Undergraduate Activities: Congratulations to our 2015 graduates!


L-R: Gwen Reich, Zsuzsanna Orban, Kimberly Torres, Alexandra Feim, Alexis Woodbury, Kara Nandin, Sarah Yehuda, Katherine Espinal

  The Art History department congratulates this year’s graduating BA students!

Sam Kozhebrodsky, Kara Nandin, Zsuzsanna Orban, Sarah Yehuda, Alexandra Feim, Katherine Espinal, Daniel Bontempi, Natalie Pesantez, Gwen Reich, Alexis Woodbury, Davina Bhandari, Allison Drexler, Marissa Moroz, Molly Stahl, Kimberly Torres, Carolyn Votaw


Graduate Activities: Congratulations to our 2015 graduates!



President Harvey Stenger awards the doctoral degree to Anwar Ibrahim, accompanied by advisor Nancy Um.

The Art History department congratulates this year’s graduating master’s and doctoral students!


Kasia Kieca, Industrial Visions: The Politics of Representing Labor in Lewis Hine’s Men at Work, 1932

Lena Mei, The Transformations Of Yixing Teapots: From A Literati Venture To A Commercial Enterprise

HyeYoung Min, Rethinking May ’68 and After: Film-Tract No. 1968, Le Rouge



Anwar Ibrahim, Politics, Controversy and Design in Post 9/11 American Mosques: The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, Roxbury, Massachusetts

Graduate Activities: Debora Faccion at the Getty

Doctoral student Debora Faccion has been selected as a graduate intern for 2015-2016 in the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art (DACA) at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Debora will contribute to the implementation of DACA’s public programs and the development of longer-term initiatives for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, especially those related to the exhibition “Materiality and Postwar in Latin America,” organized by the Getty in collaboration with Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.

Undergraduate Activities: Art History majors graduating with honors


Kudos to our Art History majors graduating with honors! Fulfillment of honors requirements includes a yearlong course sequence that culminates in the completion of a thesis. Congratulations to Dan Bontempi, whose thesis is titled “Duane Hanson: Art as Object” (Advisor: Kevin Hatch) and to Kara Nandin, author of “Defining Culture: The Appropriation of the Ojibwa into an American Identity” (Advisor: Andrew Walkling).

Faculty and Undergraduate Activities: Kevin Hatch and Art History majors on NewsChannel 34

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Assistant Professor of Art History Kevin Hatch and his undergraduate students are featured in a series of segments currently airing on Binghamton NBC/ABC news affiliate NewsChannel 34 (WIVT/WBGH). The series discusses public sculpture in Broome County, and was prompted by an illustrated guide to local sculpture that was recently produced by the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC). All descriptive texts in the guide were researched and written by students in Hatch’s Spring 2014 Theories and Methods capstone class for Art History majors. The descriptive texts also appear on the BCAC website.

The segments, which are airing on the evening news this week, are currently available for viewing on the NewsChannel 34 website (follow the links on the right to watch the entire series). In addition to Hatch, they feature Kari Bayait, a member of the BCAC board, who worked closely with Hatch and the students on the project, along with Sharon Ball, BCAC director.

Undergraduate Activities: Carolyn Votaw wins Sande H. Zirlin Award


Congratulations to graduating Art History major Carolyn Votaw, who has won the Sande H. Zirlin Art Award sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of New York. Votaw was selected from among hundreds of applicants. An article on Votaw, her, work, and the award appears in this week’s Binghamton University Pipe Dream: