Columbia In The News: 2017
Links to external media stories that feature or mention Columbia College Chicago.
- Chicago Magazine, Dec 20, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Kevin Rhomberg ’15, aka Knox Fortune, is included in this year’s top ten albums from Chicago artists for his debut release Paradise.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Dec 20, 2017
Journalism Associate Professor Jackie Spinner explores recent research that connects conspiracy theory appeal with uneducated news consumption.
- Windy City Times, Dec 20, 2017
Fine Arts student and painter Zach Barnard discusses a recent commission for Danny’s Tavern in Bucktown, and his love for the city at night.
- Windy City Times, Dec 19, 2017
Theatre faculty member Andra Velis Simon directs the music for Lizzie, put on by Firebrand Theatre and recently extended to January 14.
- It's Nice That, Dec 19, 2017
Current MFA in Photography student Kalin Haydon discusses how her grandparents' leisure activities turned into the focus of her creative practice.
- ABC 7 Chicago, Dec 19, 2017
Columbia's Student Veteran Association hosted their fifth annual sleepout, raising support and awareness for the homeless veteran population by sleeping outside for 24 hours.
- New York Post, Dec 15, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts Associate professor Ron Falzone shares his concerns regarding Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox.
- News Sentinel, Dec 15, 2017
Addison Agen, a finalist on The Voice, will be an incoming freshmen in Columbia’s Cinema and Television Arts Department in the fall.
- Journal Star, Dec 13, 2017
2008 Honorary Degree Recipients and members of Earth, Wind & Fire Phillip Bailey, Verdine White, and Ralph Johnson will be touring through Illinois in March.
- Chicago Magazine, Dec 12, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Shannon Downey is interviewed about her cross-stitching inspiration and how Chicago influences her art.
- Chicago Patch, Dec 12, 2017
Chicago hosted the world premiere of Music Assistant Professor Ilya Levinson’s “Ghost Tango,” a chamber music piece Levinson wrote with exaggerated emotion to “illustrate the desire of the ghostly world to communicate with our real world.”
- ADA NEWS, Dec 11, 2017
Current Illustration student Jade Rector designed concept art with “a sense of joy and teamwork” for a poster promoting National Children’s Dental Health Month.
- Hindustan Times, Dec 09, 2017
Humanities, History and Social Sciences Professor Stephen Asma’s recent book The Evolution of Imagination examines the intersections of creativity, experience, and knowledge.
- American Towns, Dec 11, 2017
Art and Art History alum Nicholas Steindorf’s ’09 solo exhibition New Grey Planet at the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn aims to make viewers aware of how our memories and expectations intrude upon and alter our perceptions.
- Current, Dec 10, 2017
Fashion student Allie Coppedge is profiled about her high school habits and her dream of having a career in fashion.
- Community Voices, Dec 07, 2017
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will display two of Photography Professor and MacArthur Fellow Dawoud Bey’s exhibitions, Harlem, USA and Harlem Redux through January.
- Paste Magazine, Dec 06, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum and staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Daniel Kibblesmith ’05 explains how his comedic children’s book Santa’s Husband started with a tweet.
- Wardrobe Trends Fashion, Dec 05, 2017
Columbia’s Fashion Studies department is ranked among the top 100 schools for fashion.
- Little Black Book, Dec 04, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Marian Oliver ’09 discusses how she got into editing with Cutters Studio, and what she’s learned along the way.
- Crain's, Dec 04, 2017
Provost Stan Wearden pens an op-ed in response to the part-time faculty union strike.
- Chicago Tribune, Dec 01, 2017
“Over & Over,” the newest show at Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery, features work by artists whodig into pattern and repetition as markers of identity and behavior, forms of building culture, the different mechanics used to program our sentience.
- The New Yorker, Nov 30, 2017
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis explores why the popular music industry isn’t concerned about the sexual-misconduct allegations against R. Kelly amid the outing of many other prominent celebrity predators.
- Crain's, Nov 28, 2017
Former home to Ebony and Jet magazines, the Johnson building has been sold to 3L Real Estate after being acquired by Columbia in 2010. More coverage at Curbed Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Tonight, Bisnow, La Sentinel, Bisnow, and Chicago Defender.
- The Odyssey, Nov 27, 2017
Interdisciplinary student Isabella Perrelli says Columbia teaches its students to “think creatively on the clock every single day,” giving her a leg up in her industry.
- The Messenger, Nov 27, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Vanessa Brown ’09 will appear in an episode of the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 23, 2017
Theatre alum DeZhane Rouse ’17 incorporates her passion for both acting and activism in her role as an educator for Catharsis Theatre, which uses improv skits to make humorous but impactful points about gender and power.
- Winterset Madisonian, Nov 22, 2017
Master of Arts Management alum Rebecca Fons MAM ’11 is the new Programming Director at Iowa City’s art house cinema, FilmScene, where she will direct the art house theater’s lineup of American independent films, foreign films, and documentaries while building new initiatives to expand FilmScene’s community of movie lovers.
- Sales For Life, Nov 21, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Laurence Minsky discusses the fears of Artificial Intelligence making its way into the workplace and how to prepare for it.
- Education Dive, Nov 20, 2017
Education Associate Professor Katie Paciga found that, when combined with interactive activities, technology and electronic devices can help early-childhood development.
- Lion Publishers, Nov 17, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Suzanne McBride believes that getting journalism students into the community teaches them how to accurately report on violence in a community and creates a passion in them to cover local news.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 17, 2017
Columbia’s Jazz and Fusion Ensembles, under the directions of Music faculty members Scott Hall and William Boris, respectively, performed alongside jazz musician and Columbia’s musical artist in residence Jon Irabagon during Columbia’s Jazz Showcase.
- The Washington Post, Nov 16, 2017
Associate Professor of Journalism Jackie Spinner reports on the experience of enrolling her autistic sons in Moroccan schools, and the limited or nonexistant access to education many children in the country face.
- PBS, Nov 15, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Alton Miller remembers his time as Press Secretary to Harold Washington and the legacy of the first black mayor of Chicago.
- Bisnow, Nov 14, 2017
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined President Kim, DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly, students, and the Gensler team on November 13 to break ground on Columbia’s first-ever Student Center, set to be completed in 2019.
- CBS Chicago, Nov 14, 2017
Before breaking ground at Columbia’s first-ever Student Center, Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised the building for its “environment that [will be] conducive to imagination, to collaboration, and to working together.”
- European Business Review, Nov 10, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Laurence Minsky provides crucial advice to ensure company data is protected from being compromised online.
- The Financial Brand, Nov 10, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Laurence Minsky discusses how to help businesses create successful marketing content by recognizing that customers come to execute a specific task, and visuals should reflect that.
- New York Times, Nov 09, 2017
2017 Honorary Degree Recipient and former Columbia student David Cromer’s Broadway play The Band’s Visit was praised by the New York Times as “one of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.”
- OUT, Nov 08, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 is named as OUT magazine’s Artist of the Year, saying that her historic Emmy win “was bigger than me, bigger than one episode of television.”
- Chicago Reporter, Nov 08, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Curtis Lawrence talked to Woodlawn residents who are wary that the Obama Presidential Center, slated for a 2021 opening in Jackson Park, will bring unwanted gentrification to their neighborhood. More coverage at CityLab.
- The Hollywood Reporter, Nov 06, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter ranked Columbia College Chicago’s Masters in Music Composition for the Screen in its Top 25 Best Music Schools, praising its “cutting-edge” technology and the five-week Semester in LA.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 06, 2017
Communication alum Nadine Velazquez ’01 appeared at Columbia’s Open House to share her story with prospective students on how graduating from Columbia added value to her acting career.
- Fast Company, Nov 06, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 credits her early training at Columbia for allowing her to succeed in “her mission as an artist in an increasingly polarized country.”
- CBS Chicago, Nov 05, 2017
Theatre alum Rob Colletti ’11 stars as Dewey Finn in Broadway’s School of Rock: The Musical, open now through November 19.
- AFRO, Nov 02, 2017
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey appreciates the “cushion” the MacArthur Fellowship has given him, allowing him to focus on upcoming projects like Station, a work of history about Ohio’s Underground Railroad.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 02, 2017
English and Creative Writing faculty member Stan West invited journalist Lourdes Nicholls to his “Culture, Race, and Media” class where she shared her family’s memorabilia detailing the incarceration conditions of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
- Chicago Reader, Nov 01, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Kevin Rhomberg ’13, aka Knox Fortune, hopes his new album Paradise will show fans that his hip-hop affiliation with artists like Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper isn’t the extent of his musical repertoire.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 31, 2017
Virago-Man Dem will be performed at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago through November 4, with choreography exploring “facets of black masculinity and how stereotypes surrounding black men affect their identities and expressions of self.”
- United Hub, Oct 31, 2017
Columbia College Chicago Fashion students partnered with United Airlines in a five-week class challenging them to design a reusable travel bag made from recycled airport banners, with all proceeds from the finished product going to charities.
- Broadway World, Oct 31, 2017
Theatre alum Arianna Soloway ’13 will direct Pine, “a delightfully unfestive comedy about pursuing dreams” at the outdoor Christmas Tree lot at Uncommon Ground Edgewater on December 1-10.
- Lansing State Journal, Oct 30, 2017
Music alum Rebecca Brunner ’17 is using her national exposure to continue to market herself as a soul-pop singer after leaving The Voice in the battle rounds.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 28, 2017
Alum Akito Tsuda ’93 returned to the Pilsen neighborhood for a reception of his book Pilsen Days, where he revisited a few of the remaining landmarks that he photographed more than 20 years ago. More coverage at Hoy, Telemundo Chicago, NBC 5, and Univision.
- Sheboygan Press, Oct 28, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Dick Grunert's ’96 play The Best Worst Day of My Life, written for Plymouth High School, will debut November 2.
- Lenscratch, Oct 28, 2017
Photography alum Josh Winegar ’07 photographs landscapes, replacing man-made structures with bursts of light in order to “question the classic notions of landscape photography.”
