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Urban Revitalization

In Faculty, Students on August 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm

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By Charmaine Banach, Assistant Professor of Interactive Digital Design

Six Graphic Design students from Youngstown State University, with the help of Assistant Professor Charmaine Banach from Quinnipiac University, installed a vinyl mural in May in Youngstown, OH.

Last year Charmaine Banach led a successful Kickstarter campaign to help raise just under $7,500 for a student based mural targeting urban revitalization efforts. The vinyl mural will span the windows of multiple downtown facades of Youngstown OH. The student-designed mural will highlight Youngstown’s Metamorphosis from prosperous steel-city, to a collapsed economy, and now to a city that is finding new hopes in technological businesses and culture. This is a unique project because it demonstrates how graphic design can be used as public art to help inspire people to come to come downtown and patronize local businesses. Banach hopes to bring similar projects to urban sites in New Haven.

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Bronze Age Archaeology

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2013 at 4:31 pm
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By Julia Giblin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

The 2013 Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeology project (BAKOTA) field season ended in June…after six exciting weeks!

This summer I spent six weeks in eastern Hungary, excavating a Bronze Age cemetery with two Quinnipiac students (Lauren Tosti and Justine Tynan) and a large international team of researchers. We had a phenomenal team this season and found 39 graves!