Art History Professor Amy Buono wins two national fellowships

Various SMU Art History professors are being recognized for scholarship and expertise. Two students also honored.

Amy Buono, assistant professor of Art History and a recipient of a 2011 SMU Golden Mustang Outstanding Faculty Award, has received post-doctoral fellowships from both the Getty Research Institute and the American Association of University Women.

Professor Amy Buono of Art History at SMUBuono will be in residence during 2011/12 at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, completing work on her book manuscript Feather Techné: Tupinambá Interculture in Early Modern Brazil and Europe.

Buono also is completing work on an edited translation of the 1766 illustrated Jesuit medicinal Collecção de varias receitas de segredos particulares des principaes boticas da nossa companhia de Portugal, da India, de Macao e do Brasil, with E. J. Brill Publishers. Last summer Buono won a residential New World Comparative Studies Summer Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

Art History faculty receive honors

  • Roberto Tejada, Distinguished Endowed Chair of Art History, was asked to serve in 2011/2012 as a juror for the National Book Award.
  • Alessandra Comini, SMU University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita, will receive a 2011 Distinguished Alumna Award from Barnard College. Comini graduated from Barnard in 1956. As noted on the school’s website, the Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 1967 as a way to honor and inspire outstanding Barnard women. The award is given each year to an alumna who personifies the ideals of excellence of a liberal arts education and who has achieved considerable public or professional distinction and recognition in her chosen field of endeavor. Honorees are selected by the Alumnae Association Awards Committee based on nominations from alumnae. Comini is one of two recipients of this year’s award, which will be presented at the Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner during Barnard's Reunion Weekend, June 2-5, 2011.
  • Associate Professor of Art History Pamela Patton received a 2009-10 President's Associates Outstanding Faculty Award that honors tenured faculty who have sustained high achievement as both teachers and scholars in their professions.
  • Assistant Professor of Art History Eric Stryker was invited to speak at the symposium "Lawrence Alloway Reconsidered" organized by the Tate London.

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