- Photo Plus, Oct 27, 2017
Photography Professor Paul D’Amato’s new book here/still/now features the “joy, sadness, determination, resignation, love, and vulnerability” of African-American residents of Chicago’s West Side, and includes a foreword by Photography Professor and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Dawoud Bey.
- Scientific American, Oct 25, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Professor Stephen Asma discusses how his book explores the complicated narrative of “hero vs monster” in today’s society, even digging into the evolving language we use to describe them.
- Chicago Reader, Oct 25, 2017
Acting alum Emily Spindler ’16 uses her self-proclaimed “degree in blood and gore” to create the perfect fake blood concoction for Annoyance Theatre’s annual fall show Splatter Theatre.
- WBEZ, Oct 23, 2017
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey spoke with Morning Shift host Jenn White about spending time with the subjects of his portraits and how being awarded the MacArthur Fellowship is an “affirmation and validation of all of the work [he’s] been doing over the past 42 years.”
- The Chicago Crusader, Oct 23, 2017
Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts graduate student Colleen McCulla was selected as an artist for the We’ll Work for Art program, which provides business entity formation and legal counsel for working visual artists.
- Rome Sentinel, Oct 22, 2017
Music alums Linda Martin ’17 and Connor Udvardy ’17 formed the band Whiskey Fix using their music management skills and their love for country.
- Bethlehem Press, Oct 20, 2017
Music alum Dan Pearce ’12 is a member of the band The Hot Club of Philadelphia, which gave “a contemporary twist to Gypsy Jazz” at the Jazz Upstairs music series.
- Nautilus, Oct 20, 2017
In discussing his book and the recent Las Vegas shooting, Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Professor Stephen Asma explores the “roles that desire and repulsion play in our conceptions of monsters.
- DNA info, Oct 20, 2017
Journalism alum Joshua Short ’17 will begin anchoring Sunday mornings for WNDU-TV in Indiana, saying that Columbia’s journalism program "truly prepared him for his career."
- UPROXX, Oct 20, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe’s ’06 Showtime series The Chi just released a teaser trailer, giving fans a first look at the Emmy winner’s highly anticipated television drama.
- Esquire, Oct 18, 2017
English and Creative Writing alum turned chef Iliana Regan’s ’05 restaurant Kitsune is listed as one of the best new restaurants in America for its creative and distinct Japanese flavors.
- Vogue, Oct 17, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Shannon Downey’s embroidery twist on “Boys Will Be Boys” has been lauded as the “perfect mix of femininity and ferocity” and has gone viral in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations.
- The Hollywood Reporter, Oct 17, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Gil Hizon ’06 was selected for CBS’s Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion Writers Mentoring Program which pairs writers with an executive mentor to develop new material before moving on to a 16-week workshop.
- The Chicago Crusader, Oct 17, 2017
Theatre alum Aaron Mitchell Reese ’12 will direct The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves, a musical based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Columbia Honorary Degree Recipient Gwendolyn Brooks, running from October 20–December 23.
- Chicago Magazine, Oct 16, 2017
Chicago Magazine examines English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis’ extensive and substantial career as a music critic and journalist, especially his decades of aggressive investigative reporting on R. Kelly.
- Cleveland.com, Oct 16, 2017
Advertising Art Direction alum Cole Emde ’05 opened Black Sands Brewery where his goal to craft “flavorful and aromatic brews” came to life in California.
- SciFi Pulse, Oct 16, 2017
English and Creative Writing faculty member Mort Castle discusses how he’s been successful in his career, claiming that he always teaches his students that “writing is a craft, and a craft can be learned.”
- Wisconsin State Journal, Oct 15, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Sophia Orner-Thompson's ’17 solo film project "Outrun the Night" was recently chosen to screen at the Josiah Media Festival in San Antonio, Texas.
- Broadway World, Oct 13, 2017
Theatre faculty member Andra Velis Simon is the music director for Firebrand Theatre’s production of "LIZZIE," which will run this winter at the Bookspan Theatre.
- Chicago Tonight, Oct 13, 2017
Photography alum Sidney Hirsch ’09 launched "Healing Heels," a shoe company designed to help women battling cancer to “kick it in the ass” by wearing their “chemo shoes” to treatments.
Chicago Illustrator and EDM artist REZZ build Hypnotic World Together in New Comic Book ‘Mass Manipulation’Chicago Tribune, Oct 13, 2017
Illustration alum Luis Colindres ’16 partnered with electronic dance music producer REZZ on a 60-page comic book inspired by REZZ’s debut album "Mass Manipulation."
Meena Singh shoots Netflix’s true crime docu series “The Confession Tapes” on the Canon C300 Mark IINews Shooter, Oct 13, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Meena Singh ’02 cites the mentorship of Film and Video alum Ken Seng ’99 in learning about studio productions, a skill that shows itself in her true crime documentary Netflix series, The Confession Tapes.
‘A Radical Reshaping of the World is Possible, One Person At a Time’: Dawoud Bey on Being Awarded a MacArthur Genius GrantThe Washington Post, Oct 16, 2017
In response to his 2017 MacArthur Fellowship award, Photography Professor Dawoud Bey discusses how he hopes his work can begin to “transcend differences while locating a common humanity that we all share.”
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 13, 2017
Reggie Wilson and Fist + Heel Performance Group performance at Columbia’s Dance Center created what “felt like an assertion of identity” through a mixture of Western contemporary dance and West African dance.
- College Magazine, Oct 12, 2017
Columbia’s Writing for Performance program’s student-led productions, Semester in LA, and a partnership with The Second City has helped rank Columbia eighth in top colleges for playwriting.
- Chicago Tonight, Oct 12, 2017
Photography Professor and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Dawoud Bey says that when teaching students to find their own voice in their art, it’s “as much about photography as it is about teaching a set of values.”
- Poets & Writers, Oct 11, 2017
English and Creative Writing Professor and Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matthew Shenoda’s work with the African Poetry Book Fund is helping to give a voice to African poets whose work might otherwise go unheard.
Photographer Dawoud Bey adds MacArthur Genius Grant to Noted Career Looking at African-American LifeChicago Tribune, Oct 11, 2017
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey, a "titan of African-American photographic portraiture," was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. More coverage at Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, and the MacArthur Foundation.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 10, 2017
Music alum Rebecca Brunner ’17 made it through the blind audition round of The Voice when Blake Shelton chose her for “the timing of [her] voice, the pitch of [her] voice, the power.”
- The Sweet Science, Oct 08, 2017
Radio alum Ray Flores ’09 is becoming the face of PBC’s boxing telecast, after a history of covering boxing assignments for Columbia’s student radio station WCRX.
- Rolling Out, Oct 10, 2017
Marketing Communications alum Dana A. Kenny ’06 is interviewed about his new event studio Galleria 314 in Atlanta, describing it as “rustic, industrial, with a modern contemporary vibe.”
- CBS News, Oct 08, 2017
Photography faculty member and Pulitzer-winning photographer John H. White teaches aspiring artists how to become “visual messengers” by first activating their hearts, minds, and souls.
- Northwest Herald, Oct 06, 2017
Alum Jason Drake ’94 discusses his new book You Stay Classy, Wedding People, a memoir-comedy about what not to do after you get married.
- Patch, Oct 05, 2017
Theatre alum Haley Benson ’17 returned to Facetime Theatre to perform a cabaret set in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
Chris Boden Named New Chicago Blackhawks Radio Studio Host; Judd Sirott Becomes Bruins’ Play-By-Play VoiceWGN Radio, Oct 04, 2017
Television alum Chris Boden ’85 will be the Blackhawks’ new pre- and post-game announcer for WGN Radio, as well as the host of intermission reports.
- Newcity Lit, Oct 04, 2017
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Patricia McNair’s newest book And These Are The Good Times “explains her motivation and her constant, openhearted wonder at her place in this world.”
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 03, 2017
Music faculty member Peter Lerner, who teaches jazz guitar and improvisation, will perform with Willie Pickens as part of a benefit to support the historic Mayslake Hall.
- Milwaukee Record, Oct 02, 2017
At the Milwaukee Film Festival, Cinema and Television Arts Assistant Professor Susan Kerns argued for investments to be made in Milwaukee film rather than simply donations.
- 2 Paragraphs, Oct 02, 2017
After participating in Columbia’s The Biggest Mouth singing competition, Music alum Rebecca Brunner ’17 is making a name for herself on Season 13 of The Voice.
- Huffington Post, Sep 29, 2017
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Sam Weller reveals the lessons he learned from Ray Bradbury and, by proxy, Edgar Allan Poe through their short stories.
- The Chicago Reporter, Sep 27, 2017
Columbia’s first Honorary Degree Recipient and Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks greatly influenced poet and educator Haki Madhubuti, who recently celebrated 50 years with his publishing company Third World Press.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 27, 2017
Art and Art History Associate Professor Melissa Potter will participate in the third Terrain Biennial, which places art installations in front of Chicago homes and elsewhere in the United States.
- The Visualist, Sep 27, 2017
Photography alum Clarissa Bonet MFA ’12, whose current work explores aspects of the urban space in both a physical and psychological context, will speak on a panel about how to find inspiration and create meaningful art.
- Broadway World, Sep 27, 2017
Theatre alum Cody Estle ’11 will direct the world premiere of The Gentleman Caller at Raven Theatre in spring 2018.
Knox Fortune, the Voice You Know From Chance the Rapper's "All Night," Is Finally Making Music for HimselfGQ Magazine, Sep 25, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Kevin Rhomberg ’15, aka Knox Fortune, discusses his new album Paradise that “fuses together everything from funk to hip hop to rock to ambient to pop.”
- Chicago Sun-Times, Sep 25, 2017
Theatre student Tyler Franklin is part of the “richly funny, poignant, and winningly absurd” musical A New Brain which runs at the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre through October 29.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 25, 2017
The exhibition ¡Sí Se Puede!, currently open at Columbia’s Glass Curtain Gallery, is profiled as part of Chicago's celebration of iconic civil rights and labor leader Dolores Huerta, who is also the subject of a recent Wabash Arts Corridor mural by alum Sam Kirk ’05.
