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University of Arizona

September 21, 2012

Beth Weinstein has been promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure, and is spending her sabbatical fall semester between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and Paris, France.

While in Melbourne, she was a guest of the dance company BalletLab, and a contributor to their current performance project, TOMORROW. (

Weinstein recently published “Performance Space: Distributed v. Consolidated” as a chapter within The Disappearing Stage: Reflections on the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. The book reflects on the recent 12th edition of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, and also includes chapters from an international list of theorists and artists: Marvin Carlson (USA), Christopher Baugh (UK), Thea Brejzek (DE), Guy Gutman (IL), Barbora Příhodová (CZ), and Arnold Aronson (USA). The book’s essays look at various aspects of the 2011 Prague Quadrennial, and serve as a starting point for a deeper theoretical evaluation of contemporary theatre and scenography.”

Weinstein lectured in the Spannweiten (span widths) series at the Technische Universität Dresden on May 30th in conjunction with the TU Dresden Department of Architecture installation of the Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham exhibition, curated and designed by Weinstein.

In June, Professor Weinstein participated in a curated panel at the Performance Studies International Conference  #18 in Leeds, entitled “Beyond Training: Event Experience in Education” with Dr. Rodrigo Tisi (Dean of Art, Architecture & Design: UNIACC Santiago, Chile) and Dr. Dorita Hannah (Wellington, NZ). In this context she presented University of Arizona students’ built designs for performance environments and interventions in public space.

Architectural historian Associate Professor Lisa Schrenk has joined the faculty of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona. In May she traveled with Norwich University architecture student Katherine Anderson to Cuba while advising Anderson on her summer research fellowship, which explored pre- and post-revolutionary-era architecture in Havana and Puerto Rico. Prior to moving to Tucson, Professor Schrenk received a 2012 Excellence in Research award and was named as a Charles A. Dana I Award recipient for excellence in teaching, research, and service at Norwich.

Visiting Professor Brian Delford Andrews recently published a pamphlet entitled “Militaristic Detritus”, which documents his tenure as the 55th Hyde Chair of Excellence at the University of Nebraska, School of Architecture.  The booklet documents his work on the award winning project, “The House of War”, as well as detailing the student’s work on four various projects that dealt with the concept of Militaristic Detritus.

Adjunct Lecturers Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano, AIA LEED AP, of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, have won their 8th AIA Southern Arizona Home of the Year Award for their latest project. The Levin Residence will air on HGTV’s Extreme Homes in the fall of 2012, and is featured on the cover of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine and in the fall issue of LUXE magazine.

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