Campus News

April 19, 2018

2018 Senior Art Show

April 25–May 13; Kittredge Gallery

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound’s Kittredge Gallery opens its annual Senior Art Show Wednesday, April 25, with a reception starting at 5 p.m.   

The Class of 2018 exhibiting artists include: Kiri Bolles, Megan Breiter, Ian Chandler, Stephanie Clement, Sam…

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April 18, 2018

Mellon $800,000 Grant Propels Experiential Learning

Puget Sound will expand its summer internship program and launch ePortfolios

TACOMA, Wash. – The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded University of Puget Sound $800,000 to implement a transformative strategy that will ensure all undergraduates take part in meaningful, high-impact learning experiences…

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April 10, 2018

New Book by Hans Ostrom and William T. Haltom

Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language” in the Age of Pseudocracy;

TACOMA, Wash. – The co-authors of a new book about George Orwell’s iconic Politics and the English Language would have it that we readers completely missed the point.

Hans Ostrom and William T. Haltom tell us that we have been…

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April 5, 2018

Egg-Laying Lizards: Bad Parents? Or Hidden Helpers?

National Science Foundation funds work by Puget Sound biologist and microbiologist

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound behavioral ecologist Stacey Weiss and microbiologist Mark Martin have been awarded $731,000 by the National Science Foundation to research the habits of egg-laying lizards and…

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April 2, 2018

A Symphony Concert in Honor of Geoffrey Block

Distinguished professor of music history is gearing down; Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. –  Geoffrey Block is a trailblazing scholar of Broadway musicals; he publishes endlessly; he’s the composer of four musicals; and he has made characters from music’s history—Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart…

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March 27, 2018

Robert Gates, U.S. Secretary of Defense (2006–11)

Pierce Lecture; Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – Robert Gates, U.S. secretary of defense under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will speak at University of Puget Sound.

The highly decorated statesman, scholar, and best-selling…

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March 26, 2018

2018 Spring Lu`au— Pacific Island Food, Dance, and Music

A dinner and show for all the family; Saturday, April 14, 5 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – With the beloved mountain poking occasionally through the rain clouds, you could say that spring is back in the South Sound. That means more sunshine ahead, warmer evenings—and the chance to again indulge in the…

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March 20, 2018

Into the Woods: Where Wishes Come True

Directed by Dawn Padula; Friday April 6–Sunday April 8

TACOMA, Wash. –   What really happens when a wish comes true? Into the Woods, the musical that has been capturing audiences and landing awards since its Broadway premiere 31 years ago, has a theory about that. Big hint: Be careful what you wish…

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March 7, 2018

Two Piano/One Piano: Tanya Stambuk and Elyane Laussade

Jacobsen Series concert; 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23

TACOMA, Wash. – More than 20 years after they last sat down to play together, master pianists Tanya Stambuk and Elyane Laussade are returning to the stage—with two pianos and a collection of duos and duets.

Inspired by warm memories of their days…

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March 6, 2018

"Rewriting Tradition" and "Michael Johnson: Sculpture"

Kittredge Gallery, March 5–April 14

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound’s Kittredge Gallery has two new shows up, running from from Monday, March 5, to Saturday, April 14. There will be artist, guest artist, and student curators’ talks accompanying the exhibits.

Rewriting Tradition: Modern Chinese…

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February 28, 2018

Leavey Foundation $2 Million Gift Toward Welcome Center

University of Puget Sound’s new home for admission staff will welcome visiting students and families

TACOMA, Wash. – The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation has made a gift of $1 million toward the construction of a new Welcome Center to receive prospective students, their families, and other visitors…

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February 27, 2018

Dexter Gordon Delivers the 45th Regester Lecture

“Race and Pedagogy: A Yearning …”7 p.m. Thursday, March 22; Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

TACOMA, Wash. – “Simple moments of action, or inaction, can determine whether human and civil rights and justice are advanced or thwarted.”

This is the reminder offered by Dexter Gordon, professor of African American…

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February 22, 2018

Society of Composers: Modern Classical Music Concerts

First SCI national conference in Tacoma; Free, public concerts; Thurs., March 1–Sat., March 3

TACOMA, Wash. – Fifty-seven composers of modern classical music are coming from around the country to Tacoma—and you are invited to join them to hear their highly imaginative and eclectic new works.


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