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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Volume 26 Number 23 May 9, 2004

Fernanda Awarded
A Third Fellowship

Image from the front page of the website for the Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education.

We are pleased to share the news that Special Collections and University Archives' Griffis Collection Curator Fernanda Perrone has been awarded a third Rutgers Undergraduate Research Fellow by the Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education, for the project "Early Korean Photographs in the William Elliot Griffis Collection."

In University Vice President Susan Forman's letter to Fernanda, she remarked: "A large number of applications were received. All applications went through a peer review process and yours was rated very highly. The reviewers were especially impressed with the nature of the faculty/student collaboration described in your proposal...This joint work between faculty members and students makes a significant addition to undergraduate education at Rutgers and enriches the campus climate for all of us at the University."

This is Fernanda's third Fellowship award. Each has resulted in a collaborative research article with the undergraduate fellow published in "The Rutgers Scholar." The first was "Woman in a Man's World: the Career of Mary G. Roebling" with undergraduate fellow Carmen Godwin. To read this article, please see: http://rutgersscholar.rutgers.edu/volume01/perrgodw/perrgodw.htm

The second was "Documenting Inter-American Cooperation: Discovering the Legacy of the Inter-American Association for Democracy and Freedom" with undergraduate fellow Carlos Ron. To read this article, please see: http://rutgersscholar.rutgers.edu/volume02/ronpeer/ronpeer.htm

The new undergraduate fellow will be Daniel Lee, and he will begin work with Fernanda in the fall semester.

We take pride in this award, as it recognizes that Libraries faculty can play a significant role in mentoring undergraduate research. Congratulations Fernanda!

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Olin Elected VP
Of College Art Assoc.

Congratulations to Ferris Olin, head of the Margery Somers Foster Center in the Douglass Library, who was recently elected Vice President for Committees of the College Art Association.

Founded in 1911 and based in Manhattan, the College Art Association (CAA) promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art; facilitates the exchange of ideas and information among those interested in art and history of art; advocates for comprehensive and inclusive education in the visual arts; and speaks for the membership on issues affecting the visual arts and humanities.

CAA includes among its members those who by vocation or avocation are concerned about and/or committed to the practice of art, teaching, and research of and about the visual arts and humanities. Over 13,000 artists, art historians, scholars, curators, collectors, educators, art publishers, and other visual arts professionals are individual members. Another 2,000 university art and art history departments, museums, libraries, and professional and commercial organizations hold institutional memberships.

The association is governed by a twenty-five person board of directors elected by the membership, representing the fields' diverse constituencies and geographic regions. Membership is open to all individuals with an interest in art, art history, or a related discipline, whether by vocation or avocation.

We wish Ferris much luck in her new role.

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Newest Librarian Inducted into Honor Society

Logo from Beta Phi Mu

Congratulations to Susan Quinn for her recent induction as a member of Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society, in a special banquet/ceremony at SCILS.

Susan wears a number of hats in and around the Libraries - graduating MLS student at SCILS, development associate in Libraries Administration, and recently appointed part-time reference librarian at the Kilmer Library.

Beta Phi Mu, the library and information studies international honor society, was founded at the University of Illinois in August, 1948, by a group of leading librarians and library educators. Over 26,000 graduates of accredited library and information studies programs in the United States and Canada have been initiated. There are 43 active chapters based in professional library and information studies schools.

We commend Sue on receiving this well deserved honor.


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