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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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. View A Carnival Surround Recently Featured in Hillestad Gallery Article

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. View Qingdao University Associate Professor in TCD as Visiting Scholar Article

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. View Winter Welcome Article

18 Jan 2011    

Indian Textiles and Costumes: Perspectives and Potential exhibition open

Indian Textiles and Costumes: Perspectives and Potential opened on Tuesday, January 18 and continues on exhibition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery through February 11, 2011. Traditional Indian handcrafted textiles and their use in Indian costumes and everyday life provided the foundation for exploration and design development for the work presented in the exhibition.

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21 Oct 2010    

Panhandle Slim President Jeffrey Hochster Visits TCD

On Friday October 15, 2010, the department welcomed Mr. Jeffrey Hochster, President of Westmoor Mfg Co of Fort Worth, Texas, and the parent company of western wear purveyors Panhandle Slim [http://www.panhandleslim.com/]. Mr. Hochster toured our facilities, met with faculty and students to provide us with an overview of his company's business and market, and met with students to discuss the state of the industry today, the company’s internship and employment opportunities, and the skill sets that Westmoor seeks in interns and prospective employees. View Panhandle Slim President Jeffrey Hochster Visits TCD Article

09 Sep 2010    

THIS Season Fall '10 now in print!

The fifth edition of the TCD student-produced 'zine THIS Season is now available at various locations around the department and the campuses. Coinciding with New York FASHION WEEK, the publication highlights some of the latest fashion trends as seen in local boutiques including Tsuru, Stella, The Black Market, Anonymous and Blu Velvet, and also features work by TCD grads including Pretty Good Things' creator and TCD visiting lecturer Mary Pattavina. View THIS Season Fall '10 now in print! Article