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  • Ignite the Night

    Ballroom as Classroom: Nonprofit Fundraising Class Runs Benefit for Burn Survivors

    Every aspect of Ignite the Night -- A Celebration Benefiting Burn Thrivers Worldwide is being planned and executed by Edelstein’s class, part of Emerson’s new Nonprofit Communication Management minor. Students chose their own roles in the campaign—public relations, outside sponsorship, entertainment, facility, food—and wrote their own job descriptions, senior scholar-in-residence Cathy Edelstein said.

  • 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.

  • Autism awareness Paramount

    April Events Look to Teach Emerson About Autism

    Community members will have a chance to learn more about autism throughout the month of April, when Emerson College celebrates Autism Awareness Month with a full slate of events that aim to educate, entertain, and enlighten. The campaign is sponsored by the Disability Services Office, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department.

  • 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.

  • Sports Comm workshop in Barcelona

    Students Learn About Sports, PR, Culture in Barcelona

    Over two dozen students and faculty members came to the Bordy Theater to hear highlights of Communication students' trip to Barcelona and Lisbon.  A reception followed the seminar at Fajitas and ‘Ritas with Enric Ordeix Rigo, a faculty member at Blanquerna University, Emerson’s sister school in Barcelona.

  • Al Jaffe

    Al Jaffe Speaker Series to Bring Sports VIPs to Emerson

    John Skipper, who has expanded the channel’s mobile offerings and increased its commitment to Spanish-speaking and women sports fans since becoming president of ESPN, will talk with Jaffe in the Bordy Theater on Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 pm, as the first guest in the Al Jaffe Speaker Series. Students from all majors will have the chance to ask questions and join the conversation.

  • Raul Reis

    Raul Reis Named Dean of Emerson College’s School of Communication

    Emerson College has appointed Dr. Raul Reis as dean of the School of Communication and professor in the Department of Communication Studies, effective July 1, 2016.

  • NRG EVgo Emerson rEVolution Contest winner

    Electric Vehicle Video Wins Students $25,000 Scholarship

    Henry Maclean ’17 accepted a $25,000 scholarship on behalf of himself and two fellow filmmakers on March 1 for winning the Emerson rEVolution contest with their 32-second video about electric vehicles, “Power to Be Free.” The scholarship contest was held and funded by NRG EVgo, a Houston-based electric charging solutions company that looked to use the submissions to raise awareness of the global movement toward electric vehicles (EV). Contestants, all Emerson students, submitted 30- to 60-second videos showcasing the benefits of EVs, which were viewed by a panel of judges from EVgo and Emerson College that chose the top ten. Nearly 5,000 people voted to choose the winner from the judges’ selections.