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PhD Candidate Deanna Ledezma has work published in Art Journal

PhD Candidate Deanna Ledezma has had her article “Regarding Family Photography in Contemporary Latinx Art” published in the most recent issue of Art Journal, one of the foremost academic journals in our discipline.…

Emmanuel Ortega featured on KNPR – Nevada Public Radio

Clinical Assistant Professor Emmanuel Ortega recently took part in a discussion about how the growth of the LatinX population is affecting Nevada as part of Nevada Public Radio’s Race and Racism series. You…

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Chloe Lundgren has completed her MA

Chloe Lundgren has completed her Master of Arts degree with the thesis, “Expanded EXPORT: Toward a Phenomenological Reading of VALIE EXPORT’s Work of the 1960s and 1970s.” Her thesis explores EXPORT’s “phenomenologically feminist…

Using Black Art While Failing Black Artists

In an open letter to Microsoft and McCann, Ms. Martin and the other artists described the invitation as “both shocking and somehow predictable.” They also wrote that it “betrays a telling and dangerous opportunism.” “In…

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UIC MUSE alumna Mariam Usmani wins graduate student fellowship at UCLA

Festive congratulations to UIC Museum and Exhibition Studies Program alumna and UCLA Classics graduate student Mariam Usmani, who has won a UCLA Graduate Council Diversity Fellowship for 2020-2021 academic year. https://www.facebook.com/uclaclassics/photos/a.2013950362255108/2588152684834870/?type=3&theater

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Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday to remove one of the country’s most iconic monuments to the Confederacy, a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee…

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus

The United States has seen escalating protests over the past week, following the death of George Floyd while in custody of the Minneapolis police. Educators everywhere are asking how can we help students…

Donate for Bail Funds/Legal Help by City

See the up-to-date list HERE Atlanta – https://actionnetwork.org/groups/atlanta-solidarity-fund http://atlsolidarity.org/ Austin – https://reparation.atlas.thrinacia.com/campaign/24/400-1-bail-fund Baltimore https://www.baltimoreactionlegal.org/community-bail-fund Bay Area (San Fran, Oakland, San Jose, Vallejo, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Oakley) https://rally.org/ARCbailfund https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/ncrbailfund Birmingham & Hoover, AL Venmo @ Starrobb CashApp…

It’s Not Too Late to Get a Virtual Internship

Ms. Peterson sent out almost 80 query letters and applications, offering employers specific ways that she could help them. Within two weeks, she had heard back from 15 and now has patched together…

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Taking Lessons From a Bloody Masterpiece

These last two months I’ve grown obsessed with one American painting: a bloody masterpiece of pain and healing, made in Philadelphia nearly a century and a half ago. Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) was still…

Why It’s Important to Write a Proposal for an Academic Book

A good proposal has eight basic elements. After you’ve determined that the press publishes in your area, your book proposal is pretty straightforward. Naomi Schneider, executive editor of the University of California Press, described…

Humanities as Essential Services

One of the ways that humanities scholars can contribute to the current pandemic: by engaging in long-term, big-picture research that brings humanities questions to bear on public health. This kind of work provides…

We Need Tuition-Free College. For Adults.

We need a national, federally funded program that will enable any adult without a degree to return to college or earn a comparable credential without paying tuition. Much as the G.I. Bill served…

The Pandemic Is the Time to Resurrect the Public University

For decades, a handful of boutique colleges and powerhouse universities have served as emblems of our system of higher education. If they are not the focus of discussion, they are the subtext, shaping…

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The ‘Public’ in Public College Could Be Endangered

One possible solution would be for Congress to give states immediate financial relief in exchange for strengthening their long-term financial commitment to public higher education. James Kvaal, president of the nonprofit Institute for…

Public Service Graduate Internship Award

Providing graduate students with a public service opportunity during a period of crisis. Overview The Graduate College at the University of Illinois has created a new award in order to fund graduate students…