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Kortney Adams, who received the S.M. degree in civil and environmental engineering in September 2000, has won the 2005 Independent Reviewers of New England Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Small Company for her portrayal of Mrs. Rochester in "After Mrs. Rochester" at the Wellesley Summer Theatre. The Awards Gala was held on March 21 at the Lenox Hotel Ballroom.

Julie Moir Messervy, who studied at MIT while at Wellesley and received master's degrees in both architecture and city planning from MIT in 1978, is receiving the Landscape Design Award at the American Horticultural Society's annual Great American Gardeners Conference. Messervy, recently in the news for her "South of France" environment created with Professor Tod Machover's musically interactive flowers for the Marshall Field's and Bachman's Spring Flower Show in Minneapolis, has also taught landscape design at MIT's Graduate School of Architecture.

"Home Sweet Gated Home," an installation by Magda Fernandez, administrative assistant in the Office of the Arts, is on view at the Allston Skirt Gallery (450 Harrison Ave., Boston) through April 30. The installation is an expanded version of a project Fernandez presented in Miami last summer as one of five finalists for the prestigious 2004 Cintas Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts. Fernandez will hold a public conversation about the work with Rose Art Museum curator Raphaela Platow at the gallery on Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 6, 2005 (download PDF).

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