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Sam Cook
It is not uncommon today for people ten-plus years older than the average college student to return to school seeking a degree. Here is a look at three current School of Art students who fit that profile: Sam Cook, a BDes student in the Interaction Design Program; Dana Garvey, a PhD candidate in Art History; and, Dave Kennedy, an MFA student in the Photomedia Program. Sam Cook entered Oregon State University (OSU) as an undergraduate straight out of high school. For personal reasons, he left... Read more
Christopher Ozubko
Change seems to be the key word at the moment for the School of Art. One of our most public transformations is a complete redesign of the School’s website. Associate Professor Annabelle Gould led the project assisted by a few staff: Mark Rector, Director of IT; Jeanette Mills, Director of Visual Services; and Laura Todd, Academic Adviser. Eric Richards (BFA 1999) did... Read more
Industrial design by Sang-gyeun Ahn
7pm | Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Room 003, Art Bldg Industrial Design Assistant Professor Sang-gyeun Ahn is being considered for promotion to tenured Associate Professor. This lecture is part of the promotion process. He also has work in a current exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; the reception for that exhibit is earlier today from 4-7pm. You may RSVP at the Facebook page for...
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The School of Art would like to recognize and thank our donors. Private support from our alumni and friends enables us to sustain our current activities. Your valuable gifts directly benefit our students, individual programs, and general operations. We greatly appreciate your support of the arts! DONOR RECOGNITION LEVELS*
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Christopher Ozubko
As you read these notes, we will be nearing completion of Winter Quarter and looking forward to the academic homestretch of Spring Quarter. All of higher education is in flux. Here, we address this constant state of change by offering our students sets of skills, experiences, and a quality of thinking and creating that empowers them to succeed in their chosen careers. This year has already been a busy one for all of our Divisions. Below are some selected highlights. Art
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Ivan Drpic
Tough economic times usually mean that a UW department cannot hire new faculty. The School of Art, however, was able to justify the need and get approval for two faculty positions. Ivan Drpić has just joined the Art History Division, and Tad Hirsch is a new addition to the Design Division. The School’s faculty is very happy about having these colleagues join their ranks. Ivan Drpić was born in Serbia, which was then known as Yugoslavia. He attended the... Read more
Nate Landes and Sergei Larionov
How do two public health researchers become strong supporters of the School of Art? In less than a decade, Linda LeResche and Michael Von Korff have gone from knowing nothing about the School of Art to supporting graduate students in Interaction Design (IxD) and becoming members of the School’s... Read more
Christopher Ozubko
Welcome to our third edition of the School of Art eBlast newsletter. This has been a tremendous vehicle for communicating past, current, and future information to our students, parents, donors, alumni, and friends. I am happy to say that our eBlasts have one of the highest reader rates in the College of Arts & Sciences. Thank you! Read more
Julie Martin
Creative, kind, dripping with talent, fabulous hostess, wonderful capacity for friendship, exceptionally vivacious. That's how friends describe Julie Martin (BA 1974). After Martin's untimely death in 2005, friends established the Julaine Martin Endowed Scholarship in the Arts in her honor. The initial scholarships were awarded in 2010 to one graduate student from each of the School of Art's three divisions—Art, Art History, and Design—with recipients meeting Martin's husband and friends at a luncheon in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery last quarter. Read more
Christopher Ozubko
No doubt you have heard about the significant funding cuts facing higher education in Washington State. We do not yet know the specifics of how this will affect the University of Washington and the School of Art, but we do know the outcome will be the greatest budget cut the University has ever experienced. ...We will have to do more with less, meaning we will have to increase the size of our classes without additional TAs and faculty, and we will have to embrace and focus on the best of what we have to offer. Read more

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