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Twelve Bloopers to Avoid in Job Interviews
Chronicle of Higher Education
In the course of my academic career, I've been interviewed for junior and senior faculty positions as well as for administrative posts like the provostship I now hold. I have also been on more search committees than I care to count. Over time, I've observed (at least) a dozen bloopers to avoid at all costs in job interviews.
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Ten Tips to Earn Tenure
Inside Higher Ed
I had complained to my colleague that after the intellectually, emotionally, and physically grueling experience of completing graduate school while teaching full-time, I would really look forward to "just" being a professor. She replied, "I hate to tell you this, but you'll still be working sixty- and seventy-hour weeks to earn tenure and promotion because you'll have all kinds of other responsibilities besides teaching that you don’t have now." Over twelve years, three moves, and two blood pressure medicines later, I see how right she was that day. Here are my ten tips for earning tenure and promotion without becoming the nutty professor.
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Lost for Centuries Found in Swiss Bank Vault
The Telegraph
It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed. But a five-hundred-year-old mystery was apparently solved after a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci was discovered in a Swiss bank vault. The painting, which depicts Isabella d'Este, a Renaissance noblewoman, was found in a private collection of four hundred works kept in a Swiss bank by an Italian family who asked not to be identified.
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Sistine Chapel Tourists to Be Vacuumed and Cooled to Protect Frescoes
Guardian
The five million tourists who visit the Sistine Chapel every year are to be vacuum cleaned and cooled down before entry in an effort to reduce the pollution damaging Michelangelo's frescoes, the director of the Vatican museums said. Visitors who traipse sweat, dust, skin flakes, and hair into the sixteenth-century chapel will be "dusted, cleaned, and chilled," Antonio Paolucci told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. The heat and dirt generated by twenty thousand tourists pouring into the chapel every day has been blamed for the layers of grime accumulating on the paintings, which include Michelangelo's depiction of God giving life to Adam.
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Top 10 Online Colleges Names the "Top 30 Most Beautiful College Art Galleries"
BWW Art World
A website dedicated to college rankings, Top 10 Online Colleges, recently named the "30 Most Beautiful College Art Galleries" in the world. The international list is based on qualities such as reputation, location, architecture, history, and artistic culture, making a handy web resource for students to learn more about the role of fine arts in college life.
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How Long Is the Average Dissertation?
R Is My Friend
The best part about writing a dissertation is finding clever ways to procrastinate. The motivation for this blog comes from one of the more creative ways I've found to keep myself from writing. I've posted about data mining in the past, and this post follows up on those ideas using a topic that is relevant to anyone that has ever considered getting, or has successfully completed, their PhD.
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Learning to Love Rejection
Inside Higher Ed
Rejections are a dirty secret among academics. Publication successes are cause for celebration, or at least a proud listing on CVs and departmental lists. Failures—rejected papers and unsuccessful grant and promotion applications—are usually hidden and sometimes a source of shame. The result is that many scholars, especially junior ones, have unrealistic expectations.
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  New - MA in Art History

The School of Art also offers the following degree programs: MAE, MFA in Art, and PhD in Fine Arts with field of specialization in Art.  MORE
 


