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Alumnus Lisa Heller Honored at 81st Academy Awards

At the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony on February 22, 2009, Director Megan Mylan won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject for her documentary Smile Pinki (2008). In her acceptance speech, she noted: “Documentary, like all filmmaking, is a complete …

Alumnus Stuart Bass Wins Emmy

Congratulations to Stuart Bass (Comm Arts, ’78), an accomplished freelance film editor for his outstanding accomplishment in the field of television editing. Bass won a Primetime Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 60th …

Walter Mirisch Publishes Autobiography

Walter Mirisch’s (History, ’42) autobiography, I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History, provides a unique insider’s view of the film industry though the life and experiences of an industry giant whose name is synonymous with …

Hollywood Badgers Featured in On Wisconsin

The Hollywood Badgers, a group founded in 2005 by Comm Arts alumni Lesley Feinstein (Comm Arts, ’03) and Mary Rohlich (Comm Arts, ’03), were featured in the Fall 2008 issue of On Wisconsin, UW-Madison’s magazine for alumni …

Awards to Communication Arts Faculty

Congratulations to award-winning Communication Arts colleagues Susan Zaeske and Kelley Conway. Dean Gary Sandefur has announced that Professor Susan Zaeske (pictured at right) was selected to receive a Hamel Family Faculty Fellowship. Ten such awards were made …

Professor Van Swol Wins Award for Publication

Professor Lyn Van Swol, who joined our faculty this fall, won the National Communication Association Group Communication Division’s 2007 Dennis Gouran Research award for the best published paper in group research. She received her award …