by Mary Rossa on October 16, 2013
This story originally appeared in the Vilas Voice


Photo: Logan Covelli.

by Michael Trevis on October 01, 2013
Position: Head Film Archivist, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an experienced moving image
archivist to oversee the film and video collections of the Wisconsin Center
for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR) and, in affiliation with the UW’s
School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), to teach one course
annually in archival theory and practice. The WCFTR is administered by
The UW Department of Communication Arts. In cooperation with the Wisconsin

by Michael Trevis on September 27, 2013

Lea Jacobs, a film professor in Communication Arts, has been named Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities in the Graduate School. As one of the associate deans, she will manage faculty and student issues in thirty-eight graduate programs of study, ranging from matters of research, to education, to administration.

by Vance Kepley on September 12, 2013

The Department of Communication Arts Chair and WCFTR Director Vance Kepley is very pleased to announce the successful completion of a major, year-long effort to systematically reprocess one of the Center’s most important archival collections.

by Michael Trevis on August 20, 2013

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture, Karma Chávez, has been selected to receive this year's Karl R.

by Taylor Cole Miller on August 01, 2013

Last spring, then-freshman Sam Acker was hard at work directing and filming a movie with a small cast and crew about a zombie apocalypse–learning cinematography, studio lighting, website design, and Photoshop. Now, he feels more confident than ever about the career doors opened to him by learning these lucrative skills in Comm Arts’ newest class, CA 155: Introduction to Digital Media Production. 

by Michael Trevis on May 31, 2013

On May 22nd and 23rd, the 2013 Teaching and Learning Symposium, "Sparking Innovation: Ideas to Impact" took place at Union South. The goal of this year's Symposium was to share ideas and best practices that enhance teaching and learning excellence on campus. 

by Michele Hilmes on May 16, 2013

Each year, the Institute for Research in the Humanities awards the Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellowship to exceptional doctoral dissertators in the humanities at UW-Madison. This year, Comm Arts PhD student Kelly Jakes is one of the recipients, along with Sarah Groeneveld in English and Matthew Rarey in Art History.  

by Michele Hilmes on May 15, 2013

You’ve worked hard, played hard, and studied harder. You’ve trekked across the Humanities bridge on icy mornings, heading for lectures in 4070. You’ve turned in your final papers and taken your final exams. It’s time to say goodbye to friends, faculty, and beautiful Vilas Hall. Hooray! You’re graduating!

by Michael Trevis on May 13, 2013

On Thursday, May 16th at 6:00pm in Union South's Marquee Theater, Errol Morris will present a special screening of his Academy Award-winning documentary The Fog of War. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception with Mr. Morris.