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    Double-arm transplant recipient shares story

    Losing four limbs is far from a laughing matter, but telling jokes is exactly how Will Lautzenheiser copes with his tragic story. “I think somewhere it was mentioned that I might be doing a standup performance, but I didn’t bring my prostheses tonight,” Lautzenheiser said during a visit to Emerson on April 21. “And, besides that, I was really only doing sit down performances.”

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    Let's Talk examines violence prevention

    Several students on April 16 attended Let’s Talk, a TED-style event in the Max Mutchnick Campus Center aimed at promoting violence prevention as part of Kappa Gamma Chi’s Emerald Empowerment Week at Emerson.

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    Jeans for Justice brings performances, advocacy

    Emerson Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) held the Jeans for Justice Rally at Common Ground in the Walker Building on April 17—urging students, faculty, and staff to wear jeans all day to stand in solidarity with sexual assault survivors.

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    Students perform in ELA Acting Showcase

    Students from Emerson College Los Angeles’ Business of Acting class performed at the student-produced acting showcase at the Odyssey Theatre on April 16.

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    Ketner consulting curator for Pollock mural

    Joseph Ketner of the Visual and Media Arts Department is the consulting curator of an exhibition, Jackson Pollock’s Mural: Energy Made Visible, which opens at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Italy on April 24.

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    2015 Spirit of Emerson Awards announced

    Emerson College has announced the winners of the second annual Spirit of Emerson Awards for the 2014–2015 academic year. Nyla Wissa '15 has won the individual award for creating a theatre troupe for women of color; and the Cirque de De-Stress Program, which includes therapy dogs for students during finals, won the group award.

  • Powell, Dobens

    E3 student business expo on April 24

    Emerson students will be competing in the 10th annual Emerson Entrepreneurship Experience (E3) Exposition on Friday, April 24, when 17 student-created business ventures will be presented to local business leaders and the community.

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    HowlRound hosts virtual climate change talk

    HowlRound, a commons by and for people who make performance, announces Theatre in the Age of Climate Change, a weeklong series of writings from artists and activists throughout the globe, curated by Chantal Bilodeau, April 19-26.

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