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    Kelly Gallagher, assistant professor of film in the Department of Transmedia, created animations for “Chance,” an episode of “Worn Stories,” a docuseries on Netflix in which real people unpack the fascinating and quirky stories around their most meaningful pieces of clothing. “Chance” features the actress Charo.

  • Nurie Metodieva and Alexis Mohammed

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    Meet VPA’s 2021 Senior Class Marshals

    Each year, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) select two seniors as class marshals to represent the college at Syracuse University’s Commencement. These students reflect high achievement in academics and service to the college and represent those qualities that most distinguish the graduating class. The VPA Class of 2021 class marshals are Nurie Metodieva of the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and Alexis Mohammed of the School of Art. Read More...

  • Elisa Dekaney

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    Setnor’s Elisa Macedo Dekaney Honored as Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence

    Elisa Macedo Dekaney, associate dean of research, graduate studies and internationalization in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) and professor of music education in VPA and the School of Education, was named a 2020-23 Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professorship of Teaching Excellence Read More...

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    Eleven VPA Undergraduates Awarded Spring Research Funding from the SOURCE

    Eleven College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)  students were among the 93 Syracuse University undergraduates who received funding from the University’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (the SOURCE) in the form of SOURCE Grants (up to $5,000) and Renée Crown University Honors Program Awards (up to $5,000). Read More...

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    Four VPA Students Named 2021-22 Remembrance Scholars

    Four College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) students are among the 35 students chosen by Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee to be the 2021-22 Remembrance Scholars. Read More...

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    Intelligence++ Competition Winners Announced

    Three interdisciplinary teams that included students from the College of Visual and Performing Arts won the inaugural Intelligence++ design and entrepreneurship competition held at Syracuse University Libraries’ Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars (LaunchPad) on April 16.

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    Fusion of Art and Science Leads to Discovery

    After ten years and more than 2,000 lava “pours”—simulated lava flows using a furnace, a crucible and molten rock—Robert Wysocki of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Jeffrey Karson of the College of Arts and Sciences are two of four collaborating authors of a recent paper in one of the world’s premier peer-reviewed science journals that demonstrates how planets made primarily of metal might form.

  • Isabel Prochner

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    Isabel Prochner, assistant professor of industrial and interaction design in the School of Design, co-authored and co-edited “Situating Design in Alberta” (University of Alberta Press), which introduces Alberta designers and design work and their local/global contexts—social, cultural, historical, physical, political, and economic. Read More...

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    Department of Drama Releases Digital Senior Showcase

    The Department of Drama the College of Visual and Performing Arts introduced its acting and musical theater Class of 2021 today via a new website: The website offers a digital version of the department’s annual Lewis Hecker New York City Drama Showcase, which is usually held at the end of the spring semester in front of a live audience of industry professionals. Read More...

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    School of Art Director Robert Wysocki, associate professor of studio arts and the Doris E. Klein Endowed Professor of Art, co-authored the article “Imagining and constraining ferrovolcanic eruptions and landscapes through large-scale experiments,” which was published on Large-scale experiments carried out at the Syracuse University Lava Project offered insight into ferrovolcanism, a long-theorized idea of metallic lava flows on planets and moons in the solar system, yet to be observed in nature. Read More...

  • Cameron Gray

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    VPA Junior Cameron Gray Named as a 2021 Beinecke Scholar

    Cameron Gray, a junior film major in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, has been named the recipient of a 2021 Beinecke Scholarship. She is the second Beinecke Scholar in Syracuse University’s history. The award provides graduate funding and mentorship for juniors in the arts, humanities or social sciences.

  • Allie Westbrook

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    Audio Arts Student Searches for Second Chances

    Allie Westbrook, an audio arts student in the Setnor School of Music, talks about her transition from undergraduate to graduate studies amid a year unlike any other. She graduated with a B.M. in sound recording technology from the Setnor School in May 2020 and was a Remembrance Scholar. Like many students, 2020 left her searching for closure and second chances.

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    VPA Students Among the Winners of 2021 Student Entrepreneur Competitions

    Two College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) students were among the winners of the School of Information Studies’ (iSchool) Raymond von Dran (RvD) Fund for Student Entrepreneurship competition, the Hunter Brooks Watson Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award, and the Compete CNY regional qualifier for the New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC), which were announced at the virtual event held on March 26.  Read More...

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    ‘Rivers Connect’ Ceramics Exhibition Features School of Art Faculty, Alumni, Students

    Eight artists who either taught or studied at the College of Visual and Performing Arts' School of Art in the master of fine arts (M.F.A.) program between 1997-2021 were recently featured in the exhibition "Rivers Connect: Unstoppable Forces in Contemporary Ceramics" at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) Art Gallery. Read More...

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    M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition ‘Carrying the Thick Present’ to Open at Three Syracuse University Exhibition Spaces

    Master of fine arts (M.F.A.) candidates in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) will present the thesis exhibition “Carrying the Thick Present” at three Syracuse University exhibition spaces that are partner venues of the Coalition of Museums and Art Centers. The exhibition features the work of 24 M.F.A. candidates from VPA's School of Art, School of Design and Department of Transmedia and is curated by Manuela Hansen, a New York City-based art historian and curator. Read More...

  • Zeke Leonard

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    Zeke Leonard, assistant professor of environmental and interior design and design studies in the School of Design, will speak as part of the TedxSyracuseUniversity event "The New Age of Enlightenment" on Thursday, April 8. Leonard's research involves the role social responsibility and environmental stewardship play in contextually relevant design and fabrication practices. His talk addresses value constructs and posits methods for re-thinking them.

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    Graduate Dean’s Award Recipients Announced; VPA Students Recognized

    The Setnor School of Music's Hannah Comia, a piano performance graduate student, received the award for “Betty Jackson King: An exploration of the compositional and educational work of African American female composer Betty Jackson King." Faezeh Tabatabaeimanesh, an M.F.A. in design student in the School of Design, received an honorable mention.

  • Errol Willet in ceramics studio

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    Errol Willett, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art, is co-author of the article "Clay Culture: Haptek Lab," which appears in the April 2021 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Haptek Lab is a group of architects, technologists, designers, academics, and practitioners focused on introducing the unique qualities of touch in the production of industrially made architectural ceramics.

  • Julie Coggiola

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    Music Education Senior Julie Coggiola Named University Scholar

    Julie Coggiola, a music education major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music and School of Education, was named one of 12 2021 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor the University bestows. Read More...

  • Margaret Luthar and Malcolm Merriweather

    Alumni News

    Two Setnor School of Music alumni were honored with Grammy Awards or nominations: mastering engineer Margaret Luthar '05 and baritone Malcolm J. Merriweather '07. Read More...