PhD student Marjorie Folkman has received the Emily Gregory Award from Barnard College, where she is a visiting associate professor in the dance department. The only student-nominated and selected teaching award, it honors an outstanding faculty member for excellence in teaching and for devotion and service to the students of Barnard College.

Leigh Wishner (MA 2004), curatorial assistant in the Costume and Textiles Department at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is part of the team that produced Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715 – 2015, a thematic survey of three centuries of men’s fashion on view from April 10 through August 21. On April 26, she was part of a panel offered in conjunction with Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists 1934-2000, an exhibition on view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, from April 19 through July 9.

Kate Fox (MA 2011) and her husband, Cory, welcomed the birth of their daughter Willa in March. Patios, Pools, and the Invention of the American Backyard, a traveling exhibit Kate curated for the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens, is on view at the Elmhurst History Museum through May 29. It will be on view at the Glen Ellyn Public Library from June 18 through August 28 and at the Cape Fear Museum in 2017.

Colin Fanning (MA 2013), a curatorial fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Rebecca Mir (MA 2012), associate manager of digital media and online learning at the Guggenheim Museum, are both cited in the April 17 New York Times Magazine article: “The Minecraft Generation: How a Clunky Swedish Computer Game is Teaching Millions of Children to Master The Digital World.” A recent paper they wrote traces the tradition of block-based games to the English political philosopher John Locke, who was an early advocate of alphabet blocks.