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Grad Open House - Saturday, February 13th!

Graduate Open House - The University of the Arts

February 13, 2016 | 2 - 5pm, *Registration: 1:30pm

320 South Broad Street - Hamilton Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19102

RSVP to attend Graduate Open House >>

The University of the Arts Graduate Open House is this Saturday, February 13! Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know our campus and learn more about our master degree programs in music education, educational technology, educational program design and graduate certificates in the arts, literacy, inclusion, and technology. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

Devised Performance Audition Workshop 
Students interested in joining the MFA or Certificate program in Devised Performance are invited to participate in our audition workshop, which will be held the same day, Saturday, February 13, from 10am - 12:30pm. The workshop will be held on-site at Pig Iron Theatre School. Please indicate your intent to participate when you RSVP for the Graduate Open House using the form above.

Please note: This event is designed specifically for Graduate students interested in our master's degree programs. If you are a prospective Undergraduate student, please join us for our Undergraduate Open House.

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Integrating iPad Technology in the Classroom

The introduction of the iPad brought the power and functionality of a full-size computer system into a lightweight, user-intuitive, mobile tablet and educators have since rapidly embraced it to meet computing needs and fill specific niche roles. Discover how technology can increase engagement, allow access to vast content and provide the ability to create media to share stories with visuals and sound, and signal what lies ahead for students. Bring technology into integrated use throughout the curriculum by using tablet devices and their applications to explore the development of lessons applicable to a range of subject areas through cross-curricular sound and video projects. Consider how the iPad can be an integrated professional tool for classroom management and for creating and sharing content. Discuss the financial resources for bringing these technologies into schools.

Register now - course runs from February 27 - March 13, Sat + Sun, 9AM - 4PM || Instructor: Kenneth Kay

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'Phantom Effect' Book Signing with CE instructor and author Michael Aronovitz!

Wednesday, March 2, 7 - 9 pm

Join author and UArts faculty member Michael Aronovitz for an intimate reading and book signing of his just released novel, The Phantom Effect. Michael Aronovitz is the acclaimed author of two short story collections, Seven Deadly Pleasures and The Voices in Our Heads, as well as the novels Alice Walks and The Witch of the Wood. Aronovitz teaches short story writing at The University of the Arts in the Continuing Education.

FREE and open to the public, RSVP: with Phantom in the subject.

*Copies of Phantom Effect will be on sale at this event! View the Facebook event page for more details:

Read the reviews:

"Phantom Effect is ripe with beauty and terror—a thrill ride with the brakes gone out. You'll only open this book once."
—Thorne and Cross, authors of "The Ghosts of Ravencrest" and "The Cliffhouse Haunting"

"A philosophically rich fearfest that's recommended for readers who prefer their titillation to include some complexity ... a perverted parable that challenges traditional moral norms and reader expectations. A thriller designed to question as much as entertain."
—Publishers Weekly

"One of the most powerful and gripping horror novels I’ve read in years. Phantom Effect establishes Aronovitz as a prominent voice in contemporary weird fiction." —S. T. Joshi

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FREE TPS-UArts Workshop for K-12 Educators

Free Teaching with Primary Sources One Day Workshop 
Featuring Keynote Kim Sajet from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, April 23, 2016: 10 am – 4 pm | The University of the Arts

Workshop is free, but advance registration is required.  Spaces are limited. 

We are pleased to invite K-12 teachers to attend our free spring one-day workshop, designed to engage teachers in all subjects in the benefits of primary sources from the Library of Congress to inspire you and your students.

Featuring a keynote talk by Kim Sajet, Director of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., this workshop includes guided activity sessions working hands-on with the Library of Congress digital collections and teacher tools, providing easy implementation of inquiry-based learning into your classroom. 

Activities are designed to help your students to observe, reflect and question sources in many subject areas and make thoughtful connections. Learn how to differentiate between primary and secondary sources, navigate and access primary source items from the Library of Congress, and discover the different formats primary sources have — all to help students explore the ways people have documented their stories throughout history.  In addition, we have special activity sessions during the workshop for teachers to explore specific artifacts such as photographs, sound, prints and imagery to enhance student learning in a range of subject areas and grade levels.

Join us to effectively understand and use the vast resources of the Library of Congress in your teaching. Program includes: 5.5 Act 48 or NJ Professional Development hours, free lunch, free parking, plus a flash drive of immediate resources for your classroom! 

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