- Yahoo! Style, Sep 23, 2017
Former fashion design student Amber Tolliver’s lingerie company Liberté focuses on empowering all body types through thoughtfully-designed lingerie and on body positivity panel discussions.
- The Good Men Project , Sep 22, 2017
Fashion Design alum Jamie Hayes ’03 is interviewed on her involvement with Chicago fair trade, volunteering to pass a sweat-free ordinance in the city, and labor organizing.
- Racked, Sep 22, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Laurence Minsky discusses the effects of large makeup companies adding value to their brand and product by including free gifts to customers.
Human Rhythm Project’s Welcome Return to Columbia College Makes it Easy to Fall in Love with Tap DanceChicago Tribune, Sep 22, 2017
The Dance Center of Columbia opened its 2017-18 season with the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, a tap company that makes it “easy to fall in love with tap dance all over again.”
- Wisconsin Gazette, Sep 22, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts Assistant Professor Susan Kerns will give a keynote on making movies in at the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival, running September 28–October 12.
- The Library as Incubator Project, Sep 21, 2017
Access Services Assistant of Columbia’s Library Kristy Bowen writes on how libraries can create successful programming based on their audiences and budgets.
- The Wrap, Sep 20, 2017
Columbia College Chicago ranked 14th on The Wrap’s Top 50 Film Schools in the country, its cross-platform storytellers and convergent media environment being key factors in supporting film students.
- Shoot, Sep 20, 2017
Film and Video alum Natalie Stone ’13 was promoted to associate producer with Cutters Studios where she’s been an esteemed first point of contact with clients and Chicago operations for years.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 20, 2017
Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Professor Steven Corey draws on his specialties in urban studies and waste disposal to comment on the litter and mess left behind at music festivals and what it might mean on a social level that participants feel little guilt about it.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 19, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 solidified her place at the table with her historic Emmy win, and her upcoming series with Showtime The Chi will feature her behind the script once again. More coverage at CBS Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicagoist, and CBS Chicago.
- Broadway World, Sep 18, 2017
Theater alum Kaiser Ahmed ’08 will direct 1980 (Or Why I’m Voting For John Anderson) at the Jackalope, a play that “pits youthful optimism against the status quo.”
- Chicago Magazine, Sep 18, 2017
Former Fashion Design student Sheila Rashid has been racing to keep up with the demand for her clothing line ever since Chance the Rapper wore her designs to a handful of highly visible events.
- Variety, Sep 18, 2017
During her historic win at the Emmy Awards for outstanding writing for a comedy series, Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 encouraged the
LGBQTIAcommunity to embrace what makes them different and know “the world would not be as beautiful as it is without us in it." More coverage at Time, Washington Post, Huffington Post, People, Slate, Rolling Stone, USA Today, and Deadline.
- Sun-Times, Sep 18, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 made history at the 69th Emmy Awards by becoming the first African American woman to win an Emmy for outstanding writing for a comedy series for Master of None. More coverage at ABC7 Chicago and CBS Chicago.
- Evanston Now, Sep 18, 2017
Theatre Associate Professor Amy Uhl will direct the classic The Pirates of Penzance for the Savoyaires Company next month.
- TruthDig, Sep 13, 2017
Poetry graduate student Michael Woods published a poem that examines how Germany is handling the Syrian refugee crisis.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Sep 13, 2017
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago kicks off the fall season with the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (September 21-23), followed by the Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group (October 12-14), and the debut of the New York-based COCo. Dance Theatre (November 2-4).
- Printing Impressions, Sep 10, 2017
Alum and VP of Emerging Technology and Innovation for Leo Burnett Tod Szewczyk ’02 held an information session The Future of People, Technology, and Advertising where he tracked how fast technology is changing in the printing industry, and how marketers, advertisers, and others can cope with the new landscape.
- Broadway World, Sep 08, 2017
Alum Kelsie Huff ’03 hosts the all-female comedy showcase the kates at Chicago comedy club The Improv for one night only on October 12.
- Study Breaks, Sep 07, 2017
Vocal Performance student Anna Agosta recently took first place in Columbia’s competition Biggest Mouth and will be releasing her first EP in early September.
- Broadway World, Sep 07, 2017
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the Chicago debut of COCo. Dance Theatre, founded and directed by choreographer Cynthia Oliver, from November 2-4.
- Poetry Foundation, Sep 07, 2017
After President Trump announced DACA would be rescinded, Creative Writing alums Jan-Henry Gray MFA ’16 and Hafizah Geter MFA ’10, along with other poets with different relationships to migration and citizenship, respond to the disruptive decision in their own words.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 07, 2017
Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts Onye Ozuzu discusses her current endeavor Project Tool while balancing administrative duties, including the development of Columbia’s new Hip Hop Studies minor.
- Fast Company, Sep 07, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 reveals how her hard work and acknowledging execution as "more important than any one idea” helped her earn an Emmy nomination.
- Chicago Reader, Sep 07, 2017
Alum Doug Ischar ’85 spent two Chicago summers in the 1980s creating Marginal Waters, a photo collection documenting the social lives of gay men at the Belmont Rocks.
- NWI Times, Sep 07, 2017
Art Education alum Lauren Ball MAT ’17 will kick off the SideCar Gallery 2017 fall season with her exhibition Resurface, opening September 9, and includes relycled abstract shapes and found photography.
Norman Alternative School Creates Safe Place Focused Not Only on Academic Needs but Emotional and Social NeedsNews OK, Sep 07, 2017
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Sam Weller held a three-day writer’s festival at Dimensions Academy, vouching for its life-changing opportunities for kids who need more than what traditional schools can offer.
- Broadway World, Sep 06, 2017
Theatre faculty member Jen Ellison directs Tangles & Plaques at The Neo-Futurarium, a play that interrogates the life and death of memories.
- Broadway World, Sep 06, 2017
Theatre alum Joel Reitsma ’08 will make his Steep Theatre debut when he stars in The Invisible Hand, a play that “deftly tackles political, financial, religious, and human issues.”
- Paper City, Sep 03, 2017
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey was one of a handful of judges overseeing The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today contest, where the artists addressed topics that are affecting the nation and world today.
- New Jersey Stage, Sep 02, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Katherine Clark ’14 wrote and directed Ways to Look at the Moon, a short film which focuses on "people who see the world in different ways and their desire to connect."
- Vindy.com, Sep 02, 2017
Photography Associate Professor Kelli Connell will debut her exhibition Kelli Connell / Double Life: Fifteen Years, a body of work that shows the “complex and layered nature of relationships,” at the McDonough Museum of Art.
- Broadway World, Sep 01, 2017
Theatre alum Carly Jo Greer ’13 will put on a one-night only performance of her solo show I Come From Hoarders, a combination of storytelling and theatre about what it’s like to grow up in a family of hoarders.
- Taos News, Sep 01, 2017
Marketing Communications alum Jacquelyn Córdova ’12 relocates to Alabama to join the Sacred Horse Sanctuary Project, where she hopes to preserve and grow lines of entire herds of indigenous horses.
- Chicago Tonight (WTTW), Sep 01, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography’s current exhibition re:collection is profiled for its reimagination of the museum's vast archive, open through October 1.
- Newcity Art, Sep 01, 2017
Director of Columbia’s Department of Exhibitions and Spaces Neysa Page-Lieberman, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography Natasha Egan, and Art History alum Tempestt Hazel’10 are featured in NewCity’s annual list of who makes art work in Chicago.
- The Bulletin, Aug 31, 2017
Musical Theatre alum Natalie Kniola ’16 steps into the role of Veronica Sawyer in 2nd Street Theater’s Heathers: The Musical.
- Michigan Live, Aug 29, 2017
Music alum Marcus Norris ’14 heads for California after being awarded a full scholarship and a $100,000 fellowship at UCLA where he will pursue a doctoral degree in music.
- World Literature Today, Aug 28, 2017
Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and English and Creative Writing Professor Matthew Shenoda highlights a few critical voices in contemporary African women’s poetry.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Aug 26, 2017
Kicking off the public art exhibition Street Level, Cirque du Soleil’s mural inspired by Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico, painted by former student and artist Gloria “Gloe” Talamantes, will be the first of eight new murals in the South Loop neighborhood.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 26, 2017
Associate professor of Music Scott Hall wants to help improve Chicago’s Jazz Festival by adding more “education initiatives” to the event.
- Bakersfield, Aug 26, 2017
Art and Design alum Deja Nunez ’14 staves off the “starving artist” stereotype by juggling a myriad of jobs, a nonconformist approach which reflects in her artistic pursuits.
- WGN Radio, Aug 24, 2017
The Wabash Arts Corridor’s new mural, inspired by Cirque du Soleil's current production Luzia and painted by former student and artist Gloria Talamantes, is unveiled today in the South Loop.
- The A.V. Club, Aug 24, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 is listed for her portrayal of Master of None’s Denise, specifically the character's self-contained episode “Thanksgiving,” co-written by Waithe.
- WGN Ratio, Aug 22, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Kevin Rhomberg ’15 (aka Knox Fortune) was featured on WGN Radio where he spoke about his upcoming album and how attending Columbia helped his art.
- Springfield News-Leader, Aug 22, 2017
Music Composition for the Screen alum Tyler Durham ’17 earned a spot in the month-long ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop after Columbia’s Summer in L.A. program introduced him to the scene.
- Broadway World, Aug 21, 2017
Theatre alum Mara Stern ’11 will direct Open Season in a limited three performance run for the inaugural production of 4802, a new play research and development wing at The Gift Theatre.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 21, 2017
Former student Matt O’Brien wants his work at his kayak repair shop Offshore to be a shared experience, the same way an audience shares the experience with theatre performers.
- Chicago Now, Aug 18, 2017
Film and Video alum Brandon Prosek ’14 directs How Does That Make You Feel, a darkly humorous play that he wrote to help him cope with his grandmother’s passing and the election.
