Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • Greta Spoering

    Violence Prevention advocate reflects on year

    Greta Spoering is excited to have finished her first academic year working at Emerson College, where she is one of two advocates with Emerson’s Violence Prevention and Response, a confidential resource on campus.  

  • Inclusive Excellence Fellowship

    Faculty diversity workshop attendance doubles

    The number of Emerson faculty members who participated in the annual inclusive pedagogy workshop, called the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows Program, increased significantly this year.

  • Comedy students

    Comedy major launches at Emerson

    Starting this fall 2015, prospective students can apply to Emerson’s newly announced major in comedy—the first specialized Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Comedic Arts. 

  • Malcolm Rogers, Anne Hawley, Tom Lentz

    Arts leaders at Emerson, covered by WGBH and Boston Globe

    President Pelton hosted a reception at the Paramount Center for retiring arts leaders Malcom Rogers, MFA; Anne Hawley, Gardner Museum; and Tom Lentz, Harvard Museums.

  • Greg Payne

    Payne, students at GlobCom 2015

    Communication Studies Department Chair Greg Payne and five Emerson students traveled to Borneo, Malaysia, for the 2015 Global Communication Project. Two Emerson students were on the top two winning teams in the final competition.

  • Claire Andrade-Watkins

    Andrade-Watkins in Providence Journal

    Associate Professor for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies Claire Andrade-Watkins was interviewed for a special two-part series on race relations in the Providence Journal.

  • Capital Building

    Washington Center gives Emerson top honor

    Emerson College has been named 2015 Private University of the Year by The Washington Center for its ongoing commitment to providing educational opportunities for students in the nation’s capital.

  • Selfie Staff Appreciation

    Selfies capture Staff Appreciation event

    More than 50 Emerson College staff members were honored for their years of service at the annual Staff Appreciation Reception on May 27 at The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common. Staff members had fun socializing with colleagues and posing for photos with a “selfie stick” that was passed around.

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