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College of Arts and Sciences 50th Anniversary Events

The following College of Arts and Sciences events are made possible through generous support from generous donors and charitable foundations.

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January 2022

COAS Scholars Lecture featuring Dr. Josh Gellers

Office of the COAS Dean
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
5:00–6:00 pm (Zoom Webinar)

China has recently become the world’s largest lender to developing countries. But to what extent are China’s activities indicative of a new approach to South-South cooperation and does the country offer an alternative to Western aid? This talk examines the drivers and impacts of Chinese foreign assistance with a specific emphasis on Africa. The presentation closes with some tentative conclusions about the effects of the changing global landscape of development finance.

Free and Open to Public | Registration is required through Eventbrite

Register for COAS Scholars Lecture

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Richard Cox, tenor, with Denise Wright, piano

School of Music
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
7:30–9:00pm
UNF Recital Hall

Free and Open to Public | Registration Required
Read more about the Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series on the School of Music concerts calendar.

February 2022

34th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents Drummer Jared Schoning and Trumpeter Marquis Hill

School of Music
Thursday, February 3, 2022

Read more about the 34th Annual Great American Jazz Series on the School of Music concerts calendar.

Jim Draper | Opening Reception

Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Friday, February 11, 2022
4:30–7:30 pm
UNF Gallery, Building 2, First Floor

Solo exhibition of previous UNF Gallery Director and local artist, Jim Draper—will connect with the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery exhibit Pre[serve] in featuring connections between ecology and art.

Free and Open to Public

Barbara Ritzman Devereux Visiting Artist Workshops at UNF featuring Jessica Hische

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Opening Reception
Friday, February 18, 2022
Time TBA
MOCA Jacksonville

Free and Open to Public

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Krzysztof Biernacki with Denise Wright, piano

School of Music
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
7:30–9:00 pm
UNF Recital Hall
Free and Open to Public | Registration Required

Read more about the Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series on the School of Music concerts calendar.

March 2022

50-hour Giving Day Challenge

Monday, March 1–3, 2022 (Online Event)

The College of Arts and Sciences aims to engage more than 325 donors in support of initiatives across the College. Stay tuned to learn more about how you can make an impact by Swooping in Support of COAS!

4th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents Drummer and Vocalist Jamison Ross and Saxophonist Bob Reynolds

School of Music
Thursday, March 3, 2022

Read more about the 34th Annual Great American Jazz Series on the School of Music concerts calendar.

April 2022

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Karen Vuong, soprano with Denise Wright, piano

School of Music
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
7:30–9:00 pm
UNF Recital Hall

Free and Open to Public | Registration Required

Read more about the Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series on the School of Music concerts calendar.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Details to follow

Opera Scenes and UNF Chorale

School of Music
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
7:30–9:00 pm
UNF Recital Hall

Free and Open to Public | Registration Required

Read more about this event on the School of Music concerts calendar.

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Karen Vuong, soprano with Denise Wright, piano

School of Music
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
7:30–9:00 pm
UNF Recital Hall

Free and Open to Public | Registration Required

Read more about the Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series on the School of Music concerts calendar.

UNF Orchestra presents a World Premiere in Celebration of UNF’s 50th Anniversary

School of Music
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Free and Open to Public | Registration Required 

Read more about this event on the School of Music concerts calendar.

May 2022

Remembering Dr. Christine Rasche: A Special Collections Exhibition

Office of the COAS Dean
Sunday, May 22

1:00–3:00 pm

Reception to celebrate the private papers of Dr. Christine Rasche, founding faculty member from the College of Arts and Sciences.

September 2022

Machin Family Ancient Studies Lecture presents Professor Massimo Osanna, Director General of Museums at the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Thursday, September 29, 2022
7:00–8:30 pm

Details to follow

October 2022

Trick or Treat Meet and Greet

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Details to follow

Celebration of the Arts

Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Details to follow