Arts Buzz: June 27, 2016 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: June 27, 2016 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: June 27, 2016

Arts Buzz is a weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

Arts Buzz is a weekly feature highlighting the Faculty of Arts and our fabulous community of creative and innovative alumni, students, faculty and staff. Our publishing schedule has been adjusted for the summer and will run every two weeks until September. 

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This week in Arts Buzz, we proudly pay tribute to #‎NationalAboriginalDay‬, celebrate our newest alumni and share a few buzzworthy events. Enjoy!


› In honour of ‪#‎NationalAboriginalDay‬ (June 21, 2016), the University of Alberta asked members of the our community what the day means to them. You can read what they had to say here.

› As Canada celebrated National Aboriginal Day, we thought this beautiful tribute penned by Arts alumna Anna Marie Sewell (91′ BA) was just right for the occasion.

› To celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day, CBC has asked established Canadian authors (including former Writer-in-Residence Richard Van Camp) to tell us about one or two up-and-coming Indigenous writers they think have a bright future. First up is Arts grad and Rhodes Scholar Billy Ray Belcourt.

› To mark the 40th anniversary of the Department of English & Film Studies’ writer-in-residence program (the longest running of its kind in Canada), rob mclennan is interviewing former writers-in-residence. The latest Q&A focuses on author Marina Endicott.

› Kevin Haggerty, Criminology professor and co-author of How (not) to Screw up in Grad School, advises grad students to read widely and beyond their disciplines.

› Current U of A Playwright-in-Residence, Colleen Murphy, has a new play – The Breathing Hole – set to debut at the Stratford Festival, and UAlberta alumna Reneltta Arluk (BFA ’05) is directing.

›  In light of the recent Orlando mass murders, our own sociology professor Sandra Bucerius weighs in on immigrants and crime in this article for The Atlantic.

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› Canadian poet and Arts alumna Lorna Crozier nabbed two awards for her collection, The Wrong Catat the League of Canadian Poets’ annual award ceremony last weekend.

› Arts grad Alex Migdal (BA ’15) is keeping busy this summer in Toronto as one of the Globe and Mail’s newest National Reporters.

› Arts alumna and Italian Centre owner Teresa Spinelli (’83 BA) was named one of Western Living Magazine’s Top Foodies of 2016.

› We’re proud to have welcomed 784 new graduates to our Arts alumni family this past week, so we thought we’d bring some of their smiling faces with you in our Spring Convocation 2016 photo album.


› The Department of Political Science is hosting an International Symposium onCitizenship in a Transnational Perspective’ which will see leading scholars from Australia, Canada, and New Zealand explore citizenship in a transnational perspective through the two overarching themes of ethnicity and Indigeneity.


› It’s finally summertime and the livin’ is easy. Here’s YouAlberta’s blog post on 10 Fun, Yet Affordable, Things to Do on Campus.

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