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Assistant Professor Arijit Sen has been named to a research residency for fall semester 2008 at the Institute for Advanced Study  of the University of Minnesota. As part of the Quandrant program funded by the Mellon Foundation to provide scholars opportunities for collaborative interaction .and support publication of the resulting work by the University of Minnesota Press. Sen will be completing,. Mobile Bodies, Transgressing Selves, which explores the role of the built environment in the history of South Asian immigration in the United States.  As part of the Qandrant's  “Design and Architecture” collaborative he will examine how layout, physical configuration and use of the built environment influence ethnic identity of immigrants.

Sen  was also a recipient of the 2009 UWM Graduate Research Incentive Grant, which he will use to further his research on the relationship between three white Hindu  women and Indian immigrant swami's who cohabited a Hindu temple in California at the beginning of the 20th century. His work will both illuminate  the architectural history of this important historical landmark and also help explore how this temple served as a site for collaborations across race and gender between Hindu immigrants and white women.

Associate Professor James Wasley received grants from the Oak Hill Foundation and the American Institute of Architects to fund a collaboration among leading academics and professionals in the field of design and sustainability that will result in a national curriculm for training members of the profession and students in the field. Charrettes and worshops will be held to develop the measurement tools and presentation devices for this curriculum.

Assistant Professors Gregory Thomson and Chris Cornelius are leading a multi-disciplinary team of faculty, students, and construction related professionals in  the Department of Energy sponsored Solar Decathlon. Their proposal was one of 10 selected nationwide to construct a solar home that will be judged in fall 2010 in Washington DC. The bulk of the funding comes from the U.S.Department of Energy and WeEnergies.

From the 2006 Marcus Prize Studio at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Winy Maas of MVDRV and Associate Professor of Architecture Grace La present the work of twelve students who explored the relationship between infrastructure, architecture, and urban form. MVRDV _ UWM Skycar City: A Pre-emptive History, Actar, November 2007. Available at amazon.com and elsewhere.

Professor Thomas Hubka was named a Fulbright Specialist and will visit the Ukraine this fall with some students to provide assistance to colleagues there and continue his research on the historic, material-cultural interpretation of small towns with mixed communities of Ukrainians, Poles, and Jews.

.The SARUP Publication Series has been digitized. It is available by free down-load as part of the Golda Meir Library's digital collection.  Hard copies are no longer being sold.. Check the publication series web pages for more details.

Events

Academic Year 2008-2009 marks 40 years at SARUP.  Watch for special events.
 

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last updated on July 29, 2008