Student News

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.
Jul 2004
Undergraduate major in art history, presented"Time and Cultural Memory in the Architectural Sculpture of Ely Cathedral" in a poster session at Time and Memory, the Twelfth Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time, held at Clare College, Cambridge, England, July 25-31, 2004.
May 2004
Undergraduate major in art history, presented a paper "Redefining Benjamin Franklin: Benjamin West and the Legendary Kite Experiment" at the Art History Term Paper Undergraduate Symposium at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, May 1, 2004.
May 2004
Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, "Eucharistic Piety in Utrecht and the Archdiocese of Cologne: Examining a Lunula from Utrecht's Oud Munster," at the Medieval Studies conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 5-9, 2004.
Apr 2004
M.A. candidate in art history, presented the paper "Frescoes Fit for a Duke: Pietro da Cortona and the Heretical Model of the Universe at the Palazzo Pitti," at the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., April 2-3, 2004.
Apr 2004
Ph.D. candidate in art history, received a Graduate Alumni Association Dissertation Award, 2004. Her dissertation is on "A Socio-Historical Critique of Robert Rauschenberg's Electronic Works of the Sixties" and her advisor is Dr. Sarah K. Rich.
Apr 2004
Jessica Boehman ('02 M.A.) has been selected as the 2004 recepient of the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools' Master's Thesis Award in Arts and Humanities.  Her thesis is entitled "Between Florence and Rome, 1630: Finelli's Portrait of Michelangelo il Giovane Dell'Api."  Dr. Brian A. Curran was the advisor for her thesis and Dr. Charlotte Houghton was the second reader. After completing her M.A. in art history at Penn State in 2002, Jessica became a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Apr 2004
  Ph.D. candidate in art history presented the paper "A Fresh Look at Salomé in Nineteenth-Century France: Engendering Rivalry and Artistic Exchange in France and Beyond" at the 30th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium: French Legacies, held at Washington University, St. Louis, October 27-29, 2004. Ph.D. candidate in art history presented the paper "Egypt and Hieroglyphic Culture at Fountainebleau: Francis I as Pharoah" at the Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 29-31, 2004. Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented the paper "Painting as a Masculine Endeavour: The Politics of Gender and the Arts of the 18th Century," at the conference Masculinity, Patriarchy, & Power, University of Southampton, England, April 5-7, 2004

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