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Campus News

February 9, 2017

Patricia Wright—Back from the Brink: Saving Lemurs in Madagascar

Scientists and locals partner to save animals, forests, and livelihoods; Free public talk: Monday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. –   Madagascar, a “treasure island” of bizarre plants and exotic animals, is so impoverished that for decades farmers ravaged its rainforests to plant crops—and left…

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February 7, 2017

University of Puget Sound Symphony with Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra

Wesley Schulz conducts works by Mahler and Weber; Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5; Afternoon concerts at two locations

TACOMA, Wash. – Austrian composer Gustav Mahler liked to do his music on a grand scale—so grand that not only his music, but his numerous musicians often more than filled the…

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February 6, 2017

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play: Feb. 24 –March 4

An experimental play by Anne Washburn; Directed by Sara Freeman

TACOMA, Wash. –  Contemporary playwright Anne Washburn has created a play in which audience members watch the shell-shocked survivors of an apocalypse try to cope—in a most unexpected way.

To survive individually and as a community, six…

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February 2, 2017

"Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy"

A new book, co-edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens

TACOMA, Wash. – “Once upon a time,” begins many a tale, and so, in effect, begins every fantasy ever written—from Apuleius’ The Golden Ass to George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. For fantasy, by definition, asks us to imagine what…

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February 2, 2017

"Baroque Fest": A Jacobsen Series Concert

The School of Music performs works by Handel, Battista, and Vivaldi:  2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26

TACOMA, Wash. – Baroque Fest at University of Puget Sound, on Sunday, Feb. 26, will bring a special selection of works performed by musicians ranging from a student choral group, to a string ensemble, to a…

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January 31, 2017

"Picturing the Proletariat," a New Book by John Lear

Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908–1940

TACOMA, Wash. – The avant-garde creativity, folkloric beauty, and social torment of Mexican art in the first half of the 20th century tells only a small part of the story of artists’ significance during that turbulent time.

 As John Lear argues in…

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January 24, 2017

Beethoven: Three Sonatas for Piano and Violin

Tanya Stambuk, piano, and Brittany Boulding, violin: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10

TACOMA, Wash. – In a short and transformative period, Ludwig van Beethoven composed nine sonatas for piano and violin—then a decade later, he wrote one more. For many musicians and critics, these 10 sonatas are the most…

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January 18, 2017

"What Happened Here": Puget Sound Art Studio Alumni Show

Kittredge Gallery; January 17–February 18, 2017

TACOMA, Wash. – To create the new Puget Sound alumni art show, Kittredge Gallery Manager Peter Stanley asked each of the professors from last fall’s Past and Present Faculty exhibition to nominate a few outstanding alumni from the studio art program—artists…

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January 17, 2017

The Rev. Irene Monroe, Activist Pastor and National Columnist

Free, ticketed talk is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7; Schneebeck Concert Hall

TACOMA, Wash. – The Rev. Irene Monroe is determined to get the message out. Hand the plain-spoken theologian a microphone, and before you know it, she’s got a national radio show; pass her a keyboard, and out pours a commentary…

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January 12, 2017

Innovative Ranking puts Puget Sound in Top 100

The new U.S. ranking system by two top journals emphasizes teaching quality and student outcomes

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound has been named among the Top 100 liberal arts colleges in the United States, based on an innovative new ranking system used by The Wall Street Journal and Times…

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January 11, 2017

Roz Chast, Cartoonist for "The New Yorker," Speaks at Puget Sound

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017; Schneebeck Concert Hall

TACOMA, Wash. – The New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is bringing to Tacoma her love of the absurd, her passion for pictures and words, and her precise sense of the fine line between humor and gravitas.

The acclaimed humorist and author will appear…

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January 11, 2017

"An Evening of Chamber Music" Opens a New Year of the Jacobsen Series

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017; Kilworth Memorial Chapel

TACOMA, Wash. –   In the midst of winter this February, Tacoma audiences are invited to enjoy the warmth, light, and, yes, the inspiration of 2017’s first Jacobsen Series concert: An Evening of Chamber Music.

University of Puget Sound’s School…

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