Ümit Fırat Açıkgöz
received the Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Travelling Fellowship for dissertation research in Turkey.
was awarded a Brown Foundation Dissertation Writing Award to complete her thesis entitled "Disorienting Forms: Jean Dubuffet, Portraiture, Ethnography."
was awarded the Frank Lee Barry, Jr. Award for excellence in Art History.
is 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 Habsburg Imperial Collections.
Hannah 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.
joins the Rice Ph.D. program this fall after recently completing her MA in Art History at the University of Houston.
Rachel Hooper has been offered a teaching position as a Graduate Instructor
for the Program in Writing and Communication in the 2015-16 academic
She will be teaching a course entitled "Art Criticism."
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, 1350-1570."
was selected as one of the 15 young
researchers from across the world for the 2015-2016 Intercontinental Academia,
organized by UBIAS (University-Based Institutes for Advanced Studies). This edition of the Intercontinental Academia will start later this
spring with a workshop at the University of São Paulo's IAS in Brazil and will
end at the University of Nagoya's IAS in Japan during the spring of 2016. Nikki
will be fully funded by UBIAS to participate in these workshops in Brazil and
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."
received a Summer Research Fellowship from the Art History Department to conduct research and study Dutch in the Netherlands.
Betsy 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.
Kyle 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.
received a Brown Foundation Dissertation Research Award for her project entitled "Light in the Arts of Weimar Germany."
Caroline "Olivia" Wolf
Olivia Wolf was awarded a Brown Foundation Dissertation Research Award
and the 2014-2015 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research
Fellowship to conduct research for her dissertation, "Isolated Monsters:
Neocolonial Architecture, Immigrant Patronage: The Crafting of
Transnational Identification in Modern Argentina, 1900-1940."
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.