- The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust, by Deborah Durland DeSaix (MFA 1986 Illustration as Visual Essay) and Karen Gray Ruelle, was included on the American Library Association (ALA) list of 2010 Notable Children’s Books. The ALA singled out this true story of Muslims in a French mosque who saved Jews from capture by the Nazis in the Middle Readers category.
- MFA Social Documentary Film Department faculty member Tom Hurwitz was recently admitted into the American Society of Cinematographers. Hurwitz is an award-winning cinematographer for TV and film, and whose work has been seen on PBS’ American Masters series, HBO’s The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib and the feature-length documentaries Down and Out in America and Wild Man Blues.
- Natan Dvir, a current student in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, is one of the winners of the Myartspace.com 2009 Art Scholarship Competition. The online venue for contemporary art awarded Dvir its third-place prize for his work examining the ways in which people practice their religions and the contexts in which they do so.
- The sustainable innovation think tank Societás and Medium Magazine named alumnus Yoko Furusho (BFA 2008 Illustration) the first runner-up for the 2009 Static Art Prize, which recognizes the work of emerging artists from around the world.
March 23, 2010