• Rivers Connect Catalog Cover

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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...

  • Joanie Leeds

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    Singer-songwriter Joanie Leeds '00, a graduate of the Department of Drama, won a Grammy Award for Best Children's Music Album for "All the Ladies," which is focused on gender equality, female empowerment and breaking glass ceilings. Leeds wrote the album, which was produced, recorded and performed entirely by women. The 63rd Grammy Awards were presented on March 14.

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    Genet Gallery Presents ‘The Suffrage Shop’ Through March 28

    The Sue and Leon Genet Gallery in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' School of Design is presenting "The Suffrage Shop," an exhibition co-curated by museum studies graduate students Madeline Nielsen G’21 and Emma Rathe G’21, through March 28. Read More...

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    Communications Design Students Win Multiple Awards in Graphis New Talent Annual

    Eight members of the communications design (CMD) Class of 2020 in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Design won awards in the Graphis New Talent Annual 2021, an international design competition. Their winning work was created when they were students in the CMD program. Read More...

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    University Lectures Continue March 17 With Arts and Culture Agent Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham

    The University Lectures continue its 20th season with a presentation by Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham, an agent for arts and culture, on Wednesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The lecture is co-sponsored by the graduate program in museum studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Design. Johnson-Cunningham will be interviewed by Andrew Saluti, assistant professor and coordinator of the graduate program in museum studies.

  • Laura Marsolek

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    Laura Marsolek '13, G'17, who graduated from the College of Visual and Performing Arts' School of Art and the College of Arts and Sciences, was recently featured on an episode of the PBS series Postcards, a Minnesota-based public television show. Marsolek, a native of Ortonville, Minnesota, is a metalsmith, art historian and jewelry expert. Read More...

  • Wendy May

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    Wendy K. Moy, assistant professor of music education in the Setnor School of Music, will present on “Creating Connection and Community in the Chorus During COVID” at the National Association for Music Education Eastern Division virtual conference in April. She will serve as the American Choral Directors Association research chair for its national conference in March.

  • Industrial and interaction design students Alec Gillinder and Quinn King pose for the camera.

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    Alec Gillinder ’20 and Quinn King ’20, who graduated from the School of Design's industrial and interaction design program and are co-founders of MedUX, won the Berkshire Manufacturing Innovation Challenge. They will receive a $25,000 award to continue developing their invention. Gillinder and King created the prototype for their innovative wearable infusion device at Invent@SU and developed it into a business at the Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars.

  • James Rolling

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    James Haywood Rolling Jr. Appointed Co-Director of Lender Center for Social Justice

    James Haywood Rolling Jr., a dual professor of arts education in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' School of Art and teaching and leadership in the School of Education, has spent his entire career as an educator focused on developing the next generation of diverse, creative leaders who travel paths they weren’t aware they could travel. And that’s why Rolling was the ideal candidate to replace Marcelle Haddix as co-director of the Lender Center for Social Justice at Syracuse University.

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    Drama Department Listed as New York State’s Best College Theater Program by OnStage Blog

    OnStage Blog has named Syracuse University and its Department of Drama as New York State's best college theater program in its list of "The Best College Theatre Programs in Every State-2021 Edition." Read More...

  • Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

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    Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, associate professors of art video in the Department of Transmedia, will be presenting their work at the panel Rethinking Agency in the Anthropocene at Videonale in Bonn, Germany, on March 6 at 1 p.m. EST. They are also exhibiting "You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born" through March 27 at Dazibao in Montreal and will participate in a "Meet the Artists" talk on Facebook on March 11 at 5 p.m. EST.

  • Andrew Saluti

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    Andrew Saluti, assistant professor and program coordinator of museum studies in the School of Design, was invited to speak at the 2021 Baltic Cultural Forum in Svetlogorsk, Kalininggrad, Russia. During the panel “Museum and Education: who for whom?” Saluti discussed Syracuse University’s curriculum and approach to museology in the 21st century, highlighting the program’s focus on strong community collaborations for practical experiences within cultural institutions. Read More...

  • Sam Van Aken portrait.

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    Sam Van Aken, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art, was a guest on the Urban Forestry radio show and podcast. He discussed how he creates one of his multi-graft "Trees of 40 Fruit."

  • Paul Leibowitz

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    Paul Leibowitz '84, president and chief creative officer of Leibowitz Branding & Design in New York City, was named to Graphic Design USA's 2021 "People to Watch" list. Leibowitz is a member of the VPA Council, a School of Design alumnus, and a past faculty member in the school's communications design program. Read More...