Press Releases

  • Emerson’s Urban Arts Program presents a participatory art event

    BOSTON, MA (April 26, 2016)—Emerson College School of the Arts’ Urban Arts Program will host a performance art event titled Areas for Action by Oliver Herring, a New York artist whose practice focuses on intensive collaborative encounters with volunteer participants. The participatory event takes place Tuesday, May 3–Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am–6:00 pm daily at 80 Mason Street, Boston, a new studio and gallery space for Emerson College Visual and Media Arts (VMA) faculty and students to create original work and collaborate with guest artists.

  • Emerson College’s 136th Commencement Ceremonies: Speakers and Honorees

    (April 19, 2016) BOSTON, MA—During Emerson College’s 136th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 8, acclaimed novelist Alice Sebold, accomplished investigative reporter Juan Gonzalez, and celebrated poet and essayist Danielle Legros Georges ’86 will each receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. Sebold will give the undergraduate address and Legros Georges will give the graduate address.

  • Ron Korvas

    Emerson College appoints Dr. Ronald Korvas as Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

    BOSTON, MA (April 19, 2016)—Emerson College President Lee Pelton has announced that Dr. Ronald Korvas has accepted his offer to serve as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, effective June 1, 2016. When Korvas assumes his role as Vice President, the office will be renamed Institutional Advancement in an anticipation of the broader scope of work involved in developing and launching the College’s inaugural comprehensive fund-raising campaign.

  • It's All True poster art

    It’s All True—Emerson's fifth annual documentary festival

    Boston, MA (April 4, 2016)—On Wednesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 7, Emerson College will celebrate exceptional nonfiction work at It’s All True, the College’s fifth annual documentary festival. The event will showcase screenings of original student films on April 6, hosted by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson. On April 7, the festival wraps up with a special screening of Nelson’s documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, and a discussion with Nelson will follow.

  • Engagement Lab

    Emerson College’s Engagement Lab launches Climate Smart Boston

    (March 29, 2016) BOSTON, MA—An online game developed by Emerson College’s Engagement Lab, in collaboration with the City of Boston’s Greenovate Boston, World Wildlife Fund, and The Boston Harbor Association is seeking community feedback on climate preparedness in Greater Boston. The game, titled Climate Smart Boston, uses the Engagement Lab’s signature game platform Community PlanIt to engage residents in climate-related topics. Climate Smart Boston will run online through April 15, 2016. The sign-up page is live at

  • rendering by Elkus Manfredi of Student Dining Hall

    Emerson College to create a Student Dining Center at Boylston Street/Boylston Place

    BOSTON, MA (March 3, 2016)—In an email message to the Emerson community, President Lee Pelton shared today that the Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of an ad hoc task force previously announced (November2015), unanimously approved a plan to restore and renovate 122-124 Boylston Street and 19 Boylston Place to create a permanent student dining facility and expanded social spaces that will be completed before the beginning of the fall of 2017.

  • Emerson’s Visual and Media Arts Department hosts film screening and launches video installation in collaboration with Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany

    BOSTON, MA (February 22, 2016)—Emerson’s Visual and Media Arts Department will launch a pair of collaborations with the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany  (Kunsthochschule für Medien, KHM).

  • Cristina Kotz Cornejo

    Emerson College Presents an Inaugural Women in Film & Media Summit

    BOSTON, MA (October 14, 2015)—On Monday, November 9, the first Emerson College Women in Film & Media Summit, organized by filmmaker and Visual and Media Arts Professor and Associate Chair Cristina Kotz Cornejo, will bring together women working in behind-the-scenes roles in the film industry to share their experiences and discuss how a new generation of film and media makers can effect change and open doors for more women. 


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