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AcıkgozÜmit Fırat Açıkgöz
received the Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Travelling Fellowship for dissertation research in Turkey.

Acıkgoz(1)Ümit Fırat Açıkgöz
received the Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Travelling Fellowship for dissertation research in Turkey.

ChadwickStephanie Chadwick
was awarded a Brown Foundation Dissertation Writing Award to complete her thesis entitled "Disorienting Forms: Jean Dubuffet, Portraiture, Ethnography."

ClarkAllison Clark
was awarded the Frank Lee Barry, Jr. Award for excellence in Art History.

EvansJane Evans
will be the William A. Camfield Graduate Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) for 2014-15.  Jane will assist with the upcoming exhibition on the Hapsburg Imperial Collections.  

FullgrafHannah S. Fullgraf
joins the Rice Ph.D. program this fall after working as the McDermott Graduate Curatorial Intern for European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, where she worked extensively on the 'Chagall: Beyond Color' exhibition.

HarmeyerRachel Harmeyer
joins the Rice Ph.D. program this fall after recently completing her MA in Art History at the University of Houston.

HooperRachel Hooper
received a Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Travelling Fellowship for pre-dissertation research.

MaoNatasha Mao
received a Wagoner Foreign Study Fellowship and Brown Foundation Dissertation Research Award for her project entitled "Revealing and Concealing: Interactive Objects in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art, 1350-1970."

MooreNikki Moore
was awarded a Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship to conduct research in Argentina.

PalermoMelisa Palermo
was awarded a Brown Foundation Dissertation Research Award to complete her dissertation entitled "Cor ad cor loquitur, Divine Caritas, and Burning Hearts in Art after Trent." 

SealeLayla Seale
received a Summer Research Fellowship from the Art History Department to conduct research and study Dutch in the Netherlands.

Stepina-ZinnBetsy Stepina Zinn
recently received an MA in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she focused on conceptual art practices of the 1960s and 1970s. Betsy joins the Rice Ph.D. program this fall.

StewartWhitney Stewart
was awarded the Jameson Fellowship for American Decorative Arts.

SweeneyKyle G. Sweeney
was appointed to the ICMA Student Committee this spring and presented a paper entitled “Flamboyant Fantasies: Architecture and Ornament in Late Gothic Normandy" at the Vagantes Medieval Graduate Student Conference in Austin in March.

VenatorMelissa Venator
received a Brown Foundation Dissertation Research Award for her project entitled "Light in the Arts of Weimar Germany."

WolfCaroline "Olivia" Wolf
was awarded a Brown Foundation Dissertation Research Award to conduct research for her project entitled "Isolated Monsters: Nationalist Architecture, Immigrant Patronage, and the Crafting of Identity in Modern Argentina, 1900-1940." 

ZavistovskiKatia Zavistovski
received the Robert Lowry Patten Award from the Rice GSA for her service and achievement on behalf of graduate students.  Katia also received a Brown Foundation Dissertation Research Award.