- Electric Lit, Aug 17, 2017
Creative Writing Professor Joe Meno's new story "Star Witness" will be released in seven installments by Electric Lit every Friday.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 15, 2017
Former student Francis Scott Key White and his sister Alex White, who have been touring the world with their band White Mystery for ten years, are set to play two shows back in their hometown of Chicago.
- ProPublica, Aug 14, 2017
Multimedia Journalism student Andrea Salcedo earned an Emerging Reporter Program grant from ProPublica, a stipend given to young journalists of color aimed at supporting their burgeoning careers.
- Leader-Telegram, Aug 13, 2017
Theatre student Kelan Smith will direct the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Menomonie Theater Guild.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 11, 2017
Alum Akito Tsuda ’93 is releasing a second edition of his photography book titled Pilsen Days, a collection of about 200 photos depicting daily life of the Pilsen neighborhood in the 90s.
- Tennessean, Aug 11, 2017
Advertising Art Direction alum Mikey Corona ’06 and his business partner Brian Riggenbach prepare to open their diner The Mockingbird, complete with creative menus and eclectic decorations, walking the line between unpredictable and accessible.
- Inside Higher Ed, Aug 10, 2017
Strategic Marketing and Communications Vice President Deborah Maue breaks down the shortcuts to completing market research and brand strategy on a budget.
- Moody on the Market, Aug 10, 2017
Dance alum Sydney Harner ’16 is taking all of her choreography and teaching experience learned from professional dancers at Columbia and giving back through expanded dance courses at Power in Motion Gymnastics.
- Volume One, Aug 09, 2017
Acting alum Hannah Starr ’14 will premiere her one-woman comedy show Hannah Starr’s Boombox, which she started writing for a Comedy Studies course at Columbia.
- Sew News, Aug 09, 2017
Fashion Design alum Jen Beeman ’09 discusses her brand Grainline Studio, her appreciation for the inclusiveness of the sewing community, and her passion for designing for women.
- Reel Chicago, Aug 09, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts Assistant Professor David Krause built eight David Lynch-replica film sets for Sandro Miller’s 17-minute film Psychogenetic Fugue which portrays a selection of Lynch characters and iconic scenes.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 08, 2017
Saint Xavier University’s Art Gallery will present Design Instructional Specialist Meghann Sottile's exhibition Traced Hallows, which uses ordinary found objects and metalsmithing to create “hallowed places” that remind her of sacred relics and shrines from her childhood.
- Broadway World, Aug 08, 2017
Theatre alum Jerome Riley, Jr. ’16 will join the ensemble cast of the world premiere of TREVOR the musical at Chicago’s Writers Theatre beginning August 9.
- McAlester News-Capital, Aug 08, 2017
As the new sports editor for McAlester News-Capital, Journalism alum Corey Stolzenbach ’14 is looking forward to covering local athletes and placing journalistic integrity first.
- Lenscratch, Aug 08, 2017
Communication faculty member Alyssa Schukar photographs a vibrant community living in a toxic environment in her new project, The Most Industrialized City, hoping to document the lives of the people she meets with empathy.
- Franoi.com, Aug 06, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Giancarlo Iannotta ’11 wrote, directed, and acted in his first feature-length film My Country, a semi-autobiographical film exploring brotherhood, family, and humor.
‘Master of None’s’ Lena Waithe on Emmy Nom for Comedy Writing: ‘I Didn’t Know I Was the First Black Woman’Variety, Aug 04, 2017
Television alum and Emmy nominee Lena Waithe ’06 discussed the value of queer writers during GLAAD’s panel on lesbian, gay, and bisexual trends on television, where she also learned she was the first black woman nominated for a comedy writing Emmy.
- Broadway World, Aug 04, 2017
Theatre alum Chris Jackson ’14 is bringing modern relevance to the classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the City Lit Theater by casting a diverse ensemble.
- New York Times, Aug 04, 2017
Creative Writing alum and poet Hafizah Geter MFA ’10 speaks on the role poetry has in empowering marginalized communities, and the costs of moving to a different country and culture.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Aug 04, 2017
Alum and director Theodore Witcher ’91 and his film love jones will close out this year’s Black Harvest Film Festival.
- Shopify.com, Aug 04, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Laurence Minsky sheds light on myths surrounding best practices for businesses looking to optimize their marketing efforts.
- Daily Herald, Aug 04, 2017
Columbia alums and members of rock group Friday Pilots Club Caleb Hiltunen ’17, Mike Fornari ’17, Ethan Mole ’17, and Spencer Rydholm ’17 discuss their writing chemistry, origins at Columbia, and their upcoming EP ahead of their performance at House of Blues on Wednesday, August 9.
- The Gazette, Aug 03, 2017
The Columbia alums who formed Sidewalk Chalk are bringing their mix of hip-hop, soul, funk, and jazz to the Iowa Soul Festival to try and provide a “unifying voice for social issues and awareness.”
- Broadway World, Aug 03, 2017
Interdisciplinary Arts alum Matthew Marcum MA ’10 will present The Existential Emporium at this year’s Sideshow Fringe Festival, “an immersive live art exhibition that explores mindfulness as performance and allows the audience members to engage in meditative practices.”
- Chicago Tonight, Aug 01, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography Director Karen Irvine and Chicago Tonight host Phil Ponce discuss the current exhibition re:collection and its goal to help viewers reimagine images.
- Entertainment Weekly, Jul 31, 2017
Radio alum and current 103.5 KISS FM on-air personality Erik Zachary ’14 will be one of five rotating VJs hosting the revived Total Request Live (TRL) show on MTV.
- WATE, Jul 31, 2017
Fashion Design alum Aaron Myers ’16 will appear on Season 16 of Lifetime’s Project Runway.
- Daily Herald, Jul 29, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts faculty member Joe Keefe is a judge for Chicago’s Got Talent, where he will help select a grand prize winner from the top 10 contestants on August 5th.
- Screen Magazine, Jul 28, 2017
Associate professor and recently appointed Interim Chair of Cinema and Television Arts Eric Scholl will help lead the recently merged Cinema Art and Science and Television Departments.
- Broadway World, Jul 27, 2017
Theatre alum Cody Estle ’11 will direct Five Mile Lake, a play about five 30-something friends trying to seize the moment and take a step toward adulthood for Shattered Globe’s 2017-18 season.
- Chicago Reader, Jul 26, 2017
With her new collection of essays The Wrong Way To Save Your Life, Fiction alum Megan Stielstra MFA ’00 is profiled through the lens of friends and family.
- Chicago Reader, Jul 26, 2017
Fiction alum Megan Stielstra MFA ’00 talks with another writer about her upcoming book The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, a writer’s place in politics, and receiving fan mail.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jul 27, 2017
After gaining attention for his hand-painted NFL cleats, former Fashion Design student Brock Seals explains how he’s able to juggle both of his passions, visual art and rap.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 24, 2017
A new partnership between Aurora Community Television (ACTV) and Columbia will allow Film student interns to earn hands-on experience and class credits while helping ACTV produce content.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 24, 2017
Former Marketing student Bryan Kingsbury, director of sales for the central region at the startup company Drawbridge, gives an inside look at his day-to-day activities.
- The Tribune-Democrat, Jul 22, 2017
Alum Mike Owens ’97 launched his animated series Danger & Eggs, starring Theatre alum Aidy Bryant ’09 and now streaming on Amazon Prime, after spending years animating for popular cartoons like Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain.
- Huffington Post, Jul 21, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Associate Professor William Hayashi’s class on self-awareness teaches students personal skills that they can take far beyond the classroom.
- KZSC Santa Cruz, Jul 21, 2017
Music alum Alex Brettin ’12 talks bending musical genres and returning to his jazz roots as a member of Mild High Club.
- Chippewa Herald, Jul 21, 2017
Photography alum Amy Gilman MFA ’01 will take up the mantle of Director of the Chazen Museum of Art in Wisconsin, where she is excited to engage with the Madison art community.
- SHOOT, Jul 20, 2017
After seven years honing his craft, Film alum Jimmy Helm ’10 has been promoted to editor of the Chicago-based editorial, visual effects, and motion graphics shop The Colonie.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 19, 2017
Journalism alum Lee Bey ’88 will oversee the education department, its collections staff and exhibitions, and several strategic initiatives and museum planning projects as vice president of Chicago’s DuSable Museum, the largest caretaker of African American art, history, and culture in the nation.
- DeForest Times-Tribune, Jul 20, 2017
Journalism alum Hannah Rajnicek ’15 continues to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer by joining a newspaper in her home state of Wisconsin as managing editor.
- Chicago Reader, Jul 19, 2017
In 2007, Film alum Doug Lussenhop ’96 collaborated with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim on their show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and now it’s going on a 10-year anniversary tour.
- The Corvallis Advocate, Jul 19, 2017
Assistant professor at OSU and Photography alum Kerry Skarbakka MFA ’07 continues to create his art, overcoming rejections from past projects and focusing on collaboration this coming August in the exhibition Log Cabin Medley.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 19, 2017
Fiction alum Sophie Nagelberg MFA ’15 shifts from fiction writing to song writing with her recently released debut EP.
- The Des Moines Register, Jul 18, 2017
Theatre student Emily Coffey shows off her singing and dancing skills in Carousel Theatre’s take on Beauty and the Beast.
- Huffington Post, Jul 17, 2017
Film alum Michael David Lynch ’05 will premiere his documentary Victor Walk, which helps bring awareness to Stanley Cup winner Theo Fluery’s annual walk for childhood sexual abuse survivors.
- The Wall Street Journal, Jul 14, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences faculty member Stephen T. Asma's The Evolution of Imagination makes a case for not leaving our creative roots behind while exploring imagination.
- Buzzfeed, Jul 17, 2017
English faculty member and renowned music critic Jim DeRogatis continues his 17 years of covering past and current allegations against R. Kelly.
- The Bismarck Tribune, Jul 15, 2017
Music alum Taylor Leet ’13 joins fellow North Dakota natives on stage for the annual Medora Musical.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 14, 2017
Former Theatre student and HBO regular Nelsan Ellis is remembered for his inspiring acting talent by family and fans alike.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 13, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 has been nominated for an Emmy for her writing in a comedy series, Master of None.
