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Jody Kielbasa
Vice Provost for the Arts
Director, Virginia Film Festival

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Grant Achievements
University Award for Projects in the Arts
through the Center for Undergraduate Excellence
The University Award for Projects in the Arts is intended to expand students' opportunities for creative expression and showcase significant accomplishments in the arts. The program funds outstanding undergraduate projects in the arts to be carried out in the summer and the upcoming academic year.
   
2011-2012 Grants

Hannah M. Barefoot, 21, of Winston-Salem, N.C., a rising fourth-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in studio art printmaking and English, who plans to create a body of work, using sculpture and prints, that explores the creation of gardens and their ability to foster environmental change.

Matthew Denton-Edmundson, 21, of Batesville, a rising fourth-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in English and history, who is writing a novel of revolution in contemporary America.

Aashish Edakadampil, 20, of Mumbai, India, a rising fourth-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in media studies and transnationalism through film, theater and literature, whose project is to produce a "mockumentary" and a soundtrack that explore the role of media in identity formation, expose the biases of historiography and challenge the interpretations of religions from the East to the West.

Julia King, 21, of Vienna, Va., and Milan, Italy, a rising fourth-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in neuroscience and biochemistry, who is writing a children's book on the brain with the intention of engaging children in neuroscience and science in general.

Tianhao Lu, 20, of Shanghai, China, a rising fourth-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in economics and film studies, an interdisciplinary major program combining media study courses on film theories and studio art classes on cinematography; his project is to complete a 20-minute film that has a working title of "Shanghai Stories."

Sarah Matalone, 21, of Great Falls, a rising fourth-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in modern studies and English, who is working on a collection of short stories focusing on "the modern experience, with its disparity between people, our loss of the ability to communicate with others, and the individual's descent into a robotic embrace of the mechanical over the human."

Gracie Terzian, 20, of Oakton, a rising third-year drama major in the College of Arts & Sciences, whose project is studying the art of aerial acrobatics performed while hanging from a suspended fabric. She has also been named an Atlantic Coast Conference International Academic Collaborative Fellow in Creativity and Innovation.

   
   
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