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Emerson to Rally in Support of the Arts

With arts funding under attack in President Trump’s draft budget released last week, Emerson’s Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, and Research and ArtsEmerson are teaming up with MASSCreative to rally support for the arts and make their case to local lawmakers.

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Engagement Lab Shows the Way to Better Public Engagement with Roadmap

A new tool launched by Emerson’s Engagement Lab promises to help civic leaders navigate the long journeys and bumpy roads of trying to get quality public input into a project or idea.

Emerson College Film Festival 2017

Emerson Film Festival Honors Student Filmmaking at Its Best

The 17th annual Emerson College Film Festival, held last Saturday, featured a diverse lineup of films that explored low-income communities, the immigrant experience, sexual assault, and even a man falling in love with a Christmas tree angel.

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Emerson to Embrace the Darkness for Earth Hour 2017

Once again, Emerson College is asking students, faculty, and staff to join people around the world and switch off the lights for one hour on Saturday to raise awareness about climate change.

David Alan Basche '90 with Ken Cheeseman

Actor/Producer Basche ’90 on Hollywood and Emerson Experience

Students got a sneak peek into the world of Hollywood when Performing Arts alumnus, actor and producer, David Alan Basche ’90 spoke about his career in the film and television industry, choosing the right scripts, and how the Emerson experience influenced his career.

Events

From left: Winners Margaret Katch ’04 and Roni Geva (team pitch); Audience Favorite Winner John Bickerstaff ’14; Winner Mike Carrier ’08; Standby Winner Will Taylor ’16; and Winner Matt Klein ’16.

PitchFest 2017

Thu, March 23, 2017 7:00pm


PitchFest is a pitch competition, held in partnership with Final Draft, for Emerson alumni in the LA area and currently enrolled Emerson LA students to test the power of their projects.

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Adventures in Ethics Series: "Religion in Politics: A Compelling Liberal Idea"

Tue, March 28, 2017 4:00pm


In this lecture, Kevin Vallier, associate professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University, argues that such an interpretation is inconsistent with deeper liberal commitments to personal liberty and respect for diversity.

Fake News

"Fake News and Alternative Facts" Keynote Panel

Wed, March 29, 2017 7:00pm


Join the School of Communication for "Fake News and Alternative Facts: The Role of Universities, Journalism, and Political Communication in Preserving Democracy," an important event around issues of media ethics, journalistic responsibility, and civility in political discourse.

Joshua Sobol

"Theater as a Form of Resistance to Oppression"

Thu, March 30, 2017 4:00pm


How can theater be used as a means toward social change? Engage with Israeli Stage playwright-in-residence Joshua Sobol as he lectures on theater as a form of resistance to oppression.

Bill Knott

Remembering Bill Knott

Thu, March 30, 2017 6:00pm


Students, colleagues, and fellow poets will pay tribute to Bill Knott, who taught at Emerson for 25 years, by remembering his life and work.