Believe it or not, we're already back into the full swing of another academic year here at DAAP -- and there's already plenty of great news to share. As classes resumed on August 26, we welcomed over 500 new undergraduate students to our college who are among the best and brightest in the country. Specifically, this year's DAAP freshman class has a number of exciting accolades that speak to our tradition of excellence.
For instance, the 2013 class includes five National Merit Finalists, as well as two Cincinnatus Presidential Scholarship recipients. Their average GPA is 3.675, and they earned a collective average of 27.7 on their ACT and 1231.1 on their SAT exams. In addition nearly 25% are from outside of Ohio, and there are a dozen countries represented overall by our newest learners. We are thrilled to welcome such an accomplished and diverse group and wish them great success on their journey.
As usual, Homecoming (Saturday, October 19) anchors a busy season of fall events -- and if you’re coming back to campus, I invite you to join us for "DAAPJacks & Dogs" prior to and during the UC Homecoming Parade. Hosted by the DAAP Alumni Board, this fun event will feature special recipe pancakes and/or BBQ dishes. Final times for the events have not yet been announced, so please stay tuned for more information on the Alumni Board’s Facebook page (facebook.com/ucdaap), LinkedIn page (tinyurl.com/ucdaap), and on Twitter (@UC_DAAPAlumni).
And remember, there are many other great events taking place as well in the next few months. You can find them all under the 'events' tab on the right. As always, thank you for your continued involvement and support of DAAP.
Making a Tangible Difference for DAAP Students
Sometimes you donate to a charity and are left wondering if your gift really affected the people or cause you intended. But there is no need for uncertainty when you make a tax-deductible donation to DAAP! As stewards of your gifts, we strive to ensure that all funds contributed for students go directly to assist or benefit them. Recent gifts to DAAP have updated furnishings in classrooms and the atrium, created emergency funds to help students who find themselves in dire financial need, and purchased planters to add organic elements to the DAAP college environment.
The UC DAAP Telefund is starting soon -- please consider giving to DAAP with the confidence that your gift really does make a difference. If you would prefer to make a gift online, you may do so by following this link.
Thank you for your generosity!
Students travel to Chicago Thanks to Fashion Show Proceeds
The original motivation for the trip was the opportunity to view the internationally acclaimed "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" exhibit on display in Regenstein Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago. However, faculty member and trip organizer, Professor Margaret Voelker-Ferrier of the DAAP Fashion Design used her myriad of industry contacts to pull together additional enrichment opportunities which turned a bus-ride trip to a Chicago art museum exhibit into two full days of total immersion into the world of fashion with a decidedly Parisian flavor to the trip. Read more about the transformational experience.
Student Has Cool Co-op with Conan O’Brien Show
Fashion design student Jenna Mason is back from her second co-op semester where she worked behind the scenes on the Conan O'Brien show.
Read About Plans to Build a UC-Designed Playground
in Tsunami-Ravaged Japan
Students in the industrial design program designed a play area for the Japanese city of Ishinomaki, which will serve to replace one lost when the 2011 tsunami hit Japan while also serving as a memorial for those who lost their lives.
Students Transform Home Goods Fabrics into Fashion
Thanks to a recent project sponsored by IKEA, fashion students were recently challenged to transform home goods fabrics like linen sheets and shower curtains into runway fashions.
Student Wins $25,000 Scholarship Thanks to Car Co-ops
Ben Zavala is on a roll. He recently won a prestigious $25,000 Buick Achievers Scholarship, is currently on co-op at GM, has had his work shown at a national trade show and more.
Students from Helsinki, Finland, Visit UC, DAAP
Fourteen students and their professor from the Manufacturing Technology Club, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, visited businesses in Cincinnati as well as UC Aug. 26-27.
Students Win Prizes in Prestigious Design Contest
Lauren Hillner, 21, of Cincinnati's North College Hill neighborhood, recently won first prize, and Samantha O'Connor, 21, of Perrysburg, Ohio, recently won third prize in the prestigious 2013 International Student Store Design Competition.
Undergraduate Wins Art History Scholarship and Travel Funds
Kimberlynn Martin is this year's winner of a $1,000 scholarship award and of a $500 scholarship for research, both reserved for art history majors at UC.
Fashion Students Sell Their Designs via Partnerships
with Local Retailers
A new UC entrepreneurship class in the fashion design program requires all juniors to sell their "wears" by working directly with retailers in the Cincinnati area.
Via Exhibit, One-Time Fine Arts Faculty Member
Again Benefits Students
Marty Tucker, who taught generations of students, passed away earlier this year. Now, his family has agreed to carry on his legacy by exhibiting his works, with a portion of the sale of any to benefit student travel scholarships.
From Fat Albert to O.J. Simpson, UC Artist Explores African American Masculinity in New York Exhibit
UC print maker Noel Anderson uses imagery and references from cartoon character Fat Albert and athlete O.J. Simpson to explore "the blurred lines" of African American masculinity in an ongoing New York exhibit.
Graphic Novelist Nominated for Prestigious Eisner Awards
UC graphic novelist Carol Tyler is a finalist for several Eisner Awards, the American comics industry's highest recognition.
Faculty Present at Industrial Designers' Conference
UC faculty members and a recent graduate presented at the premier international conference for industrial designers held Aug. 21-24 in Chicago.
DAAP to take part in the 2013 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)
DAAP is participating in the 2013 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) -- a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide.
Alumni completing the survey this fall will have access to a site to see how their educational and career experiences compare with alumni from across the country. See where other arts graduates live, where they work, what they earn and how their arts educations have influenced their lives.