- JG-TC, Jul 13, 2017
Theatre student Jordan Cornwell uses his skills and charisma to land national commercial and television roles.
- Chicago Defender, Jul 13, 2017
Film alum Barbara E. Allen ’75 will be the executive producer of The Experience with Dedry Jones, a live-studio audience television show that allows viewers to connect with some of Chicago’s most popular musicians and artists on the scene.
- Amarillo Globe-News, Jul 11, 2017
Film student Sophie Mannaerts joins Jo Yong-joo and Ha Joo-young in biking across the country as part of Triple A Project’s mission to raise awareness for WWII’s ‘comfort women’ by holding demonstrations in front of Japanese embassies.
- Audiology Online, Jul 08, 2017
American Sign Language Chair and Associate Professor Peter Cook was named to the Performing Arts Advisory Committee in order to help “improve the quality of [ASL] theater” at his alma mater, the Rochester Institute of Technology.
- Big Island Now, Jul 07, 2017
Art and Art History Associate Professor Paul Catanese will visit the Donkey Mill Art Center in Hawaii to discuss technology’s importance in the arts.
- Horse Canada, Jul 07, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Christopher Forbes ’83 discusses the behind-the-scenes details of working with horses on feature-length films.
- Northwest Herald, Jul 07, 2017
Journalism alum Claudia Marie Lenart ’88 wrote and illustrated a children’s book of diverse characters to encourage outdoor play.
- Ladue News, Jul 06, 2017
Former student La’Crassia Wilderness shares the healing power of shea butter with her new line of all-natural body products Butter Love.
- Jewish United Fund News, Jul 07, 2017
Theatre faculty member James Sherman’s comedic play, which runs through August 27 at the Piven Theatre, uses the neo-Nazi marches in Skokie in the late 70s as the backdrop to explore American Jewish identity.
- Lenscratch, Jul 06, 2017
Film alum and Lenscratch marketing director Katie Harwood ’05 talks about photography and “Everything is Fine Here,” her project using the transience of objects as a metaphor for the disintegration of a family.
- Nashville Scene, Jul 06, 2017
Former student Mark Farina is going on a 25th anniversary tour of his downtempo dance collection Mushroom Jazz.
Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound Announce Composers, Directors for 2017 Music and Sound Design LabsBroadway World, Jul 05, 2017
Music Composition for the Screen alum Jesi Nelson ’15 was selected as a composer to participate in the 2017 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs.
- Puerto Rico Art News, Jul 04, 2017
The Tube Factory artspace in Indiana will feature 50 GRAND, an art exhibition by former student and Chicago artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine, which explores boxing, performativity, and domestic culture.
- STV News, Jul 02, 2017
Music Vocal Performance alum Keanon Kyles ’10 will star as the lead performer in Rigoletto with the Clyde Opera Group in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Revue, Jul 01, 2017
Arts Management alum Deavondre Jones ’15 mixes performance art and public speaking to deliver inspirational messages in the Midwest with his organization DanceSpire.
- Mankato Free Press, Jul 01, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student Ethan Clerc is making the most of his summer by shooting a feature-length crime thriller film in his hometown of Windom, Minnesota.
- Time Out Chicago, Jun 30, 2017
Art by alum Sam Kirk ’05 is featured on the Chicago Riverwalk this summer as part of the city’s The Year of Public Art initiative.
- Broadway World, Jun 30, 2017
Theatre faculty member Vanessa Stalling will adapt and direct United Flight 232 for its return to The House Theater of Chicago this fall.
- Chicago Reader, Jun 29, 2017
Photography alum Rick Majewski ’11 captures how the predominantly immigrant communities of Pilsen celebrate the Fourth of July.
- Arkansas Business, Jun 28, 2017
After five years with the festival staff, film alum Jennifer Gerber ’04 will take on the role of interim executive director of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 28, 2017
Theatre alum and 2016 3Arts Award recipient Jess Godwin ’05 will perform popular Elton John songs on July 8th as part of a Goodbye Yellow Brick Road segment of the Artists Lounge Live series at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 28, 2017
Theatre alum Aidy Bryant ’09 talks about the fun but demanding work of voicing the heroine of Danger & Egg, a 13-episode animated series to debut on Amazon June 30th.
- Broadway World, Jun 27, 2017
Theatre student Aaron Branch and alum Travis Kravitz ’13 star in The Miseducation of 55th Street, opening July 8th, which examines today’s racial and political climate with humor, poetry, and music.
- The Christian Post, Jun 25, 2017
Alum and faculty member Jonathan McReynolds ’11 “hopes to encourage the growth of artistic talent in higher education” by providing two $5000 scholarships to students in the African-American community.
- Radio Milwaukee, Jun 22, 2017
Photography alum Rashid Johnson ’00 uses materials such as shea butter, black soap, and white ceramic tile to explore themes of race, identity, and escape in an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum through September 17th.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 22, 2017
A “key player in a great era for Chicago hip-hop dominated by a new wave of MCs and producers,” former student Tahj Malik Chandler (Saba) plays the Mamby on the Beach festival this weekend.
- Marie Claire, Jun 22, 2017
The first female VJ on MTV Networks Africa, former student Fikile Moeti (DJ Fix) discusses how she founded the Fix Scholarship five years ago to contribute to society through arts and business.
- My Web Times, Jun 21, 2017
Alum and artist Bonnie Murphy Lecat ’89 commemorates Cubs legend Ernie Banks with a mural, displayed at the official Cubs team store in Wrigleyville.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 19, 2017
Elizabeth, the restaurant helmed by celebrated chef and Creative Writing alum Iliana Regan ’05, is number nine on Phil Vettel’s list of 50 best restaurants in Chicago.
- Cultured Mag, Jun 19, 2017
Interdisciplinary Arts alum Jamillah James ’05 is a featured curator for her work at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, citing Art and Art History associate professors Debra Parr and Amy Mooney as mentors.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 19, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Giancarlo Iannotta ’11 will screen his film My Country, a semi-autobiographical story set in Italy, at the York Theater on June 26.
- Her Campus, Jun 19, 2017
Former Business and Entrepreneurship student Michelle Cho is interviewed on her work engaging celebrities with the Humane Society and the importance of kindness in the animal rights movement.
- Culture Type, Jun 19, 2017
2017 Honorary Degree Recipient Kerry James Marshall’s Columbia commencement speech is profiled for discussing what awaits art students in the real world.
- Richmond Magazine, Jun 15, 2017
Sidewalk Chalk bassist and former student Josh Rosen, who met fellow band members while at Columbia, talks about touring in support of their fourth album An Orchid is Born.
- The St. Louis American, Jun 15, 2017
Television alum Crystal Martin ’09 joins the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation’s inaugural class of legislative research fellows.
- New York Times, Jun 14, 2017
Columbia's 2016 Honorary Degree Recipient and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith has been named the new poet laureate by the Library of Congress, the nation’s highest honor in poetry.
- Daily Herald, Jun 14, 2017
Theatre alum Jake Ganzer ’15 directs Spelling Bee for Summer Place Theatre, a Tony award-winning musical that invites audience members onstage to participate.
- Palacio, Jun 14, 2017
Journalist and alum Teresa Puente MFA ’15 is profiled for her recent immigration coverage in Time Magazine and her reporting on Chicago’s diverse communities.
- Windy City Times, Jun 14, 2017
Cinema Art and Science Associate Professor Dan Rybicky hosted the Chicago Community Trusts’s On the Table initiative, an event focused on ways to better foster LGBTQ inclusivity in cultural institutions.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 13, 2017
Theatre alum Kelly Bolton ’04, who performs her one-woman show at the sixth annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, talks about finding “her home in comedy” at Columbia.
- DNAinfo, Jun 13, 2017
Music alum Matthew Muñiz ’03 and his music-scoring and teaching business is listed in a Pride month round-up of local LGBTQ-owned businesses.
- Vanity Fair, Jun 13, 2017
Theatre Assistant Professor Anne Libera explains that Stephen Colbert’s fascination with messiahs and epic narratives are part of what makes the comedian's Trump jokes so cutting.
- DNAinfo, Jun 13, 2017
Theatre alum Shea Couleé ’11 will compete for the top prize of America’s Next Drag Superstar as a finalist in this season’s RuPaul’s Drag Race.
- Sportskeeda, Jun 13, 2017
Theatre alum, actor, and WWE wrestler Aiden English ’10 uses his education and training in drama to enliven his WWE persona.
- Inside Higher Ed, Jun 09, 2017
Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Communications Deb Maue suggests ways in which higher ed institutions can develop exciting large-scale projects without losing focus.
- San Francisco Classical Voice, Jun 09, 2017
Columbia’s Center for Black Music Research librarian and research fellow Melanie Zeck essays on engaging and educating larger audiences on classical music of the African Diaspora.
- River Bender, Jun 09, 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, former faculty member, and Columbia honorary degree recipient Gwendolyn Brooks’ birthday is celebrated with readings from local artists, writers, and performers.
- National Law Review, Jun 09, 2017
Columbia is recognized for its participation in the Chicago-based Entrepreneurs in Residence program, enabling foreign entrepreneurs to more easily obtain H-1B status.
- Robert Feder (Daily Herald), Jun 08, 2017
Former student and veteran Chicago newsman Craig Wall will be joining WLS-Channel 7 as chief political reporter.
- Fremont Tribune, Jun 07, 2017
Current Journalism student and youth motivational speaker Sarah Leeper is featured for her “inspiring and encouraging” message to student recipients of Fremont Health Foundation scholarships.
- Los Angeles Blade, Jun 07, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Julianna Brudek ’06 is profiled for developing her coverage of an anti-gun rally in Washington DC for her upcoming film Disarm Hate: The Documentary.
- San Francisco Classical Voice, Jun 07, 2017
Columbia’s Center for Black Music Research Fellow Melanie Zeck will write a series of articles on ignored or unknown black composers and musicians.
