The Undergraduate Symposium took place on the afternoon of April 10. At this event, which was organized by the Undergraduate Art History Society (UAHS), five undergraduate speakers made presentations based on papers that they had previously researched for their classes, which they had then refined with the help of graduate student mentors. By presenting in this way, the speakers gain valuable practice for future conference participation, and for work in the art world more generally. Pictured from left are speakers Tom Theuer, Olivia von Gries, Maria Chusin, Paige Mitchell, UAHS President Madeline Verdon, and Lara Bampfield.
Sandra Gómez Todó receives the 2018 ASECS Graduate Student Conference Paper Award
Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, Sandra Gómez Todó, has recently received the 2018 ASECS Graduate Student Conference Paper Award for her paper, “Portraying the Female Masquerader: Fashionability, Public Legitimacy, and the Moralities of the Mask in Georgian Masquerade Portraits,” presented in March, 2018 at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Orlando. Sandra specializes in 18th and early 19th-century British art and is working on her dissertation under the direction of Professor Dorothy Johnson. The research for her paper was part of her current dissertation project, “Unmasking Georgian Femininities: The Visual and Material Culture of the Female Masquerader in England.” The award is offered by the ASECS Graduate Prize Committee and the Executive Board for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the ASECS Annual Meeting. The committee found the paper to be “detailed, original and thoughtfully argued.” The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is “an interdisciplinary group dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all aspects of the period and a pioneer in interdisciplinary investigation,” according to their website.
566 undergraduates are pursuing a BA degree. 96 were selected to pursue a BFA degree.
171 are enrolled in the University Honors Program. 291 of our students are pursuing a double major.
50% or more of last year's graduating classes were comprised of BFAs (Spring '14 and Fall '14).