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.
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.
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!
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.
Between the classroom and the career lies the internship. An internship gives students the opportunity to shadow their prospective career path of choice, gaining industry connections and cultivating the exact skills needed to succeed. Undergraduate Mitch Weckerly found his internship on BuckyNet, a UW resource he recommends as an excellent place for students searching for summer internships or entry-level positions.
Every year, the Communication Arts department gives back to its students with a series of scholarships aimed to help Comm Arts’ hardest working majors. These scholarships are possible through the generosity of our alumni and friends. This week marks students’ last chance to apply for a trio of excellent opportunities: The Charline M.
Kent Jones will be in Madison this Thursday, April 18, giving a talk entitled “What is Authorship in Cinema?” at 4 p.m. in Vilas Hall 4070. Jones is a prominent film critic and filmmaker, and holds an important place in American film culture as Director of Programming for the New York Film Festival. Emeritus Professor David Bordwell will introduce him.
Communication Arts alumn Adam Schweitzer ('99) was recently named a winner of the Wisconsin Alumni Association's "Forward Under 40" award. With Dar Rollins, another UW graduate, he is a partner at International Creative Management (ICM), one of the largest talent agencies in the world.