- Rolling Stone, Jun 06, 2017
Originally installed during the 2016 Wabash Art’s Corridor’s Big Walls exhibition, Eduardo Kobra’s mural of Muddy Waters will be commemorated during this year’s Chicago Blues Festival.
- Journal Times, Jun 05, 2017
Journalism student Jonathan Sadowski has joined The Journal Times as a news intern writing news stories, features, and social media posts.
- Irish Times, Jun 02, 2017
Music Composition for the Screen alum and violinist Emer Kinsella MFA ’16 is interviewed about her journey from Dublin to Los Angeles and her compositions featured in Jungle, the forthcoming film starring Daniel Radcliffe.
- Forbes, Jun 02, 2017
Communication alum Kymonee Cannon ’17 discusses her recent employment at Becker Logistics and the impact the Chicago Career 360 had on her professional preparedness.
- American Way Magazine, May 25, 2017
Library Communications Coordinator Norman Alexandroff discusses how the Wabash Arts Corridor's Big Walls have helped transform misconceptions about public art.
- Paginasiete, May 30, 2017
Cinema Art and Science Juan Carlos Valdivia's '87 2013 film Yvy Marley (Tierra sin Mal) will be screened at the Contemporary Latin America Film Show in Costa Rica to celebrate his work as a Bolivian filmmaker.
- News Dog, May 29, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences professor Stephen Asma uses examples of sports figures, philosophers, and artists to discuss how improvising can enhance a person's ability to adapt to a specific environment for success.
- ABC 7 Chicago, May 28, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Andrea De Fraga shares valuable money tips for millennials, including: discussing finances, budgeting, and being reasonable about living expenses.
- Chicago Tribune, May 26, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student Kelsey Sante's six-minute film Reach, which tells the story of a young woman suffering from panic attacks, will screen at the 20th annual Dances With Films festival June 1-11 at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. More coverage at The Daily Herald.
- Broadway World, May 26, 2017
Theatre student Caroline Watson will perform in The American Revolution, a play recreating the historical fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown at Theater Unspeakable from June 2-11.
- Create! Magazine, May 25, 2017
Former student Marco Miller discusses transitioning from a graphic designer to a painter and how his influences like Frida Kahlo help him grow as an artist.
- Hollywood Chicago, May 24, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Rebecca Fons '08 discusses reopening the Iowa Theater and the cinematic history of major films like The Bridges of Madison County, which were filmed in her hometown of Winterset, Iowa.
- Idea Forge, May 24, 2017
Strategic Marketing and Communications email marketing manager Geoffrey Anderson discusses Glimmer, a social app he designed to be inclusive for users with disabilities, and how its international audience is helping build a strong community for its users.
- Chicago Defender, May 24, 2017
The Columbia College Chicago Doc Unit-produced Ramona, is profiled for its exploration of the career of reporter and transgender woman of color Ramona Hernandez-Perez.
- WTTW, May 23, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography's #AiWeiwei exhibition, currently on display until July 2, is highlighted for the artist's political statements, activism, and use of social media to promote work like Leg Gun and Selfie.
- ESPN, May 19, 2017
Television alum and writer/actress Lena Waithe '06 discusses writing for Master of None, her love of basketball, and resistance through writing.
- KCET, May 18, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum and director Bucher Almzain MFA '15 is interviewed on his film The Outcast, screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and the value of bringing diverse cultural experiences to the big screen.
- Chicago Tribune, May 17, 2017
Former Theatre student Deanna Cascio discusses how studying theatrical makeup at Columbia led to her career as a makeup artist.
- Chicago Reader, May 17, 2017
Imagine Wanting Only This, an experimental graphic novel by Communication alum Kristen Radtke '08, explores loss in ways that "breaks the format wide open."
- Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2017
Fashion studies students Ashley Velazquez receives a $5,000 scholarship and Ashley Montemayor wins the People's Choice Award at Launch 2017: Driving Forward benefiting the Illinois Holocaust Museum.
- Billboard, May 16, 2017
Former student Chris Smith Jr. aka "Smino," discusses collaborating with local artists, the importance of Chicago's creative community, and the debut of his full-length album blkswn.
- Print, May 14, 2017
Design student Owen LaMay is interviewed on his favorite projects and future plans and is profiled for his illustrations, which center around films.
- Spoon University, May 13, 2017
Recent Television alum Hannah Paster '17 blends her media skills with her culinary expertise as social media manager for the Eastman Egg Co.
- Laredo Morning Times, May 13, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student Jamie Herrera Jr.'s upcoming film, Ampersand, is featured for its dramatic depiction of life in the border town of Laredo, Tx.
- DNA Info, May 11, 2017
Columbia's Interior Architecture Civic Engagement Studio students create renderings that would update the Broadway Armory into a modernized student teen hub for local residents.
- Columbia Journalism Review, May 11, 2017
Communication associate professor Jackie Spinner interviews photojournalist managing the internal conflicts they experience when capturing images depicting poverty, race, and extreme acts of violence.
- ABC 7 Chicago, May 10, 2017
Music student Jeremy Gentry performs on Windy City Live after becoming the first live-in "Musician-In-Residence" at the Exhibit on Superior.
- NWI Indiana Life, May 10, 2017
Television alum Matt Mclindon '14 discusses how video producing internships during his undergrad led to teaching interactive media, radio, and television at Lowell High School.
- DNA Info, May 10, 2017
Journalism alum Tonika Butler '03 photographs Englewood residents in their natural element, which are displayed on billboards and aimed at "redefining perceptions" of the community.
- Pen America, May 09, 2017
Creative Writing alum Hafizah Geter '10 interviews Kelly Forsythe '11 on Forsythe's debut book Perennial, which will be published in 2018, for Pen America.
- El Tiempo, May 09, 2017
Photography alum Angela Pulido '05 discusses her exhibition "Spatial Testimonies," which explores the effect of people displaced by violence and will open on May 27 at Galería Cafam de Bellas Artes in Colombia.
- Huffington Post, May 09, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Sam Weller pens an article on the positive impact Columbia's untraditional and diverse campus had on his recent visit to Dimensions Academy.
- Broadway World, May 09, 2017
Theatre faculty member Andra Velis Simon is the musical director for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, a play following a woman's attempt to quit smoking, which will premiere on May 9 at the Porchlight Theatre.
- Sports Skeeda, May 09, 2017
Theatre alum Matthew "Aiden English" Rehwoldt '10 is praised for his acting abilities on WWE after having an emotional outburst on SmackDown Live.
- Broadway World, May 08, 2017
Theatre alum Anna Rose Wolfe '15 will be performing an original solo performance piece in "Shefest," a semi-annual celebration of Chicago's queer female and non-binary artists on June 12.
- Chicago Tribune, May 05, 2017
Theatre professor John Green directs Sacred Sands: A Play for Voices, "a spoken word play recital" that explores the efforts to protect the unique natural resources of the Indiana dune region on May 14.
- Crain's, May 04, 2017
The late Richard Kiphart HDR '17, former chair of the Board of Trustees and 2017 Honorary Degree Recipient, is remembered by his wife for his philanthropic and social justice passions, which helped to establish their family foundation.
- Bozeman Daily Chronicle, May 04, 2017
Interdisciplinary Arts alum Eileen Tenney MA '92 conducts research on African-American artist Edmondia Lewis, who is known for her racially-themed sculptures, after purchasing the late artist's home.
- CNN, May 04, 2017
Alum Pablo Martinez Monsivais '94 discusses his experience photographing President Trump's first solo news conference, his most memorable moment since Trump's inauguration.
- Hollywood Chicago, May 04, 2017
Television alum Jose Vargas '85 discusses learning about filmmaking during his time as a student and how creating documentaries inspired the development of the 33rd Chicago Latino Film Festival.
- Contract Design, May 03, 2017
Columbia's first student center designed by Gensler will be a five-story, 114,00 square-foot collaborative space and features a bright interior common area, dance studios, and 800-person event room.
- The Global Awards, May 03, 2017
Columbia Advertising, Communication and Journalism students win the Young Globals Student Competition, where they collaborated to create a campaign to raise awareness on the connections between unhealthy food, diversity, and type 2 diabetes. More coverage at Little Black Book.
- Chicago Tribune, May 03, 2017
The Dance Center announces it's 44th season of contemporary dance, which includes the return of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Doug Varone and Dancers, and more installments of the hip-hop mini festival B-Series. More coverage at Broadway World.
- LA Weekly, May 03, 2017
Interdisciplinary alum Jamillah James '05 discusses how she grew to love researching and engaging with art through the development of zines, radio shows, and house shows, which led to her curatorial career in Los Angeles.
- NPR , May 02, 2017
Interdisciplinary alum Samy Sabh '16, of hip-hop duo Bonelang, co-directs Michelada, a short film that deconstructs gender and identity in fashion, with Interdisciplinary student Dionne Walker.
- Chicago Tribune, May 02, 2017
Creative Writing faculty member Laurie Lawlor discusses the challenges of writing for children and the important part research plays in her writing process.
- Dallas News, May 02, 2017
The Wabash Arts Corridor is featured in Lonely Planet's new Street Art book for its large-scale murals and "ever-changing artistic landscape." More coverage at The Sacramento Bee.
- Chicagoist, May 02, 2017
Columbia’s new student center is announced with an early design by renowned architecture firm Gensler which is scheduled to debut in late 2018. More coverage at Chicago Reader.
- CT Now, May 02, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student Isaiah Terry will screen his short film Good St. Nick among international undergraduate students at the Trinity Film Festival on May 6.
- Daily Herald, May 02, 2017
Alum Kelsie Huff '03 talks about how a setback she had performing as a student helped develop her interest in improv, which led to working at The Second City and iO.
- WBEZ, May 01, 2017
English Senior Lecturer Jim DeRogatis discusses the impact of punk and indie-rock artists that emerged in the '80's as part of his ongoing series highlighting local artists who changed popular music.
- Chicago Tribune, May 01, 2017
Columbia's 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients are recognized for their achievements ahead of the Commencement ceremonies, including theatre director David Cromer, LGBT allies Judy and Dennis Shepard, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events commissioner Mark Kelly, and renowned painter Kerry James Marshall.
