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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: February 24, 2012


For a complete schedule of College of Arts and Architecture events, including performances and exhibitions presented by our museum and performing arts units, visit the college's Web Events calendar at

Borland Gallery
~ The Gilded and the Faded, photographs by Luke Brezovec, a sophomore majoring in integrative arts and biochemistry, continues through March 2. The exhibition is a series of photos focusing on abandoned and ruined buildings taken by Brezovec while he participated in a summer 2011 cancer research internship in Germany. He simultaneously completed an independent study with Katarin Parizek, assistant professor of art. A reception that is free and open to the public will be held on Friday, February 24, 3:00-6:00 p.m. To read the full story, click here.

Center for the Performing Arts
~ American Idiot, Tuesday-Wednesday, February 28-29, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Painting the People: Images of American Life from the Maimon Collection, continues through May 13, 2012
~ Hogarth Restored, continues through May 13, 2012
~ Me, Myself, and The Mirror: Self-Portraits from the Permanent Collection, continues through May 27, 2012

Gallery Talks (unless otherwise noted, talks start in the Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Museum of Art)
~ Hogarth Restored, by Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator, Friday, March 2, 12:10 p.m.

Paper Views:
Held the last Friday of each month in the Print Study Room, Paper Views is a series of one-day exhibitions that highlight works on paper from the permanent collection.
~ Photography Past and Present, selected by Lonnie Graham, associate professor of art, Friday, February 24, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information on exhibitions and other events at the Palmer Museum, visit

School of Music


Penn State School of Music presents the annual President’s Concert, Tuesday, February 28, 7:30 p.m., Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. Tickets to the concert are available from the Heinz Hall Box Office at
The Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra, Glee Club, and Penn State Opera will perform in the School of Music’s sixth annual President’s Concert, hosted by President Rodney Erickson.

~ Eufonix – Tuba and Euphonium Quartet, Friday, February 24, 5:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Flute Studio Recital, Friday, February 24, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Senior Recital: Melissa Foge, double bass, Saturday, February 25, 2:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Jamie Rapaport, soprano, and Francis Jones, tenor, Saturday, February 25, 6:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Mardi Gras: Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble, Saturday, February 25, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall (ticket required: $4.99 adult/$2 student)
~ Concert Band and Symphonic Band, Sunday, February 26, 2:00 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium (ticket required: $12 adult/$4 student)
~ Glee Club President’s Concert Preview, Monday, February 27, 5:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Philharmonic Orchestra President’s Concert Preview, Monday, February 27, 8:00 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ DMA Solo Piano Recital: Caroline Ryu, Wednesday, February 29, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Mallet Ensemble, Thursday, March 1, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Inner and Outer Dimensions Jazz Ensembles, Thursday, March 1, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

School of Theatre

Cultural Conversations:
The 2012 season of Cultural Conversations, titled Difficult Differences, focusing on public and private identities, runs through Saturday, February 25.  All events are held in the Downtown Theatre Centre. Tickets for each event are $3 and may be purchased at the door. For more information, click here.
~ Friday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., marks the return of Kimberly Dark to Cultural Conversations in the world premiere of Dykeopolis: Queer Tales and Travels in Our Times.
~ Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., Cultural Conversations will host its first documentary film, Code of the Freaks, which is an irreverent look at disability representation in Hollywood films since the 1920s. Filmmaker Carrie Sandahl will lead the audience through what has already been proven to be a provocative conversation about how "movie images shape the public's understanding of disability."

Penn State Centre Stage
~ Grand Hotel, February 24-28, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre

Zoller Gallery
~ M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition: Alicia Brogan, February 27-March 2, with opening reception on Monday, February 27, 5:00 p.m.


iEnsemble on WJAC-TV
A video about iEnsemble, a new class for music lovers who compose and play songs on their i-Pads, is available on WJAC-TV’s website. To view the video, click here. Ann Clements, associate professor music education; Paul Barsom, associate professor of music composition; and Tom Cody, instructor of music theory, teach the interdisciplinary course with IT support from Penn State’s Educational Gaming Commons. To read more about this class, click here.

