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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: March 7, 2014


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

Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

(Lectures and seminars held in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space unless listed differently)
~ Exhibition of work by Caroline O’Donnell, assistant professor, Richard Meier Professorship, Cornell University, and principal at CODA, Ithaca, NY, continues through March 24, Rouse Gallery, Stuckeman Family Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
~ Lecture by LaBarbara Wigfall, associate professor of landscape architecture and regional and community planning, Kansas State University, Wednesday, March 19, 6:00 p.m.
Wigman was the only designer/planner selected to be on a Fulbright-Hays curriculum development team in the West African nation of Senegal. Her areas of focus include historic preservation, community development and urban planning, and the post-slavery settlement patterns of African Americans. Wigman’s lecture is co-sponsored by Penn State’s Student Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) and the Stuckeman School.
~ Career Day Weekend, Thursday-Saturday, March 20-22
Career Day at the Stuckeman School provides an unprecedented opportunity for design students to learn about the ways that they can apply their education to the professional practice world. Students will be able to talk to firms who may be hiring interns or entry-level positions, as well as attend an alumni panel on March 20, 6:00 p.m., in the Jury Space.

For students wishing to participate, mock interviews and optional interviews will be held at Penn State's Career Center on March 22. For more information, contact Kristin Barry, Stuckeman School Career Advisor,

For more information on lectures, exhibitions and other events in the Stuckeman School, visit

Department of Art History

~ “The Brief Career of Giovanni Battista Falda,” 2013-14 Harold E. Dickson Memorial Lecture given by Sarah McPhee, Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Art History, Emory University, Thursday, March 20, 6:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building.

Borland Gallery

~ From There to Here: Four Decades as a Feminist Artist, an exhibition of the work of Nancy Youdelman, instructor, Department of Art and Design, California State University, Fresno (as part of Judy Chicago at Penn State), continues through April 7, 2014. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ Moscow Festival Presents Swan Lake, Thursday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium

Season Three of the Classical Music Project:
~ The following lecture is part of the Classical Music Project (CMP) Interdisciplinary Lecture Series, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lectures are held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.
   “Difference and Enlightenment in Haydn’s Instrumental Music,” by Melanie Lowe, associate professor of musicology, Vanderbilt University, Thursday, March 20, 2:30 p.m.
For more information on this and other events, click here.

Go to for details about the music, theater and dance presentations.

Palmer Museum of Art

~ British Watercolors from the Permanent Collection, continues through May 4, 2014
~ Forging Alliances, continues through May 11, 2014
~ Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades, continues through May 11, 2014

The Art of Music (Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Museum of Art)
~ “Something Old, Something New: Compositions for Oboe,” performed by Tim Hurtz, associate professor of oboe, Wednesday, March 19, 12:10 p.m.

Judy Chicago Gallery Conversations (Unless otherwise noted, talks begin in the galleries, Palmer Museum of Art. A greeter will be available in the lobby to direct visitors to the appropriate gallery.)
~ “The Vagina Dialogues,” by Susan Russell, associate professor of theatre, Friday, March 21, 12:10 p.m.

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

School of Music


~ The Pennsylvania Quintet and Guests present “Quintessential,” an evening of chamber music written for various numbers of wind instruments, Monday, March 24, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

Highlights include a piano trio by 19th-century French bassoonist Eugene Janacourt, Danish composer Carl Nielsen's Wind Quintet, and AndrĂ© Caplet's suite for double wind quintet titled Suite Persane. The Pennsylvania Quintet includes Naomi Seidman, flute; Tim Hurtz, oboe; Anthony Costa, clarinet; Lisa Bontrager,horn; and Daryl Durran, bassoon. The quintets are assisted in this evening's performance by pianist Timothy Shafer and conductor Dennis Glocke.

~ Guest Artist: Robert Black, double bass, Friday, March 7, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Doctor of Musical Arts Chamber Recital: Renpeng Dong, piano, Monday, March 17, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Baroque Ensemble, Thursday, March 20, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Bring the concert hall to you by experiencing performances via livestream! Click here.

For more information on performances and other events in the School of Music, visit

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage

Blood at the Root, inspired by the JENA SIX and the “white tree,” March 25-April 5, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
A new drama inspired by the conviction of six black teenagers for beating a white student after a noose was hung at their high school in Jena, Louisiana. This bold new play examines the miscarriage of justice and racial double standards in the Deep South.

For  more information on performances and other events in the School of Theatre, visit

School of Visual Arts

~ The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley is featuring an exhibition of work by four SoVA M.F.A. alumni. The exhibition, which runs through April 26, showcases different generations of graduates who represent diverse media in the arts. For more information, click here.
~ Out of Here, exhibition of work by students in special topics course, Judy Chicago@PSU: Art, Pedagogy, Exhibition and Research, March 18-April 20, Art Alley, HUB Galleries

Judy Chicago Film Series (All films will be shown on Thursday, March 20, starting at 6:30 p.m. in 207 Arts Cottage)
Judy Chicago: The Birth Project (1985)
The Last Taboo: Identities Politics of Motherhood (2012)
Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women (1998)

For more information on exhibitions and other events in the School of Visual Arts, visit

Patterson Gallery

No announcements for this week.

