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  • Peggy and Murray Schwartz authors of new book on Pearl Primus

    Schwartz's book examines life of African-dance pioneer

    Ever heard of dancer Pearl Primus? Emerson WLP Professor Murray Schwartz admits few people have, even though she is the person most responsible for bringing African dance to America.

  • Paul Tetreault graduated from Emerson College in 1984

    Tetreault shares his Emerson Experience

    Paul Tetreault ’84 has been a theater buff ever since he started acting in middle school. 

  • Jason Peters

    Javits Fellowship goes to alumnus

    The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship is a program of the U.S. Department of Education that provides up to $40,000 per year to students entering a doctoral program in the fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

  • Emerson College President Jacqueline Liebergott

    Scholarship fund, theater named in Liebergott's honor

    While Emerson College’s alumni, faculty, and friends continue to raise money toward a scholarship fund to be named in President Jacqueline Liebergott’s honor, the Paramount Center’s Black Box theater was renamed.

  • Cannes Film Festival Logo

    Creative Minds at Cannes selects Emersonians

    Thousands of film festivals take place annually across the globe, but few are more venerated than Cannes, the film showcase and competition that occurs in the south of France each spring.

  • Jim Finn

    Finn's film lauded by Village Voice

    Visual and Media Arts lecturer and filmmaker Jim Finn was recently recognized by The Village Voice columnist Jim Hoberman for producing one of the top 10 best films of 2010.

  • Steve Himmer, MFA ’05

    Himmer's Bee-Loud Glade explores silence

    The concept of “unplugging” from the demands of life and society has gained interest in recent years, as many people feel pressured day and night to respond to emails, to be available for work, and to stay abreast of trends.

  • Jabari Asim

    Asim's book nominated for NAACP best fiction prize

    Jabari Asim, associate professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Fictional Work for his book A Taste of Honey

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