College of Fine Arts News

Design Institute for Health Digs into Extreme Outliers for Insight

Friday, October 23, 2015   |  Dell Medical School

The bell curve is a common tool for studying a class’s grades, but it also can be used in design methodologies. Design Institute for Health Executive Director Stacy Chang’s current research of extreme outliers aims to inform design for the general population. See his comparisons of health care in Sweden and Kenya at the Dell Medical School’s blog #iHopeDellMed.

Fall Orchestra Concert a “Pleasure Cruise”

Friday, October 23, 2015   |  Austin Chronicle
University Orchestra

Butler School of Music’s University Orchestra kicked off the school year with its fall performance Oct. 13. Austin Chronicle reviewer Robi Polgar described this “maiden voyage” as a “pleasure cruise” with audience-friendly music that offered “earfuls of drama.”

Printmaker and Artist Visits Print Program, Works With Students on Project

Monday, October 19, 2015   |  The Daily Texan
Elizabeth Corkery in the Daily Texan

Artist and Printmaker Elizabeth Corkery spent a week with the Department of Art and Art History’s Print Program as an artist in residence. Corkery lectured and completed a project for exhibition with the help of students. One student spoke to The Daily Texan about the community-like atmosphere behind the project.

Training encourages, honors campus diversity

Friday, October 9, 2015
Graduate students Lauren Hanson, Angelica Sibrian, Nora Karakousoglou, Natashia Lindsey, Abimbola Adelakun, and Jess O’Rear train to become facilitators of the Inclusive Classrooms Seminar.

The College of Fine Arts partnered with the university’s Office for Inclusion and Equity within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to offer four Inclusive Classrooms seminars for 50 graduate students to create spaces where diversity is encouraged and respected.

Join the Fine Arts Library on Oct. 22 for Faculty Book Swap and Discussion

Friday, October 9, 2015   |  Fine Arts Library
Fine Arts Library Crosstalk

The Fine Arts Library is hosting a twist on the familiar faculty book reading with recently published faculty authors from the College of Fine Arts’ Department of Theatre and Dance. “Crosstalk” features six authors at various points in their careers, reading from one another’s recent books to place them in context of the field of theatre/dance/performance studies. The format is expected to open some interesting dialogue between professional colleagues who have intersecting interests, knowledge and experiences.

Art History Ph.D. Candidate Receives $20,000 Fellowship

Monday, September 28, 2015   |  Department of Art and Art History
Jessamine Batario

The Dedalus Foundation awarded Jessamine Batario, a doctoral candidate in Art History, a $20,000 Dissertation Fellowship for 2015–2016. Batario’s dissertation, “The Art and Intellectual History of Byzantine Modernism,” seeks to establish the significance of a “Byzantine Modern” art history alongside other narratives of modernism and to contribute to the discipline’s recent evaluation of institutional periodization.