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  • Research Week Caine College of the Arts


                 New Faculty Author:               Laura Gelfand


    Laura Gelfand spoke at this year’s Faculty Author Exhibition on her recently published book, Our Dogs, Our Selves: Dogs in Medieval and Early Modern Art, Literature, and Society (Art and Material Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe)


    Laura has been Head of the Department of Art & Design since 2011. She received her PhD in Art History from Case Western Reserve University in 1994 after earning an MA from Williams College and a BA from SUNY at Stony Brook in Art History.

             Creative Artist of the Year:           Kathy Puzey


    Each year, a faculty member from each college is awarded a Researcher or Creative Artist of the Year award for their outstanding work. Kathy Puzey received this award at the Research Awards Gala on Friday, April 7.


     Watch a video of her work:

    Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year: Marissa Vigneault


    An Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year is nominated by each college to acknowledge and honor the time and hard work put into being a faculty mentor. Marissa Vigneault received this award at the Faculty Mentor Reception on Wednesday, April 12.


    Marissa's research focuses on the role of performance and performativity in modern and contemporary art, specifically how fashion and bodily gestures are employed by artists to dismantle presumed truths regarding the stability of identity. 


    Graduate Instructor of the Year: Madeline Walker


    The Graduate Instructor of the Year award is awarded to a graduate student from each college who does an exemplary job teaching an undergraduate class. Madeline Walker received her award at the Student Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 14.


    Madeline is currently a third year MFA candidate in sculpture, as well as graduate instructor in foundations in the Department of Art and Design. Her work has recently been exhibited in Canada, Ireland, and Kentucky. 


    Utah State University's 2017      Ignite Speakers


    Ignite videos are now uploaded and accessible for viewing. Ignite is an annual student speaking event and is similar in structure to TEDxUSU, with fast-paced, five-minute talks.
    Take a minute to watch. They're worth it. 

    Student Research Symposium Participants


    The Student Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research through oral presentations or posters. Seven students from the Caine College of the Arts presented at SRS. 


    Meg Turner won the Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award in the Art and Humanities discipline. She is a senior in the Art and Design Department