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Storrs Gallery to Display Lott’s ‘False Front'

The Storrs Gallery will exhibit "False Front," works by Ted Lott from Wednesday, Nov. 19, through Thursday, Jan. 15.

Lott is an artist, designer and craftsperson; he believes that thinking and making are two sides of the same coin. He served as artist-in-residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Kohler Arts / Industry Program, Haystack School and the Vermont Studio Center. Lott received his M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.F.A. from the Maine College of Art. His work encompasses sculpture, architecture, furniture and public art, and it has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country.

According to the artist, "Craft practices are at once defined and restrained by their connections to tradition. Viewing woodworking in the context of objects made with wood, housing, particularly stick-frame construction, emerges as possibly the most widespread use of the material throughout the modern world. Utilizing these techniques in a studio-based practice, it is my hope to further the conversation on how notions of craft fit into the modern world."

Health Professional Becomes Executive-in-Residence

Bringing a unique background in health care analytics, finance and economics to the University, Dipti Patel-Misra is the first executive-in-residence in the Center for Graduate Life (CGL).

In her role with the CGL, Patel-Misra will develop and teach a course on strategic career planning for graduate students interested in roles outside academia. She also will be available to meet with students one-on-one to coach them toward sustainable career success. “For a successful career, one needs a combination of both academic and non-academic skills,” Patel-Misra said. “Understanding, developing and leveraging these skills for the right role leads to a fulfilling career.”

Patel-Misra, who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill, has two decades of experience in health care analytics; finance; insurance; and health economics, outcomes and informatics, including senior leadership roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, SAS and Best Doctors.