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Ruani Ribe – Hoesley Reflection

I’m Ruani Ribe, a member of the first cohort of the Hoesley program. Initially, I joined the program in order to sharpen my skills with various software programs, and to learn more about design and online collaboration tools. I was also interested in being able to work with and learn from a small group of other students who shared similar interests. I like that the Hoesley Program allowed me to get my feet wet. Microsoft Excel and website-building, for example, both seemed fairly daunting, but introductions to the basics of each of these things and their capabilities gave me working knowledge of both and a level of comfort that I was able to use as a jumping off point to explore each further.

I was most excited to have the opportunity to build my own professional website, a chance to apply and showcase my interests and skills that I learned throughout the program, and with the information we were given on various design elements and website hosts, I was finally able to create a website that I feel successfully conveys who I am. Before the program I had been familiar with HTML and CSS, and with the resources that we were provided, I was finally able to put them to use.

The skills I have picked up and sharpened over the course of the Hoesley program can now be displayed confidently on my resume, and in the future, I know where to look for resources if any of my skills need brushing  up. Further, my professional website will be a great resource in my upcoming job search, and I plan to continue to develop it as time progresses.

To see my completed website, follow the url below!


Visual Studies Senior Projects 2010 (5/2/10)

Dr. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Director of the Program in Visual Studies, and Colette Copeland guided seven visual studies seniors to create vibrant websites showcasing their senior projects. WIC staff assisted students with web design software, scanning and graphic editing. The student created websites include interactive art galleries, photographs and original artwork.

Visual Studies Senior Projects
2010 Senior Theses Websites

Chinese Film Directors Website (6/5/09)

Three Penn undergraduates Mr. Chongping Chen, Mr. Maosheng Dong and Ms. Xiaomeng Hu have created the Chinese Film Directors educational website for a class taught by Dr. Mera Moore Lafferty after a year of research, writing, and web design. The site describes 33 notable Chinese directors from the 1970s to the present with biographies and filmographies.

One of the directors, Mr. Sherwood Hu, commented, “The website is a meaningful home for the Chinese film directors, the first of its kind, which focuses on Chinese directors through the generations. Great job!” A student-led presentation will launch the website in September 2009.