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  • Irrefutable Proof

    VMA Faculty Hamzeh Takes Top Prize at Beverly Hills Film Fest

    Faculty member Ziad Hamzeh’s feature film Irrefutable Proof took home the Golden Palm Award, awarded to the best overall film in all categories, from the 16th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival, held April 6–10.

  • Teju Cole WLP Reading Series event

    Teju Cole: Artists Must “Think Beyond the Conventional”

    Novelist and essayist Teju Cole talked about politics, social media, and the writing process on April 7 at this semester’s final WLP Reading Series event.

  • Filmmaker Stanley Nelson

    Black Panthers Filmmaker to Young People: “You Can Make Change”

    Emmy Award-winning director Stanley Nelson said he hopes his latest documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, can be used as a “tool” to help today’s activists find ways to change the country.

  • A Living Wage

    “It’s All True” Brings Out the Best in Student Documentaries

    The “It’s All True” Documentary Showcase, a selection of documentary films made by Emerson students and sponsored by the Department of Visual and Media Arts, will take place Wednesday, April 6, 7:00-10:00 pm, in the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center.

  • Alden Jones

    Emerson Faculty Honored for Excellence in Teaching

    David Kishik, assistant professor of philosophy, won the Helaine and Stanley Miller Award for Outstanding Teaching; Alden Jones, affiliated faculty in writing, won the Alan L. Stanzler Award for Excellence in Teaching; and Rhiannon Luyster, assistant professor of communication disorders, won the Alumni Award for Teaching and Innovation.

  • Yasser Munif and Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Authors Urge West to Listen to Syrian Voices

    Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami, authors of Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War, spoke to an audience of Emerson students and faculty on March 30 about the failure of the West to acknowledge the complete picture.

  • Ernest Shackleton Loves Me

    Emerson Has Leading Role in IRNE Nominations

    Eleven Performing Arts faculty and alumni, and nine ArtsEmerson productions have been nominated for Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards, which honor the best in theater across the region’s large, mid-size, and fringe companies.

  • We Are Pussy Riot rehearsal

    NewFest Play to Bring Activists’ Words to Stage

    Playwright Barbara Hammond wants to give Pussy Riot another shot at getting their message across. She’ll try it onstage at the Tufte Performance and Production Center’s Greene Theater March 31–April 3, when Emerson Stage performs her new play, We Are Pussy Riot, directed by Kenneth Prestininzi.

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