December 2006 Archives

VG Lauded by StudySphere

The VG/Voices from the Gaps website, housed in the Department of English, was named “Best Educational Resource on the Web� this fall by StudySphere. VG is an international website focused on women writers and artists of color. Its trans-national academic community includes students, teachers, artists, and scholars.

Patricia Hampl in NYT Notable Books of 2006

The new memoir by Regents Professor Patricia Hampl was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2006. Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime (Harcourt) is, according to Kathyrn Harrison in her New York Times review, "a paean to the act of seeing, celebrating our capacity to be transformed by the truths art holds, recognizing them as . . . holy."

Alumni Win NEA Awards

Lightsey Darst (MFA 2003) and Karen Rigby (MFA 2005) received $20,000 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry.

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