The time spent sharing those experiences will help participating arts institutions across the country better prepare students for success, whether they stay in the arts or use what they’ve learned in other professional fields.
By verifying that our alumni office has a current email address, our alumni can be sure not to miss the chance to share school and life experiences and helping to shape the future of arts education across the country and at DAAP.
Cincinnati on Film by DAAP Alum
UC design grad Brad Wise writes, produces and directs a film titled "A Strange Brand of Happy," releasing on Sept. 13, a project he calls his 'love letter to Cincinnati.'
Alumnus designer George Hull's concept art for movie 'Elysium'
Conceptual illustrator and visual-effects art director George Hull, DAPP '93, took a break before starting work on the movie "Jupiter Ascending" to design some big sets for the sci-fi action drama "Elysium," which opened Aug. 9, 2013.
Architect and Author Examines Why We Build the Way We Do
In a new book, young architecture alum James Cornetet examines the profession's past to determine how modern economic forces may affect today's -- and tomorrow's -- designs.
Fine Arts Alum Directs Walk the Moon's "Anna Sun" Video
The official "Anna Sun" music video for the band Walk the Moon was directed and produced by fine arts alumnus Patrick Meier, earning more than 7 million views on YouTube and helping to jump start Meier's career.
Fashion Design Product Development Alum is Now a P&G Senior Design Manager
Cory Fites, a UC fashion design product development major from Alliance, Ohio, is currently working at P&G as senior design manager for the Pampers brand.
Grad's Digital Map Making in Mogadishu May Help Revive a Suffering City
Mitchell Sutika Sipus is using his creative and technical skills to head a digital mapping project for the war-torn city of Mogadishu -- work that is a necessary first step toward the return of basic civic services and structures.
Design Alums Help Build an "Ample" Business
Two graphic design alums are taking lessons learned at UC in helping to build a boutique agency dedicated to branding, strategy and digital-product development.
DAAP Galleries Events
Martin Tucker Remembered
Running through Sunday, October 13
Exhibition Reception on Thursday, September 12 from 5-7 p.m.
Dorothy W. & C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery
Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Thursday
Les Albums des Jeunes Architectes et des Paysagistes
Running through Friday, October 4
Exhibition Reception on September 26, 2013, from 5-7 pm.
Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery (UC, Main Street)
10 am-5 pm Sunday-Thursday
Dr. Pattie Moore
Thursday, September 26 at 2 pm in DAAP 5401
Friday, September 27 at 3 pm in DAAP 5401
Moore is an internationally renowned gerontologist and designer, serving as a leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviors and requirements. For a period of three years, Dr. Moore traveled throughout the United States and Canada disguised as women more than 80 years of age. With her body altered to simulate the normal sensory changes associated with aging, she was able to respond to people, products, and environments as an elder.
New Mexico Alumni Meet and Greet
Sunday, October 13
20 Spur Ranch Road Lamy, NM 87540
Contact Laura Johnson-Dorl for more information: 513-556-1211.
President Ono's #HottestCollegeInAmerica Tour Rolls On!
The #HottestCollegeinAmerica Tour (presented by the UC Alumni Association) takes the UC story on the road, where more than half of our 260,000+ alumni live. Tour stops provide perspective about UC's transformation and plans for the future, and often include current students doing co-ops in that city, as well as prospective students, traveling faculty and staff, and anyone else looking to connect or reconnect with UC.
Here are the cities that President Ono will be visiting next--
click here for all the details:
Seattle -- Wednesday, Sept. 25
Portland, Oregon -- Thursday, Sept. 26
Washington, DC -- Monday, Oct. 28
Columbus -- Monday, Nov. 4
Indianapolis -- Thursday, Nov. 14
Explore the Visual Arts at the DAAP Art Program for Kids
Enrollment is now open for the 2013 Fall Semester DAAP Saturday Art Program offered by the DAAP School of Art, Department of Visual Arts Education. The Saturday Art Program provides age-appropriate immersion in the visual arts for children in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. To find out more about the 2013 Fall Semester DAAP Saturday Art Program, please click here or contact Kristopher Holland.
School of Art 2013 Lecture Series
The series begins with two engaging September lectures, the first by Riley Harmon, School of Art visiting artist, on September 25. He will present his solo and collaborative experiments in sound, performance, theatre, motion graphic design, and technology. The following day, September 26, Esther Bell, curator at the Cincinnati Art Museum, will visit DAAP to discuss the art of 18th Century French Artist Charles Coypel.
School of Art Lecture Series
9/25 Reverberant Extracts/Riley Harmon 5 pm | DAAP 4400
9/26 Charles Coypel/Esther Bell 12:30 pm | DAAP 3420
10/31 Can I be Dropped from History?/Dorit Cypis 5 pm | DAAP 5401
11/7 The New Normal/Chris Luebkeman 5 pm | DAAP 4400
11/12 Fighting Bodies/Hsuan Tsen 2:30 pm | DAAP 3420
11/20 The Event of a Thread/Ann Hamilton 5 pm | DAAP 4400
School of Architecture and Interior Design Lecture Series
NOTE: All lectures will be held in DAAP 5401 at 5:30 pm.
9/18 Carlos Jimenez/Carlos Jimenez Studio
9/25 Landscape and Architecture in Conversation
10/02 Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha/PennDesign
10/16 Alphonse Sarthout and Erwan Levêque/Cique
10/23 Mabel Wilson/Columbia, KW:A, Studio And
11/06 Yolanda Daniels and Sunil Bald/Studio Sumo
11/07 Chris Luebkeman/Arup (co-sponsored by #DAAP School of Art)