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SA+AH Student Kate Lallement Presents at the American Society of Engineering Education Conference

SA+AH MA in art education student Kate Lallement presented at the American Society of Engineering Education conference research from her Capstone course about the parallels and benefits of art and art education in engineering.

Lallement presented her research with her father, Dr. Dennis Fallon, a professor and founding dean of engineering at the Citadel, who sparked her interest in the benefits of art education in engineering. After he expressed a real need in engineering for more creative and innovative students, the two began their research together. This research examines the ways that art-related skills and techniques are relevant in engineering undergraduate programs of study.

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SA+AH Student Marcela Varona Carillo Receives Center for Latin American Studies’ Field Research Grant


Luis Juárez, San Miguel Arcángel, ca. 1615-20. Oil on wood. Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City.

SA+AH MA art history student Marcela Varona Carrillo has received the Center for Latin American Studies’ Field Research Grant to conduct research for her thesis in Mexico this summer. She will be studying an early 17th-century painting by Luis Juarez, San Miguel Arcángel, in the Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico City. While there, Carillo will be consulting manuscripts related to the painting and the artist. She will also do research in other institutions that own documents from the Spanish Colonial times, such as Archivo General de la Nacion and Archivo Historico del Arzobispado. Congratulations, Marcela!

Professor Emeritus of Musicology Dr. David Z. Kushner Recieves President’s Award

SoM Professor Emeritus of Musicology Dr. David Z. Kushner received the President’s Award from the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association at the organization’s annual conference in Chicago in March. Dr. Kushner presented a paper, “Urbanity and Acerbity: The Music Criticism of the Crotchety Monsieur Croche,”at the NCSA convention. In addition, during the fall of 2013, he presented a paper on “Inclusivity, Nationalism, and Pragmatism in Ernest Bloch’s Works of the San Francisco Period” at the national conference of the College Music Society in Cambridge, MA.

Congratulations, Dr. Kushner!

Art History Doctoral Student Carissa Nicholson Participates in Symposium at Yale

imageArt History doctoral student Carissa Nicholson participated in a symposium titled “Self and Space: Household Identity and Domestic Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East” as a panelist this weekend. The symposium took place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Yale University at the Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven, CT.

To learn more about the symposium, click here.

SoM Alumnus Matthew Wardell Named the College of Fine Arts’ 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni

The UF Alumni Association will recognize SoM alumnus Matthew Wardell (MM Music, 2010) as the College of Fine Arts’ 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni during the Outstanding Young Alumni Awards Breakfast on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Emerson Alumni Hall in Gainesville, Fla. Wardell, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., is Music Director and Conductor of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, Ocala, Fla.

The UF Alumni Association established the Outstanding Young Alumni Award to recognize alumni who are 35 years of age or younger and have distinguished themselves in their profession and community.

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You’re Invited to the Spring BFA Dance Showcase!


The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the Spring BFA Dance Showcase, a production coordinated by University of Florida Associate Professor of Dance Ric Rose. Performances are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on April 10, 7 p.m. on April 11, 7:30 p.m. on April 12 and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on April 13 in G-6 Studio located in the Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion on UF’s campus. Tickets are $9.

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Cheyenne Rudolph Selected as 2014-2015 4Most Gallery Resident Artist

imageWork by Cheyenne Rudolph

Congratulations to Cheyenne Rudolph, who has been selected by a committee of UF faculty to be the 2014-2015 4Most Gallery resident artist. The School of Art + Art History’s 4Most Gallery is in the WARPhaus building and is run by a recent MFA alum as the resident artist. The residency includes studio space at the gallery location. As the resident artist, Cheyenne will teach a class for the SA+AH, curate exhibitions and handle publicity for the gallery.