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30 May 2011    

TCD New York Study Tour 2011

TCD New York Study Tour participants with Senior Lecturer Carol Easley and Dr. Barbara Trout (far right)

27 TCD majors spent a week recently in New York City, learning the inner workings of the fashion and textile industry through the 2011 edition of the annual TCD Professional Study Tour. Students met with numerous industry representatives including magazine editors of Shape magazine; the  art director of the major apparel company Jones Group; a production manager;  a sales director; a designer at Natori; and the head visual merchandiser of SAKS Fifth Avenue. Meetings were held with TCD alums who hold key positions in companies such as Nicole Miller, Apollo Jeans and J. Crew.

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30 May 2011    

Visiting Scholar Professor Qin Deqing exhibits new work in the Rotunda Gallery

Detail views of two manipulated fabric panels in Qin De Qing's Rotunda Gallery show FLOATING FABRIC

TCD's visiting scholar Professor Qin De Qing of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China is currently showing new work developed during her TCD residency, at the Rotunda Gallery in UNL's city campus Union. "Gina's" experimental manipulations of fabric using lustrous metallic finishes and tie-dye techniques create ethereal textile forms that evoke sea life, and that appear fragile yet luminous. Gina's work is informed by Taoist philosophy and sensibility vis-a-vis the interrelationship of form and counterform, figure and ground, what is and what is not. Floating Fabric continues through June 3.

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24 May 2011    

Qin de Qing exhibit through June 3

Associate Professor Qin de Qing ("Gina"), Vice Dean in the Department of Textile and Fashion Design at Qingdao University in China, is nearing the end of a semester-long residency in TCD. A reception in her honor is scheduled for her May 24, 4 - 6 p.m. in the Rotunda Gallery of the Nebraska Union. Some of her work, completed in TCD this semester, will be on display until June 3 in the Rotunda.

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16 May 2011    

Summer 2011 Brings Major Renovation Project in TCD

Work began at the close of the Spring 2011 semester on the main TCD apparel design studio, which will be transformed into an expanded space over the course of the summer season. Two office spaces adjacent to the studio will be incorporated into a larger design studio that promises more ease-of-movement in classes that generally run at capacity.

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16 May 2011    

PERSONAL FENCES: A Collection of Handbags by Sandra Starkey

PERSONAL FENCES: A Collection of Handbags by Sandra Starkey

Personal Fences, a thesis collection by M.A. candidate Sandra Starkey, concluded the Spring 2011 series of graduate student exhibitions in the department's Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. The collection of handbags played on the connections between purses and fences and explored unusual and original uses for diverse materials including fittings that might be more commonly found in hardware stores, re-purposed to add fashion flair to Starkey's original creation

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16 May 2011    

Dr. Shirley Niemeyer to retire after 41 years of service to UNL and Nebraska

On Wednesday May 18 the Department of Textiles, Clothing & Design hosted a celebration of the career of Dr. Shirley Niemeyer who retires on June 30 after 41 years of service to the university and the citizens of the state and the nation. A passionate and dedicated Extension Specialist, Dr. Niemeyer's research and work on housing issues and the environment provided opportunities for individuals and families across the state of Nebraska and beyond its borders to make informed decisions about their housing and the safety, decency and affordability of their physical and social environment. Throughout her career Dr. Niemeyer worked closely with the 4-H program, and brought sensitivity to design and the enormous satisfaction of creative endeavor to generations of Nebraskans.

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16 Apr 2011    

TCD Chair attends two textiles events in China

TCD Chair Michael James with Prof. Tian Qing and Quiltmania Magazine editor Carole Veillon

TCD department chair Michael James recently returned from Beijing, China, where he was invited as the keynote speaker at the 11th International Textile and Quilt Festival sponsored by the Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University.  James spoke on "Teaching from the International Quilt Study & Museum, providing an overview of the history and development of the IQSCM as well as insights into the quilt studies graduate programs. Attendees at the conference came from as far away as France, the Netherlands and Australia, with additional groups from Japan and Korea joining the Tsinghua University faculty and students. An exhibition in the Academy of Art & Design's galleries featured work by James and an international array of quilt artists.

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12 Apr 2011    

A Carnival Surround Recently Featured in Hillestad Gallery

Hand-printed fabrics by Thaïs de Oliveira created a festive yet reflective mood in the Hillestad Gallery installation

Textile design graduate student Thaïs de Oliveira's Master of Arts thesis exhibition A CARNIVAL SURROUND closed on Friday April 8 with a gala reception in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, accompanied by the sounds of Brazilian carnival eminating from the new gallery sound system.

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12 Apr 2011    

Dr. Pietra Rivoli returns to TCD

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Dr. Pietra Rivoli speaks with TCD Merchandising Majors recently in TXCD 412

Economist and Georgetown University Professor Dr. Pietra Rivoli returned to TCD on Tuesday April 12 to speak with students in Dr. Young Ha's Merchandising III class in advance of her E. N. Thompson Forum address at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on Who's Afraid of International Trade? The author of Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, now in its second edition after having been translated into 14 languages, Dr. Rivoli teaches finance and international business in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown. Professor Rivoli has special interests in social justice issues in international business and in China, and she regularly leads MBA residencies to China. Her academic research has been published in numerous leading journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Journal of Money Credit and Banking. In 2006, Professor Rivoli was awarded a Faculty Pioneer Award by the Aspen Institute. This award recognizes McDonough Business School faculty who have been leaders in the integration of social and environmental issues into MBA curricula.

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05 Apr 2011    

CEHS turns biowaste into industrial products

Yiqi Yang, Professor Textiles, Clothing, and Design, was interviewed recently by the BBC regarding his work with biowaste and plastics.

The BBC reports, "But the work presented by Yiqi Yang, from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, takes this idea further and uses the chicken feather fibres themselves as a principal ingredient - making up 50% of the mass of the composite.

As a result, the plastics require less of the materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene that are derived from petroleum products."

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