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Tag: Department of Art and Art History

Looking at urban history as a fight for space, power

Looking at urban history as a fight for space, power

January 4, 2018

Chicago and Delhi. Rome and Rochester. The students in the 100-level course “The City: Contested Spaces” take a virtual tour of them all, while pondering an overarching question—can people’s lives be reshaped by redesigning urban spaces?

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Introductory Painting course turns Rochester waiting rooms into ‘welcome rooms’

Introductory Painting course turns Rochester waiting rooms into ‘welcome rooms’

December 18, 2017

Students in Heather Layton’s classes this year have worked with staff and community members at the Jordan Health Centers to fill these spaces with art.

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Engineering students recognized for excelling in humanities

Engineering students recognized for excelling in humanities

December 18, 2017

Astra Zhang ’18, a double major in electrical and computer engineering and in studio arts, and Ivan Suminski ’18, a mechanical engineering major who is earning a dual degree in violin performance will share this year’s Wells Award.

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Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

December 13, 2017

In his new book, assistant professor of art history Peter Christensen focuses on infrastructure–railway stations specifically–and their place in architectural history not just as technology, but also as art.

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Humanities Center announces public lecture series speakers

Humanities Center announces public lecture series speakers

September 26, 2017

The Humanities Center has announced its slate of public lecture series speakers for this year’s theme of “memory and forgetting.”

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Artist Elizabeth Cohen remembered for gifts of observation

Artist Elizabeth Cohen remembered for gifts of observation

July 14, 2017

Colleagues pay tribute to Elizabeth Cohen, an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History and director of the University’s Art New York program, who died in May.

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Senior exhibitions reflect visual art in a changing world

Senior exhibitions reflect visual art in a changing world

April 20, 2017

Seniors final art projects are a culmination of study in contemporary visual art-making through practice, presentation, and analysis.

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‘This is a golden era’ for TV news

‘This is a golden era’ for TV news

March 22, 2017

Tommy Evans ’99 has combined his eye for photography and his interest in politics into a journalism career that has led him to the post of London bureau chief at CNN International.

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Award supports book on Ottoman Railway

Award supports book on Ottoman Railway

September 7, 2016

Peter Christensen’s book shows how the late 19th-early 20th century German-designed train stations, bridges, and other structures along the Ottoman Railway show the trademarks of imperialism and elements of emergent nationalism.

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NEH grants support three Rochester professors

NEH grants support three Rochester professors

March 30, 2016

Susan Uselmann and Thomas Devaney were awarded “Enduring Questions” grants, which aim to help in “the development of a new course that demonstrates the enduring value of the Humanities by extending beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.” Peter Christensen has received a Summer Stipend.

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