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