Campus News

August 27, 2014

New Faculty Artists Adapt the Music to Their Instruments of Choice

New music faculty members perform on trombone, bassoon, cello, and piano 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28

TACOMA, Wash. – New this fall at University of Puget Sound’s School of Music: four impressive new faculty artists who will debut on the campus stage with instruments not often heard in concert together.…

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August 14, 2014

Trio Seraphin Presents a “Musical Excursion”

Christina Kowalski, soprano; Jennifer Nelson, clarinet; Keith Ward, piano. Friday, Sept. 12, concert opens the Jacobsen Series

TACOMA, Wash. – It was a match made in heaven. In 1828, in the final months of his life, Austrian composer Franz Schubert did a favor for an opera singer seeking a showpiece…

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August 13, 2014

The Next Big Local Earthquake—Why, When, and What We Can Do

Prominent scientist is researching how to better predict a cataclysmic event

TACOMA, Wash. – For 300 years the shifting crust of the Earth off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has been building up the momentum for another giant earthquake. The last big one in the region, a magnitude 9.0 quake in 1700…

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July 1, 2014

Mellon Foundation $600,000 Grant Leads to New Approaches in the Humanities

Faculty and students will enjoy new opportunities in emerging fields, digital scholarship, new media, video, and residential and experiential learning

TACOMA, Wash. – The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has made a $600,000 grant to University of Puget Sound to support new humanities and Honors program initiatives…

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May 12, 2014

Moody’s Affirms Financial Health of University of Puget Sound

Credit rating agency that turned negative on the higher education sector in general sees strength in Puget Sound’s financial and operational management

TACOMA, Wash. – Moody’s credit rating service has again assigned a high-quality rating to University of Puget Sound’s outstanding bonds and predicts…

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May 8, 2014

Puget Sound Book Artists 4th Annual Members’ Exhibition

June 5–July 31 at Collins Memorial Library.  Taking you beyond the book—to books as art

TACOMA, Wash. – Puget Sound Book Artists (PSBA) will open their 4th annual members’ exhibit with a public reception and Awards for Excellence celebration on Thursday, June 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit, featuring…

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May 7, 2014

Gibbon Study Tests the Effect of a “Rich” Zoo Environment

Students work with Point Defiance Zoo to make the animals’ day job more challenging

TACOMA, Wash. – If you’re a fun-loving gibbon, there’s nothing quite like having a truly dedicated audience—someone to admire your incredible skills, your intelligence, and your handsome style on the ropes.

And this…

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May 5, 2014

Neukom Family Foundation Makes $500,000 Gift for Student Scholarships

Neukom Family Endowed Scholarship assists local high school graduates traditionally underrepresented in higher education

TACOMA, Wash. – The Neukom Family Foundation has made a $500,000 gift to its existing endowed student scholarship fund that is helping talented students from groups underrepresented…

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