Janet Purdy, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Swahili in Arusha, Tanzania, for nine weeks this summer. CLS is an intensive summer study abroad program focused on language and cultural immersion, funded by the U.S. Department of State.http://www.clscholarship.org/languages/swahili
Cali Buckley, Ph.D. candidate in art history, received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award that has allowed her to spend the 2015–16 academic year in Germany, working on her dissertation, “Early Modern Anatomical Models and the Control of Women’s Medicine.” Please see the article below to read about her experience in Germany. https://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/art-history-fulbright-winner-sh...
Aaron Ziolkowski, Ph.D. candidate in art history, is in the Daily Collegian http://www.collegian.psu.edu/arts_and_entertainment/article_3a79941e-d9d... There is a nice photo of Aaron in the print version. 'Odd Couples' exhibition presented at Zoller Gallery
Janet M. Purdy, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “Ancient to H&M: The Persistent Role of Traditional Textiles in Ethiopian Culture,” at the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, March 22-25, 2016.
Janet Purdy, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has received a $1,500 Award from Penn State's Africana Research Center to support her Ph.D. prospectus and dissertation research in Tanzania during 2017.
Tess Kutasz Christensen (Ph.D. candidate in art history) has published the following: Theresa A Kutasz, "A Hellenistic Skyscraper: The Reconceptualization of the Lost Pharos at Alexandria and its Relationship to American Architecture at the Turn of the Twentieth Century," in Art and Its Responses to Changes in Society, ed. Ines Unetič et al. (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).
Tess Kutasz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been selected to receive a Roth-Thomson Award from the Lois Roth Endowment in Washington D.C. This award will provide funding for an additional research project and travel related to her dissertation, "Christina, Queen of Sweden and the Politics of Antiquities Collecting in Early Modern Rome," while Kutasz is in Sweden on a Fulbright grant. The Lois Roth Endowment honors the life and work of Lois Wersba Roth by promoting and encouraging dialogue across national, linguistic, disciplinary and cultural boundaries, focusing on countries that were especially important to Lois Roth in her life and career.
Janet Purdy, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been selected to be a Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Fellow, July 18- August 5, 2015, in Chicago.http://www.humanitieswithoutwalls.illinois.edu/initiatives/pre-doctoral/...
Elissa J. Ferguson, Ph.D. candidate in art history, is writing her dissertation on “The Depiction of Women in the Tombs of their Sons in New Kingdom Egypt” (Advisor: Dr. Walters).
Katie A. Guida, Ph.D. candidate in art history, is writing her dissertation on “The Artistic Patronage of the Augustinian Hermits in Trecento Italy” (Advisor: Dr. Curran).