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04/21/08 - Tyler

UTT Art Professor Receives Grant To Conduct Research In Italy

Dr. Jill Blondin, assistant professor of art history at The University of Texas at Tyler, has received a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship in Renaissance Art History to conduct research in Italy.

Dr. Arlene Horne, associate vice president for research and federal relations, made the announcement.

Blondin was awarded $3,000 from the Renaissance Society of America, which actively encourages the continued spread of learning about the Renaissance through awards and scholarship. The award is the largest amount offered by RSA.

During her four-week study, Blondin will analyze documents, art and architecture associated with churches and related structures located in Rome.

Blondin holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received the UT Tyler Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award in 2007 for extraordinary teaching. She also serves as the undergraduate advising coordinator and as an undergraduate adviser for the UT Tyler Department of Art and Art History.

Her memberships include the RSA, College Art Association, Italian Art Society and the Texas Association of Schools of Art.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

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