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    Gordon Awarded Knight Foundation Grant

    Emerson Visual and Media Arts Assistant Professor Eric Gordon has been awarded a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for his project Community PlanIt, a mobile role-playing game combined with social software.

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    New Faculty Members Bring a Wealth of Experience to Emerson

    What do a Guggenheim fellow, a Kant philosopher, a former staff writer for the New York Times, the screenwriter for Gangs of New York, and a Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholar have in common? They are all joining the Emerson faculty this fall.

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    Now That's Something to Tweet About

    This summer, Emersonians are interning, working, and volunteering for a variety of businesses and organizations all across the country. More than 100 Emersonians responded, via Twitter, with what they have been up to.

  • Jay Cocks

    Jay Cocks named Semel Chair in Screenwriting

    Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Jay Cocks, whose work includes Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ, The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, and Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days, has been named Emerson’s Jane and Terry Semel Chair in Screenwriting for the Fall 2010 semester.

  • Daniel Tobin

    Daniel Tobin appointed Interim Dean of the School of the Arts

    The Emerson College Board of Trustees has approved President Liebergott’s appointment of Daniel Tobin to the position of Interim Dean of the School of the Arts. He will begin those duties on August 1, 2010.

  • Jacob Emanuel and William Block

    Paramount Pictures set to produce screenplay by Emerson duo

    Paramount Pictures recently picked up a screenwriting pitch from two alumni of Emerson’s Film program, Jacob Emanuel ’08 and William Block ’08.

  • Jonathan Wacks

    Renowned filmmaker named chair of the Department of Visual and Media Arts

    Renowned filmmaker Jonathan Wacks has been named chair of the Department of Visual and Media Arts (VMA) at Emerson College, effective July 26.

  • Diane Lake

    Lake play to air live on British radio

    Visual and Media Arts Assistant Professor Diane Lake will be on hand for the broadcast of her radio play The Casebook of Violet Strange: The Inseparables live on Britain’s Tequila Radio.

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