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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    Robin Roberts to give Commencement undergrad address

    Robin Roberts of ABC's Good Morning America will provide the undergraduate address at the 135th Emerson College Commencement on May 18. Pulitzer Prize-winning Emerson professor and author Megan Marshall will provide the graduate address. 

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    Challenges of student veterans discussed

    Emerson typically has between 7 and 10 students per year who are military veterans, but that number could very well grow. Nate Magunski, assistant director of retention and student success at Emerson, said that over the next decade, the number of college student veterans in the United States is expected to increase from 800,000 to 1.4 million as the nation continues to remain in active missions overseas.

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    At ELA, Solomon '60 talks content distribution

    Michael Jay Solomon ’60, one of the largest distributors of U.S. television content in the world over the last 35 years, discussed content distribution with a group of panelists at Emerson Los Angeles on April 20. 

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    Co-organizer reflects on Emerald Empowerment

    The co-chair of Emerald Empowerment Week at Emerson, the week of events organized by Kappa Gamma Chi to raise awareness and education of issues relating to sexual assault and power-based interpersonal violence, is calling the week a success.

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