message from the dean
We are now in the final stretch of spring semester at DAAP, and just weeks away from two of our largest events: DAAPworks and the DAAP Fashion Show sponsored by Macy’s (tickets available here). Our students continue to pour almost all of their energy into a variety of projects, but they also find time to have fun after the weary faculty and administrators go home for the day. Watch what happens when the students finally get to let loose!
As a quick reminder, DAAPworks runs Tuesday, April 23 through Saturday, April 27, and the DAAP Fashion show takes place on Friday, April 26. Don’t forget about the DAAP After Party as well, which supports the DAAP Alumni Scholarship Fund with 100% of the proceeds from the event.
Looking ahead to summer, we are excited to announce the return of DAAPcamps for high school students. These discipline-specific programs give freshman, sophomores and juniors the chance to learn from DAAP faculty and staff while living on campus for a week in June, while also making friends and taking field trips. The experience results in an enhanced creative portfolio and new skills for emerging design students. Look for more details online or in the upcoming events section below.
Thank you for your continued involvement and support of DAAP.
Sincerely, Robert Probst
A Billion and Beyond – Be Historic!
When the University of Cincinnati surpassed its Proudly Cincinnati $1 billion goal four months ahead of schedule, it did so with the help of more than 91,000 individual and corporate donors from around the world. In addition to joining the 1% of all U.S. colleges and universities to have achieved $1 billion in private support, UC President Ono has a second historic goal--achieving 100,000 donors by June 30, 2013! If you haven't made your gift yet to Proudly Cincinnati, there's still time. Join us today!
Scholarship Benefactors Event Recognizes, Celebrates Generosity of Others
On March 7, over 200 people gathered to thank, honor and celebrate the generosity of DAAP alumni and friends at our annual Scholarship Benefactors Event. There are many people to credit for our reputation as a leading design school – faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and of course students – and our donors share this achievement through what they make possible with their support.
Benefactors create positive futures for generations of students in all of our disciplines. Make a gift to DAAP and help support our students’ dreams through your philanthropy.
Student Innovation to Create Photos from Bacterial Growth Is Featured on National TV
As a fine arts photography graduate student, Zachary Copfer invented a process to create realistic images from E. coli and S. marcescens bacterial growth. That process and the resulting art, previously featured by NPR and other international media, was featured on March 27’s Anderson Cooper show.
UC Students in Turkey Contribute to Coming Transportation Changes
UC planning students who spent fall term in Turkey contributed to coming changes to an international highway that connects Berlin, Germany, with Tehran, Iran.
Technology Upgrades Make for State-of-the-Smart Tools for DAAP Students
New technology and tools in DAAP’s Computer Graphics Center and photo labs promise greater design freedom and results for students.
VIDEO: UC Students Jump into Tanzanian Culture to Tell a Community's Story
Watch as UC students literally jump into Tanzanian culture as part of two ongoing Honors courses. They worked on documentaries in that country and built upon long-term relationships between UC and the African nation.
UC Industrial Design Students' Playground Design Chosen as Winning Design
Project organizers hope that the UC-designed playscape will serve to replace one lost when the 2011 tsunami hit Japan, while also serving as a memorial for those who lost their lives.
Katie Mitalski Earns Ohio Art Education Scholarship
For the third year in a row, a University of Cincinnati master’s student has won the top award in the Ohio Art Education Association Scholarship competition.
Student Has Designs to Create Community-Based Cooking School, Bistro in Over-the-Rhine
Industrial design student Ty Carr is helping to make "101 The Cookery" a reality as an urban cooking school and restaurant in Over-the-Rhine.
Q&A With International Industrial Design Student Xiao Xiao
Undergraduate student Xiao Xiao selected UC because of the top rankings earned by the industrial design program, cooperative education and the hospitality shown to international students.
UC Research Measures Financial Impact of Brownfields on Nearby Property Values
Researchers Oana Mihaescu, a former UC regional development planning doctoral student now affiliated with the Stockholm, Sweden research institute HUI Research and Rainer vom Hofe, UC associate professor of urban planning, examine the property value impacts around Cincinnati.
UC Art Historian Featured in Series on African American Expatriates in Paris
UC art historian Theresa Leininger-Miller is featured in a DVD series that examines the lives of African American expatriates in Paris during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
School of Art Faculty and Students Present at Midwest Art History Society Conference
Faculty, students and alums were well represented at the March 21-23 Midwest Art History Society Conference, a gathering that drew presenters from Maine to New Mexio.
Young Alumna Wins Prestigious Rose Architectural Fellowship
Architecture Alum Brings UC to D.C.
UC would not have surpassed one billion dollars in the Proudly Cincinnati Campaign without the efforts of alumni and friends outside of Cincinnati, who account for 33% of the dollars raised in the campaign so far. DAAP alumnus Todd DeGarmo has helped lead the charge, overseeing a committee of volunteers who have helped bring in more than $20.3 million in support since 2005.
Valentine’s Day Brings Memories of DAAP Romance for Design Alums
As design students, Chris and Mary Anne Luna von Dohlen were told that they wouldn’t have time for romance. The couple didn’t listen and even got married and had their first child as DAAP students. And they’ve since added six more children to their family.
Young Fashion Grad’s Entrepreneurial Success Is More Than Just Sew Sew
Although she just graduated in 2012, UC fashion alumna Mary Helen Boeddeker has already set the pattern for success with her girls’ clothing line.
Graphic Design Alumna Presides Over Advertising Contest in Seattle
Elaine Pratt (’83), creative director and founder of Pratt Design was one of the judges in last month’s American Advertising Awards contest.
Launch: University of Cincinnati Master of Fine Arts Students Thesis Exhibitions
Friday, April 12, 19, and 26, 7–10pm
Open Saturdays 12–3pm
LAUNCH is a series of three consecutive exhibitions featuring nineteen Master of Fine Arts graduate students. The first two weeks will provide the most in-depth look into the individual students’ thesis work, showcasing half of the artists during the first week and half of the artists during the second week. The third and final exhibition will feature all the MFA graduate thesis students. Each exhibition will feature a diverse array of media including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, animation, mixed media, video art, internet art, and sound art.
The School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Elena Dorfman – Monday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Aronoff 4400 (Free and open to the public)
The lecture coincides with Empire Falling: New Photographs from Elena Dorfman, on view at Phyllis Weston Gallery March 29 through May 11. There will also be an Artist Reception and Book signing for Elena Dorfman on Saturday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m. For location and more informationn, click here.
Save the Date – DAAP at the AIA Conference in Denver, Colorado
Thursday, June 20
Make plans to join us at the annual AIA Conference, running June 20-22 in Denver! Look for more details closer to the event.
DAAPcamps 2013 are pre-college, residential camps held from June 23 to June 29. DAAPcamps are open to high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior years. Each DAAPcamp uses a discipline-specific curriculum that encourages students to explore a particular creative field. Campers work on studio projects during the day, supplemented by field trips and social activities in the afternoon and evening. Students live and learn on the University of Cincinnati’s renowned campus with support and supervision from DAAP staff, faculty, and students.