Campus News

September 12, 2016

Overseas Scholars Teach and Give Public Talks at Puget Sound

Students get first-hand views from four scholars; Public talks—on transatlantic relations and indigenous archaeology

TACOMA, Wash. – Visiting scholars from China, Germany, Canada, and Malaysia are bringing a spectrum of global viewpoints to challenge and inspire University of Puget Sound students this…

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September 1, 2016

New Athletics and Aquatics Center Opens at University of Puget Sound

Students enjoy modern new athletics facilities in the extended field house; Lillis Cafe opens in the great hall

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound opened the doors to its new Athletics and Aquatics Center on Friday, Aug. 19, as the incoming Class of 2020 arrived from around the country for first-year…

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August 31, 2016

Singing the Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Minnita Daniel-Cox, soprano: musical settings of the African-American poet’s work; Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – For those familiar with the work of acclaimed poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906), this fall will bring a rare treat. For those who have not read the poems of the man once…

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August 30, 2016

National Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. to Deliver the Pierce Lecture

Monday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall

TACOMA, Wash. – Leonard Pitts Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning national columnist, will deliver the fall Pierce Lecture at University of Puget Sound.

“An Evening With Leonard Pitts Jr.” will take place on Monday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert…

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August 18, 2016

Dr. Ruchama Marton, Founder of Physicians for Human Rights–Israel

The psychiatrist and activist will speak at Puget Sound:  Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – For psychiatrist and human rights activist Ruchama Marton, a doctor’s role encompasses far more than curing disease and healing injuries.

“Our mission is to fight the evil that people do to other…

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August 15, 2016

A Look Back and a Look Forward: Kittredge Gallery Begins a New Season

Aug. 29–Sept. 24; Opening Reception: Aug. 31, 5 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – On one side of the newly renovated Kittredge Hall, four summer resident artists hang the first bodies of work they’ve completed since graduating. Under Construction shows the work that will propel them in the next step of their careers…

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August 11, 2016

Debussy and Friends: A Jacobsen Series Concert

French composers showcase the harp at the start of a new music epoch; Friday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – You can see it at many a classical concert. The harpist’s fingers rise and then fall to the strings, eliciting a musical poetry that somehow rises above every other sound in the room—and…

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August 9, 2016

Why do States Shun or Welcome Immigrants? Research Wins a Major Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities grants three scholars $200,000 for the first in-depth analysis of its kind

TACOMA, Wash. – Why do some U.S. states welcome immigrants, while others aggressively oppose them? And, ultimately, what effect will these polarized and fiercely-debated policies have…

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August 1, 2016

75 Years of Kittredge Hall: A Celebration of a Remarkable History

The public is invited to a series of events marking the 1942 groundbreaking of a hall at the center of campus life

TACOMA, Wash. – In January 1942 the United States was at war following the devastating bombing of Pearl Harbor, and no American college campus was untouched by what this would mean for…

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July 28, 2016

The Tiny Peace Car Drops in at University of Puget Sound

The Peace Car comes to Tacoma to celebrate Peace Corps volunteers and 100 Years of the National Parks Service:Friday, Aug. 5, 8:30–10 a.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – The mighty little Peace Car is on its way to Tacoma. The eco-friendly car, wrapped in the color of tree bark and sporting the Peace Corps logo, is…

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