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  • Emerson College alumni Kevin Bright '76 and Norman Lear '44

    16th Annual Emerson LA Film & Media Festival Draws Big Talent in Film, TV, Tech

    Emerson College Los Angeles's 16th annual Emerson LA Film & Media Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22. The interactive event will feature TV legend Norman Lear, AMC’s Programming President, the creator, executive producer, and showrunner of the hit TV show The Walking Dead, the showrunner of Preacher, directors for music videos from Usher and Metallica, and more!

  • Emerson College Awarded $100,000 Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Grant for Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery

    Emerson College announced today that it has been awarded a $100,000 Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund grant, a program of MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The grant will contribute to the development of Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery to showcase contemporary media art exhibitions at 25 Avery Street, adjacent to the Emerson campus. The new facility will provide a vibrant visual arts presence to the College’s dynamic location, across from the historic Boston Common, adding to the neighboring Theatre District’s performing arts offerings.

  • Rob Orchard


    ------ The Paramount Mainstage at the Emerson/Paramount Center will be renamed the Robert J. Orchard Stage at The World Alive special event, Thursday, October 6, at 6pm at the Jackie Liebergott Black Box, located at in the Emerson/Paramount Center at 559 Washington Street in Boston’s historic theatre district. 

  • 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


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