Aesthetics News

Unmasking Masks

Cultures throughout time and around the world have created and used masks. It's a universal form of cultural expression, says Assistant Professor of Psychology Daniel Graham - and one at the center of his latest research. At the nexus of psychology and aesthetics, Graham is answering questions about masks, including how the proportions, such as the distance between the eyes, may differ from that ...
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Gummoe’09 Named Assistant Winemaker

Sarah Gummoe '09 has been named assistant winemaker at Fox Run Vineyards, located in Penn Yan, N.Y., part of the Finger Lakes American Viticultural Area. Gummoe, who joined Fox Run full-time in 2011 to pursue a career in winemaking, will continue to work with head winemaker Peter Bell on the full portfolio of estate grown, cool-climate wines. A Rochester, N.Y., native, she earned her B.A. in soci...
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Bryce ’09 Performs in “Sordid Lives”

DC Metro Theater Arts, an online theater review website, recently posted an article featuring an interview with Hobart alum Alex Bryce '09. The piece focused on his "powerful performance" as Ty Williamson in Dominion Stage's production of "Sordid Lives." Bryce, who is deaf, is working with a voice interpreter for the role. Bryce was previously involved with set production for Dominion Stage, but...
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The Alzheimer's + Aesthetics Connection

Assistant Professor of Psychology Daniel Graham spreads out eight images on the desk in front of him - sweeping vistas, secluded forests, a stone bridge - images of varying landscapes. These photographs, used in a recent study completed by Graham and his colleagues and published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology, are key to a rather puzzling - and amazing - discovery: despite hav...
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The 'A' Fund

The HWS Architecture Department has recently nominated Nick Batson '11 as a recipient of The 'A' Fund scholarship. The 'A' Fund was established by Professor of English Grant Holly, his daughter-actress Lauren Holly-and their family, friends and colleagues in honor of Alexander Holly, son of Grant, brother of Lauren. Alexander tragically passed away as a young man, before he was able to realize ...
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