School of Arts Faculty and Student Accomplishments: April 2013

View the accomplishments of the School of Arts students and faculty during the spring semester.

Faculty and Student Accomplishments

On Feb. 13, seven communication majors participated in the New York Federal Reserve’s Financial Awareness Video Festival at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Stephanie Brooks ’13, Colleen Doyle ’13, Alexandra Giambattista ’12, Dominique Girardi ’14, Gabrielle Gonnella ’14, Susanna Klehr-Keyes ’14, Devin Parry ’14 and Claire Reinhard ’13 produced public service announcements about responsible financial decisions, and the judges included Suze Orman, Tribecca Film Festival programmer Jose Rodriguez and actor Ashley Springer. Michael Grabowski, Ph.D., associate professor, and Thom Gencarelli, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the department, accompanied the students to the festival.

Jay Friedenberg, Ph.D., professor of psychology and chair of the department, was the March 2013 International Photography Contest winner for his submission “Simply the Best 2” from Digital Arts California. In addition, in December 2012, he received an honorable mention for “Midtown Madness” in The Artist’s Magazine All-Media Competition. He also received the Pastel Society of America Student Exhibition Third Place Award for “Pine Line” in September 2012.

Julie Leininger Pycior, Ph.D., professor of history, presented the paper “Mutualista Organizing by U.S. Mexicans and Its Enduring Legacy” at the 53rd annual Conference of Florida Historians in Sarasota, Fla., on March 1.

Daniel Savoy, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history, won the 2012 Prose Award in Art History and Criticism for his book Venice from the Water. The book is currently displayed in the cabinet in Miguel Hall along with other faculty publications.