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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    Lee, Luyster get Whiting fellowships

    The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation has granted fellowships to two Emerson assistant professors: Rhiannon Luyster of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and De-nin Lee of Visual and Media Arts.

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    Students connect with NYC alumni

    More than 50 undergraduates trekked to the Big Apple on March 15 for the annual New York Connection trip, which provided opportunities for current students to meet alumni who share their career paths.

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    Farewell to TV legend

    In a touching tribute that became emotional at times, the Emerson community on March 12 laughed and fondly remembered local legend Rex Trailer, the television cowboy and faculty member who wowed millions of children with his show Boomtown.

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    LA sun shines on film fest

    The 13th annual Emerson Film Festival took place in Los Angeles on February 28.

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    Boston Globe features LA film festival

    The 13th annual Emerson Film Festival in Los Angeles was highlighted in the Boston Globe on March 2.

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    Student takes aim at 'voicemail hell'

    Frank Kelleher '13 interviewed a disabled Rhode Island doctor about "voicemail hell," which is when disabled people cannot end phone calls. The video was shown at the widely-popular TED 2013 Conference in California on March 1.

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    Ko '15 back to Emerson after Oscars

      After living it up among the glitz and glamour of Hollywood the past several days—capped with being onstage at the 85th annual Academy Awards—Hearin Ko ’15 has already boarded a plane and will be back in class February 26.

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    Emerson basks in Oscar ceremony

    Hearin Ko '15 won a film contest to be an on-stage usher at the 2013 Oscars, while David Magee, Jane and Terry Semel Chair of Screenwriting, was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for a movie he wrote, Life of Pi.

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