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Director Sita Frederick shares passion for belonging in ‘Meeting the Moment’ June 23–30



Center for the Performing Arts Director Sita Frederick will discuss her raison d’etre in a special episode of “Meeting the Moment with Michael Mwenso,” from June 23–30.
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Architecture and Landscape Architecture Summer Camp returns virtually



Due to lingering concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus and its variants, Penn State’s 2021 Architecture and Landscape Architecture Summer Camp will be held remotely July 12-15.
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Artists, Penn State faculty to participate in virtual Juneteenth celebration



The Center for the Performing Arts will present the free virtual presentation “Juneteenth: A Fierce Urgency Celebration!,” starting at 7:30 p.m. June 19.
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Eight Stuckeman School students earn landscape architecture awards



Eight current and recently-graduated students from the Department of Landscape Architecture have received honors for their work through the ASLA Student Awards program.
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Architecture graduate students earn Engineering for Change Research Fellowships



Stuckeman architecture graduate students Dima Abu-Aridah, Ali Ghazvinian and Tiffanie Leung have been named 2021 Engineering for Change Research Fellows in the habitat sector.
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Real talk with Sita Frederick: Director of Center for the Performing Arts faces ‘wonderful challenges’



The new director shared insight into what she expects in her first year, how to engage new and returning audiences, and the “elephant in the room” of central Pennsylvania.
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Art teachers invited to virtual Summer Institute on Contemporary Art



The College of Arts and Architecture will host the 2021 Summer Institute on Contemporary Art, a professional development opportunity for preK–12 teachers, virtually June 21–25.
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Art education alumnus featured in latest “Movers, Shakers”



Penn State alumnus and art educator David Gall is featured in the latest "Movers, Shakers, Designers, Makers."
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Improv Showcase closes inaugural ‘Reflection Project’ course



A course sponsored by the Center for the Performing Arts and funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation was taken mostly by students not majoring in the performing arts.
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Architecture students and faculty contribute to Pan-African exhibition in France



Architecture and engineering design faculty members DK Osseo-Asare and Yasmine Abbas have designed an architectural space within the “UFA – Université des Futurs Africains" exhibit
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Archer & Buchanan Architecture establishes scholarship



Alumni-led firm Archer & Buchanan Architecture has established a Penn State scholarship in honor of the firm's 25th anniversary.
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Stuckeman School alumni shift internship programs to the virtual environment



Three Stuckeman School alumni discuss how their design firms shifted their internship programs to the virtual environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Daniel Zolli’s edited volume, Contamination and Purity in Early Modern Art and Architecture, published by Amsterdam University Press



Dr. Daniel Zolli has published a volume of ten essays, co-edited with Lauren Jacobi of MIT, titled Contamination
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Essays in Honor of Brian A. Curran now published



  Visualizing the Past in Italian Renaissance Art: Essays in Honor of Brian A. Curran edited by Jennifer
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Geodesign graduate program welcomes urban planning expert to faculty



Devin Lavigne, a nationally recognized urban planning professional with over 20 years of experience, has joined Penn State’s faculty to teach an online graduate geodesign studio.
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Architecture crowns Kossman Design Thesis Award winner



Stuckeman School architecture student Danielle Oriol was named the winner of the 2021 Paul K. Kossman Senior Design Award in Architecture for her thesis examining homelessness.
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Department of Architecture announces 2021 Haider competition winner



Darshika Agrawal, a master of architecture student within the Stuckeman School, was named the recipient of the 2021 Jawaid Haider Award for Design Excellence in Graduate Studies.
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Arts and Architecture names college, academic unit marshals



We are proud to announce our student marshals for spring 2021. Crystal Dahm, who will receive dual degrees in Theatre and French/Francophone Studies, is the college marshal.
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Spotlight on Alumni: Mary Lou Belli



School of Theatre Affiliate Program Group President Allison Lee interviews Penn State Theatre alumna and prolific director Mary Lou Belli.
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Alum brings together theatre and film communities with award-winning production company



Theatre alum Sarah Ellis' award-winning production company, MT Shorts, brings together film and theatre communities.
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Anxiety and Animation: Doan’s short film uses visual art to share experience of living with anxiety and depression



William Doan's "Anxiety Project" drawings come to life in an award-winning animated short film that has been selected for five film festivals.
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Scholarship established to promote diversity in art education and honor late alumna



Combined with donations in her memory, more than $60,000 has been endowed to create the Melanie Buffington Memorial Scholarship to support art education.
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School of Theatre honors Shakespeare safely with radio production of “Romeo and Juliet”



The School of Theatre presented "Romeo and Juliet" as a radio play, available for listening at sites.psu.edu/pscsvirtual.
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Virtual spring dance concert invites audience to reflect on power of dance



Dance students will show how they are "Moving Forward" in a virtual concert on April 30.
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