. Ely Senior Thesis Illustration Exhibition
The William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition is the Illustration program's senior thesis show. Endowed by its namesake in 1940, Ely Excellence in Illustration Awards are given to outstanding sets of student thesis work in this annual juried competition. More info >>
Exhibition: March 19 – April 2
Awards Reception: March 23, 3 – 5 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Holding Pepina: Anne Leighton Massoni
In "Holding Pepina," newly appointed Assistant Professor and Photography Program Director Anne Leighton Massoni utilizes a combination of created images and found photographs to present works that inhabit a place between truth and fiction. More info >>
Exhibition: Through March 14
Opening: February 27, 4 p.m.

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Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

Michael Konrad: DIYvek and Real Estate
The University of the Arts is pleased to present two new works by artist Michael Konrad as part of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative. The two sculptures, titled “DIYvek” and “Real Estate,” explore the rapidly changing built environment of Philadelphia. More info >>
Through March 2

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Gallery One (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

Amplified: Black History Month Exhibition
A collaboration between student organizations African Diaspora Collective and Gallery One, who will also be collaborating with the Salvation Army's Red Shield Family Residence to curate a show featuring African-American youth in Philadelphia, as well as African-American university students. More info >>
Exhibition: Through February 28
Closing Reception: February 27, 7:30 p.m.

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Breathing Pictures: Sean Justice
Sean Justice's large photographic composites of landscapes and seascapes depict ordinary subjects from daily life. At first glance, the pictures look like traditional photographs, but with sustained viewing, it becomes apparent that the individual layers of each montage are slightly misaligned. More info >>
Exhibition: Through March 14
Opening: February 27, 4 p.m.

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

The Art of Josh Cochran
Josh Cochran has received awards from publications and organizations including Print Magazine's 20 under 30 New Visual Artists 2009, ADC Young Guns 6, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and was recently featured on the cover of Communication Arts. More info >>
Through March 7

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Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court & President's Office (Hamilton Hall)

School of Art Faculty Exhibition: Part Two
The School of Art in the College of Art, Media & Design presents its inaugural "Faculty Exhibition" in two parts, featuring faculty from the Craft & Material Studies, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and Photography programs. The exhibits celebrate the School's impressive range of faculty talent, highlighting the broad spectrum of media and formats utilized in contemporary creative practice. More info >>
Through March 7

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