Emily Warlow, a fourth-year BFA (Dramatic Arts) student majoring in Tech/Design, received the Ray Jolliffe Memorial Scholarship presented by the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge. Established by the Jolliffe Family, the scholarship recognizes the contribution of Mr. Jolliffe in the field of theatre production in Lethbridge.
Chai Duncan (Art Technician) and Leila Armstrong's collaboration, 12 Point Buck, has an exhibition entitled Wild, Wild Life at the Harcourt House Gallery in Edmonton from Sept. 9 to Oct. 9. They are also presenting the Wild Life Sketch Club at the Gallery on Sept. 11.
Dr. Rolf Boon's (Music) System 2.3/7 was presented in Berlin as part of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Elektroakustische Musik at the KlangWelten HörZeit-SpielRaum (July 1) and at the Kulturhaus Mitte (Aug. 21) as part of their international electronic music series. The computer-assisted composition was also presented by the Edmonton ensemble, Mujirushi, with video and dance, on their Smash the Mainstream European tour.
Karen Mahar (Dean's office) has had her paper, To Make Words Sing, Dance, Kiss, and Copulate: Walt Whitman and Censorship, accepted for presentation at the Literary Eclectic Graduate Conference at the University of Regina at the end of September.
Dr. Arlan Schultz (Music) has been appointed an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC). As an Associate of the CMC, Schultz's works will be made available worldwide for loans, sales and/or rentals and promoted through CMC's website (www.musiccentre.ca), special projects and regional newsletters.
Roger Schultz (Theatre & Dramatic Arts), a new fine arts faculty member and U of L alumnus (BFA '89), has been nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award (Calgary) for Outstanding Costume Design on the production of Toad of Toad Hall at Alberta Theatre Projects.
Dr. David Renter (Music) was commissioned to compose a piece for 6-trombones and Jazz rhythm section. The internationally acclaimed JazzBonez, premiered his new piece, Balance of Things, at the 2010 International Trombone Festival in Austin, Tex. in July. The song will also be included in the group's upcoming CD. One of Renter's big band compositions was recently included on the University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble's latest CD entitled "Bumper Crop V/Watercolors."
Dr. Ed Jurkowski (Music) presented his paper, Issues of Harmonic and Formal Coherence in Morton Feldman's Late Music, at the international music analysis conference entitled Beyond the Centres: Musical Avant Gardes since 1950, hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in July.
James Graham's (New Media) research team has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant of $62,400 for the next stage of a collaborative project, The Visionary Cross Project, started in 2006. The project, involves developing a digitally based research system to enable digital humanities researchers from around the world to interact collectively with complex 3D virtual models and databases online and in real-time. The team includes researchers from the U of L, University of Leeds, and Università degli studi di Torino.