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April 12, 2018

One-Year Horticultural Therapy Certificate

Author: Gracie A. Laychock

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Thorough hands-training, this certificate introduces students to a variety of horticulture therapy skills. The program meets horticultural therapy requirements by the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) for becoming a Registered Horticultural Therapist. Students complete projects to develop skills in HT programming, activities, grant writing, budgeting, marketing, research, and interdisciplinary approaches to health care. A key component is learning to design therapeutic indoor and outdoor spaces that address universal design and support. Instruction and business planning for private HT contractual work is also examined. Horticultural therapy uses plants, horticultural activities, and the natural world to improve people's social, educational, psychological, and physical adjustment, thus improving their bodies, minds, and spirits. Read More

April 11, 2018

Bradley Cavallo (PhD Art History 2017) presents at 2018 Midwestern Art History Society

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Bradley Cavallo (PhD 2017) recently presented research at the 2018 Midwestern Art History Society in Indianapolis.  In the presentation, "Skeuomorphism as Hermeneutic: From Obsidian Mirrors to Copper Escudos de Monjas", Cavallo argued that  "Nuns' Shields" in early-modern Mexico could be understtod as a colonial skeumorphs derived from the Mesoamerican ritual wearing of oval obsidian discs to signal the presence of Aztec divinities. Escudos mimicked the stone artifacts in metal form and religious function in order to make the presence of the Christian divine - painted on escudos as the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception - comprehensibely analogous to the way in which some pre-Columbian divinities had been traditionally experienced. Read More

April 11, 2018

Natalia Angeles Vieyra (PhD candidate Art History) giving a talk at PAFA

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Natalia Angeles Vieyra (MA Art History, PhD candidate Art History) will be giving an "Art at Lunch" lecture at PAFA on April 25, 2018, noon to 1.  The title of the lecture is "Reproducing the Rotunda: Currency, Performance, and Protest in 19th-Century Print Culture"/  The event is free and open to the public. Read More

April 6, 2018

Student interview

Author: Sam Fritch

  Jarrah May- It seems like you've lived everywhere. Is that true? I was born in Arlington, VA, but the entire timeline of moves is like this: Read More

April 6, 2018

Dr. Erin Pauwels awarded NEH grant for summer institute

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Art History Assistant Professor Erin Pauwels has been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities and named a 2018 NEH Summer Scholar. This July she will participate in the NEH-sponsored Summer Institute on the “Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath,” which is being hosted by the American Social History Project at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The program is designed to enhance university teaching as well as research and Pauwels will use the experience to develop a new Tyler Art History course on the visual culture of the American Civil War and its continuing significance to contemporary art and politics in the United States. Read More

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