Faculty/Staff Research Gallery
RU Art Education Students are shown with Professor Richard Bay after their session at the Virginia Art Education Association annual conference. The students presented a session called "Books with No Words" to elementary and middle school educators from across the Commonwealth.
Art students Callan Moody, Kayla Wilhite, and Caroline Ratterree take a break from research. They are collaborating with Dr. Roann Barris on a project dedicated to the exploration of methods for researching and writing about contemporary, living artists. The professor plans to use this research in a future book publication.
Assistant Professor of Dance Bob Boross utilized ten RU dance majors as part of his professional research activities in New York City, where they performed his choreography in two major dance showcases - the New York Jazz Dance Choreography Project and the Choreographer's Canvas (May 2011 and 2012). Dance majors performed in ensemble dance pieces along with professional NYC dancers at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and Manhattan Movement and Arts Center.
In the Department of Theatre and Cinema, students of the advanced directing class work with a faculty mentor as they direct and produce one-act plays culminating in a series of performances in The Studio Theatre. In close collaboration with a faculty mentor, theatrical design students have the chance to design a set for faculty and/or student productions. The variety of genres covered by the department’s production season provides design students with exceptional creative challenges.
Graduate photography students, working with Professor Leah Gose, planned and installed the first of what is expected to become an annual, juried photography show. Submissions were received from regional photographers, and a photography professor from the Rochester Institute of Photography served as the juror.
Interior Design & Fashion students participate annually in the University’s Undergraduate Research Forum. Students work closely with a faculty mentor on various research projects and present their findings to the university community. Recent topics have included Sustainability in Interior Design and Breast Cancer Therapy: The Design of a Prototypical Facility.
Dance majors continually work closely with faculty in the creation of new and exciting original choreographic projects. In addition to on-campus performances, many students have recently had opportunities to perform faculty work in off-campus locations such as Washington, D.C., New York, California, and Italy.