2009 Misher Festival of Fine Arts And Humanities
Images of Humanities
January 26-30, 2009
The arts and sciences united in presentations of photography
and writing as University of the Sciences celebrated “Images
of Humanities and Science” during its annual Misher Festival
of Fine Arts and Humanities from Jan. 26-30.
Taking a look back, University students Erblina Koka BC’09,
Shay McCray DPT’12, and Leeann Tan HumSci’11, provide
highlights of the week’s most memorable events, speakers,
and experiences. Read
Misher Visiting Professor
E. Hayden, manager of the Wistar Institute's Microscopy
Core Facility in Philadelphia, served as the 2009 Misher Visiting
Professor of Humanities. Hayden's imagery and graphics have
appeared in children's books, textbooks, nature magazines, scientific
calendars and on the covers of scientific journals Science,
PNAS and Nature. He has lectured internationally on microscopy
and photography and has consulted with the USDA and Nikon Instruments.
He has also served as curator, contributor, and judge for Nikon's
International Small World Photomicrography Contest and Exhibit.
Events, Speakers and
The University has a long tradition of bridging the arts and
the sciences, from the photography of Frederick Gutekunst, a
PCP 1853 Alumnus, to the student exchange agreement with University
of the Arts. The Misher Festival celebrates the University's
legacy with an array of events, speakers, and experiences that
will surely show our world in a different light.
Nature Photography Contest
Misher Festival highlighted its theme “Images of Humanities
and Science” with a photo contest won by Catherine Purzycki,
instructor in biology. Purzycki’s photo was chosen for
the very different use of color and composition from most of
the competition. The winners were announced by Justin Rectenwald
(Rectenwald Studio, Philadelphia) who reviewed over 300 submissions
for the contest. Take
a look at the other finalists.