February 19, 2001
Art history professor Catherine Soussloff has been awarded a fellowship from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She will be using the institute's renowned collection of arts books and periodicals to complete her book-length study, "The Subject in Art," on the art historical representation in portraiture at the turn of the 19th-century. Soussloff will receive a stipend of $7,000, as well as travel and research expenses and housing during her two-month summer fellowship. Soussloff currently holds the Patricia and Rowland Rebele Chair in Art History. She is also the author of The Absolute Artist (University of Minnesota Press, 1997) and editor of Jewish Identity in Modern Art History (University of California Press, 1999) and "Interdisciplinarity in Art History" (forthcoming).
Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans (GLBT) Resource Center
Last year, Project STRANGE, with critical startup money from the Community Foundation, organized more than 20 events, including dances, skating parties, film nights, conferences, and workshops in area high schools and on the UCSC campus. This year the Community Foundation is providing nearly $14,000 and the Colorado-based Gill Foundation has awarded $5,000 to support the ongoing work of the project.
"STRANGE has flourished beyond our wildest dreams," said GLBT Resource
Center director Deb Abbott, "and it is a shining example of how UCSC's commitment
to undergraduate excellence increasingly includes providing students with opportunities
for meaningful community involvement." For more information about Project STRANGE,
contact Deb Abbott at (831) 459-4385 or visit the center's
web site .