|Feb. 14, 2008
Kenney Collection on display at Quick
The exhibition, which can be viewed in the Winifred Shortell Kenney Gallery, features a wide array of lithographs from the collection. Kenney collected works of the European “masters” such as Renoir, Matisse, Laurencin and Picasso. The exhibition also includes prints from the Kenney collection by lesser known artists whose work has become more important with the passing of time, such as Gromaire, Villon, Forain and Decaris. In all, the exhibition with more than 30 prints highlights work of some of the most important European artists of the 20th century.
Additionally, more prints can be viewed in the current Quick Center exhibition “African Resonance: Prints from the F. Donald Kenney Collection.” This exhibition is a companion to the season’s main exhibition, “African Odyssey: The Arts and Cultures of a Continent.” Several Picasso, Braque and Miro prints illustrate the presence of African characteristics in modern art.
“The Kenney collection is so rich that we can mount two exhibitions concurrently, drawing pieces from the same collection to show both an exhibition with a specific theme and a general themed exhibition,” said Joseph LoSchiavo, executive director of The Quick Center.
Kenney’s lithograph collection was given to the Quick Center in 1999 as part of a much larger gift of more than $3 million by the Kenney Foundation. The gift funded the F. Donald Kenney Museum and Art Study Wing of The Quick Center as well as two endowments, for a curator and for upkeep of the wing named on Kenney’s behalf.
The exhibition can be viewed until Aug. 24.
The Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All galleries are free and open to the public.
Other current exhibitions are:
- “African Odyssey:
The Arts and Cultures of a Continent,” featuring the arts and material
cultures of Africa. More than 500 artifacts are on loan from Wake Forest
University Museum of Anthropology, the University of Pennsylvania Museum
of Archaeology and Anthropology, and Hampton University in Virginia.
Bona's supports College Goal
In celebration of Black History Month, the Damietta Center and the Diversity Action Committee will host a talk by Dr. David Anderson and a Soul Food Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 17.
St. Bonaventure University faculty, staff and students will welcome alumni to campus this weekend for Bona's annual Homecoming Celebration.
A new major at St. Bonaventure University will offer a degree in the rapidly growing field of bioinformatics — the field of science in which biology, mathematics and computer science merge to form a single discipline.
The recent sequencing and analysis of the genomes of dozens of species of living organisims is already shedding new light on the evolution and functioning of life on Earth. Extracting meaningful insights from this explosion of biological information requires a level of expertise in each of the areas contributing to the field of bioinformatics.
“Bioinformatics serves both as a tool for biologists and as a challenge for the computer scientist. Biologists use off-the-shelf software, often in extremely clever ways, to suggest what experiments they should do, while computer scientists search for new algorithms to extract meaning from a flood of biological information,” said Dr. Michael Klucznik, assistant professor of mathematics and director of the bioinformatics program at St. Bonaventure.
“A draft sequence of the human genome was first published just five years ago and already bioinformatics has played a key role in advances in medicine, evolutionary biology, microbiology and drug development. I am excited that St. Bonaventure will train future scientists in this growing field,” said Dr. Michael J. Fischer, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the University.
Students will be able to tailor the bioinformatics major to their interests, focusing more on either experimental or computational approaches. The major is capped by a bioinformatics seminar in which students explore and discuss cutting-edge research in the field.
Undergraduates earning a bachelor of science degree in bioinformatics will have an interdisciplinary knowledge base ideally suited to pursuing graduate studies in bioinformatics, genomics, molecular biology, computational biology, protein chemistry and allied fields.
With the recent approval of the program by the State Education Department, students can begin taking courses in the new program this fall. For more information about the bioinformatics program, go to www.sbu.edu >> searchword: bioinformatics.
Check out the Career Center’s Event’s page to find information on the upcoming student program “Backpack to Blackberry.” Also available on the page is this month’s issue of the Career Center’s newsletter, Directions, which contains information on Teacher Recruitment Days and Alumni/Student Networking: Meet & Mingle.
All SBU faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to Friday Forums.
Date: Friday, Feb. 15, 2008
Jeffrey Peterson, professor of finance and chair of the Department of
Finance, Giles Bootheway, lecturer in finance, and MBA student Borko Tesic
had their paper “Financial Determinants of Faculty Salaries at Private
Master’s Granting Institutions” accepted for publication in the 2008
Business Research Yearbook. The paper models cross-sectional faculty
salary differentials as a function of enrollment, net revenue per student
and endowment per student. Additionally, some evidence of a positive link
between faculty salaries and institutional participation in NCAA Division
I athletics is provided.