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  • Wheelchair voice amplifier wins an I-POC award

    Deana McDonagh (professor, Art + Design, Beckman), Skot Weidmann (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Alexis Wernsing (undergraduate in art history) received an Illinois Proof of Concept Award that will enable them to evaluate, test, develop, and produce their wheelchair voice amplifier.

    Recipients were selected based on their innovation's potential for impact, both commercially and technologically.


  • Congratulations to Lauren Applebaum!

    Lauren Applebaum, Doctoral Candidate, Art History, is one of the 2015 Luce/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship Recipients for her dissertation entitled:

    Elusive Matter, Material Bodies: American Art in the Age of Electronic Mediation, 1865-1918

    The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are awarded to graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing, for scholarship on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, attention to the art object and/or image should be foremost.

    This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

  • Our own Fresh Press Agri-fiber Paper Lab in the news!
  • Congratulations to Metal MFA candidate Caitlin Skelcey

    2nd year MFA Metal Candidate, Caitlin Skelcey has been named a "Top 10 Up and Comer" by Art Jewelry Forum.

    Caitlin also received a scholarship this spring from the Society of Midwest Metalsmiths and a SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship.

    Congratulations Caitlin for keeping Metal@Illinois on the map.


  • Congratulations Graduates