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A Spring in Their Step


A busy events season for the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities

As the spring semester starts, the School of Arts and Humanities readies its venues and performers for a season that will pack a punch.

Spring season highlights include:

The Confucius Institute is pleased to announce the Jade Symposium on April 9-10. This event, which takes place at the Crow Collection of Asian Art Dallas, explores the artistic, symbolic and economic significance of jade in China’s past and present.

"You won't want to miss our great performances this season," said Kathryn Evans, associate dean for the arts. "From the Kremlin in Russia to Jade in China, our program is extending across the globe."

The season also includes the inaugural Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology lecture series. The lectures delve into creativity in the age of technology, and run through April 8.

"This year's series, especially the increase in lectures, both reflects and advances our intention to make UT Dallas a major cultural force in the greater Dallas region," said Dennis Kratz, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.

The School of Arts and Humanities hosts events throughout the year to give students access to the arts, no matter what their major, and to promote the arts and humanities in the Dallas area. To view the full schedule of Arts and Humanities Spring 2010 events, visit the School's Web site or call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787). To purchase tickets, visit Vendini, our online ticketing system, or call the Box Office at 972-883-2552 (Hours: Mon. - Fri., 2 - 5p.m. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

Most events held on the UT Dallas campus are accessible by DART bus public transportation. Take the DART Light Rail Red Line to the Bush Turnpike Station. Transfer to the UT Dallas Comet Cruiser, DART Route 883, for the nine-minute ride to campus during the hours of 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mon. through Fri. Check the Route 883 schedule for limited Sat. service hours.