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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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21 Mar 2011    

Qingdao University Associate Professor in TCD as Visiting Scholar

Associate Professor Qin de Qing, TCD Visiting Scholar from Qingdao University, China

Associate Professor Qin de Qing ("Gina"), Vice Dean in the Department of Textile and Fashion Design at Qingdao University in China, recently settled into TCD as a visiting scholar for a semester-long residency. Professor Qin's research and creative work emphasizes fiber art and the transformation of specific fabrics into 3-d structural forms, and this will be the area on which she focuses during her time on the UNL campus.

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22 Feb 2011    

Addressing the Body: Lessons in Quilting; February 21 - March 18, 2011

Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery presents new exhibit, Addressing the Body: Lessons in Quilting, February 21 - March 18, 2011.

Dessert Reception - free and open to the public: Friday, February 25, 5:30-8:00 pm.  (In conjunction with the College of Education and Human Sciences School House Supper and Evening of Fun.)

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09 Feb 2011    

Save America's Treasures Grant Awarded to IQSC & M

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced nine Save America’s Treasures grants, including a $25,000 award to TCD’s International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Save America’s Treasures makes critical investments in the preservation of our nation’s most significant and endangered cultural treasures, which illustrate, interpret, and embody the great events, ideas, and individuals that contribute to America’s history and culture.

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08 Feb 2011    

Winter Welcome

LOOSE THREADS has been on a bit of a hiatus since the Fall semester but as we settle comfortably into the Spring 2011 schedule, department activity is picking up momentum once again, and our occasional blogspot likewise. Undergraduate students led by editor-in-chief Rachel Jensen began the new semester with the publication of the 5th THIS SEASON 'zine, featuring the latest in fashion and accessories available at local retailers and online merchants. This student produced magazine never fails to generate excitement and interest in the local fashion scene, and puts our students' diverse talents on display for the campus and community.

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