Zoller Gallery

~ M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition by Charles Mankey and Steven Read, March 17-21. Public reception, Monday, March 17, 5:00 p.m.

For more information about upcoming Zoller Gallery exhibitions, visit

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

The following lecture is part of the Resident Scholars and Artists Lecture Series
~ “Get Big or Get Out: Nature, Food and Power in America, 1945-1995.” by Bryan McDonald, Tuesday, March 18, noon, 121 Sparks Building.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


Brown Bag Opportunities
The Associate Dean for Research is offering a series of faculty brown bag sessions in March and April. The sessions will cover a range of topics, from COINS to the Fulbright application process to traveling abroad with technology. Representatives from the Office of Research Protection, Office of Global Programs and Office of Sponsored Programs will be participating in the appropriate session.
For more information, contact Barbara Cutler, Research and Grants Coordinator,

~ Conflict of Interest System (COINS) Training
Monday, March 17, 12:00 – 1:00 and Tuesday, April 1, 3:00 – 4:00, 121 Borland Building
Beginning in January 2014, faculty in the college received notification from the Office of Research Protection (ORP) regarding required conflict of interest disclosures. Though many faculty members have already completed this disclosure, two opportunities have been organized for the Arts and Architecture faculty to meet with ORP personnel for an explanation of the program and a Q&A session. 

COINS is the site used by all Penn State individuals to electronically complete and submit their Significant Financial Interest Disclosures on a yearly and/or  as-needed basis as required by Penn State's Disclosure and Management of Significant Financial Interests Policy (RA20).

Retirement Reception for Kathy Walker
Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the School of Music at a reception to recognize and celebrate Kathy Walker's many contributions in her 26 years as staff member in the School of Music (and 34 years at Penn State), Friday, March 21, 2:00 p.m., in the Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. A short program will occur at 3:00 p.m.

Please join music faculty, students and staff for refreshments and reminiscences as we wish Kathy the very best in this next chapter of her life (with her grandson as a big focus - alas we can't compete).

Save the Date: Spring Awards Ceremony
The college’s annual Spring Awards Ceremony will be Friday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Esber Recital Hall. Among the awards to be presented are the Creative Achievement medals, which recognize outstanding achievement by students in their final year (graduate and undergraduate) of study. In addition, the recipients of the Reuben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarships will be recognized for outstanding work in the fields of performance, design, and humanistic achievement. The presentation of the Alumni Society Scholarships, faculty and staff awards, and the 2014 Arts and Architecture Alumni Awards round out the one-hour program, which is free and open to the public.


No announcements for this week.


Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, is presenting the keynote address, “Those Who Wait and Watch: Some Unidentified Figures at the Chora and their Curious Persistence in Byzantine Art,” at the From Constantinople to Cappadocia symposium, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, April 13, 2014.

Cali Buckley, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present a paper, “Ivory Anatomical Models and the Early Modern Physician,” at the 44th Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 7-8, 2014.

Pierette Kulpa, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has just published a book review of Sharon Gregory’s Vasari and the Renaissance Print (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012) in the Sixteenth-Century Society Journal, fall 2013 (Vol. 44).

Gretta Tritch Roman, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present a paper, “ ‘In the Name of the People’: Constructing Publics and Claiming Space in 19th-Century Chicago,” at the 19th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 21-22, 2014.

Anya Wallace, Ph.D. candidate in art education and women’s studies, co-wrote and published an article, "Nicki Minaj and Pretty Taking All Fades: Performing the Erotics of Feminist Solidarity," in the Feminist Wire, March 6, 2014.

NOTE: The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, March 21, 2014.

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New Hires (effective February 2014):
Mark Risso, laboratory mechanic, School of Visual Arts
Robert Cameron, instructor, Department of Landscape Architecture
Robert Roznowski, adjunct visiting associate professor, School of Theatre


March 4, 2014
School of Music Student Named Collegiate Winner of PMEA Composition Program

March 4, 2014
Theatre Professor Susan Russell Named Penn State Laureate for 2014-15

March 4, 2014
Saunders Featured in "Classical Singer" Magazine

March 4, 2014
Feminist Artist Exhibits Mixed-Media Sculptural Works in Borland Gallery

March 3, 2014
Music Student Selected for Prestigious Bavarian State Opera Young Artist Program

February 28, 2014
Digitally Ever After: Video Projections Shine in "Into the Woods"

February 28, 2014
Trumpet Student John Maurer Accepted to 2014 OperaMaya Orchestral Summer Festival