From Welfare to the Tenure Track
Chronicle Vitae
Last summer, as her forty-fifth birthday approached, Melissa Bruninga-Matteau made a promise to "end part of her life." She had earned a PhD in medieval history from the University of California, Irvine, back in 2011 and hoped to glide into a solid faculty position. Instead, the previous two years had been marked by disappointment, depression, and rejection. Though she had applied for more than one hundred teaching openings, nothing much had panned out.
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How to Pronounce Artists' Names, Vol. 1
Artspace
The art world isn't really as snobbish as depicted in movies and TV shows like Bravo's Gallery Girls, and it's apt to be liberally forgiving of most uncouth behavior ... with one notable exception: you can't get away with mispronouncing artists' names. To ensure you avoid such embarrassments, consult this handy guide to pronouncing some of the thorniest artist names out there.
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The Humanities, Unraveled
Chronicle of Higher Education
Let me start with the bad news. It is not even news anymore; it is simply bad. Graduate education in the humanities is in crisis. Every aspect, from the most specific details of the curriculum to the broadest questions about its purpose, is in crisis. It is a seamless garment of crisis: if you pull on any one thread, the entire thing unravels.
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Long Hidden, Vatican Painting Linked to Native Americans
National Public Radio
For close to four hundred years, the painting was closed off to the world. For the past 124 years, millions of visitors walked by without noticing an intriguing scene covered with centuries of grime. Only now, the Vatican says a detail in a newly cleaned fifteenth-century fresco shows what may be one of the first European depictions of Native Americans. The fresco, The Resurrection, was painted by the Renaissance master Pinturicchio in 1494—just two years after Christopher Columbus first set foot in what came to be called the New World.
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Does Increased Exposure to a Piece of Art Make Us Like It More?
Phys.Org
The research challenges the idea that what people value in art is largely what they are used to, or that people will come to like any image if they see it enough times. Instead, the study's findings suggest that increased exposure to artworks does not necessarily make people like them more and that the quality of an artwork remains at the heart of its evaluation.
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To Salvage and Sell?
Art Newspaper
After Superstorm Sandy hit New York City last October, the conservator Gloria Velandia's studio was littered with hundreds of damaged works of art. But whether she repaired a work depended not so much on the extent of the damage, but on whether or not she received approval to proceed from the insurance company paying the bill. "It's a decision made by the insurance adjusters," Velandia says, and they might decide it's cheaper instead to declare a work "a total loss" and pay out its insured value.
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It's Time to Rethink and Expand Art History for the Digital Age
Getty Iris
Continuing a conversation on Getty Voices about rethinking art history, the art historian Nuria Rodríguez Ortega, a recent participant in the Digital Art History Lab, argues that we must reestablish digital art history on a new ground, both adapting the field to the new web landscape and broadening its scope to include the full spectrum of human attempts to make meaning of art.
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3D-Printing Pen Turns Doodles into Sculptures
New Scientist
Free yourself from the tyranny of paper and boring 2D. With a $75 pen you can draw in thin air. The 3Doodle pen, developed by start-up company WobbleWorks, works much like a handheld 3D printer. It contains a mains-powered heater that melts the plastic beads used in such printers.
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Self-Sabotage in the Academic Career
Chronicle of Higher Education
Pogo recognized long ago that we often are our own worst enemies. Sure, he was a cartoon character, but he had a point—especially in higher education, where self-sabotage seems to be a standard characteristic of academic careers. In my thirty years as a professor, five years as a dean, and three years as a provost, I have observed many academics harm their own careers, often without realizing it. Here are fifteen ways in which you can be most self-destructive.
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Help Desk: Curating Like a Fool
Daily Serving
I'm an artist and art writer and would like to complete the trifecta by seriously trying to curate. However, since I've only been on the curated side of the table, I know embarrassingly little about the nitty-gritty of it. For example, when I have a proposal ready, do I inform the proposed artists of my intentions before or after I submit the proposal? Who arranges and pays for shipping work? I only know how I've personally been treated and not what is typical. I'm too afraid of looking like a fool to give it a shot.
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  Explore a World of Arts and Culture at MSU
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Smithsonian Sequestration Closures Could Get Worse
DCist
The Smithsonian Institution has announced that parts of three museums—the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Museum of African Art, and the Smithsonian Castle—will close through September 30 because of mandatory budget cuts, but the true effect of sequestration on the museum group is far wider. A Smithsonian spokeswoman says that in addition to these closures, sections of other museums will go dark this year as exhibitions come to their scheduled ends.
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A Guide to the Web's Growing Set of Free Image Collections
The Atlantic
The J. Paul Getty Trust has launched its Open Content Program, making more than 4,600 high-quality images of artwork available for free online. Though works by van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Dürer had already fallen into the public domain, the Getty's program makes their digital reproductions much easier to use. The Getty is not the first museum to put so many images online this year. The Atlantic has listed the museums and research institutions that have large, high-quality, free-to-use collections of historically or aesthetically notable images online.
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Insider Tips from the Art World's Social-Media Pros (Part 2 or 3)
Blouin Artinfo
To get a better sense of how museums and art organizations are adapting to and embracing the increasing centrality of social media to their missions, Blouin Artinfo spoke to the experts: the people behind some of the art world's richest and most rewarding social-media accounts. For this second installment in a three-part series, we put some questions to workers at the Brooklyn Museum the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Henry Art Gallery, and the Queens Museum of Art.
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Learn Art History through Ten Stunning Pairs of High Fashion Heels
Buzzfeed
The designer Nick Adelman challenged himself to encompass the art of different cultures and eras in a fashion medium, and the amount of ornate detail put into these high-heeled shoes practically begs for them to become reality.
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Why the Affordable Care Act Matters To Artists
ThinkProgress
It's not yet clear how many people purchased insurance through the exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that opened recently. But one of the things I've been hearing from a lot of creative people is that the ACA has made it easy to be, or to contemplate being, an artist.
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3D-Printing Pen Turns Doodles into Sculptures
New Scientist
Free yourself from the tyranny of paper and boring 2D. With a $75 pen you can draw in thin air. The 3Doodle pen, developed by start-up company WobbleWorks, works much like a handheld 3D printer. It contains a mains-powered heater that melts the plastic beads used in such printers.

