Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Noteworthy institution Southern Music Co. is closing down Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/A-noteworthy-institution-is-
Southern Music Co., a source of printed sheet music for millions of students around the world for the past 75 years, has hit its last note.
The San Antonio retail and wholesale music distributor plans to close its doors Feb. 25, another casualty of the digital age that has claimed thousands of bookstores and record shops across the nation.
"Leon Theremin had come to the Bolshevik leader's attention after inventing a revolutionary electronic musical instrument that was played without being touched.
Theremin was nervous before meeting Lenin, but later said the demonstration of his invention, which became known as the Theremin, had gone well."
For the full story, please see bbc.co.uk.
- "Chances are, you've fallen victim to earworms — pesky songs or melodies that get stuck in your head and just won't get out.
Research suggests that there may be psychological reasons why some songs are more likely to stick, including memory triggers, emotional states and even stress. Some researchers hope to better understand why this happens and figure out what, if anything, music memory can teach psychologists about how to treat patients dealing with memory loss."
For the full story, please see npr.org.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Saturday, March 10: Noon-7pm
Sunday, March 11: 1pm-9pm
Monday, March 12: 8am-9pm
Tuesday, March 13: 8am-9pm
Special thanks to the School of Music for the support to make extended hours possible!
Monday, March 5, 2012
- "Patricia Augustin, 19, of Indonesia says she scours the Internet every day for the latest updates on Korean pop music. Paula Lema Aguirre, a high school student from Peru, says she is happiest when she sings Korean songs, especially “It Hurts,” the group 2NE1’s single about teenage love."
For the full story, please see the New York Times.
- "Pity the poor accompanist, condemned to sit in the shadow of the great voices and the even greater egos of today's singers. Being the pianist who plays for them can feel like the most thankless job in music. The singers couldn't do it without them, but it's the braying sopranos and the yodelling tenors who get all the glory, as well as most of the cash and applause – despite the fact that all they've done is sing a few tunes, usually in a foreign language, while the pianists slog their guts out playing fiendishly difficult accompaniments by Schubert, Schumann or Britten."
For the full story, please see the Guardian.
- "AS he slowly walked through the adoring and bubbling crowd of young people, the frail elderly man brushed a cheek, clasped an arm, bestowed a smile. He lingered affectionately with members of a choir composed of disabled youngsters."
For the full story, please see nytimes.com.
- Research element will involve the design, implementation, and management of graduate student support programs of various types (both cohort-and workshop-based) at UT and may involve cross-institutional research on graduate student support programs and outcomes.
- Teaching element will involve providing information and advice to graduate students in one-on-one consultations, workshops, and a semester-length seminar. This will facilitate their development as university-level instructors.
- Supervise graduate student assistants with conducting research, teaching, writing, and prioritizing work responsibilities. May travel to other universities to conduct research and disseminate best-practices in college level teaching and learning.
- Collaborate with CTL staff to develop content for online sites that present evidence-based college-teaching practices and information about careers in higher education.
- Collaborate with the Graduate School and departmental graduate advisors across campus to support graduate students in their teaching endeavors and support graduate programs.
- Earned Ph.D.
- Teaching experience at the university level
- Experience and/or strong interest in conducting research on graduate student development
- A record of conference presentations and publications or strong potential for publication
- Experience supervising research assistants and interpersonal skills that promote team building
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Proficiency in computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint) and statistical software (e.g., SPSS).
This event will feature 10 short presentations (5 minutes each) given by graduate students doing research on topics related to the theme "Sustainability". This will be a fun, informal event that will allow grad students to share their research across disciplines, make connections and build presentation skills. This event will be open to all UW students, faculty and staff.
Are you a graduate student doing Sustainability-related research? Submit a short proposal here: http://commons.lib.washington.edu/lightningtalks We're looking for grad students working in a range of disciplines: environmental sciences, political science, business, education, history, urban planning, humanities, technology, etc.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
- to further crossdisciplinary research and inquiry
- to pilot crossdisciplinary research and curriculum
- to promote public scholarship and university-community engagement
- to develop scholarly initiatives at the leading edge of change
- coursework and microseminars with visiting speakers
- student-led Graduate Interest Groups (GIGS) and research clusters
- selective workshops, institutes, and fellowships