Student News, 2016-17

18 May

Thank you to everyone who sent in news for our end-of-year round-up. Hearty congratulations to all of our Art History and Urban Design and Architecture Studies majors and candidates for the Masters degree in Historical and Sustainable Architecture. Kudos to you for your hard work and many achievements this academic year, and best wishes for a productive and restorative summer!  To supplement or correct the information presented here, please contact Professor Kathryn Smith (kathryn.smith@nyu.edu) with a copy to Peggy Coon (peggy@nyu.edu).

Bell Bencharongkul (Art History ’17) is a co-recipient of the Department of Art History’s Douglas F. Maxwell Award for excellence in the study of art history.

Amanda Betancourt (Art History ’18) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Department of Art History.

Ariel Bi (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ‘17) will begin the Masters in Landscape Architecture program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design this fall.

Kevin Boria (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the Department of Art History’s M.A. in Historical and Sustainable Architecture this fall.

Alice Centamore (Art History ’18) was a co-recipient of the H. W. Janson scholarship, presented to a junior by the Department of Art History for excellence in the study of the history of art.

Selina Cheah (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’18) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

Savannah Fitzgerald-Brown (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’18) was awarded DURF grant. She also was named the 2017 Drs. Aaron A. and Francine M. Stein Family Research Scholar.

Maria Freeh (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’19) received the Evelyn Jablow Lilienthal, ’64 Heights Arts and Science Award, presented to an especially accomplished junior in the Urban Design & Architecture Studies Program.

Anastasia Garrel (Art History ’18) was a co-recipient of the H. W. Janson Scholarship, presented to a junior by the Department of Art History for excellence in the study of the history of art.

James Hayes (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

Jerry He (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin Princeton’s M.Arch program this fall.

Emma Holter (Art History ’17) sent this news: “For the past year, I have been working as a curatorial intern for the Chief Curator and the Permanent Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art. I have been doing bibliographic research for the upcoming Laura Owens retrospective and the accompanying catalogue, as well as helping organize the permanent collection exhibition ‘Where We Are’. And, this summer I will be a curatorial intern at the Morgan Library in the Modern & Contemporary Drawings Department.” Emma served as co-president of the Fine Arts Society and is a co-recipient of the Eileen Guggenheim Award for scholarly accomplishment in the fine arts from the Department of Art History.

Jiyoung Jo (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the M.Phil. in Planning, Growth and Regeneration at the University of Cambridge this fall.

Kailin Jones (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Michele Matteini this year. She will begin the M.Arch. program at MIT this fall.

Alexander Kario (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) was awarded two DURF grants this year.

Tilemahos Koutsegeorgas (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

 Noelle (Elle) H. Kruse (Urban Design & Architecture Studies; Studio Art / Environmental Studies minor ’18) will go on a Habitat for Humanity trip to Fiji this July. The trip will be a two-week immersion in the villages and towns in which she and her group will be building homes. Elle writes, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to learn practical architectural skills, as well as to explore a new part of the world.”

Yinan Li (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the Masters in Urban Planning program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design this fall.

Germaine Low (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the M.Arch. program at the University of Denver this fall.

Feiran Lu (Art History ’19) has been an intern since last fall at Fou Gallery in Brooklyn, where she is PR & Communication assistant. “I have been working on social media as well as archive work for the gallery. I have also been helping to curate shows and organize events, including opening and closing receptions,” reports Feiran.

Naomi Lubash (Art History ’17) is a co-recipient of the Eileen Guggenheim Award for scholarly accomplishment in the fine arts from the Department of Art History.

Sarah Mackay (Art History ’17) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Dennis Geronimus.

Sarah Myers (Art History ’17) writes, “This year I traveled to Berlin on a DURF grant to conduct research at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf for my honors thesis. I was awarded the 2016 Barnet and Phyllis Liberman Research Scholar Award for my grant proposal and research. ” Sarah participated in the Undergraduate Research Conference and graduated as a Presidential Scholar.  She wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Shelley Rice. She was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Beta chapter of New York and received a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.  Sarah will attend the Institute of Fine Arts next fall to study Contemporary Art and Photography with Robert Slifkin.

Along with the Fine Arts Society, Sarah planned the recent two-part symposium, Intersectionality and Social Responsibility: Approaching a Globalized Art World, held in the department earlier this month.

Juan Migone (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’18) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

Taylor Nemetz (Art History ’17) received the Jane Costello Memorial Award for excellence in the study of art history from the Department of Art History.

Matt Ninivaggi (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Program for Urban Design & Architecture Studies. He will begin the M.Arch program at Columbia University’s GSAPP this fall.

Xiaoli (Shirley) Pan (Art History ’17) is a co-recipient of the Department of Art History’s Douglas F. Maxwell Award for excellence in the study of art history. She wrote an honors thesis titled ” Medieval Pietàs, 1340-1480: From Compassion to Remission” under the supervision of Professor Kathryn A. Smith. Her presentation on her thesis at this year’s DURF conference was an Undergraduate Research Conference winner.

Summer Perlow (Art History ’17) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Department of Art History.

Zoe Priest (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) was awarded a DURF grant this year. She wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Jon Ritter.

Molly Rockhold (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) was awarded two DURF grants as well as the Albert S. Borgman Prize for Best Honors Thesis in Humanities.  Her thesis, written for both the Urban Design program and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is titled “The ‘Proceso’s‘ Public: How Argentina’s Last Military Dictatorship Shaped the Urban and Social Landscapes of Buenos Aires through Public Space.” Professor Jon Ritter co-supervised the thesis for the Program for Urban Design & Architecture Studies.

Isabella Schumann (Art History ’17) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Edward Sullivan. She received a Faculty Choice book award from the Department of Art History.

Alex Seneca (Art History ’17) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Department of Art History.

 Paula Sevilla (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the Masters of Urban Planning program at NYU’s Wagner School this fall.

Anna Siftar (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the Department of Art History’s M.A. in Historical and Sustainable Architecture this fall.

Sarah Silverstein (Art History ’17) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Department of Art History.

Jonathan Soto (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the Department of Art History’s Masters program in Historical and Sustainable Architecture this fall.

Danielle Stiefel (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the M.Arch. program at UCLA this fall.

Xingxin Tanfor (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Program for Urban Design & Architecture Studies.

Tiffany Tang (Art History minor ’17) will do an internship in the Department of Conservation at MoMA as part of the museum’s Summer 2017 Internship Program.

Emma Thomas (Art History ’17) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Miriam Basilio.

Christina Tucker (Art History ’17) has been admitted to Tisch’s Cinema Studies M.A. Program.

Cydney Williams (Art History ’17) will begin the M.A. program in art history at Columbia University in the fall.

The following students in the class of 2017 of our Masters program in Historical and Sustainable Architecture received GSAS King’s Cross Tuition Scholarships:

Monica Bacon; Graciela Braganza; Ryan Cameron; Anabelle Chafin; Polyn Gonzalez; Caitlin Greeley; Megan Maestas; Kelly Marker; Maurice Robb; Jasber Singh.

 

 

 

 

 

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