Campus News

February 17, 2014

Arbor Day Foundation Honors University of Puget Sound

College receives 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound has been honored with a 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor…

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February 11, 2014

Puget Sound a Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer College in 2014

School ranks No. 14 in Peace Corps’ small colleges list

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound has tied for No. 14 among small schools in the Peace Corps’ 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country.

The Pacific Northwest national liberal arts college…

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February 10, 2014

Iphigenia 2.0—Our Lives Cast as Greek Comedy and Tragedy

On stage in Norton Clapp Theatre, Feb. 28–March 8

TACOMA, Wash. – Iphigenia 2.0 is a very modern take on a very old story. In the hands of leading contemporary playwright Charles Mee, the critically acclaimed stage play re-tells Euripides’ original story (Iphigenia at Aulis) of a nation empire set on…

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February 5, 2014

A Musical Story Time: Babar the Elephant to The Pirate Musician

Jacobsen Jr. children’s concert, 3 p.m., Saturday, March 1

TACOMA, Wash. – Pirates, teddy bears, and elephants, oh my! The ninth annual Jacobsen Jr. children’s concert will feature them all.

The much-anticipated performance also will include the world premiere of The Pirate Musician, with a story written…

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February 4, 2014

From the Music Hall to the Cabaret: Chamber Works by Weill and Poulenc

TACOMA, Wash. – The next Jacobsen Series concert at University of Puget Sound will spotlight the diverse talents of School of Music faculty members in a classical evening that evokes the mischief of the French cabaret and the enchantment of a music hall.

From the Music Hall to the Cabaret: Chamber Works…

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February 2, 2014

Black History Month at University of Puget Sound

A Series of Cultural and Social Justice Events

African American Arts, 1920–75

Two events, free and open to the public, are sponsored by the African American Studies Program, Department of Art, Black Student Union, and Office of the Academic Dean.

1.  My Art Speaks for Both My Peoples: Elizabeth Catlett…

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January 30, 2014

Rachel Pepper Named William D. and Flora McCormick Chair in Biophysics

Students will explore an emerging branch of science spanning biology, math, physics, chemistry, and more

TACOMA, Wash. – Rachel Pepper, a research fellow at University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University, has been appointed as the first William D. and Flora McCormick…

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January 24, 2014

Poet William Kupinse and Composer Greg Youtz: Poetry Above the Roar

Two professors celebrate the Northwest with 10 poem-songs

TACOMA, Wash. – Inspired by each other’s artistry and their shared reverence for the Pacific Northwest, a Tacoma poet and a local music composer have collaborated on a series of original works that will be premiered for the public next month…

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January 21, 2014

The Caribbean Writer Series: Dialogues on Identity, Immigration, and Art

Free, public talks on Feb. 10 and May 1 wrap up the series

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound’s Caribbean Writer Series continues in February, bringing two more writers of Caribbean descent to Tacoma for conversations about the history, culture, and literature of the West Indies region.


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January 18, 2014

David Requiro in Concert: Virtuosic Masterworks for Cello and Piano

Prize-winning cellist performs works that celebrate the breadth and beauty of the cello

TACOMA, Wash. – David Requiro, a University of Puget Sound artist in residence with a string of prestigious cello performances and prizes to his name, will give a faculty recital in early February.

The concert,…

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