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Critics Say Sting on Open-Access Journals Misses Larger Point
Chronicle of Higher Education
Perhaps months from now, when the dust settles and academics really look back at it, they'll find some hard lessons in the elaborate Science magazine exposé this week by the journalist John Bohannon.

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Why the Affordable Care Act Matters To Artists
ThinkProgress
It's not yet clear how many people purchased insurance through the exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that opened recently. But one of the things I've been hearing from a lot of creative people is that the ACA has made it easy to be, or to contemplate being, an artist

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  SMALL CLASSES. HUGE OPPORTUNITIES. YOUR CREATIVE CAREER IS WAITING

Focused on the idea of direct and intensely creative education, the Corcoran College of Art + Design is the only accredited college of art and design in the museum and college-rich environment of Washington, DC.
 


What Search Committees Wish You Knew
Chronicle of Higher Education
While faculty search committees tend to be fairly homogenous, made up of academics in the same field as the new hire, administrative search committees are often an odd amalgam of people with varied expertise and often-competing views. Understanding the dynamics at play within search committees and the constraints under which they exist can help candidates navigate the hiring process more effectively. Having served on my fair share of committees inside and outside academe, I thought I would let you in on their inner workings and share a few things that search committees wish you knew, but will never actually reveal.
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Families and Museums Demand List of Nazi-Looted Art
USA Today
Jewish heirs are fighting to find out if an uncovered Nazi treasure trove contains art stolen from their families during the Holocaust. Families and museums are now demanding that German authorities publish a complete list of the $1.35 billion worth of art found hidden in a Munich storage closet so they can find out if their heirlooms have been recovered. But despite international pressure, German prosecutors are refusing to publish a full inventory of the works.
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Can—and Should—Charitable Foundations Help Rescue Detroit Pensions and DIA Artwork?
Detroit Free Press
National and local foundations have been asked to help bail out Detroit. But getting them to open their checkbooks will be a complicated dance of priorities, politics, and practicalities. The federal mediator in the Detroit bankruptcy is asking a group of at least nine local and national foundations to consider collectively contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to solve two of the most contentious issues in the case: municipal pensions on the chopping block and Detroit Institute of Arts paintings on the auction block.
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When Artworks Crash: Restorers Face Digital Test
New York Times
Paintings fade; sculptures chip. Art restorers have long known how to repair those material flaws, so the experience of looking at a Vermeer or a Rodin remains basically unchanged over time. But when creativity is computerized, the art isn't so easy to fix. For instance, when a web-based work becomes technologically obsolete, does updated software simply restore it? Or is the piece fundamentally changed?
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  California State University- Fullerton
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Meet the First Digital Generation. Now Get Ready to Play by Their Rules
Wired
Anna Daniszewski, a sophomore at Bard College, takes a dozen or more cell-phone pictures daily, usually around dusk or after dark—moody shots of found objects, bare branches against a gray sky, or lighted windows in the distance, evoking the way sensitive, artistic young men and women have always felt about life. You can totally imagine Goethe doing the same thing, preserving each precious instant of angst for the posterity that would someday recognize his genius. Except Daniszewski doesn’t preserve them all—she is embracing the ephemeral.
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Smithsonian Institution Grapples with Maintenance of Its Growing Inventory
Washington Post
The world's largest museum complex is bursting with stuff, from elephants to first-lady gowns, biological specimens to space shuttles. Now, the Smithsonian Institution is grappling with a long-term challenge: how to maintain the 137 million items in its collection. Last week the Committee on House Administration held a collections stewardship hearing to discuss challenges to implementing a maintenance plan to care for the art, archival footage, and dinosaur bones.
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Insider Tips from the Art World's Social-Media Pros (Part 1 of 3)
Blouin Artinfo
Just a few years ago most major museums' social-media strategy consisted of a sporadically updated Facebook page and little else. Today, social media is a key aspect of art organizations' outreach. Many institutions maintain profiles on multiple platforms, from Tumblr and Twitter to Instagram and YouTube, updating each one multiple times throughout the day. But with this expansion in the volume of content and the number of channels through which it's posted has also come a better understanding of the role social media can play in helping museums and art organizations accomplish their goals.
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  See what's happening at RAP

Please visit the Research and Academic Program’s website to find out about upcoming scholarly events and activities, access archives of past activities, and get information about the fellowship program at the Clark.
 


Learning from Others' CVs
Inside Higher Ed
While much of academe can be a black box (Why did a particular person get that prestigious fellowship? Why did the search committee decide to interview certain candidates? What explains an applicant's successful outcome?), there is some information available for viewing about others' career trajectories that is usually there for easy consulting. It is the curriculum vitae, a document that is now often readily accessible through an online search. Even if a traditional CV is not available for a particular person of interest, bits and pieces of information from here and there can help develop a sense of a person's career path.
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