For one week this summer, Professor Lori Kido Lopez and graduate assistant Taylor Cole Miller hosted the Vilas Video Camp with Freedom Inc. This local non-profit serves the needs of low- to no-income communities and youth of color in Dane County through leadership development and community organizing.
On Monday, October 27, Communication Arts hosted an informal discussion with Bill Siemering, NPR's founding program director.
Professor Jonathan Gray has been selected as a member of the George Foster Peabody Awards Board. He is one of three new members, including Martha Nelson of New York and Naibe Reynoso of Los Angeles. As a member of the Peabody Awards Board, Professor Gray will work with the board to select winners of the 74th annual Peabody Awards from a pool of over 1,000 entries from television, radio, and the web.
Jill Soloway’s new show Transparent premiered this past Friday on Amazon Prime. Soloway, who is a Comm Arts alumna, previously produced and wrote for HBO’s Six Feet Under and recently won the Sundance 2013 Directing Award: U.S. Drama for her first feature film, Afternoon Delight.
The film archive of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research was recognized and praised last week by the Wisconsin State Journal as one of the “100 defining objects of Madison.”
Eric Rusch (BA ’05) spent last summer touring the country to film his new show Wayward Nation. The show, co-hosted by Mikey McManus and Ethan Amarant, searches for young people across America who are changing the world in some small way.
The Hamel family has been a benefactor to Comm Arts for many years. This past winter, they made another substantial gift to the department that greatly improved the equipment resources for advanced film production courses at UW-Madison. The following are the highlights from the gift:
Communication Arts professor Rob Asen has been given the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award by the Rhetoric and Communication Theory (RCT) Division of the National Communication Association (NCA).
Two Comm Arts grads, Aaron Cohen and Gabe Gronli, won Emmys for their writing on The Colbert Report! The Creative Arts Emmy awards were presented on Saturday, August 16th and aired last night, August 24th on FXM. Communication Arts congratulates Cohen and Gronli, as well as Comm Arts alumni Erica Forstadt, Hunter Gross, and Chato Hill, who received nominations of their own.
Here is this year’s list of Comm Arts alumni at the Emmys:
Professor Eric Hoyt’s course, CA 609: Internet TV and Video, has been busy producing content this summer.
The students were asked to produce 30-60 second web commercials that demonstrate the value of a liberal arts or Letters & Science education and college degree. The assignment resulted in a wide range of perspectives and target audiences that utilized poignancy, humor, statistics, and more to make the case for liberal arts.