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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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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."
LAS Dean's Office Releases Fourth Issue of @LAS Magazine.The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the fourth issue in as many years.
AA&A’s Howard Sandroff presents “The Obsessive Image”, Thursday, May 8th, 7:00 PM, Evanston Art CenterAA&A’s Howard Sandroff presents “The Obsessive Image” – a presentation and reflection on the relationship between his sculptures and musical compositions - his obsession to freeze the time and motion of music into static spatial constructions, which are now his...
WCRX-FM's Miguel Flores Interviews "Hoop Dreams" Director Steve JamesSteve James, who has directed riveting documentaries such as "Hoop Dreams" and "The interrupters," recently was awarded the "Studs Terkel Community Media Award." WCRX-FM's Miguel Flores was on hand to speak to Steve about the award and his career.