The following post has two assignments namely;
1.Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait
Write a short essay on Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait painting. Use the information on the painting under the tab Arnolfini Portrait Resources for background knowledge and information when you
construct your essay. Include the following when you structure your essay:
A general description of the painting: what do you see? What is going on? Talk about two objects in the painting: What are they, what do they mean and why do you find them interesting. Talk about
one of the theories presented in the material and discuss it. What is your opinion about it? Include any other thoughts you have about the painting!
2. Puksta Scholars Program
1. Justice Issue Area(s): select from the list below the justice area(s) or other community issue(s) you are interested in being actively involved with as a Puksta Scholar. The following is a
list of suggested areas, or you may identify your own.
2. Other justice issue area(s) or community issue area(s) of interest not previously selected.
3. One form of motivation used in community organizing is testimonio, or personal testimonial narratives. Tell us a story that explains your motivation for participating in your community. What is
your personal connection to the justice issue area(s) that you identified? The essay should address all parts of the question and be *no more than 300 words* in length. This is meant to be a
reflective writing, not a summary of your activities in the community or awards.
4. An essential part of the Puksta Scholars program is translating ideas into action. Please narrow your broad social justice issue into a statement of a problem and proposed project that would
address this problem. Make sure to include a discussion of the root causes of the problem as well as the anticipated impact of your project. (300 word limit)
5. What are your academic interests? How might your participation in Puksta Scholars enhance your academic and even professional interests and how might your academic interests enhance your Puksta
Scholar work? Please note that many Puksta scholars pursue projects that are seemingly disconnected from their majors (e.g. a pre-med student is working on immigration reform). Successful
applicants are able to relate their project and academic interests by discussing such things as target populations, content, skills, knowledge sets, or orientations towards social justice. (300
5. The Puksta Scholars Program is an inclusive and intentionally diverse community, broadly defined. Please describe one experience or project where you worked with people across lines of
difference. That is, when have you worked with individuals, groups, or organizations that are comprised of social identities different from you? What did you learn about diversity, your social
identity, and privilege from this experience and/or project? (300 word limit)