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​Professor Thomas Strasser 


The Archaeological Institute of America awarded  the Cotsen Excavation Grant intended for “mid-career” project in 2013 to Professor Thomas Strasser, for his work at the Mesolithic site of Damnoni  on Crete.


Professor Deborah Johnson


Dr. Johnson conducts arts and culture research for Rhode Island state collaborative project:


Dr. Johnson worked with Rhode Island College Professor, Dr. Frances Leazes, Lucas Dieter and Providence College art history major, Patricia Krupinski, on a research paper entitled “Measuring Successful Arts & Culture Strategies” for the College & University Research Collaborative. The organization, a partnership between Rhode Island’s colleges and universities, generates non-partisan research to help lawmakers make economic development decisions. Johnson’s project, which recommended creation of a centralized Rhode Island Arts & Culture sector was one of five conducted by faculty at seven colleges and universities, funded by a $100,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. In addition, she continued her research on Rrose Selavy, the gender bending alter ego of Marcel Duchamp, and began work on third wave feminist theory and pop culture icon, Beyoncé​



​Professor Joan Branham 

Lecture: Strategizing the Sacred in the Jerusalem Temple. Dr. Joan Branham spoke at Siena College as one of the two scholars in residence. Her presentation was held November 2, 2014 . Read more​


Professor James Janecek



Associate Professor James Janecek of the Art and Art History Department recently received the Prix de Print award from Art in Print, a bi-monthly international art publication focused on fine art printmaking. The Prix de Print juror, Andrew Raftery, an artist, historian and professor of printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design, discusses J.X.E. 358, Janecek's winning print, at length in the January/February 2014 issue. Read at the article.




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