A Third Fellowship
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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
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:
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
The new undergraduate fellow will be Daniel Lee, and he will begin work with Fernanda in the fall
We take pride in this award, as it recognizes that Libraries faculty can play a significant role in
mentoring undergraduate research. Congratulations Fernanda!
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
We wish Ferris much luck in her new role.
Newest Librarian Inducted into Honor Society
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
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
We commend Sue on receiving this well deserved honor.
Contributors for this issue were Ron Becker.
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