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UF SoTD Assistant Professor Tim Altmeyer starring in ‘Time Stands Still’ at TheaterWorks

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School of Theatre + Dance faculty member Tim Altmeyer is currently starring in a production of Time Stands Still at TheaterWorks.

Rolfsrud and Altmeyer have a natural intimacy and rhythms of a longtime couple. Altmeyer conveys with detailed delicacy the loving comfort that both supports and smothers. Rolfsrud balances the tough and the tender as the woman who captures moments but does not know how to live in them. Both are heartbreaking as they struggle with the realization that they are on diverging paths.

Read the full review here.

Assistant professor Sean Miller is currently exhibiting a series of new sculptures, photos, and video as well as collaborative projects with Connie Hwang and Ben Patterson at simultaneous exhibitions with the The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain and the Arnolfini Center in Bristol, United Kingdom. The works will be on view as part of the “Museum Show” Exhibition at the Arnolfini, September 24th-November 19th, 2011. Other selected artists in the exhibition include museum-related projects by selected artists such as: La Boîte-en-Valise (Marcel Duchamp), Museum of Conceptual Art (Tom Marioni), La Galerie Légitime (Robert Filliou), Museum of Safety Gear for Small Animals (Bill Burns), Moon Museum (Forrest Myers), Musée d¹Art Moderne, Départment des Aigles (Marcel Broodthaers), and Museum for Myself (Peter Blake).

Assistant professor Sean Miller is currently exhibiting a series of new sculptures, photos, and video as well as collaborative projects with Connie Hwang and Ben Patterson at simultaneous exhibitions with the The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain and the Arnolfini Center in Bristol, United Kingdom. The works will be on view as part of the “Museum Show” Exhibition at the Arnolfini, September 24th-November 19th, 2011. Other selected artists in the exhibition include museum-related projects by selected artists such as: La Boîte-en-Valise (Marcel Duchamp), Museum of Conceptual Art (Tom Marioni), La Galerie Légitime (Robert Filliou), Museum of Safety Gear for Small Animals (Bill Burns), Moon Museum (Forrest Myers), Musée d¹Art Moderne, Départment des Aigles (Marcel Broodthaers), and Museum for Myself (Peter Blake).

Russell Robinson Meets with Frank Brogan, Chancellor of the State

Dr. Russell Robinson, Professor and Head of Music Education, met with Frank Brogan, Chancellor of the State University System at the recent Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) meeting in Orlando.  Robinson serves on the Executive Committee of the FAAE and has known Brogan for many years.  When Brogan was Florida Commissioner of Education, he and Robinson served on Florida Arts for Complete Education committee before Brogan went on to be Lieutenant Governor and President of Florida Atlantic University.  Robinson says, “It was good to connect with Brogan  again.  He is one of the best public speakers I have heard and is passionate about arts education.  He addressed many current issues regarding arts education in the public schools and universities of Florida, and I was pleased to represent our college and university at this meeting.”

SoTD Professor Joan Frosch invited to INPUT ceremonies in Seoul

Joan Frosch, Professor of Theatre and Dance and Director of the Center for World Arts, produced NORA: a film based on the life of Zimbabwean choreographer Nora Chipaumire.

In January 2011, PBS inaugurated four years of national broadcast of NORA  by nominating the film for INPUT, the Cannes of public broadcasting from among series such as POV and Independent Lens. 

INPUT is international television’s most important and influential annual screening conference. It was founded in 1977 at the Rockefeller Foundation seminar in Bellagio (ltaly) to celebrate the best in public television programs from around the world. From over 400 entries worldwide NORA was officially selected for INPUT 2011. Doubly honored with a Corporation for Public Broadcasting INPUT Producer Fellowship, Professor Frosch has been invited to travel to Seoul, Korea, the international site of this year’s INPUT ceremonies from May 6-12.

Congratulations to Jonathan Helton on the release of his new CD, “American Music for Saxophone and Piano”

Congratulations to Jonathan Helton on the release of his new solo recording!  

American Music for Saxophone and Piano Centaur 3065 
Distances Within Me - John Anthony Lennon
Holy Roller - Libby Larsen
Odd Preludes - Jonathan Elliott
Sonata for saxophone and piano - William Albright
Summer Nocturne - Sherwood Shaffer
Jonathan Helton, saxophone
Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer, piano

Sergio Vega named one of UFRF Professors for 2011-2014

The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 33 faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2011-2014. Complete UF News story here: http://news.ufl.edu/2011/04/14/ufrf-profs-2011/. The professors are:

·        Mary Jane Angelo

Levin College of Law, College of Law

·        Cory L. Armstrong

College of Journalism and Communications, Department of Journalism

·        Juliana Barr

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of History

·        Jonathan I. Bloch

Florida Museum of Natural History, Department of Natural History

·        David R. Borchelt

College of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience

·        Jeannine Brady

College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Biology

·        George Casella

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Department of Statistics

·        Virginia J. Dodd

College of Health & Human Performance, Department of Health Education & Behavior

·        Steven C. Ghivizzani

College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

·        Fred Gmitter, Jr.

