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PLS major turns fascination with King Arthur into unique senior thesis — an original, illustrated book

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

Joan Becker, a senior majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies, has traveled to Germany, Belgium, France, and Wales to explore real-world places important to the Arthurian legends. Now, Becker is funneling her experiences abroad and in her PLS classes into a unique senior thesis — a handmade and hand-bound book about King Arthur, in the style of the first books printed in the late medieval era. 

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Theology, studio art, and Irish studies come together in undergraduate’s creative research project on Ireland’s holy wells

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

Junior Anja Renkes will bring her three academic disciplines together in an international research experience this summer at the Dublin Global Gateway in the Irish Internship Program. She plans to create paintings of Ireland’s holy wells — small springs with devotional significance — that capture the area’s landscape as pure gift from God.

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Notre Dame Graduate Students and Training Innovations Garner Recognition

Author: Trish Bredar

Notre Dame Graduate School’s innovations in graduate training garnered strong recognition at this year’s 75th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS), March 20-22 in St. Louis, Missouri. The meeting fostered discussions and workshops on the theme of “Changing Times: Challenges and Innovation in Graduate Education” with faculty and staff dedicated to graduate training from universities throughout the Midwest.

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2019 MFA/BFA/BA Honors Award Winners

Author: Dept. Staff

The Department of Art, Art History & Design would like to congratulate all our award winners at this year's MFA BFA BA Thesis Exhibition.

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Lemke a Recipient of the 2019 Fulbright Scholarship to the Slovak Republic

Author: Dept. Staff

Steven Lemke MFA '19 has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Slovak Republic for the 2019–2020 academic year. Lemke will make work (and possibly even teach) at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava with their Sculpture in Architecture and 3D Virtual Space program. And with the help of the Nanovic Institute and Catholic University Ruzomberok, he has arranged to conduct research throughout the region.

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Art talk about the Fluxus Artist Alison Knowles by Nicole Woods

Author: Dept. Staff

In this talk, Dr. Woods reconsiders House of Dust (as a digital poem, and later translated as free-standing sculptures) in relation to the emergence of new uses of public art—especially the antinomies between what we can conceive of as a public and works made within publics—in the late 1960s and early 1970.

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Undergraduate design student co-founds startup offering original, personalized songs

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

While many students stress about homework and exams, junior Nicholas Lampson juggles a college workload and running a startup. Lampson, a design major with a concentration in industrial design, is co-founder of Streetlight Creations, a company that allows customers to order personalized songs from a team of talented musicians that can be given as gifts to others.

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‘Cultural maintenance’: 2017 art history alumna restores classic works at Vatican Museums

Author: Andy Fuller

Sophia Bevacqua ’17, an art history major now serving a five-year fellowship at the Vatican Museums, works with seven laboratories dedicated to preserving and restoring the site’s vast collections. She is something of an intermediary in restoration projects. She works with the laboratories to determine which works of art will be restored, which methods will be used to do the work, and how much each project will cost. She then works to match upcoming restoration projects with benefaction from the museums’ pool of approximately 2,400 donors. She’s also working on an exhibition curated by Vatican Museums director Barbara Jatta of pieces that will tour major museums in the U.S.

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