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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 Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship and Anne Treichler Travelling Fellowship for dissertation research in France.

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

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 summer research fellowship from the Art History Department to conduct pre-dissertation research in Italy.

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

PalermoMelisa Palermo
was awarded a Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Travelling Fellowship for dissertation research in Italy. 

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
was awarded the John & Dominique de Menil Fellowship for 2013-14.

WolfCaroline "Olivia" Wolf
was awarded her second Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship for research in Argentina and Chile.  Beginning in Fall 2013, Olivia will also be the Camfield Intern at the MFAH.