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Faculty, Staff, and Student Accomplishments: Dec. 9, 2016

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Dr. Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history, gave an invited lecture on Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe and nineteenth-century stereoscopic photography at Temple University, Philadelphia, on October 12, 2016.
- She was also a panelist for grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities earlier this year.
Dr. Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, published “Portfolio: Carmen Herrera” in Artforum (October 2016).
- made a presentation on “The 1950s” in the Dubuffet Drawings Study Day, at The Morgan Drawing Institute, The Morgan Library and Museum, NYC, on October 17, 2016.

Dr. Elizabeth B. Smith, associate professor of art history, presents a paper, “Vernacular Tradition Versus an Imported Model at Santa Maria Novella,” at the Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, June 7-11, 2017.

Dr. Robin L. Thomas, associate professor of art history, presented a paper, “Il segno del potere monarchico. Le reggie dei Borbone di Napoli,” at the conference Lo stato moderno napoletano e l'Europa borbonica: storiografia e fonti at Caserta, Italy, December 5-6, 2016.

Carolyn Lucarelli, curator of visual resources, Dept. of Art History, will be the moderator for the session on “Cross-Campus Collaboration Case Studies,” at Unbridled Opportunities, the 34th Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association, Louisville, Kentucky, March 29-April 1, 2017.
- has been appointed by the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Board of Directors to serve as a Curriculum Specialist for the 2017 Summer Educational Institute (SEI) for Visual Resources and Image Management ( In this role, she will collaborate with the ARLIS/NA Curriculum Specialist to weigh emerging trends in the image management field in order to make curricular recommendations for the upcoming SEI, and to help envision and shape the direction for future SEI programming and curriculum. Her one-year term began on September 1, 2016.

Helena Collazo (art history major) and Artur Sharifullin (art history & risk management/real estate majors) have been awarded $500 from the Arts and Architecture Opportunity Fund for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, by the College of Arts and Architecture and the Department of Art History. Their faculty supervisor is Dr. Sarah K. Rich. These funds will help support research by the students on the effects that language has on a person’s perceptions of the monetary value of art. 
Heather Hoge, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented the paper, “The Towers of Cefalù: A Display of Power in Roger II’s New Kingdom,” at the symposium Art and Ideology in the Twelfth-Century Western Mediterranean, Bard Graduate Center, New York, N.Y., October 14, 2016.
Janet Purdy, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has received a $1,500 award from Penn State's Africana Research Center to support her Ph.D. prospectus and dissertation research in Tanzania during 2017.
- was selected for a CLS Alumni Development Fund award from the American Councils for International Education and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The award supports academic or development activities for CLS alumni that will further advance their knowledge about area studies or the countries where they studied critical languages. Purdy's award paid for expenses to attend the African Studies Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., this fall.