Campus News

October 20, 2016

Mbira: Music of the Spirits of Zimbabwe

Erica Azim and Fradreck Mujuru share an ancient Shona tradition; Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.;  Free and everyone welcome

TACOMA, Wash. –   Two master players of the African mbira, a metal-keyed instrument used by the Shona people of Zimbabwe in sacred ceremonies, will be making a stop in Tacoma…

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October 19, 2016

Jazz Jacobsen: Faculty and Students Side-By-Side

Personal favorites and sizzling classic moments; Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. –   Jazz lovers: No way you can miss this one! It will be a night of some of the sweetest sounds of jazz, from the likes of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, as University of Puget Sound…

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October 18, 2016

3rd Annual LIASE Southeast Asia Symposium at Puget Sound

Pacific Northwest scholars and students address environmental issues in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia; Friday, Oct. 28–Saturday, Oct. 29; Free and open to the public

TACOMA, Wash. – The clash between those who want “progress” and those who want the “preservation” of our environment is as stark,…

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October 12, 2016

From the Diary … An Evening of Songs

Dawn Padula and Tanya Stambuk perform songs inspired by Virginia Woolf’s diary and musical theater hits; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4

TACOMA, Wash. –   A peek into Virginia Woolf’s diary and a wicked song by Stephen Sondheim about “the ladies who lunch” are two of the treats for audiences at an upcoming…

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September 27, 2016

Beethoven and Beyond: An Evening of Piano Music by Michael Seregow

Versatile Northwest musician and visiting professor performs;  Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – In the early 19th century, as Ludwig van Beethoven’s hearing loss progressed, leaving him nearly totally deaf in his late 40s, his music became more personal and intimate.

Music critics speculated…

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September 27, 2016

William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Geoff Proehl directs theatre arts students in the enduring comedy—set in the Romantic era of the 1820s; Oct. 28–Nov. 5

TACOMA, Wash. – Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night—which famously begins with the separation of two twins in a shipwreck—is treated by some directors as a light-hearted farce, by others as…

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September 26, 2016

"Experiencing Beethoven": Geoffrey Block’s New Book for Music Lovers

The Listener’s Companion series book is for all audiences; Explore the genius of Beethoven through his music

TACOMA, Wash. – Geoffrey Block, a celebrated author of books on American musicals and composers, had no plans to write a book about Beethoven, arguably the public’s most adored composer of classical…

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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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