18 Apr 2019    

College of Education and Human Sciences Award Reception

One of the values CEHS espouses is dedication to excellence. Another is valuing community. On April 12 CEHS faculty/staff gathered at the Sheldon Museum of Art to salute this year's faculty, staff, and student award recipients in CEHS. Each one is an example of excellence in teaching, research, creative work, engagement, mentoring as well as dedication to supporting the CEHS mission.

Staff Award
Jim Benes-SSC
Ben Lennander-CEHS Business Team

Outstanding Teaching Award
Jennifer Johnson Jorgensen-TMFD
Deryl Hatch-EDAD
Natalie Williams-CYAF

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Jorgense (r); Burton (l)

15 Apr 2019    

Burton and Jorgensen receive 2019 CEHS awards

Dr. Jennifer Jorgensen, Assistant Professor in the department of Textiles Merchandising & Fashion Design has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2019 College of Education and Human Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. The committee was impressed with her contributions and excellence in teaching. These are already very well known to us in the department, and it’s great to have Jennybeth’s contributions acknowledged by the College.

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02 Apr 2019    

Crafting Culture project celebrates diverse women entrepreneurs in textiles

The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design is hosting “Crafting Culture: Women and the Business of Textiles in Nebraska,” an exhibition at the Nebraska History Museum, in partnership with the museum and the Asian Community and Cultural Center.

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20 Dec 2018    

TMFD graduate thesis project uses 3D body scanning and 3-D printer technology to combat gaming stereotypes

As part of her final master's degree project in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design, College of Education and Human Sciences, Stephanie Pitcher used body scanning and 3-D printer technology to create avatars of real women.

For as long as she’s loved video games, one question has nagged at Stephanie Pitcher — why, in an industry where nearly half of all players are women, are female avatars not more representative and diverse? Her project can be seen on the second floor of the Home Economics building until Feb. 1, 2019. Check out the full article in Nebraska Today!

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30 Nov 2018    

TMFD graduate students awarded research grants

Wei Li and Bingnan Mu, Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design (TMFD) Ph.D. students have received research grants from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Foundation.

Wei Li. "Completely Stereo-complexed PLA Fibers with Good Dyeability and Retention of Mechanical Properties for Textile Applications." ($2,000).

Bingnan Mu. "Natural Colorants from Sorghum Hulls for Cotton Dyeing." ($1,400).

Congratulations Wei and Bingnan.

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TMFD student receives ITAA award

16 Nov 2018    

TMFD Student Md. Rashaduzzman recipient of two awards from ITAA

Md. Rashaduzzaman, Ph.D. Student in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design received two awards from the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) on November 9, 2018 at ITAA's annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio.  The two awards are "The Lois Dickey Fellowship:  Outstanding Continuing Doctoral Student Award 2018" ($1,000 stipend) and "The Sara Douglas Fellowship for Professional Promise:  Doctoral Student Award 2018" ($500 stipend).

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22 Oct 2018    By Mac Carney

TMFD students participate in Project Funway fundraiser

The College of Education and Human Science’s Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design (TMFD) is participating in “Project Funway,” an annual fundraiser for Fresh Start, a nonprofit that helps homeless women get back on their feet. This is Project Funway’s ninth year, and TMFD students have been involved every year. Through donations, community support and fundraisers, Fresh Start has provided services to homeless women for more than 25 years.

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15 Oct 2018    

Pankaj Desai Performs North Indian Classical Music

In conjunction with the exhibition Pigment on Cloth: Tradition, Family,  and the Art of Indian Pichvai Painting, the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery presents Pankaj Desai on tabla, a leading percussive instrument of the Hindustani or North Indian Classical Music form. This First Friday November 2 performance, accompanied by the sounds of another traditional instrument, the sarangi, will be in the traditional baithak style, wherein the audience and the artist are seated on the gallery floor in an informal and intimate setting.

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27 Sep 2018    

History and practice of Pichvais paintings explored in Talwar lecture Oct. 14

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will host a lecture on October 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 11 of the Home Economics Building on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus titled “Making the Desert Bloom: Painted Textiles for a Krishna Temple” by Kay Talwar. The lecture is free and open to all and will be followed by a reception in the gallery on the building’s second level.

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Madhuvanti Ghose

04 Sep 2018    

Krishna art and culture explored in Ghose lecture Sept. 13

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will host a lecture titled “The Artists of Nathdwara: Traditions and Contexts” by Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Islamic Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, at 5 p.m., Sept. 13 in Room 11 of the Home Economics Building on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's East Campus. The lecture is free and open to all and will be followed by a reception in the gallery on the building's second level.

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