- Broadway World, May 01, 2017
Theatre alum Barry Norton '87 will co-direct Hairspray showing at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hal at North Central College from June 8—24.
- Interiors and Sources, May 01, 2017
Design student Kristi Rotunno shares how the role of designers has expanded to include more rigorous work for spaces like in-home offices.
- KBIA 91.3 FM, Apr 29, 2017
Alum Hale Ekinci '11 discusses how her experience as an immigrant and Turkish-born artist has changed over the last twelve years as part of "Displacement and Migration," open through May 20.
- DNA Info, Apr 28, 2017
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Dawn Larsen gives her perspective on the ongoing dispute between Chris Devins and Gelila Mesfin, saying Devin's Michelle Obama piece doesn't fit into "found art."
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 27, 2017
Photography faculty member Allison Grant will curate "The Science of Film Then and Now," an exhibition showcasing the Keslow Camera and the evolution of 3-D movies and glasses, opening June 10.
- Variety, Apr 26, 2017
Columbia's Cinema Art and Science department is recognized as a leading film program for offering almost 200 undergraduate and graduate courses, its "diverse and comprehensive curriculum, and its extensive internship program.
- DNA Info, Apr 26, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Matthew Richmond '03 initiates a campaign to complete a documentary about local German restaurant "Brauhaus," and how owners Harry and Guenter Kempf established their business over 30 years ago.
- Lit Hub, Apr 26, 2017
Columbia is mentioned for its nationally recognized poetry journal and nonfiction periodical, both contributors to the literary community in Chicago.
- Pop Sugar, Apr 26, 2017
Alum and activist Angela Davis Fegan '15 discusses how she subverts gender stereotypes thorough letterpress printing and how venues like The Empty Bottle influence audience interactions with her Lavender Menace Project.
- Daily Herald, Apr 25, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Eric Anthony '09 works as a boom operator on local TV shows Empire, Chicago Fire, and Betrayal after learning the mechanics of sound mixing from technicians filming Public Enemies in 2009.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 25, 2017
Members of the Columbia community are nominated for 2017 Jeff Awards, including associate professor Kendra Thulin, faculty member Michael Stanfill, accompanist George Howe, alum Ryan Bourque '09, and current students Tyler Franklin, Darren Patin, and Jon Martinez.
- DNA Info, Apr 25, 2017
Music student Jeremy Gentry discusses becoming the first live-in "Musician-In-Residence" at the Exhibit on Superior, where he will perform original compositions, take requests from apartment tenants, and live rent-free for a year.
- The Washington Post, Apr 24, 2017
Cinema Art and Science students Jonathan Levert and Marquise Davion share how former President Obama inspires them to create change in the community during a panel discussion at the University of Chicago. More coverage at Chicago Sun-Times and Standard Examiner.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 24, 2017
Creative Writing part-time faculty member Randy Albers celebrates critic, essayist, and teacher Donna Seamen's contributions to writing ahead of her upcoming book release Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists.
- The Daily Nonpareil, Apr 24, 2017
American Sign Language associate professor K.Saunders performed a one-man comedy show at the Deaf Cultural Celebration held at the Iowa School for the Deaf, which aims to develop awareness of deaf culture.
- Broadway World, Apr 24, 2017
Theatre alum Coco Ree Lemery '12 is the recipient of "The Emerging Technical Collaborator Award" at the 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration for her work on over 500 projects.
- Reel Chicago , Apr 21, 2017
Columbia's Film Row Cinema will host the International Screenwriter's Association Master Series Seminar "TV Weekend From Concept to Studio Deal," which will discuss building a TV career within the Chicago film industry from May 5-7.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 21, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Eric May participated in the ChiTeen Lit Fest on April 21, where he led a workshop on making a living as a writer.
- Advocate, Apr 21, 2017
Fashion alum Laron Hickerson's '03 NoRal apparel fashion line is highlighted for its infusion of bold fabrics, pop culture elements, and innovative designs.
- Inquisitr , Apr 21, 2017
Columbia students and faculty are given the opportunity to attend a town hall meeting with former President Barack Obama regarding his post-presidential aspirations.
- Chicago Magazine, Apr 20, 2017
Students will compete and showcase their designs at the 16th annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence at Vintage Studios on April 28. More coverage at ABC 7
- Time, Apr 20, 2017
This year's Honorary Degree Recipient and renowned painter Kerry James Marshall is listed among Time's "100 Most Influential People" for his narrative paintings depicting the black experience, including his recent exhibition, Mastry.
- Baltimore Sun, Apr 20, 2017
Future student Kennedy Thompson discusses his career aspirations of working in musical theater after performing in local productions of West Side Story and Hairspray.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 19, 2017
Communication student Maggie Curran receives recognition with the Carter D. Carroll Excellence in History Award for her essay about Che Guevara's autobiography The Motorcycle Diaries.
- Chicago Reader, Apr 19, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Arlen Parsa '09 shares his experience filming for his first feature-length-movie, The Way to Andina, which tells the story of his late grandfather's efforts to bring the 1933 opera, Three Spanish Dances, to Chicago Symphony Orchestra's stage.
- Chicago Inno, Apr 19, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship student Tyler Bradley receives "Social Entrepreneurship Initiative of the Year led By a Student"at the Future Founders first Entrepreneurship U awards for his contributions to the start-up community.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 18, 2017
Dance Center founder Shirley Mordine remembers the late Trisha Brown and her contributions to the Chicago dance community, which included choreographing products that explored postmodern movement.
- Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Apr 18, 2017
Photography faculty member Brad Temkin has been named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow for his photographs of contemporary landscapes, which have been featured in Aperture, Black & White Magazine, and European Photography.
- Vulture, Apr 17, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Daniel Kibblesmith '05 discusses his new comic series Quantum and Woody, a pair of interracial superhero brothers who grapple with racial tensions, superpowers, and family issues.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 17, 2017
Design alum Ryan Blake '10 discusses how he used his past experience designing video games like "Man of Steel" and "World War Z" in his current job at Level Ex, where he designs anatomical simulations for doctors to study.
- Chicago Reader, Apr 17, 2017
Photography alum Darris Lee Harris '94 shares his experience photographing local abandoned buildings in the city after shooting the Homan Square Sears Power House.
- Elle.com, Apr 17, 2017
Communication alum Kristen Radtke '08 explores her family's medical history in her graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This, where she uses abandoned places to create a thumbnail history of the character's stories.
- Evanston Now, Apr 14, 2017
Cinema Art and Science part-time faculty member and alum Marc Menet ’03 will be honored at Oakton Community College’s first Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony for his work that has appeared on Showtime, PBS, NBC, and others.
- Broadway World, Mar 29, 2017
Dance alum Ann Marie Snow '12 designs Highland Park Players Triple Threat musical theater workshop program, which will provide children with "insights and coaching that will enhance their talents for musical theater auditions and performances."
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 14, 2017
Former Cinema Art and Science student Rhyan LaMarr adds to the trend of filming in Chicago with Canal Street, saying “there are certain stories that need to be created by people who are from Chicago.” More coverage at NewsDog.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 14, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences professor Dominic Pacyga’s book Chicago: A History is cited in the case for the annexation of Chicago suburbs, which could help Chicago maintain its status as a "global city."
- Nylon Magazine, Apr 11, 2017
Former student Carmelo Cianflone discusses his new single "Sleepless" from his debut EP, Sessions, and how he's inspired by former artists like George Michael and Nirvana when creating music.
- Chicago Reader, Apr 10, 2017
Art and Art History associate professor Debra Parr discusses the relationship between art and scent at Dinner Party, an art exhibition where smells are used to create a sensory experience for the audience.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 10, 2017
Theatre alum Sean Patrick Leonard '97 discusses the inspiration for Rockabye, a short film which deals with family and grief after a car accident leaves a father a single parent. More coverage at NewsDog.
- The New York Times, Apr 10, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences professor Stephen Asma shares how opening for blues legend B.B. King influenced his desire to experiment with improvising as a jazz and blues performer.
- Zimbabwe Today, Apr 10, 2017
Honorary Degree Recipient and Namibian President Hage Geinob HDR '94 will open the 58th Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, which will encourage business networking to promote industrial development on April 28.
- WBEZ, Apr 10, 2017
English Senior Lecturer Jim DeRogatis discusses the impact of rock musicians in the 60's and 70's as part of his ongoing series highlighting Chicago artists who changed popular music.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 07, 2017
The Dance Center of Columbia debuts Liz Gerring's Horizon, a performance showcasing a continuous hour of dancing by Gerri's company of seven which combines modern dance with contemporary movements on April 7-8.
- Crave Online, Apr 07, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography presents the #AiWeiwei exhibition which will trace the evolution of his work with 25,000 prints and digital images from significant bodies of work like Selfie, Leg Gun, and Weiweicam from April 13-July 2.
- Chicago Woman, Apr 01, 2017
The Dance Center will host the first Chicago appearance for the Liz Gerring Dance Company's Horizon, which features seven dancers performing multiple phrases simultaneously from April 6-8.
- The Daily Sentinel , Apr 06, 2017
Former Art and Art History student Scott Washkowiak's Palisade farm is profiled for his work in starting Field to Fork CSA with his wife Jessica.
- Wilson Times, Apr 06, 2017
Professor and Photography Department chair Peter Fitzpatrick heads up a workshop teaching local Wilson kids the basics of photography in conjunction with Eyes on Main Street, an outdoor photo festival.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Apr 06, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography prepares for its highest attended show in anticipation of Ai Weiwei's first solo exhibition in Chicago, opening April 13. More coverage at Widewalls.
Photographer Krista Wortendyke Brings Her Violence-Awareness Project ‘Killing Season Chicago’ to AkronAkronist, Apr 06, 2017
Photography adjunct faculty member and Center for Community Arts Partnerships Teaching Artist Krista Wortendyke's work, Killing Season of Chicago, depicts the sites of local homicides from 172 victims in 2010 and will be featured at the University of Akron's Myers School of Art on April 14.