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL

·        Cynthia Griffin

College of Education, School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies

·        David M. Janicke

College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology

·        James W. Jawitz

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Soil and Water Science Department

·        Huabei Jiang

College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering

·        Christiaan Leeuwenburgh

College of Medicine, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research

·        Hendrik Luesch

College of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

·        Barbara J. Lutz

College of Nursing, Department of Health Care Environments and Systems

·        James Marois

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, FL

·        Kenneth M. Merz

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry

·        Rafel Muñoz-Carpena

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science

·        Natália A. Peres

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gulf Coast Research and Education 

·        Michael R. Perfit

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Geological Sciences

·        Mario Poceski

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Religion

·        Margaret Portillo

College of Design, Construction and Planning, Department of Interior Design

·        Eric Potsdam

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Linguistics

·        David E.M. Sappington

Warrington College of Business, Department of Economics

·        Desmond A. Schatz

College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

·        Susan B. Sinnott

College of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

·        Benjamin Smith

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science

·        Franky So

College of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

·        Maurice S. Swanson

College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

·        Sergio Vega

College of Fine Arts, School of Art and Art History

·        Janet Yamamoto

College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases & Pathology

Submitted by The Office of the Provost

Congratulations to College of Fine Arts professors for being elected to University Senate Councils

-Congratulations to Neta Pulvermacher for being selected to serve on the Faculty Senate Council’s/Committee’s Infrastructure Council.  

-Congratulations to Maria Rogalfor being elected to the Senate Academic Policy Council committee for a 3 year term (nominated by Scott Nygren).

Her responsibilities include educational policy: the creation, modification, or deletion of academic programs and units; curriculum; academic standing; relationship of academic units to each other; general policies concerning student instruction; and academic merits of candidates for administrative positions of academic significance.

Meet the Judge: Amy Vigilante

The 2011 40th Lake Wales Art Show Committee was thrilled to have Dr. Amy Vigilante serving as the judge for this year’s show.  Dr. Vigilante is currently the Director of the University Galleries, at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida and serves as the campus administrator for Florida’s Art in State Buildings Program.  She has been curator of the Thomas Center Galleries, Coordinator of the Tallahassee/Leon County Cultural Resources Commission Art in Public Places Program, and Curator of Exhibitions, Collections, and Education at the Brevard Art Center and Museum.  She has served as juror in over 75 art shows.

Dr. Vigilante received her Doctorate in Art Education, an Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision, and an M.F.A. in Painting from the Florida State University.  She earned her Liberal Arts B.A. with a major in Studio Art/Painting from Hampshire College and is an accomplished painter herself.

Reprinted from 40th Lake Wales Art Show

Sergio Vega Named 2011 College of Fine Arts University Foundation Research Professor

Congratulations to Professor Sergio Vega of the School of Art and Art History for being selected to receive a University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship award.  These three-year professorships were created by UFRF to recognize the faculty who have established a distinguished record or research and scholarship that is expected to lead to continuing distinction in their field. The term of this professorship is 2011-2013. 

About Sergio Vega:

Sergio Vega attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study program in 1991-92 and received an MFA in sculpture from Yale University in 1996. He has a been full time faculty at the University of Florida since 1999 and currently teaches in the photography and sculpture departments.

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art & UF Alumna Margaret Tolbert win 2011 Florida Heritage Awards

Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning joined Governor Rick Scott at the Florida Heritage Awards Ceremony in Tallahassee to honor the 2011 Florida Heritage Award winners. The ceremony is part of a month-long celebration from March 15 to April 15, recognizing Floridians who have made contributions to the state in historic preservation, literature, folk heritage, public service, the arts and entertainment.

 “Florida Heritage Month is an opportunity to showcase the diversity of Florida’s talents and the people who help make our state so extraordinary,” said Secretary Browning. “I am honored to recognize the award winners, and I look forward to seeing how they continue to inspire future generations.” 

Congratulations to the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art for winning the “Visual Arts” category with Samuel P. Harn Musem of Art at 20 Years: Collection Catalogue edited by Jason Steuber, Laura K. Nemmers and Tracy E. Pfaff and to UF Alumna Margaret Tolbert  for winning the “Florida Nonfiction” category for Aquiferious.

For more information about the award winners, go to www.floridaheritagemonth.com and click on awards.

David Waybright to conduct a performance of Histoire Soldat with the Seattle Symphony Chamber Players

David Waybright will be  conducting a performance of Histoire Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) by Igor Stravinsky with the Seattle Symphony Chamber Players in Seattle next week. This performance is a part of the College Band Director’s National Association Convention (CBDNA). He was invited to do a Lecture Performance of the work with the Kurt Vonnegut Libretto due to the success of the recording of “An American Soldier’s Tale”.  He has recently done similar lectures on the subject at international conferences in Athens, Greece, Honolulu and in July will do one at The International College Music Society Convention in Seoul, Korea.

The performance will also include Jay Watkins, UF Associate Director of Bands, playing the role of the MP (Military Police),  Ithaca College Director of Bands Stephen Petersen playing the role of the General, Texas Tech Director of Bands Sarah McCoin playing the role of the Red Cross Nurse, and University of Texas Director of Bands Jerry Junkin in the role of Private Eddie Slovik, with stage direction/lecture presentation from John Laverty, Director of Bands at Syracuse University.