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Margi ColeDance
I do it because I want to, and I make it work.

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Chris DeGuireCreative Writing
“You must unlearn what you have learned before.”

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Ron FleischerCinema Art + Science
Storytelling is the cornerstone of a solid cartoon.

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John HancockCinema Art + Science
Directing has been a journey.

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Julie HilleryFashion Studies
Thinking about fashion every day.

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Althea LegaspiRadio
Being a music critic has taken her around the world.

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Howard SandroffAudio Arts and Acoustics
Sound art is anywhere sound and art meet.

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Robin WhatleyScience and Mathematics
Finding the perfect marriage of art and science.

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Columbia has designed academic programs that prepare students to excel as professionals in the arts, media, and communications.

Equally important, the LAS Core Curriculum provides students with the breadth and depth that are the hallmarks of a truly educated person. These two elements—the core curriculum and a specialized major—enable students to thrive in a world of challenges and opportunities that are as yet unforeseen.

As students complete their course work, they compile a body of work that constitutes a record of their artistic and intellectual development. Students are encouraged to consciously connect their academic achievements with their artistic endeavors and to reflect on their development.

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Winners Selected for Political Cartoon ContestThis year's first-place winner is Yunjing Li, a visiting student studying Animation. A total of six students were honored at a reception on April 29. 
LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty AwardsThe two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly...
Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping...
Art and Materials Conservation Program Mentioned in Chicago Sun-Times ArticleThe story, which quotes Columbia College Chicago's new President, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, is titled, "Colleges feel pressure to help produce, deliver technology training."
Advertising Faculty on International "200 Best Digital Artists" Jury Larry Minsky, Associate Professor of Advertising, will help global advertising resource Lüzer's Archive select the contest winners.
Imagine the Future of Arts Education CA+S Chair Bruce Sheridan recently traveled to his alma mater, the University of Auckland, to give a key note lecture on the exploration and growth of creativity being central to the arts and the reason they must drive 21st century...