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April 30, 2010

Director of Dance Ananya Chatterjea Featured in TPT's minnesota original

Twin Cities Public Television has recently released minnesota original, a new weekly series celebrating the Twin Cities creative community. According to their website, this new series will take viewers behind the scenes to meet the elders and the emerging talents in all of the arts disciplines - musicians, visual artists, poets, writers, dancers, filmmakers, architects and designers - all of whom make up the vast array of creative talent living and working in Minnesota. Director of Dance Ananya Chatterjea is featured in a recent episode. Check it out at: mnoriginal.org.

April 28, 2010

TAD Receives 2010 Council of Academic Professionals and Administrators Outstanding Unit Award

The University of Minnesota Council of Academic Professionals and Administrators (CAPA) has announced the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance as the winner of the 2010 CAPA Outstanding Unit Award. This award honors the extraordinary work and service our Academic Professionals and Administrators (including all affiliate faculty) provide to this department. Furthermore, it recognizes their essential role to the department.

For more information: CAPA Awards

See Assistant Professor Diyah Larasati Perform and Speak In Upcoming Event

Assistant Professor Diyah Larasati will be performing in Terbangan at the MacPhail Center for Music on May 1 and will be participating in a discussion entitled Contemporary Islam Indonesia: Cultural Reconfiguration in Performing Arts at the Influx Room in the Regis Center for Art on May 3. Both events are part of Reconfiguring Contemporary Islam in Southeast Asia being presented by the University of Minnesota's Consortium for the Study of the Asias.

For more information: Consortium for the Study of the Asias

RecapturingContemIslam_final3.pdf

April 26, 2010

Affiliate Faculty Member Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb Receives Fulbright Award

Long-time dance program instructional staff member Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb received a Fulbright award to teach Dance/Movement Therapy at the University of Tallinn in Estonia for a semester.

For more information about the Fulbright program: Institute of International Education

MFA Designer Showcase Announced

University of Minnesota -Twin Cities Department of Theatre and Dance invite you to attend an MFA design showcase featuring current graduate student costume, set, and lighting designers/technicians. Work will be on display at the UofM campus Rarig Center (330 21st Ave. in the Whiting Proscenium) Sunday, May 9th 2pm-6pm and Monday, May 10th 2pm-7pm with reception and talkback with designers beginning at 4pm Monday.

April 21, 2010

Driven to Discover Research Series Segment Featuring Associate Professor Margaret Werry Now Online

The panel segment from the "Heart of the Matter" episode about stem cell research has been posted online. The video is available at http://www.oit.umn.edu/research-series/.

April 16, 2010

Numerous Faculty Members Awarded Institute for Advanced Studies Creative Collaborative

Professors Ananya Chatterjea, Lisa Channer, Carl Flink, and Diyah Larasati received Institute for Advanced Studies Creative Collaborative research funding for the 2010-11 academic year.

For more information about the Creative Collaborative: Institute for Advanced Study.

Affiliate Faculty Member Morgan Thorson Won a Guggenheim

Dance program affiliate faculty member Morgan Thorson was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

For more information about the award: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Professor Garcia awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Theatre Arts & Dance Professor Cindy Garcia was recently awarded a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

For more information: Ford Foundation.