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University of Oregon administrator named new Penn State Landscape Architecture head



University of Oregon administrator Roxi Thoren has been named head of the Penn State Department of Landscape Architecture, effective July 1.
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Penn State Centre Stage Virtual to present modern twist on marriage in “The Last Five Years”



Penn State Centre Stage Virtual will present “The Last Five Years,” a musical sharing a modern twist on marriage, at 7:30 p.m. April 22-25, at showtix4you.
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Earth Day talk April 22 to feature artists from world-music film



Two artists featured in the project “Small Island Big Song” will join Penn State students in a free discussion about climate change and the arts.
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Musicians in ‘Small Island Big Song’ film highlight climate challenges in free stream April 23–30



More than 100 artists representing 16 island nations in the Pacific and Indian oceans unite for the free cinematographic event “Small Island Big Song: An Oceanic Songline.”
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Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones to join next live ‘Meeting’ April 28



The next “Meeting the Moment with Michael Mwenso” live conversation will feature Tony Award-winning choreographer and innovative dance artist Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong.
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Graduating graphic design students host multimedia senior design showcase



Fourth-year students in the undergraduate Graphic Design program within the Stuckeman School are hosting a multi-media senior design showcase this spring.
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Working professionals gain immediate applicable skills in first geodesign course



An urban planner, a GIS analyst and a landscape designer were recently interviewed to learn about their experience as World Campus geodesign graduate certificate students.
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Clarinetist Anthony McGill performs in ‘Front Row: National’ starting April 21



Musician and activist Anthony McGill is the featured soloist in the next episode of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s “Front Row: National” free virtual concert series.
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World Campus student thrives in her return to school



Lauren Schoth carved her own path—for herself and future students—in the World Campus Digital Multimedia Design program.
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M.F.A. Director Alison Morooney connects with tragic tale in “Sea Wall”



Before the curtain is drawn and the play begins, a lot goes into a performance. The costumes are made, the lines are rehearsed, and the stage is designed and set.
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Mansfield chairs ASECS session



Elizabeth Mansfield will chair the session Do-Overs: Repetition and Revision in the Long Eighteenth Century at the
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Solari presents at Humanities Institute



Amara Solari, Professor of Art History and Anthropology presents "Pigment Selection and Catholic Evangelization in the Yucatecan
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Bruhn facilitates Sustainability Roundtables



Heather McCune Bruhn will facilitate the upcoming Sustainability Roundtables "Paper from Invasives and Yard Waste" discussing invasive
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Theatre freshman named a winner of NPR’s Student Podcast Challenge



School of Theatre freshman Miriam Colvin is a winner of NPR's 2021 Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition.
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School of Music Welcomes Opera/Coach Blair Salter



Salter joins the School of Music's Opera program as vocal coach.
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Jazz Festival kicks off the month of April



The 21st annual Penn State Jazz Festival will include workshops and masterclasses with outstanding guest artists and two concerts.
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School of Music Receives Global Response to New Music Festival



The two-day event brought composers, scholars, and performers from around the world together for a series of concert events and research presentations.
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New student council allows Stuckeman School students to thrive in leadership roles



A group of self-motivated College of Arts and Architecture students, including several Stuckeman School students, created a new College student council in the face of Covid-19.
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Nike chief design officer interviewed for “Movers, Shakers”



Penn State Architecture alumnus John Hoke III, chief design officer at Nike, is featured in the latest “Movers.Shakers.Designers.Makers" interview.
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Kronos Quartet performs ‘Testimony’ in free stream starting April 14



The Center for the Performing Arts welcomes the virtual return of the groundbreaking Kronos Quartet in a presentation of the string ensemble’s performance film “Testimony.”
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Stuckeman students, faculty earn numerous awards in 2021 Graphis competition



Designs by 10 graphic design students and their professors earned awards in the Graphis New Talent Annual 2021 competition, with another eight designs earning honorable mentions.
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School of Music tuba professor named inaugural David P. Stone Chair



Velvet Brown, distinguished professor of music in tuba, has been named the inaugural David P. Stone Chair, an endowed position.
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School of Music appoints Percussionist Lee Hinkle



Dr. Lee Hinkle appointed as Assistant Professor of Music in Percussion
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Graphic design professor’s work selected for Shenzhen International Poster Festival



An animated social campaign designed by Ryan Russell, associate professor of graphic design, has been selected for the Fourth Shenzhen International Poster Festival.
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