Art History alumna Sammetria Goodson became an arts lawyer to stay involved with her passion for the arts and also help artists achieve their own goals.
College of Fine Arts News
The College of Fine Arts recently had the opportunity to highlight some of our new and evolving programs at SXSW this month. The University of Texas hosted their second “UT Live” event this year at 3Ten ACL Live. The college participated with the program “Designing an Arts College for the Future,” which covered how the college is evolving and shared the work of two graduate students.
Stacey Chang, the founding and executive director of the Design Institute for Health, penned an article for the New England Journal of Medicine’s Catalyst about designing a better health care system. The Design Institute for Health is a joint venture between the College of Fine Arts and the Dell Medical School.
The college launched two new scholarships this semester that allow students to get support as they pursue unpaid internships.
Yuliya Lanina is a multi-media artist who is currently teaching AET 102: “Gender, Race and Technology.” The course is designed to expand students' awareness of issues affecting women and minorities in the creative and technological fields, and she has invited guest speakers from around the world to meet with her students. We caught up with her recently to learn more about her AET course.
Dance junior Sofia Aranha was one of six university students honored with the Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. Featured in The Alcalde, this multi-talented student is double-majoring in economics and is part of the Liberal Arts Honors Program.
The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop, a book by Richard Isackes and Karen Maness, both faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance, was featured in The Alcalde.
The latest book by George Flaherty, assistant professor of art history and co-director of the Center for Latin American Visual Studies, was awarded the Arvey Foundation Book Award from the Association for Latin American Art during its annual business meeting at College Art Association last week.
Bart Pitchford, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theatre and Dance, writes in American Theatre magazine about the representations of post-9/11 veterans in a new canon of plays. With an emphasis on psychological trauma, the article questions whether this helps or hurts a service member’s reentry to civilian life.
Rafael Davila treats preparation for an understudy role as if he were going on stage. That discipline paid off last month, when the Butler Opera Center alumnus took the stage of the Metropolitan Opera with just over an hour’s notice.