College’s Scholarship and Awards Committee Seeking Golumbic Nominations
The College of Arts and Architecture Scholarship and Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2012 Reuben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarship Award, which recognizes students who have demonstrated superior design, humanistic, and performance records and who have proven their potential for significant contribution to the arts and humanities. Deadline for submission of nomination form is Friday, March 2. For more information, contact Ted Christopher, assistant professor of music and committee chair,, or call 865-1252.

College’s Staff Advisory Council Seeks Nominations for Staff Recognition Award
The college’s Staff Advisory Council is seeking nominations for the Staff Special Recognition Award for the spring semester. The award recognizes individuals who went above and beyond their routine work to complete a task or assist someone. The recipient will be recognized at the next All-College Meeting, held in the fall and spring of each year. 

Recipients are to be chosen with majority vote by the A&A Staff Advisory Council. This semester’s deadline date for submitting a nomination is Friday, May 11. For the spring 2012 nomination form, visit


University Policy SY37
There is a very important change in the PA Law (SB314) concerning Distracted Driving, which will go into effect on March 8, 2012.  “Texting,” among other uses of interactive wireless communication devices, will no longer be allowed while driving a vehicle in Pennsylvania.  The change in the law will further enhance University Policy SY37 that was established in April 2010 ( For more details, contact Dave Will,

Library of Congress Offering Summer Fellowships
The U.S. Library of Congress is offering paid summer fellowships to college students, which provide them with an opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, spanning the social sciences, music, recorded sound, etc. Numerous positions will be available. Within your area, please distribute via whatever means may place this information in the hands of interested students. Deadline for applications is February 27, 2012. For more information, click here.


Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s studies, has published an article, “Feminist Web 2.0 pedagogy: Collaborations that sustain difference,” in Feminist Cyberspaces: Pedagogies in Transition, edited by C. Bitzer, S. Collingwood, A. E. Quintana & C. J. Smith, published by Cambridge Scholars (2012), pp. 251-272.

Denise Costanzo, visiting assistant professor of architecture, presented a paper, "Giedion as Guide: Space, Time and Architecture and the Modernist Reception of Baroque Rome," at The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880-1980, Academia Belgica, Rome, Italy, February 20-22, 2012.

William J. Dewey, associate professor of art history, presented the Boshell Lecture, "Monuments of Stone: The Art and Architecture of Great Zimbabwe," at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, February 23, 2012.  

Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history, has published an article, "Manet and the Ethics of Realism," in Perspectives on Manet, edited by Therese Dolan, published by Ashgate (2012), pp. 9–28.

Ute Poerschke, associate professor of architecture, has published a chapter “Francesco Milizia e l’idea di funzione e rappresentazione” (Francesco Milizia and the Idea of Function and Representation), in the book, Francesco Milizia e il teatro del suo tempo: Architettura, Musica, Scena, Acustica (Francesco Milizia and the Theater of his Time: Architecture, Music, Play, Acoustics), edited by Marco Russo, Trento, Italy, published by Editrice Universita di Trento (2011) (Italian), pp. 89- 102. ISBN 978-88-8443-396-1.

Elizabeth B. Smith, associate professor of art history, will present a paper, “Philadelphia and the First Gothic Revival Villa in America: New Evidence for the Cultural Context,” at New Directions in Gothic Revival Studies Worldwide, the 2012 Bicentennial A.W.N. Pugin Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, July 13-14, 2012.

Kristin Barry, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present a paper, “Abbot Suger’s Saint-Denis:  A Study in Early Environmental Design,” at Nature and the Natural in the Middle Ages, 6th Annual Medieval Graduate Symposium, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, April 12-13, 2012.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, March 9, 2012.

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