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  • Emersonians honored by Caucus

    Emerson Trustee, executive-artist-in-residence, and alumnus Kevin Bright ’76 and recent graduate Matthew Hashiguchi (MFA ’11) were among those honored at the 29th Annual Caucus for Producers, Writers, and Directors Awards Dinner in Beverly Hills Sunday night.

  • Magda Romanska

    Romanska wins 2011 Aquila Polonica Prize

    Performing Arts Assistant Professor Magda Romanska recently won the 2011 Aquila Polonica Prize for her 2009 Theatre Survey article “Between History and Memory: Auschwitz in Akropolis, Akropolis in Auschwitz.”

  • Regge Life

    VMA filmmaker examines Haiti in earthquake aftermath

    Theodore “Regge” Life, an independent producer and director of award-winning documentaries about peoples’ cultural experiences in countries such as Japan and Africa, is Emerson’s newest distinguished director-in-residence in Visual and Media Arts.

  • Boston school desegregation crisis revisited

    How to most effectively desegregate public schools was the topic of conversation last week at a discussion on “Busing in Boston and its Aftermath.”

  • Ploughshares celebrates 40 years

    Emerson marked the 40th anniversary of Ploughshares literary magazine this week with a celebration hosted by actor/writer Denis Leary ’79 that featured readings of the some of the magazine’s greatest works.

  • Denis Leary

    Leary shares insights with students

    Acclaimed actor, writer, and comedian Denis Leary ’79 was on campus this week to talk to students about his time at Emerson and his career, and to give advice on “making it” in the entertainment industry. The star and co-creator of Rescue Me spoke to about 170 students packed into the Bright Family Screening Room.

  • Jim Taylor

    Sideways screenwriter is latest Semel Chair

    Jim Taylor, the screenwriter of the Academy Award-winning film Sideways and several other well-known films, is Emerson’s latest Jane and Terry Semel Chair in Screenwriting. A special sneak preview screening for the Emerson community of his latest film The Descendants will take place Thursday (November 17).

  • Awake in America

    Tobin publishes book on Irish American poetry

    Daniel Tobin, former Interim Dean of the School of the Arts at Emerson, has published a new book, Awake in America: On Irish American Poetry (University of Notre Dame Press). The book examines Irish American culture through its poets.

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