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Dr. Aurelia Campbell

Boston College and the Fine Arts Department are thrilled to welcome Dr. Aurelia Campbell to our faculty. Our new Assistant Professor of Asian Art History received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania, and her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Pitzer College. Dr. Campbell's research focuses on Chinese architecture of the early modern period, and she is currently at work on a book about the geographically widely distributed construction projects undertaken by the Ming dynasty Emperor Yongle. Although she's busy preparing for her first semester teaching here at BC, Dr. Campbell kindly took time out to answer some of our questions about her background, interests, and thoughts about her new position.

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Student Profile

Daniel Zawodney '14

Daniel Zawodny '14 has known since before starting college that he wanted to combine his interest in photography and film with his ambition to help "bring the world together." In this first-person account, the Film Studies major describes how his courses and relationships with his instructors and peers at BC have prepared and supported him in this endeavor. Traveling to Guatemala last summer with Actuality Media, a program for documentary filmmaking students, Danny was able to put his skills and knowledge to work in order to share with a greater public the story of a Mayan fishermen's cooperative dedicated to preserving the health of Lake Atitlan and their native culture. Photograph by Robin Canfield, Actuality Media

Upcoming Events

Opening reception: BC Art Club Fall Faculty & Staff Show
Thursday, October 30
5:00 p.m.
Carney Hall, first floor
Come see work by the many talented artists working undercover as instructors and staffers at BC.

College Night: MFA After Dark Thursday, October 30
7:00 – 9:45 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Join college students from around New England for a night of pre-Halloween fun at the Museum. View spooky art at the Goya exhibition and in the Egyptian collections, and enjoy live music and gelato. Art-related costumes encouraged. The event is free with your BC student I.D.


Bus shuttle to NYC
November 15
Departs BC at 6:30 a.m.; return trip to Boston departs NYC at 7:00 p.m.
BC Art students: take advantage of this opportunity to visit Chelsea galleries or see exhibitions at museums in New York! Email if you're interested in a seat on the bus.

BC faculty members & staff: Call for art submissions
The BC Art Club will be accepting submissions for its 2014 Faculty and Staff exhibition on Tuesday, October 28 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Student Programs Hallway, first floor of Carney. Due to limitations imposed by the venue, only 2-D, framed, ready-to-hang works will be accepted this year. The show will open on October 30 (see above) and be on view until Thanksgiving.

Call for papers: The Visual Culture Consortium, Boston invites undergraduates to submit abstracts for consideration for the VCC's 7th New Approaches to Art History and Visual Culture, which will take place on April 11, 2015 at the MFA. Abstracts due by January 30, 2015.

Call for Nominations:
2014 BC Arts Council Awards
Nominate by October 20 faculty members and alumni who provide role models for our aspiring student artists.
Criteria and Forms

Artadia invites Boston-area visual artists at any stage of their careers to apply by October 24 for one of their unrestricted awards, which range from $5,000 to $20,000. Additional information

Call to photographers: The PRC (Photographic Resource Center) in Boston invites you to submit a photograph to its upcoming exhibition YOUR WORK HERE! [2.0]. Submissions accepted at 832 Commonwealth Ave. from 11:00 - 4:00 every Friday through October 31; exhibition party on November 6.

Call to student artists: Find & Form, a South End design and technology business, is sponsoring &Go:Design, a free competition focused on solving real-world problems through thoughtful user experience (ranging from $500 to $1500) by November 3.

Skinner Auction House invites applications for several openings at its Marlborough, MA office.

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