UToledo School of Visual and Performing Arts

Archive for February, 2013

UT Theatre program touted in radio interview

Irene Alby and Chellsea Cutino

UT Theatre lecturer Irene Alby and UT Theatre student, Chellsea Cutino as “Death” in the fall 2012 UT production of “Orpheus”


UT Theatre lecturer Irene Alby and theatre major Chellsea Cutino were welcomed onto a recent a radio broadcast on WSPD (Friday, February 22) to talk about the Theatre program at the University of Toledo and its current production of THREE SISTERS.

Listen to the interview




Rosamond Purcell to speak Feb. 28

image of Rosamond's collectionPlease join the Department of Art and the Friends of the Library in welcoming the extraordinary, internationally known photographer and author, Rosamond Purcell at her lecture to be given in the Carlson Library on the University of Toledo’s Bancroft campus.

Rosamond Purcell has written or illustrated 17 books, including two books with Stephen J. Gould. She is known for her photographic documentation of natural history collections housed in such far-flung places as the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. In addition, Ms Purcell has had more than 50 solo exhibitions of her photography including: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard (1984); the Field Museum, Chicago (1988); Bishop Museum, Honolulu, 1990; the Cleveland Museum of Art (1995); and, fall 2012 as part of Very Like a Whale: Seeming is Believing in Shakespeare, exhibition by Rosamond Purcell and Michael Witmore, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.

This event is free and open to the public. Reception with refreshments will immediately follow the lecture.

Date/Time: February 28th at 12:00 noon
Place: Canaday Center for Special Collections, 5th floor, Carlson Library
University of Toledo, Bancroft campus

For further information please contact: Barbara Miner at: Barbara.Miner@Utoledo.edu, 419.530.8315, or David Remaklus at: David.Remaklus@Utoledo.edu , 419.530.4030″

Man honors family love of the arts with a gift to Department of Music

Dr. Glenn Ruihley

Glenn Ruihley didn’t graduate from The University of Toledo, and he didn’t have a career in music. But when he passed away at the age of 87 in December 2011, he chose to make an estate gift to benefit UT’s music department as the way to best honor his parents as well as his family’s love of the arts.

Raised in Toledo, Dr. Ruihley earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Michigan and a doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin. He served in the United State Army and worked for the U.S. State Department, stationed in Paris and in Guayaquil, Ecuador. While serving as a diplomatic courier for the State Department, he enjoyed traveling throughout the world.

After returning to the United States, he served as an English professor at Eastern Michigan University, teaching poetry for many years until his retirement. (read more)