Department of Visual & Media Arts

Department of Visual & Media Arts News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news in the Department of Visual & Media Arts. For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

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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.

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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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    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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    Bent '85 performs at White House Egg Roll

    Faculty member Mike Bent ’85, a stand-up comedian and magician, says performing at the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll never gets old—even though he’s done it for nearly a decade.

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    Variety show benefits anti-violence organizations

    Students showing support for Emerald Empowerment Week at Emerson, a slate of events to raise awareness of power-based interpersonal violence, attended the Emerald Empowerment Variety Show on April 12 at the Bordy Theater.

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    Banks featured in KCRW

    Miranda Banks, assistant professor in the Visual and Media Arts Department, is highlighted on KCRW for her book The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild.  

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    Engagement Lab launches Civic Media Project

    Emerson College’s Engagement Lab, in collaboration with MIT Press, has launched the Civic Media Project, an online collection of more than 100 case studies from around the world that explore the intersection of media, technology, and engagement in civic life. The CMP has already attracted more than 17,000 page views in the first two weeks of its release.

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    Defining masculinity topic of discussion

    Emerson Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) hosted a screening and subsequent discussion April 6 of a thought-provoking documentary, The Mask You Live In, which examines how young men and boys use societal cues to define masculinity.

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Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.