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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.