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Notre Dame Students Retrace Medieval Pilgrimage in Spain

Author: Jonathan Warren

Fourteen Notre Dame students, along with two of their professors from the College of Arts and Letters, traveled to northern Spain over fall break to experience the Camino de Santiago—one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times. History Professor Olivia Remie Constable, the director of the University’s Medieval Institute, and Danielle Joyner, an assistant professor of medieval art history, say it was an academic adventure they won’t soon forget. And their students agree.

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TEDxUND Speaker: Marie Bourgeois

Author: Dept. Staff

University of Notre Dame Concurrent Assistant Professor of Visual Communications Marie Bourgeois will give her talk Learning to See: How to Become an Empowered Consumer at TEDxUND on January 21, 2014.

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VCD Student Stephanie Wulz Interns at Radio Flyer

Author: Todd Boruff

During the summer of 2013, graphic design major Stephanie Wulz interned at Radio Flyer, a Chicago-based toy company founded in 1917, best known for its red wagons. Her duties ranged from editing international packaging to creating prototype boxes for products. Her internship was made possible by a grant from the Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program.

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Notre Dame Artists and Engineers Collaborate on 3-D Printer

Author: Ben Horvath

In a collaborative effort with Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering Professor Paul McGinn led a team that recently adapted a 3-D printer for ceramics projects in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

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Erin Hinz in Post Consumed

Author: Linnie Caye

University of Notre Dame 3rd Year Painting MFA Erin Hinz has been included in Post Consumed: A Millenial Biennial.

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Professor and Students Create Design Campaign to Help South Africans with HIV “Live Positively”

Author: Carrie Gates

The prevalence of HIV and AIDS in South Africa is an issue that continues to define the country and its citizens. It is estimated that more than six million South Africans live with HIV/AIDS. This is more cases than any other country in the world. In spring 2013, Robert Sedlack ’89, associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design, traveled with a team of 11 students to Johannesburg, South Africa to gain first-hand perspective on the problem and collaborate with South African community organizations.

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Erin Hinz selected for Figure50

Author: Dept. Staff

University of Notre Dame third-year Painting MFA Erin Hinz has had a painting selected for the Figure50 blog.

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Erin Daly presenting at FSU Graduate Symposium of Art History

Author: Dept. Staff

University of Notre Dame MA student in Art History Erin Daly has been invited to present her paper, Perpetuating the Paragone and Perfecting Nature: Rubens's Head of Medusa, at the Graduate Symposium of Art History at Florida State University.

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Chad Hartwig appears in Ceramics Monthly

Author: Dept. Staff

University of Notre Dame MFA and current Ceramics Research Associate Chad Hartwig's work was included in the Exposure section of this month's Ceramics Monthly.

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IDSA profile of Alisa Rantanen

Author: IDSA

Plenty of great design stories begin as the result of a happy accident. According to Alisa Rantanen’s tale, chance, in its more pleasant forms, can be equally adept at helping to launch a design career. 

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Senior Named Among Top Five Industrial Design Students in Nation

Author: Kate Cohorst

Notre Dame senior Alisa Rantanen has been named the Midwest District Merit Award winner, ranking her one of the top five graduating industrial design students in the nation. Her work will be showcased at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA) international conference in Chicago August 21-24.

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Renovated West Lake Hall Houses Design Program

Author: Jonathan Warren

Design students at Notre Dame now have a new place in which to learn, create, and collaborate. The recently refurbished West Lake Hall is now fitted with dynamic classroom spaces, computer labs, offices, and display areas for the graphic and industrial design programs in the College of Arts and Letters.

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Hesburgh Lecture: Charles Rosenberg

Author: Dept. Staff

Prof. Charles Rosenberg gave a Hesburgh Lecture entitled "Leonardo Da Vinci, Painter of Mysteries" at the ND Club of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY, on April 30, 2013.

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Further IDSA recognition for Alisa Rantanen

Author: Dept. Staff

Congratulate Alisa Rantanen, BFA industrial design senior, for her spectacular presentation of undergraduate research at the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Midwest District Conference.

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High School Art Day in South Bend Tribune

Author: DANIELLE MILLER

Art students from St. Joseph and Marian high schools were invited to embrace their creativity under the instruction of Notre Dame graduate students during the recent High School Art Day.

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Breanna Stachowski Wins International Design Award

Author: Jonathan Warren

Notre Dame senior Breanna Stachowski recently placed third at the International Housewares Association (IHA) Student Design Competition, which recognizes excellent industrial design in the housewares industry and provides a venue for the winners to network and sell their finished products.

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Alums Find Power of Music in Uganda

Author: Elle Metz

Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters alumni Brian Powers ’12 and Nicholas Gunty ’12 have a lot to be proud of after releasing a music video for the title track of their first album, Kandote. What they did with the proceeds from that compilation, however, is even better.

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Engaged Program Initiative: Sedlack and Conrado

Author: Center for Social Concerns

Robert Sedlack, associate professor of Graphic Design, and Ann-Marie Conrado, assistant professor of Industrial Design, each foster rich community engagement opportunities for students through the design courses they offer here and around the world.

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Robin Rhodes directs Classics MA thesis defense

Author: Dept. Staff

On April 3, the first Classics Department MA thesis defense in the history of Notre Dame was held, and the student's director was a member of Art, Art History and Design (Robin Rhodes).

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