2005

Nov 2005
Felicia Nelson, M.A. candidate in art history, presented a paper, "Child Figurines of Hierakonpolis," at the Annual Conference of the Archaeological Institute of America, Montreal, Canada, January 5-8, 2006.
Oct 2005
Katie A. Poulin, M.A. candidate in art history, presented a paper, "Painting Antwerp in the 16th Century: Issues of Gender, Artistic Style and Religion in the Work of Jan van Hemessen," at the 7th Annual University of Maine - University of New Brunswick History Graduate Student Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, October 21-23, 2005.
Sep 2005
Kimberly Musial, M.A. candidate in art history, presented a paper on "Popping the Bubble: Implications of the Production, Installation, and Destruction of Gérard Fromanger's Souffles," at the Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, September 16-17, 2005.
Aug 2005
Emily Newman, M.A. candidate in art history, presented a paper, "A Reexamination of Hon-en Katedral," at the Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, to be held at the University of Colorado, Boulder, September 16-17, 2005.
May 2005
Heather C. McCune Bruhn, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented the paper "What did the Monstrance Patron Buy? The Value of Late Gothic Host Monstrances in the Rhineland" at the 40thInternational Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 4-8, 2005.
May 2005
Ilenia Colón Mendoza, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper on "Veduti di Roma: Between Real and Ideal," at the Graduate Student Conference, Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library, Chicago, June 9-12, 2005.
May 2005
Rachel Gratiy, M.A. candidate in art history, presented a paper on "Merovingian Clothing and Ornamentation:  Queen Arnegunde and St. Bathilde," at the Ohio University Graduate Symposium in Athens, Ohio, May 20-22, 2005.
May 2005
Ilenia Colón Mendoza, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded The McNamara Family Grant Fellow/Hispanic Scholarship Fund 2004-2005 in the amount of $4000 to travel to Spain for research on her dissertation,  "El Cristo Yacente: Polychrome Sculptures of the Supine Christ in Baroque Spain." Her advisor is Professor Jeanne Chenault Porter.
Apr 2005
Marika Soulsby (B.A. in art history, May 2005) presented a paper, " A doorway to the Past: An Assessment of the Cultural Significance to Romanesque Sculpture at Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire," at the conference, Performing the Middle Ages: Hood College Conference for Medieval Studies, Frederick, Maryland, April 2-3, 2005.
Apr 2005
Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Travel Fellowship in the History of Art from the Kress Foundation for the 2004-05 academic year. This award will enable him to complete research on his dissertation, "The Art and Oratory of the Compagnia dello Scalzo, Florence." His advisor is Dr. Brian Curran, associate professor of art history.
Apr 2005
Daniel Haxall, Ph.D. candidate in art history,  was awarded a 2005 Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award, by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education.
Mar 2005
M.A. candidate in art history, presented a paper "Privacy, Family and Death in Nineteenth-Century American Genre Painting" at the conference Seven Ages of Man, held at the University of Arizona, Tucson, March 3-5, 2005.
Mar 2005
Ph.D. candidate in art history presented "The Jíbaro Masquerade: Luis Paret y Alcázar's Self-Portrait of 1776." at the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., April 1-2, 2005.
Feb 2005
Ph.D. candidate in art history has been awarded an Alumni Association Dissertation Award from Penn State's Alumni Association. This $5000 award will assist in her dissertation research on  "Artistic Exchange and Collaboration in Seventeenth - Century Haarlem." Her dissertation advisor is Professor Charlotte Houghton.
Feb 2005
Ph.D. candidate in art history has been awarded a Photographs Grant from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies. This will be used for her dissertation on "Francisco de Zubarán's Paintings for the Calced and Discalced Mercedarians of Seville." Dr. Jeanne C. Porter is her dissertation advisor.
Jan 2005
Ilenia Colón Mendoza, Ph.D. candidate in art history, received a $2400 Research Subsidy Grant from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and United States Universities at the University of Minnesota. This will help support her dissertation research in Spain on "El Cristo Yacente: Polychrome Sculptures of the Supine Christ in Baroque Spain." Her advisor is Professor Jeanne Chenault Porter.