Fall 2010 Professional Development Fund Awards
The Professional Development Fund Committee met in earlier this month to deliberate. The Committee received 31 proposals requesting $120,000 in support. Although the Committee keenly feels the limits of available development funds because the range of projects proposed illustrates the vision and ambition of our faculty, the Committee is proud to announce its support of the following projects:
Catherine Andreozzi (Associate Professor, Apparel Design) received funding for research in China on current and next‐generation knitwear technology and associated production techniques.
Laura Colella (Senior Critic, Film/Animation/Video) received support for post-production fees related to her microbudget feature film “Breakfast with Curtis”.
Liz Collins (Assistant Professor, Textiles ) received funding for preparation for Knitting Nation performances to take place at the ICA Boston.
Catherine D’Ignazio (Critic, Digital + Media ) received funding for her research in Arizona in preparation for her installation at Amherst about the international border dividing the Tohono O’odham nation.
Gabriel Feld (Professor, Architecture) received funding for his field research in Cairo for a chapter in “Reading the City”, his book in progress which looks at urban design and city as cultural artifact.
Kathleen Grevers (Critic, Apparel Design ) received funding for research in China on current and next‐generation knitwear technology and associated production techniques.
Daniel Hewett (Term Appointment, Interior/Landscape Architecture ) received funding for research in India to develop community design/build activities in collaboration with India’s National Design Institute.
Leslie Hirst (Associate Professor, Foundation Studies ) received funding for production of work for her upcoming 2- person show at REDUX Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC.
Anne Hood (Senior Lecturer, English ) received funding to teach a workshop in Uganda on writing about grief and loss.
Mallica Kumbera-Landrus (Term Appointment, History of Art + Visual Culture ) received funding for research in India on the divinity of figures represented in erotic temple sculpture.
Alan Michelson (Senior Critic, Foundation Studies ) received support for his participation in Stop(the)gap: international indigenous art in motion, an exhibition at the Gordon Samstag Museum of Artin Adelaide, Australia.
Peter O’Neill (Professor, Film/Animation/Video) received Wintersession 2011 release time to complete post-production of his documentary on Hmong refugees.
Linda Sormin (Associate Professor, Ceramics) received Spring 2011 release time to produce work for her upcoming Denver Art Museum installation.
Eva Sutton (Professor, Photography ) received support for her video oral history of Cambodian refugees and the treasured personal objects that connect them to their pre-conflict lives.
Johan VanAswegan (Senior Critic, Jewelry + Metalsmithing ) received funding to study engraving processes that he will use in work for a show at Siena Gallery.
The members of the 2010/11 Professional Development Committee are Silvia Acosta (Architecture), Jean Blackburn (Illustration), Edward Dwyer (HPSS), Tom Mills (Foundation Studies), and Hans van Dijk (Graphic Design) and is chaired by Provost Jessie Shefrin.
Division of Architecture + Design, Division of Fine Arts, Division of Graduate Studies, Division of Liberal Arts, Exhibition, Faculty, Foundation Studies, Local/Global Engagement, Professional Development Fund, publications, Sustainability + the Environment