Faculty/Staff News

Photo: Dr. Smith at Cistercian Monastery of Chorin in Germany.
Apr 2005
Associate Professor of Art History, presented a paper entitled "Santa Maria Novella: A Reconsideration of its Design and Construction" at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in Vancouver, Canada, April 6-9, 2005
Mar 2005
Dr. Mazow, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History and Curator of American art, presented the paper "Deflowering Flora; Banjos and Modernity in Late Nineteenth-Century American Women's Culture" at the interdisciplinary symposium Redressing American Modernism held at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, March 3-4, 2005.
Mar 2005
Associate Professor of Art History, has been awarded the Committee to Rescue Italian Art Fellowship at the Villa I Tatti (Florence, Italy), The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, for the Academic Year 2005-2006. Dr. Curran will be conducting research for his second book,  Past, Present, and Place in Italian Renaissance Art.  
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Mar 2005
Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, has been elected an Honorary Member of the Christian Archaeological Society in Athens. This is an honor limited to ten scholars outside of Greece.   Dr. Culter has been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America.   Dr. Cutler has been awarded an Evan Pugh Professorship.   President Graham Spanier writes: "The designation of Evan Pugh Professor is the highest honor that the University can bestow on a faculty member. These professorships date back to discussions that began at the University in 1948. In February 1959, the University Senate endorsed a recommendation calling for a the establishment of a limited number of Evan Pugh Research Professorships. Between 1960 and 2004, a total of 55 outstanding faculty members were honored with this designation, of which 24 are currently active."
Nancy  Locke
Mar 2005
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, delivered a paper entitled "Cézanne in the Shadow of Poussin" as part of a lecture series at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia on March 24, 2005.
Joyce Henri Robinson
Feb 2005
Joyce Henri Robinson, Affiliate Associate Professor of Art History and Curator, Palmer Museum of Art, presented a paper, "'Plantation Forumula': Some Thoughts on Southern Black Outsider Art," in the session Self-Taught Art in the Old and New South, at the College Art Association Annual Conference, February 16-19, 2005, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Feb 2005
Dr. Okeke-Agulu, Assistant Professor of Art History, chaired the session Art Historical Perspectives on African Modernists, at the College Art Association Annual Conference, February 16-19, 2005, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nancy  Locke
Feb 2005
Dr. Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, just published her article "Manet's Oceanic Feeling" in the e-journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture (Spring 2005). Please visit: http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/spring_05/articles/lock.html
Photo: Dr. Walters at her archeological project in Hierakonpolis, Egypt.
Dec 2004
Associate Professor of Art History, presented a paper, "Hierakonpolis Women of Stature and the Legacy from the Near East in Egypt," at an international interdisciplinary conference on Foreign Relations and Diplomacy in the Ancient World: Egypt, Greece, Near East, organized by the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, and to be held at the Island of Rhodes, Greece, December 3-5, 2004.
Dec 2004
The late George Mauner (distinguished professor emeritus of art history) is honored by the French government.   View the complete article on the Penn State Live Web Site.   View the story in the Arts and Architecture Spring 2005 Newsletter

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