Art professor earns SUNY research award

Cynthia ClaboughProfessor Cynthia Clabough of the art department was one of 29 statewide faculty members recognized with the 2007 SUNY Research Foundation Research and Scholarship Award on May 2.

The incoming chair of Oswego’s art department, Clabough has earned 18 grants and awards. Her work as appeared in 61 solo or group exhibitions, and she has participated in more than two dozen competitive exhibitions.

Most recently, she received a SUNY Conferences on Computing in the Disciplines grant that supported a two-day conference in late March at SUNY Oswego titled “At the Intersection: A Conversation Between Art and Science on Information Visualization.” The conference brought together researchers and artists from many fields who work on interactive integrated media design.

Also this year, Clabough was part of a collaboration between art, music and theatre students and faculty with the Squonk Opera troupe to create the original multimedia production “Lost in a Viral Paradise.” The production had its world premiere in March at SUNY Oswego’s Waterman Theatre.

She currently chairs the college’s Center for Communication and Information Technology, an interdisciplinary fusion of graphic arts, journalism, broadcasting and information science.

Clabough has given 30 presentations and talks on topics ranging from art education to technology and writing to women’s studies.

She started teaching at SUNY Oswego in 1994. She received her master of fine arts degree from Southern Illinois University.

The SUNY Research Foundation is a private nonprofit corporation that supports the advancement of education, research and discovery among the university system’s 64 campuses. The State University system generated $888 million in fiscal 2006 for more than 9,800 projects funded by more than 2,400 sponsors.

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(Posted: May 09, 2007)