Check the listing below to see just some of the many campus events coming up. Click here for the complete campus events calendar.
PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
Through Jan. 26
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
The young and beautiful Tracy Lord is about to marry what she thinks is the man of her dreams. But when her dashing ex-husband and the two reporters assigned to cover her wedding descend on her family’s country house outside Philadelphia the day before the ceremony, Tracy has a hard time keeping her nuptials—not to mention the dictates of her own heart—on track. Find additional information, including ticket purchase, here.
FACULTY RECITAL: TULLY CATHEY, JAZZ GUITAR
Friday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Gardner Hall, Dumke Recital Hall
Faculty guitarist and composer Tully Cathey will present a recital featuring works composed by Cathey himself. Though he is the U’s director of classical guitar, Cathey is also acclaimed for his jazz guitar skills, which will be featured on this program, along with current and former Jazz musicians guitarist Keven Johansen, bassist Denson Anguilo, drummer Steve Lyman, and pianist Russell Schmidt.
SUNDAYS AT 7 FACULTY SHOWCASE
Sunday, Jan. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Gardner Hall, Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Free
Faculty musicians will perform Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor and Dohnanyi’s Sextet. Pianist Jeffrey Price, violinist James Gardner, violist Robert Baldwin, cellist John Eckstein, clarinetist Kathy Pope, and hornist Steve Proser will present this showcase.
U MRSEC TO HOST SCIENCE CAFE
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Legends Pub (677 South 200 West)
From the clothes you wear to the computer you use, almost everything around you is made of stuff. Materials science is the study of stuff—what it’s made of, how it works, and what we can do with it to improve our lives. Join U researchers studying “stuff” for a Science Café, hosted by the U’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). A film from the NOVA series, Making Stuff: Smaller will be followed by a Q&A session with U researchers. The event is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome. For more information, contact Chelsey Short at 801-585-9173.
AN EVENING OF SIT DOWN WITH ROBIN WILLIAMS AND DAVID STEINBERG
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Academy Award-winning actor and multiple Grammy Award-winning performer, Robin Williams returns to the stage on January 16, 2013 at Kingsbury Hall when he sits down to “chat” with his old friend, comedian, actor, director and author David Steinberg. Staff and faculty pay no handling fees by purchasing tickets in person at the Kingbury Hall box office or the Olpin Union information desk (savings of $5.50 per ticket, limit 2 per U ID).
Find additional information here.
THE (RESCHEDULED) ANNUAL REYNOLDS LECTURE
Courtney Martin: Do it Anyway: The New Generation of Activists
Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:00 a.m
Olpin Union Ballroom
Free and open to the public; RSVP required: 801-585-6375
Award-winning author Courtney Martin will examine the challenges of modern activism and illustrate examples of contemporary community heroes. “Martin’s work provides a road map for engaged citizens, both young and old, to move beyond abstract notions of ‘saving the world’ and into concrete, tangible ways in which we can truly impact our communities,” says Sandi Pershing, assistant vice president for continuing education. Martin’s lecture will draw upon her new book, Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists. Watch Martin’s TED Talk on Reinventing Feminism, and find additional information on her visit to the U here. The Reynolds Lecture is sponsored by Continuing Education and The Office of Engagement.
SUNDAYS @ 7
J.S. BACH, BRANDENBERG CONCERTI 2, 3, 5, & 6
Sunday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.
School of Music, Gardner Hall
Sundays @7 are free, one hour concerts featuring School of Music faculty. Parking is free and readily available on Sundays.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.
William Shatner’s acclaimed one-man show takes audiences on a voyage through his life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to internationally known icon, known as much for his unique persona as for his expansive body of work on television and film. Staff and faculty save 15 percent on tickets in any price range by purchasing in person at the Kingsbury Hall box office or the Olpin Union information desk (limit 2 per U ID).
Find additional information here.