Call for Proposals for CUIRO Symposium

The CLASS Office for Undergraduate Research & Intellectual Opportunities (or CURIO) is pleased to host an evening highlighting the best research and creative endeavors of the college’s students at the CURIO Symposium to be held on April 19, 2016. CURIO welcomes submissions from currently enrolled undergraduate students from all major and minor areas of study in CLASS. Projects completed during the Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016 semesters are welcome. Interdisciplinary projects from those semesters also may be submitted.

To apply for the Symposium, students should submit a 250-word abstract describing the scholarly or creative activity and the presentation, paper, performance, or poster that will be utilized to showcase the research or creative endeavor. The abstracts should explain how the project represents original student work. The application also requires the listing of a faculty mentor with whom the student worked with on the project. The faculty mentor should help students prepare to deliver their presentation by providing both advice and feedback on their material and physical presentation.

This year, faculty mentors also may submit an application on behalf of students who wish to participate in the Symposium.  The abstract should describe the student’s research or creative endeavor in detail and explain how the project, paper, performance, or poster represents original student work. Please limit these to 250 words.

All projects should be submitted to: Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2016 (please note, you must be logged in to MyApps to access the application page).

Projects selected for the Symposium program will take the form of 10-20 minute presentations, readings, or performances. Students presenting posters will be allotted time at the beginning of the program to discuss their work. If selected to participate, students must be physically present at the Symposium to comment on their research, presentation, performance, or poster and to respond to questions from the audience. Selected papers, projects, performances, and posters need be in final draft format or ready to be performed by April 9, 2016.

Outstanding presentations, performances, and posters in the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences, as determined by faculty judges, will be recognized at the Symposium with a monetary award and a student profile on the CLASS website.

For any questions, please contact Christina D. Abreu (

Reddish Completes Jewelry Technician Intensive Program at Revere Academy

Whitney Reddish and Alan Revere

Whitney Reddish (’14), an alumna of 3D degree program in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, recently completed the Jewelry Technician Intensive Program at the Revere Academy in San Francisco. She studied for approximately two months with Alan Revere, internationally known goldsmith and founder of the Revere Academy. She graduated the Academy in December 2015.

Hoelscher to Present Paper at College Art Association Conference

Center for Art & Theatre Gallery Director Jason Hoelscher is presenting a paper at the upcoming CAA (College Art Association) conference in Washington DC. Titled “Direct Experience, Once Removed: Unconcealing the Environmental Interface,” Hoelscher’s paper is part of the panel Algorithmic Pollution: Artists Working With Data, Surveillance, and Landscape. The panel, which has been designated a CAA Session Pick, will be Saturday, February 6 from9:30 a.m. – noon. Hoelscher also has a recent publication in the current issue of ArtPulse Magazine, vol. 7, no. 24, titled “The Material-Specific Paintings of Nathan Miner and Franklin Evans,” about trends in embodied perception and materiality in contemporary painting.

Dr. Shelley E. Zuraw to Present Lecture on Fifteenth Century Italian Works

PastedGraphic-1Dr.Shelley E. Zuraw, Associate Professor at the University of Georgia and scholar of Italian Renaissance sculpture, will present a lecture on fifteenth-century Italian works: “Marble Reliefs: Forgotten Florentine Masterpieces from the Fifteenth Century,” recently given by invitation at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and now offered to us on Thursday, February 11 at 5 pm in the IT Building, Room 1004, with a reception to follow. She will also accompany our own Professor Marc Moulton, discussing sculpture techniques and processes as they lead attendees around the studios in the Ceramics and Sculpture Building at 10:00 am, Friday, February 12. The events are generously funded by the Campus Life Enrichment Committee and the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. Both events are free and open to the public. Attendance verification for students will be offered. 

Call for Proposals: Comics and Popular Arts Conference

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for its 9th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 2-5, 2016.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

Please submit a proposal that engages in substantial scholarly examinations of comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, science/speculative fiction, fantasy, or other parts of popular culture. A broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives is being sought, including literary and art criticism, philosophy, linguistics, history, and communication. Proposals may range from discussions of the nature of the comics medium, analyses of particular works and authors, discussions of the visual language of comics and manga, comics and pop culture in the classroom, cross-cultural and cross-medium comparisons, and more. We’re open to any topics relevant to the study of comics and the popular arts.

CPAC talks are presented to a mixed audience of academics and fans, and take place in conjunction with DragonCon. Talks should be prepared with a general audience in mind. Presenters must register for DragonCon if their paper is accepted in order to present. Presenters from out of town should make lodging arrangements far in advance.

For more information about proposal requirements, please visit
Submission Deadline for Abstracts: February 15, 2016

Send any questions to:

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