ACURA Projects 2017-2018
Division of Arts and Humanities
The Pennsylvania Narrative of New Deal Artwork in PA Post Offices
Summary of Research Project My student and I will be traveling around the state of Pennsylvania cataloging all of the artwork in Pennsylvania Post Offices as part of the Treasury Relief Arts
Project (TRAP), which was part of the New Deal of the 1930s. Once we have
cataloged all the artwork (ensuring that it is still in place and in good,
unaltered condition, we will break the artwork down thematically to
understand the Pennsylvania narrative created by the artwork.
Requirements for Students?
Faculty Member Name: Jimmy J. Pack Jr.
Faculty Member Email: email@example.com
Faculty Member Office Phone: 267-879-8675
Faculty Member Office Location: 207 Sutherland
What’s in a Recipe? Reading Early Modern Recipe Books
Summary of Research Project In early modern households,
families collected culinary and medicinal knowledge in recipe books. Taking a
manuscript at the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington DC) as a starting
point, this project will use an early modern recipe book to explore questions
about ecology, food, medicine, and women’s history.
Requirements for Students? Willingness to learn to read a historic form of
handwriting and develop a formal research project in the spring semester.
Faculty Member Name: Marissa Nicosia
Faculty Member Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Member Office Phone: 215-881-7556
Faculty Member Office Location: 301 Sutherland
Transmedia Narrative Character/Setting Development
Summary of Research Project: Using a collaborative story
platform to develop large scale characters and settings in an immersive
Requirements for Students? To develop ideas for characters and settings, and
to create them.
Faculty Member Name: Yvonne Love
Faculty Member Email: email@example.com
Faculty Member Office Phone: 8817654
Faculty Member Office Location: 229 Woodland
Transmedia Narrative: The Graphic Novel as Installation
Summary of Research Project : Students will take elements
from the graphic novel and create large scale installations of the story.
Requirements for Students? identify and create large scale elements of the
novel for the gallery
Faculty Member Name: Emily Steinberg
Faculty Member Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Member Office Phone: 2672425029
Faculty Member Office Location: 135 Woodland
Projects beginning in Spring 2018 semester
Varieties of Buddhist Healthcare in Multi-Ethnic Philadelphia: A Documentary Film
Summary of Research Project Students involved in this
project will will learn audio film making techniques and have the opportunity
to use these skills in the field at Philadelphia's colorful Asian temples. We
will collect video and audio recordings, ethnographic information, and GIS
data that will contribute to an online portal on Buddhism and health in
Philadelphia. We will learn about Philly's diverse Asian neighborhoods while
also contributing to an important visual database for Asian American and
Buddhist studies. (None are required, but prior experience with film making
or audio processing are a plus, as are Asian language skills and/or prior
knowledge of Buddhism.)
Requirements for Students? Available to meet W 5:00-8:00 and Sa 10:00-1:00
starting March 14th, 2018.
Faculty Member Name: Pierce Salguero
Faculty Member Email: email@example.com
Faculty Member Office Phone: 215-881-7300
Faculty Member Office Location: 302 Suth