Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • Catherine D'Ignazio

    D’Ignazio gets $35k data journalism grant

    Assistant Professor Catherine D’Ignazio and Rahul Bhargava of the MIT Media Lab have obtained a $35,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to build three tools to aid in data storytelling for journalists in a project titled DataBasic.

  • Lee Pelton

    Pelton reads on the Boston Common

    Taking some time out to enjoy the last days of summer and support an important literacy and arts access program, President Pelton gave a reading at the Boston Common today.

  • students at E3 Expo

    National rankings highlight Emerson for entrepreneurship

    In 2015 rankings, Emerson ranks high among higher education institutions across the nation.

  • David Kishik

    Kishik Op-Ed in New York Times

    David Kishik, an assistant professor in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies who teaches Philosophy, has an Op-Ed published in the New York Times.

  • 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.

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