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‘We are all in this together’: How A&L faculty rapidly adapted their courses for distance learning

Author: Carrie Gates

From philosophy to musical theatre to economics, Arts and Letters faculty are using technological innovations — as well as creativity, patience, and empathy — to continue the educational experience for their students as the University shifts to online classes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The sudden shift has prompted adaptation in the face of adversity — from defending a dissertation via Zoom meeting to posting and analyzing behind-the-scenes clips of rehearsal for a musical that won't be performed — but it has also already helped faculty and students forge new bonds with each other.

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VIDEO: How Mary Cecilia Mitsch ’10 went from graphic design major to art gallery director

Author: Todd Boruff

Mary Cecilia Mitsch ’10, director at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, works with visual artists represented by the gallery to prepare their works for sale. Understanding and cultivating the emotional connection with the artworks is central to her role at the gallery. “To get to work with these objects that mean something bigger than us or are reflective of humanity is really important to me,” she said.

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Fri Apr 3, 2020

CANCELLED: Senior Thesis Reception


Location: The Forum at Jenkins Nanovic

Dean Sarah Mustillo will host the College’s annual reception for undergraduate students who have completed a senior thesis project in Arts and Letters. The gathering is designed to recognize this group of dedicated students — along with their advisors and mentors — for all of their hard work. 

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Fri Apr 17, 2020

CANCELLED: BFA and BA Honors Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception


Location: AAHD Gallery, 214 Riley Hall

We're excited to announce the opening reception for the 2020 BFA Thesis Show (and BA Honors Thesis Show). Please join us in the A|AH|D Gallery (214 Riley Hall) on Friday, April 17th, from 4:30-7pm to celebrate with our senior BFAs and BA Honors students as they unveil their senior thesis projects.

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