The Kermit S. Champa Award commemorates Prof. Champawho taught in the department from 1969 to 2004. The award is given every year in the spirit of encouraging aesthetic and intellectual exploration. It is meant to help graduate students at the beginning of their careers travel to see art and architecture they would not otherwise directly experience before undertaking focused dissertations. This year's award winners are:
Part of the graduate student experience is applying for external funding, and our History of Art and Architecture grads were particularly successful this year. We congratulate the following students on their awards:
Monica Bravo will be a Diane and Trevor Morris Fellow at the Huntington Library and Art Collections in Pasadena in July and August of 2014, and will have a Stipend in American Modernism from the Georgia O'Keeffe Research Center in Santa Fe in January through March of 2015.