Another academic year has started and the SU VRC has been busy as ever over the summer!
We've greatly expanded the image collection supporting the Introduction to Asian Art course. Dr. Xin Wu will be joining us this year, and we are all very excited to work with her. Her survey course will be much broader and more extensive in coverage, encompassing Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Art as before, but adding intriguing touches of Korean, Islamic, and Balinese.
Dr. Patrick Hajovsky's first year seminar, entitled 'Visions and Virgins' is underway. The new students are already diving into this fascinating topic, before regular classes resume next week. They will be looking at Byzantine icons and contributing to a wiki on the class Moodle site, a new feature this year.
Additionally, the VRC has a fresh new look. I have condensed the lonely slide collection into fewer cabinets, and have rearranged almost everything. I like to think that the space is more inviting and functional now, and comes complete with a small hospitality area, where I hope students and faculty alike will linger.
It doesn't look like much on film, but to me it's a vast improvement. I encourage anyone to stop by for candy, coffee, and image help! Computer compatibility issues withstanding, I hope very soon to have an extra scanning station where my students can work, and where members of the wider SU community can come to digitize things.