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SOF NEWS June 2013

From Guardare by Matthew Monteith
Photo Matthew Monteith
"Sandy Hook" by Maureen Selwood
courtesy Maureen Selwood and the LA Review of Books
Drew Beattie in BILL POST at Eli Ping in NYC
Roman Republican coins from Rutgers collection
Nick Prince, Rome, 1997
Photo Pamela Keech
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Photo series by Matthew Monteith, FAAR'09 on Flavorwire


Flavorwire is featuring a photo series by Matthew Monteith, FAAR'09. "Guardare" shows people explaining art to other people and begins with Carmela Franklin, FAAR'85, RAAR'02 on the roof of the Villa Aurelia.

Composer Harold Shapero, FAAR'51, RAAR'71 dies at age 93. See Obituaries.

William Fain, FAAR'02 is delighted that his daughter, Elizabeth Fain LaBombard, is the winner of the 2014 Prince Charitable Trusts  Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture.

Sandy Hook by Maureen Selwood, FAAR'03 was featured in the May 26 issue of the Los Angeles Review of Books to illustrate "A Poem for President Drone" by Michael Robbins.

Drew Beattie, FAAR'95 was included in BILL POST, a collaborative installation project at Eli Ping Gallery in New York City.

T.Corey Brennan, FAAR'88 and recent Mellon Professor has received a grant from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation  to digitize the Erst Badian Collection of Roman Republican Coins which is housed at Rutgers University.

Thomas V. Cohen, FAAR'92 writes, "I am still working on that fun book I started at the AAR in 1990. Making progress. But other things came out, a book of microhistories in 2004 called Love and Death, a volume with Riitta Laitinen of Turku on the Renaissance Street, a collection of essays with Germaine Warkentin here in Toronto on La Relazione on Renaissance reporting, a translation of Irene Fosi's La Giustizia del Papa, now Papal Justice, and some art history essays on Rome coming out with Gail Feigenbaum, FAAR'80  for the Getty. The archives retain their magnetic charm, and I come every year to find more treasures and hang out with Roman scholars."

Pamela Keech, FAAR'82 informs the Academy family that her long-time partner Nicholas Prince died on May 11. Nick, a designer and builder, was a devout fan and friend of the Academy and enjoyed many trips to Rome, and many fine hours at the Academy. He was especially noted for his skill negotiating the traffic of Rome and once drove right into Piazza Navona. He always treasured the ticket he received. A memorial will be held in August, date to be announced. Donations in his memory can be sent to the Academy.