Photo: Ken Wyner
“The just-completed Performing Arts and Humanities Building atop the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County,” says fine arts critic Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun, “makes quite a statement from almost every angle — the sun-reflecting, stainless-steel-wrapped Concert Hall; the glass-enclosed Dance Cube jutting from the structure; views of the downtown Baltimore skyline from upper floors.”
Smith’s feature, accompanied by photographs by Barbara Haddock Taylor, ran in The Sun on Sunday, August 31, and includes an interview with Scott Casper, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Click here to read the full article and here to see the photo gallery.
Photo credit: St. Johnn Blondell. Actors from left to right: Michele Osherow, Steve LaRocque, Jane Squier Bruns.
This past summer, The Quotidian Theatre in Bethesda hosted the U.S. premiere of Conor McPherson’s play “The Veil,” which debuted in 2011 at London’s National Theatre. The description of the play is as follows on the Quotidian website: “Set in a haunted mansion in rural Ireland in 1822, surrounded by a restive, starving populace, ‘The Veil’ weaves Ireland’s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental, and the circularity of time.”
Michele Osherow, an associate professor of English, played the widowed Lady Lambroke, the owner of the Irish country manor where the play takes place. Osherow and other cast members received a strong review in the Washington Post for their work: “LaRocque’s Rev. Berkeley, Decker’s Mr. Audelle, Osherow’s Lady Lambroke and Mayo’s Hannah are all well-rounded characterizations, their lines spoken with unstilted English and Irish accents.“
The play ran from July 18-August 17 and in addition to the Washington Post, it received praise from MD Theatre Guide, DC Theatre Scene, Broadway World, and DC Metro Theatre Arts. To read more of the reviews and find more information about “The Veil,” click here.
Osherow has extensive experience in professional theatre and serves as the Resident Dramaturg for the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. She received a 2012 best actress nomination from D.C. Theatre Scene for her work in Brian Friel’s Afterplay (Quotidian Theatre).
The Dresher Center for the Humanities and the ADVANCE Program will present a Faculty Book Publication Workshop on October 3, 2014, noon-2pm.
Meet with editors from three academic presses (University of Massachusetts, Columbia University, and Routledge) to learn about their book publication programs and hear their suggestions for faculty authors. Time will be provided for small-group discussion.
Space is limited; priority is given to CAHSS faculty. RSVP by 9/15/14
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September’s relationship practice is “Communicate Authentically and Avoid Knee-Jerk Clichés” Click here for more information.
Check out the Fall ‘Tips and Articles’ page of our Wellness Initiative website for additional tips and resources for this season. We have provided information on diabetes, seasonal fall nutrition, fall finance tips and treating fall allergies.
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Peace@UMBC is a weekly meditation hour open to faculty, students, and staff who want to cultivate greater peace in their lives and relationships through the development of a meditation practice. Join us as we sit together and explore our inner experience. No meditation experience is necessary – all are welcome!
We will sit together on Fridays from 1-1:50 p.m. in the Women’s Center (Commons 004). All sessions will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. so we ask that out of respect for others you please arrive on time. Seating is limited and spaces are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
The first Friday session of each month is open for all but designated for newcomers to meditation as we will provide instruction in sitting meditation, conscious breathing, and ways to set-up a regular meditation practice. The remaining sessions of each month will be focused on sitting meditation. We will be exploring a variety of meditation techniques lead by different facilitators. For more information contact Jill Weinknecht Wardell at 5-1442 or email@example.com.