Brandy Culp (MA, 2004) has been appointed the Richard Koopman Curator of American Decorative Arts by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, after a multi-year, national search. Prior to her appointment at the Atheneum, Culp was curator of Historic Charleston Foundation, leading projects for the conservation and interpretation of the Foundation’s collection of fine and decorative arts. [no-indent] Hadley Jensen (MA, 2013; PhD candidate) has had a paper accepted for a symposium to be held in fall 2017 honoring the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology’s work at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Her paper, entitled “Visualizing Craft: James Mooney and the Cultures of Collecting and Display in the American Southwest,” will also appear in a volume to be published by the Smithsonian Institution. Hadley has also been awarded a summer fellowship by the Autry Museum of the American West for her dissertation project, “Shaped by the Camera: Navajo Weavers and the Photography of Making in the American Southwest, 1880-1945.” She will be in residence at the Burbank-based Autry Resources Center in June and July 2017.[no-indent] Serena Newmark (MA, 2007), a PhD candidate at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, spoke at the 6th Biennial David B. Warren Symposium on American Material Culture and the Texas Experience February 24–25 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. [no-indent] Sarah Pickman (MA, 2015), a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Yale University, writes that a revised version of her Bard Graduate Center Qualifying Paper will be included in the exhibition catalogue for Expedition: Fashions from the Extremes, opening later this year at the Museum at FIT covering the work of fashion designers who have been inspired by clothing made for extreme environments. Her essay will be one of several that will give historical context throughout the book that will be published by Thames and Hudson.[no-indent] Professor Elizabeth Simpson and Antonia Behan (MA, 2014; PhD Candidate) will be editing a special volume of papers presented at the 2016 Lanka Decorative Arts symposium, held in Sri Lanka and organized by Dr. Ayesha Abdur-Rahman (MA, 2000). The subject of the four-day academic conference was “Kussiya—The Kitchen: Culinary Ethnology in Sri Lanka.” Detailing the historical development and culture of kitchens and cooking in Sri Lanka, within its greater context, the conference was part of the post-war reconciliation and cooperation initiative supported by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy, Colombo. [no-indent] Irene Sunwoo (MA, 2003), who received her PhD from Princeton University, is the director of exhibitions and curator of the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.[no-indent] Leigh Wishner (MA, 2001) gave a talk entitled “Imagineering Californian Sportswear: Textile Science and Artistry, 1940-1960” at a Fashion Council of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum event celebrating the opening of the exhibition, Sun-Drenched Style: California Mid-Century Women Designers. As program chair of the Costume Society of America Western Region, she is co-organizing, with California State University Long Beach/CSULB University Art Museum, a one-day symposium entitled “Modernism Mode: Fashions, Fabrics, and Interiors in Mid-Century America” to take place on March 11. Tom Tredway (MA, 2007; MPhil, 2010; PhD Candidate), an assistant professor at California State University Long Beach, will be among the presenters.