Meet the three students—representing each of the college’s three academic units—who earned recognition during this December commencement ceremony.
College of Fine Arts News
The Fine Arts Library has received archives of noted dancer, choreographer, teacher and innovator Yacov Sharir. A faculty member in the university’s Department of Theatre and Dance for almost forty years, Sharir has pioneered the use of new technologies, including virtual reality, intelligent fabrics and interactive systems in performance.
Julia Caswell, visual arts studies senior and Intellectual Entrepreneurship pre-grad intern, took second place in the university’s Undergraduate Research Showdown, held Nov. 15 by the School of Undergraduate Studies. She presented her research into new strategies for digital engagement for museums through audio walks.
Vanessa Paumen (B.A., Art History, 1997) is a curator at the Groeningemuseum in Belgium. She recently answered questions about her work, her interest in the subject of law and justice and the advice she has for students interested in becoming curators.
Led by Army veteran and Theatre Ph.D. candidate Bart Pitchford, “The Warrior Chorus – Humanities in Action” uses classic literature to engage veterans with their communities and to open up new dialogues about war, conflict, comradeship, country family and politics.
Venice Biennale to showcase work of Photography Professor Teresa Hubbard and partner Alexander Birchler
Teresa Hubbard, the William and Bettye Nowlin Professor in Photography, and her partner, Alexander Birchler, have been invited to create and showcase new work at the 57th Venice Biennale, one of the largest and most prestigious exhibitions of contemporary art in the world.
As the founding photography professor in the Department of Art and Art History, Russell Lee left his mark on the program and his students. The Alcalde looks back on the famed photographer’s legacy as the Austin Independent School District names an elementary school in his honor.
Michael Wellen (M.A. 2005; Ph.D., Art History, 2012) was appointed as the curator of international art at the Tate Modern in London, where he will focus on further developing the Latin American art representation in the Tate’s collection and exhibition program.
Freshman Dance major Khori Tinson received a $10,000 “Live Más” Scholarship from the Taco Bell Foundation. She shared her passion for dance and how she earned the scholarship with The Daily Texan.
Students in the new Arts and Entertainment Technologies degree program have created an AET student council to connect students in the program with one another.