Events in March 2015

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  • Faculty/Alumni Reading: Senior Lecturer Steve Himmer and MFA Mary Helen Specht

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Little Building
    CoLab, Iwasaki Library

    The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing is proud to announce the next event in the Faculty & Alumni Reading Series: Senior Lecturer Steve Himmer and MFA Mary Helen Specht.

    Steve Himmer is a senior lecturer at Emerson College and editor of the webjournal Necessary Fiction. Himmer's work has appeared in The Millions, Ploughshares online, and the Los Angeles Review. His first novel, The Bee-Loud Glade, was named a 2011 Great Summer Read by NPR's On Point. Himmer recently released his second novel, Fram, and has another novel, Scratch, forthcoming in 2016.

    Mary Helen Specht holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She has been published in the New York Times, The Colorado Review, and Night Train. She received Night Train's Richard Yates Short Story Award and has been nominated for multiple Puschart Prizes. Specht recently released her debut novel, Migratory Animals.

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    For more information please contact:
    Nicole Martignetti

  • All A Capella LIVE: Here Comes The Sun

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Cutler Majestic Theatre
    Tickets range from $10-$30

    Join us for a special "out of the igloo" all-college community a capella celebration and WERS a capella competion, featuring all four Emerson a capella groups and five groups from BU, UMASS Amherst and Northeastern. President Pelton will speak and there will be a suprise peformance. 

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by WERS with Spirit of Emerson, Emerson Alum Andrea Barron

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    Thomas Cooper

  • Screening of Selma followed by a panel discussion on civil rights from MLK to today

    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Come to a screening of Ava Duvernay's Selma. Free and open to the public! A panel discussion will follow on civil rights then and now.

    Movie Synopsis: David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King Jr. in this historical drama set during the height of the American civil-rights movement, and depicting the marches from Selma, AL, to the state capital of Montgomery to secure voting rights for African Americans.


    Sylvia C. Spears, Ph.D., Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. Spears is a highly sought-after consultant and speaker. She is widely regarded as an effective champion for diversity, inclusion, and excellence in education. She holds a BA in Speech Communications, an MS in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus in student affairs, and a PhD in Education, all from the University of Rhode Island.

    Professor Michael Brown, Department of Journalism. Michael Brown is a member of the New England Political Science Association and the American Political Science Association, as well as an elected member of the Northeastern University Corporation. His areas of interest include the First Amendment, international politics, civil rights issues and Third World politics & culture

    Student panelists:

    Willie Burnley (Editor and Chief of Lash Magazine, Student Advocate, Student Staffer for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs & GLBTQ Resources)

    Alexandria Ellison (Executive Board Member of EBONI, Executive Board Member of Flawless Brown)

    Sheba Wood: Student Government Association Multicultural Commissioner, Flawless Brown Member

    Kai Tshikosi: Student Activist

    In sponsorship with Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson and part of MIT's Women Take the Reel series.

    More info on Women Take the Reel here

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and GLBTQ resources

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Michel Gondry, 88minutes, France, 2013
    From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. The result is not only a dazzling, vital portrait of one of the foremost thinkers of modern times, but also a beautifully animated work of art. Discussion with VMA faculty who contributed to the production will follow.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder