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Arts Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research Achievements

The Arts Division was well represented at the 2015 Graduate Research Symposium with entries from four Social Documentation students, three Digital Arts and New Media students, two students in Theater Arts and two students from the Visual Studies program.  

Award winners included: Michelle Aguilar from Social Documentation for her project El Cacao (Alumni Association Award) and Jenna Gerdsen from Theater Arts for her project Three Ramayanas on the West Coast of the United States: Cross-Cultural Adaptation in American Theatre (Dean’s Award).  Congratulations to Michelle and Jenna!

The 2015 Arts Dean’s Undergraduate Award winners were recently announced. Congratulations to all of these very talented students!

Art Department
Melanya Hamasyan: De-historicized
Karina Jimenez Hernandez: Still Life Studies on Paper and Photo
Karina Monroy: Alimento

Film and Digital Media Department
Krystal Ledesma: Shifting American Ideologies from the 1930s through 1950s: John Garfield’s Hollywood Persona as a Case Study
Regina Ortanez: Empathy: A Granddaughter’s Story
Dominic Romano: Bodies of Trauma

History of Art and Visual Culture Department
Haley Katherine Bott: Phenomenological Formations and an Aesthetics of Diaspora: the Work of Yinke Shonibare
Naja La Fevre Grundtmann: Construction of Critique
Kristen Erina McCormick: Social Structure Through Architecture Research Projects

Theater Arts Department
Lily Ann Sorenson: The Play About the Baby


Photo: Porter Wave Sculpture by Kenny Farrell, 1975