AddThis Inferno’s Gorgon logo was designed by Rice student Helena Martin. Inferno will debut its first show of the season Oct. 25, “CAN – YOU – DREAM – AMERICA” by Houston-based Venezuelan artist Violette Bule. Return to article. Long DescriptionInferno will debut its first show of the season Oct. 25, “CAN – YOU – DREAM – AMERICA” by Houston-based Venezuelan artist Violette Bule.“CAN – YOU – DREAM – AMERICA” is a project by Houston-based Venezuelan artist Violette Bule, whose work deals with themes of Latino identity and immigration. Her exhibition at Inferno explores the multilayered reality of migration in the U.S. An opening reception will be held Oct. 25 from 8 to 11 p.m.Originally named for its 1,600-square-foot footprint — jokingly referred to as the size of a matchbox — the gallery opened in 2009 in the former Sewall Hall office of Rice Associate Professor Christopher Sperandio, who donated it to students after he learned about a campuswide dearth of student art spaces. Nearly a decade later, other student art spaces have been installed, but Inferno remains the premier gallery for student art on campus.“Rice prides itself on involving undergraduates in research, and nowhere on campus does it happen better than in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts (VADA) and at the Inferno Gallery,” Sperandio said. “The gallery is a creative lab space that is organized and managed exclusive by undergraduate art students who run a wide range of experimental art exhibitions and immersive installation environments.”Rice senior Suzanne Zeller was tasked with rebranding Matchbox after being named director in May. The name Inferno was selected to “connect the old name to the new name,” she said. “I was enticed by the name because of its interesting visual possibilities.”For the gallery’s new logo, Zeller commissioned fellow senior Helena Martin to design a Gorgon head based on one Zeller discovered in the drawings of Sandro Botticelli for Dante’s “Inferno.” ShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsMEDIA ADVISORYKatharine [email protected]’s student-run art gallery becomes an InfernoIts old name now up in flames, the student-run art space at Rice University formerly known as Matchbox has been reborn as Inferno Gallery. The newly rechristened gallery debuts Oct. 25 with its first exhibition of the season. Return to article. Long DescriptionInferno’s Gorgon logo was designed by Rice student Helena Martin.“Helena didn’t just copy the original drawing, she reinterpreted it herself,” Zeller said. Martin’s work captured an array of visceral emotions seen in the snake-headed woman’s screaming face: rage, terror, grief, even a hint of ecstasy. Art is, after all, about provoking emotions.“While I love art that is created purely for its aesthetics, art that carries social meaning and can generate dialogue on social issues is very important, especially at this time in our country,” said Zeller, who wants to showcase minority artists, immigrant artists and feminist artists for that very reason.“Our next two shows of the semester are from Lindsey Douglas, a Rice VADA major with an entrancing interactive sculptural show, and Dana Suleymanova and Rachel Wilkins of the University of Texas at Austin, who are bringing us an innovative take on art and mixed media,” Zeller said.Inferno Gallery is located in Sewall Hall room 258, opening onto the Sewall Hall Sculpture courtyard.-30-For more information, contact Katharine Shilcutt, media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6760 or [email protected] news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.For a Rice University map and parking information, visit http://parking.rice.edu.Related information:For more information on Inferno Gallery, visit http://matchbox.rice.edu.For more information on Violette Bule, visit https://www.violettebule.com.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,970 undergraduates and 2,934 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.
About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer Last Updated Jun 11, 2018 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail regions: New York City Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from New York business schools this week.New Research from Columbia Business School Shows How the Dollar Has Become the Predominant International Currency – Columbia Business SchoolColumbia has published new research that finds that “global portfolios have shifted dramatically away from the euro and toward the dollar” since the 2008 financial crisis. Jesse Schreger, Columbia assistant professor and faculty fellow at the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business, writes that this research “offers a novel perspective on the potential benefits that accrue to countries that issue an international currency like the dollar.”“Generally, investors everywhere only want to lend in their currencies,” Schreger writes. “If a firm wants to borrow from foreign investors, this means they need to issue debt denominated in the investor’s currency, which exposes them to exchange rate risk or the need to use currency derivatives—a costly proposition for many companies.”The article elaborates: “American companies are currently tapping into international markets in ways that companies in other countries cannot because of the dollar’s predominant status as an international currency.”Read the full article here.The Advantage of Teaming Up – Rutgers Business BlogThe TeamUp program at Rutgers was founded by Assistant Dean Sangeeta Rao as a way to connect “undergraduate students with professionals who could provide them with useful insights about transitioning to the work world.” According to the article, “1,300 pairs of professionals and students have been teamed up, and 85 percent of the relationships have continued beyond the duration of semester.”Rao writes, “There’s a high probability that if the connection is right, it creates a lifetime of value to the student and the mentor. It’s a two-way street.”TeamUp paired Mary Giordano, VP of regulatory supervision at Prudential, with Angelene Jean-Louis, a Delta Air Lines customer service rep and translator who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting.Jean-Louis writes of her relationship with Giordano, “She’s showed me how to turn my experience into an advantage and that gives me more confidence. She’s taught me how to market myself better. I didn’t know how to do that before I started working with Mary.”Giordano writes of her experience as a mentor: “When I’m working as a mentor, I’m there to coach, to assist them with professional development. I love Angelene. She has been very receptive to my feedback. She’s very motivated.”Read the full article here.Success Story: Brandon Stanford, MBA ’18, Lands Role at EY – Gabelli ConnectGabelli surveys how recent graduate Brandon Stanford MBA ’18 landed a role as a senior consultant at EY.Stanford’s incredible journey began when a Department of Education human resource associate took notice of his John Jay College degree and tenacity in the mailroom and “offered him a job as a business manager for two schools,” according to the article.Stanford eventually found himself managing nearly 40 schools as director of finance for a district in Queens. “I taught myself accounting, finance, budgeting, and forecasting. I built their budgets from scratch. But I wanted to find meaning in the work that I do.”Fast-forward to Stanford enrolling at Fordham, whose alumni network he describes as “ridiculous.” He says, “If you want a job in New York City, this is the place to be.”While still at Fordham, he was recruited by a Gabelli alum who happened to be a partner at EY.Of his journey, Stanford writes, “A guy who was working at a charter school is now at a Fortune-500 company and working with individuals at the forefront of running a company. If I can make managing partner in 10 years, I will change my legacy for my family and my life. And I could not have done it without a Fordham MBA.”Read the full article here. RelatedCrypto Regulation, Military Experience in Business School, and More – New York NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from New York business schools this week. 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