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Rafael Liebich brings French flair

Rafael Liebich, adjunct professor of piano, performed with violinist Alex Russell and soprano Ariel Pisturino Sunday in Morgan Auditorium  Most of the pieces Liebich performed were composed by French composer Claude Debussy, who wrote poetry along with his compositions. 

Espinoza stands at the ‘Crossroads’

The Andrés Espinoza Band, a Cuban band, performed “Crossroads” and livened up the night with a Latin flair that incorporated instruments which conducted deep, rich tones consisting of the bass, trumpet, saxophone, congas, piano and drums. 

Lecture connects nature to education

Jay Jones, professor of biology and biochemistry, told roughly 25 people to reconnect with nature, reinvest in quality education and reduce the excessive use of palm oil Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. 

Zhao’s recital strikes personal notes

Grace Xia Zhao, assistant professor of music and artist-in-residence, chose highly personal pieces for her piano recital, “All Things You Are,” Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. The performance was part of the music department’s Sundays at the Morgan concert series.

Scholarship Gala raises over $900k

Donations from Trustees, alumni, students and other supporters of the University helped raise $907,000 at the annual Scholarship Gala, Saturday in the Sheraton Fairplex conference hall. The night kicked off with a reception where select students, and guests mingled and snacked on hors d’oeuvres.

University loses Mahoney’s artistic vision, passion

Joella Jean Mahoney, professor of art emerita and founder of the University’s Department of Art, died in June at age 84 in Sedona, Arizona.

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