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Misher Festival of Fine Arts 2009

misher logo 2009Images of Humanities and Science

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 More...

Misher Visiting Professor of Humanities
cell photoJames 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 Workshops
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
Photo Credit: Catherine PurzyckiThe 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.


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