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Release Date: Apr 23 2018

Since the opening of "Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials" eight weeks ago at the Palmer Museum of Art, attendance at the museum has ballooned by an unprecedented 32 percent. The record-breaking visitor numbers...

Release Date: Apr 20 2018

A new course being offered this fall is combining art, science and history to create a novel classroom experience. Sustainable Studio (ART 297) returns students to the roots of the dye industry by learning about both ancient and modern production...

Release Date: Apr 20 2018

The Judy Chicago Art Education Award has been awarded to Melissa Leaym-Fernandez of Flint Community Schools in Flint, Michigan, for her submission titled “The Power of Our Mothers.” The award was presented to Leaym-Fernandez,...

Release Date: Apr 20 2018

Travis DeCastro, School of Theatre associate director for production and head of the stage management program, has been named a United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Fellow. DeCastro became a member of the Institute in 1993 when he...

Release Date: Apr 20 2018

Helen O'Leary, professor of art in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, has been named a winner of the 2018-2019 Rome Prize in the visual arts category by the American Academy in Rome. The prestigious Rome Prize has been awarded annually by the...

Release Date: Apr 19 2018

Craig Zabel, associate professor and former department head of Art History for nineteen years, is celebrating a proud moment as a graduate advisor. Four of his advisees (former and current) have been invited to participate at the 71st Annual...

Release Date: Apr 16 2018

When Randy Ploog, the recently retired Coordinator of International Programs for the College of Arts and Architecture, developed AA100: Introduction to International Arts as the foundation course for the International Arts minor, he did not...

Release Date: Apr 05 2018

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has named Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women's, gender, and sexuality studies, recipient of the 2018 NAEA, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), VSA Beverly Levett Gerber...

Release Date: Mar 28 2018

Zoe Roane-Hopkins doesn’t like lawns. At least not the conventional suburban lawn. “People put tons of fertilizer on them, excessive amounts of water, and they’re just this dense mat of monoculture that doesn’t support life,...

Release Date: Mar 28 2018

School of Music alumnus and Schreyer Scholar Bill Ferguson (’99 B.M. Music) has fond memories of his mother playing piano—giving lessons, accompanying choirs, and performing with local groups. When he and his wife, Jill, found themselves...

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