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VISUALIZING URGENCY (Tyler School of Art 1911.01, CRN: 28493)
Professor: Robert Blackson, Sarah Biemiller
About: Temple Contemporary is the visual art gallery at the Tyler School of Art. Every year we offer a new class in the gallery whose curriculum is responsive to a topic of local relevance and international significance. This year Visualizing Urgency will focus on the question, “How and why do we fix things?” From the designed obsolescence of a DustBuster to apartheid reparations in South Africa, we will be addressing the question of what can be “fixed” from a range of historic, social, and consumer perspectives. A range of speakers will address Visualizing Urgency from their first hand experiences. We will visit various sites throughout the city to see some of the ways artists, designers, historians, repair professionals, and civic leaders are working within the context of our disposable culture to make lasting and meaningful repairs within our fractured society.
About the Professors: Blackson (Director of Temple Contemporary) and Biemiller (Assistant Director of Temple Contemporary) have undertaken a number of projects addressing issues of contemporary social relevance within Philadelphia. Most recently, Temple Contemporary commissioned reForm – a two-year commission embedded within the Fairhill neighborhood of Philadelphia. In 2013, Fairhill Elementary was closed along with 23 other schools by the School District of Philadelphia due to budget cuts. Since then, Temple Contemporary has been working with artists, residents, and former students from the school to re-imagine “public” education. In 2014, Temple Contemporary curated Funeral for a Home – a project rooted in the proud African-American community of Mantua, in West Philly that addressed the issue of deteriorating housing stock with residents living in the neighborhood.
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CST Peer Advisors wanted
The College of Science & Technology (CST) Office of Student Services is currently seeking applicants for our peer advising team. The primary role of peer advisors will be to assist CST students with academic questions. This position will also provide support at academic events such as New Student Orientations, Graduations, and Open Houses. This is a paid position of $10 per hour during a given semester. A GPA of 3.0 and above is preferred. Mandatory paid training is anticipated to be held in August. Completed applications are due by April 8.
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UK & Ireland Graduate Degree Fellowships
Do you have a high GPA and significant leadership experience? Come learn about prestigious awards to earn a graduate degree in the UK or Ireland. These information sessions will focus on the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Gates awards.
Thursday, March 24, 1-2:00, 201 Tuttleman
Tuesday, April 5, 12-1:00, 209 Tuttleman
Tuesday, April 12, 10-11:00 am, 201 Tuttleman
Tuesday, April 19, 1-2:00, 209 Tuttleman
For questions or more information, please contact Barbara Gorka (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Fellowships Advising.