In the modern world of online newspapers and graphic-design software, the Department of Art's letterpress studio is a step back in time, with wooden and lead type and manual printing presses that students learn to use for a wide variety of projects that enhance and showcase their creativity.
For those who love reading Shakespeare—and those who want to love it if only someone would help them better understand the language and the context—a new mobile application brings a cadre of experts to the reader's fingertips. One of those Shakespearean scholars sharing her knowledge through this project is Kristen Poole, professor of English.
When Tom Brevoort was an undergraduate in the University's illustration program, he got what seemed like a dream internship for someone who had loved comic books since age 6—working at Marvel Comics. Today, Brevoort is a senior vice president and executive editor there, overseeing plots, suggesting stories and consulting on such films as The Avengers.