Student News

Jun 2016
Laurin Goad, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been named a Lord Baltimore Fellow at the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore.  This will assist her dissertation research on:  “Breaking Through Barriers:  Open Air Schools in the United States, 1908 to 1945.”
Jun 2016
Getting inked: Art history graduate student explores body arthttp://news.psu.edu/story/414083/2016/06/13/research/getting-inked-art-h...
May 2016
Alena Howe, graduating senior in Art History and French/Francophone Studies, has been awarded the Department of Art History’s Annual Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Field of the History of Art, April 2016.  She received this award for her paper on “Rethinking Restoration of Gothic Cathedrals."
Apr 2016
Alexa Beil, Senior majoring in Art History, has received a Fulbright award to Germany: Alexa Beil is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and will graduate from Penn State this spring with a bachelor of arts in art history and minors in German and international arts. With her English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award to Germany, she hopes to create a love of languages among the children she will teach and integrate art into their classroom experience. She also plans to work with refugees to assist them as they learn the German language.http://news.psu.edu/story/407294/2016/04/28/academics/10-penn-staters-ea...
Apr 2016
Brynne Darby McBryde, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a 2016 Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award.  "This award is considered to be among the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students and recognizes outstanding professional accomplishment and achievement in scholarly research . . .”   Brynne has also been awarded a $14,000 Waddell-Biggart Graduate Fellowship for 2016-17. Brynne is completing her dissertation on “Public Bodies: The Nude and Public Health in Nineteenth-Century France.”  Her advisor is Dr. Nancy Locke.
Apr 2016
Alena Howe, of Port Matilda, Pa., has been named the Department of Art History Student Marshal for the May 2016 College of Arts & Architecture Commencement ceremony. She will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Bachelor of Science in French and Francophone Studies, with minors in Business and the Liberal Arts, and International Studies. Alena, recipient of numerous scholarships, has interned at La Galerie Maeght in Paris, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Palmer Museum of Art, among others. A ceramics artist, she has served as manager of the ceramics studio at Penn State’s Center for Arts and Crafts for the past four years. She has also been active in the French Club and THON.
Apr 2016
Brynne McBryde, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Spring 2017 Graduate Student Residency at Penn State's Institute for the Arts & Humanities.  This will assist her in the completion of her dissertation on “Public Bodies:  The Nude and Public Health in Nineteenth-Century France.”  Her advisor is Dr. Nancy Locke.
Apr 2016
Tess Kutasz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Fall 2016 Graduate Student Residency at Penn State's Institute for the Arts & Humanities.  This will assist her in the completion of her dissertation on “Christina, Queen of Sweden and the Politics of Antiquities Collecting in Early Modern Rome.”  Her advisor is Dr. Brian A. Curran.
Apr 2016
Karly Etz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “Killing the Zombie:  The Transformation of Contemporary Abstraction Through the Translation of the Tattooed Body,” at the conference Bodily Matters:  Human Biomatter in Art Materials / Aesthetics / Ethics, Institute for Advanced Study, University College London, July 7-8, 2016.
Apr 2016
Elizabeth Petersen, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has received the National Committee of the History of Art (NCHA) Award to attend the 34th World Congress of Art History, organized by the Comité International d’Historie de l’Art (CIHA), to be held in Beijing, China, September 15-22, 2016.  This World Congress happens only every four years and has been called the “Olympics” of art history.

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