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In the fall, Isabella Pardales ’21 will pursue her Juris Doctor at Vermont Law School where she intends to focus on environmental stewardship. Graduating summa cum laude in environmental studies and studio art, Isabella Pardales ’21 will soon study energy law at Vermont Law School where she hopes to dive deep into complex regulatory and legal environmental

Described by the Association for Asian Studies as a “triumph of intertextual and intervisual methods in gender studies,” Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard is the winner of the 2020 Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize (China). Blanchard’s book Song Dynasty Figures of Longing and Desire: Gender and Interiority in Chinese Painting and Poetry analyzes images

With her 2019–20 collection, “We Are the Blueprint,” artist Faithe Bey ’21 calls attention to all the ways Black women are the inspiration and standard-bearers for contemporary images of feminine beauty, style and culture in the U.S. The collection — which began with hyperrealist paintings of lips, hairstyles and nude bodies — was intended to

Clarence A. “Dave” Davis Jr. ’48, whose generosity and vision have transformed the Colleges’ visual arts facilities and operations, passed away earlier this month. Davis was born on Sept. 2, 1925 and graduated from Lafayette High School in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1943. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he enrolled at Hobart College as part

Professor of Art and Architecture Ted Aub’s bronze sculpture of suffragette and Civil War veteran Mary Walker, M.D. wasn’t created to grace the halls of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. But after a journey through Upstate New York, and thanks to Aub’s generous donation, the 18” portrait will soon have a new home in

In a museum, the preparator is responsible for the physical installation of an exhibit. In the practicum class taught by the Clarence A. “Dave” Davis ’48 Visual Arts Curator Anna Wager, students who had practiced their preparator skills with exhibits featuring Amanda Maciuba, Sarita Zaleha and Areca Roe were scheduled to design and hang the spring student

Twenty-eight students in the Classes of 2020 have graduated with Honors, demonstrating academic rigor and excellence in written and oral communication. Their research topics ranged from United States foreign policy and energy production in remote areas, to the study of anti-cancer drugs and more. To complete an Honors project at the Colleges, students embark on

As part of an independent study, studio art major Grace Hammett ’20 and architectural studies major Caroline Turino ’20 published an online booklet and website titled “Today I am…” that includes activities for creativity and reflection for elementary and middle school students. Under the direction of Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker, the independent

Isabella Pardales ’21 is one of only 37 students in the nation to receive a prestigious 2020 scholarship from the Udall Foundation, which supports “future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields.” The foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations

International printmaker and Class of ’64 Endowed Professor of Art and Architecture Nicholas Ruth is offering a virtual tour of his latest exhibit This Way, featuring several new series of print media pieces. Ruth’s exhibition, on display at Colleen Buzzard Studio in the Anderson Arts Building in Rochester, N.Y., has been closed to visitors in