- KoKo, Apr 05, 2017
Former Marketing student Aleali May is featured for her work as image consultant, model, and fashion blogger with brands like Audi USA, Nike, and Adidas.
- Broadway World, Apr 05, 2017
Theatre alum Teagan Walsh-Davis '10 will perform in Carrier, a performance incorporating slam poetry as its primary medium to tell the story of family, memory, and legacy from May 5-June 9.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Apr 05, 2017
Journalism assistant professor Jackie Spinner writes on "Covering Trump's Vision of Chicago," a forum about how reporters cover the city's rising gun violence during a Trump presidency.
- Daily Herald, Apr 05, 2017
Cinema Art and Science adjunct faculty member Mark Schimmel participated in the "TV Academy Career Day" at Columbia on April 1, where television professionals discussed internships, educational requirements, and the need for local television jobs.
- Chicago Pride, Apr 05, 2017
Theatre alum Anne Epstein '07 discusses The Kid Thing, a play which experiments with an immersive theatre experience by hosting the performance in a residential living room.
- The Pie News, Apr 04, 2017
Cambridge Education Group is offering students conditional admission to partner institutions, including Columbia by providing English language preparation courses and counseling services to assist in applying to their university of choice.
- ABC 7 Chicago, Apr 03, 2017
Columbia's senior financial analyst Jessica Davenport Williams, Journalism alum Jazzy Davenport '10 and Khadijah Warfield discuss the importance of creating a space for women of color to interact and develop community in their organization, Black Women Break Bread. More coverage at She Knows.
- Inside Higher Ed, Apr 03, 2017
Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications Deb Maue shares various methods behind cultivating a productive and successful marketing team.
- WBEZ Chicago, Apr 03, 2017
Senior lecturer in English Jim DeRogatis discusses the rich tradition of Gospel in Chicago’s music history in his ongoing series “Chicago Music History 101.”
- Oshkosh Northwestern, Apr 03, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Colleen Mares ’12 shares her experiences working as a manager for Chance the Rapper and the excitement around his return to Chicago for Lollapalooza.
- WTTW-TV (PBS Chicago), Mar 31, 2017
Photography alum Ervin A. Johnson ’12 speaks on his portrait series #InHonor, the physical process involved in creating them, and likening the series to “the resilience of the black spirit."
- Art of the Times, Mar 31, 2017
Dance associate professor Bonnie Brooks will moderate the "Living Dance Dialogue," where former Merce Cunningham Dance Company members will share their experiences of traveling, training and working in a rigorous company.
- Cleveland.com, Mar 31, 2017
English senior lecturer Jim DeRogatis is mentioned for his contribution on discussing how controversy and activism assisted in building Pearl Jam's music legacy in his book, Milk It! Collected Musings on the Alternative Explosion of the 90's.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 30, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Sam Weller pens an article contrasting the impact of losing librarians who serve as educational mentors in public schools with the fictional dystopia in Fahrenheit 451.
- Asian American Press, Mar 29, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Joanie Schultz-Milioto directs Queen, a play which explores conversations surrounding climate change, race and friendship through two doctoral candidates seeking to protect the planet.
- Chicago Defender, Mar 29, 2017
English adjunct faculty member Stan West writes on his experiences while touring through the eastern side of Cuba during the Chicago-Guantánamo Blues Exchange.
- Advertising Health, Mar 29, 2017
Advertising, Communication and Journalism students are finalists for the Young Global Student Competition, where they collaborated to create a campaign to raise awareness on the correlation between unhealthy food, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
- Pittsburgh City Paper, Mar 29, 2017
Creative Writing alum Kayla Sargeson '12 first full-length poetry collection, First Red, is reviewed as "powerful" and "a kind of truth not meant for the timid."
- Sales For Life, Mar 28, 2017
Advertising associate professor Laurence Minsky guest writes about common mistakes companies are making when social selling and how to achieve overall sales and brand building successfully.
- BCTV, Mar 28, 2017
The Creative Writing Department's fiction publication, Hair Trigger, receives the 2017 Magazine Crown award for excellence in photography, concept and writing as a college print magazine.
- CBS Chicago, Mar 27, 2017
Communication associate professor Anne Marie Mitchell discusses how companies like United Airlines can use public relations to quickly respond to high profile stories before they reach social media.
- Chicago Reader, Mar 27, 2017
Alum Angela Davis Fegan '15 discusses the inspiration behind her Lavender Menace poster project, which combines queer-visibility politics with art objects and are easily displayed in locations like a bar or bathroom.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Mar 26, 2017
Theatre alums Joe Reitsma '08 and Cody Estle '11 will star as a couple dealing with marital problems while parenting their two sons after Hurricane Sandy wrecks their home in By the Water, currently showing at Northlight Theatre through April 23. More coverage at Chicago Tribune.
- Nylon, Mar 24, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship lecturer Alexander Fruchter shares how local hip-hop label, Closed Sessions, grew from rap blogging to a recording space that spotlights local and rising artists.
- Chicago Inno, Mar 24, 2017
Columbia will host the launch of "Startup Weekend Chicago for Creative Enterprises," which consists of 54-hour events designed to provide experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs from March 31-April 2.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Mar 24, 2017
Theatre alum Shea Couleé (Jaren Merrell) '11 discusses how drag has evolved over time and the influence of 1990's supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Iman and Grace Jones as inspiration for her personal style. More coverage at Chicago Tribune.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Mar 23, 2017
Journalism associate professor Sharon Boyd-Peshkin discusses how the rapid publication of online news has altered how magazines and online publications fact-check their sources when writing.
- Oly Arts, Mar 22, 2017
Alum Katherine Ayers '88 discusses adapting classic stories like Alice in Wonderland in theatre and how she incorporates folktales into her programming as interim director of Gwinwood Christian Camp.
- Billboard, Mar 22, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student and photographer Jake Osmun shares the biggest influences that helped develop his style and how he created relationships with artists like Vic Mensa, Kanye West and Justin Bieber.
- WTTW, Mar 21, 2017
Columbia is mentioned as a leading college in producing tech innovators and contributing to Chicago's new ranking on KPMG's 2017 Global Technology Innovation Survey.
- Hollywood Chicago, Mar 21, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Tari Segal '13 is honored at the Women in Film Chicago Focus Awards for her work as a cinematographer and discusses how collaboration improves production on set.
- The Hollywood Reporter, Mar 21, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alums John Corcoran '11 and Ram Getz '13 will co-write Teammate: My Life In Baseball, a film adaptation of Cubs catcher David Ross's upcoming book, which focuses on his 15-year career leading up to the 2016 World Series.
- Broadway World, Mar 20, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Vanessa Stalling directs Hookman, a slasher comedy which explores grief and adolescence will premiere at the Steep Theatre on April 20.
- Broadway Word, Mar 17, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Anthony Leblanc directs the creative team for The Magic Negro, a sketch comedy show which explores African-American representations in the media.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 17, 2017
Columbia's Jazz Ensemble and Fusion Ensemble, led by Music lecturer William Borris, shared the stage with tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 17, 2017
Former student Malcolm Jones shares how his promotions company, Party in Peace, is "using the arts to change [the] surroundings" of East Chicago through music events.
- Chicago Reader, Mar 17, 2017
Ahead of his headlining performance at the Chicago Improv Festival from March 27- April 2, former student Scott Adsit shares how Chicago inspires him to encourage young improvisers to experiment with their craft.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 16, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Eddie O'Keefe '09 will participate in the Chicago International Television Festival where he will premiere When the Street Lights Go On, a murder mystery narrated through the viewpoint of a 15-year-old-boy.
Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment Precious Davis Reflects on Her "Say Yes to the Dress" ExperienceDaily Mail, Mar 16, 2017
Assistant director of diversity recruitment Precious Davis shares how her experience as the first transgender bride on TLC's Say Yes to the Dress helped share her authentic story as a trans woman who found love.
- DNA Info, Mar 16, 2017
Communication adjunct faculty member and Television alum Carmaine Means '02 discusses her experience as a black female photojournalist who uses a drone to capture videos and photos for CBS Chicago.
Pay Close Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: 8 Things I Learned About Writing from Ray BradburyHuffington Post, Mar 15, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Sam Weller shares eight creative secrets he learned in the 12 years he spent shadowing and writing as Ray Bradbury's biographer, which he incorporates into his workshops and crafts as a teacher.
- US News, Mar 15, 2017
Theatre associate professor Anne Libera discusses the use of satire in Saturday Night Live and how she teaches her Comedy Studies students to use it effectively.
- Crain's, Mar 15, 2017
Columbia will adopt a global entrepreneur-in-residence program which allows sponsorship for students to obtain H1-B visas and work in occupation with technical expertise. More coverage at Business Standard and Chicago Sun-Times.
- DNA Info, Mar 15, 2017
Theatre alum Shea Couleé (Jaren Merrell) '11 discusses her experience preparing for her upcoming role as a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race and how the support of the local drag community has helped develop her craft. More coverage at Chicagoist
- Light and Sound America, Mar 14, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics associate chair and professor Benj Kanters will speak on a panel regarding how artists and engineers can sustain healthy hearing and how to prevent damage at South By Southwest on March 17. More coverage at Living Design Online.
- NBC Chicago, Mar 14, 2017
Columbia Fashion students participated in a week-long challenge from the Department of Aviation to create fashionable looks from recycled airline materials, which will be on display at O'Hare for the month of March.
- WGNTV, Mar 13, 2017
Alum Ruben Aguirre '02 discusses the impact of the Wabash Arts Corridor murals, which adds vibrancy to the South Loop and features murals from Illustration alum Heidi Unkefer '13 and Photography alum Don't Fret '10.
- QC Online, Mar 11, 2017
Future student Maya Esparza is selected as an Illinois finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program for her fundraising efforts with Keys for Kids, which benefits patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
- DNA Info, Mar 10, 2017
Former student Scott Adsit will headline the 20th annual Chicago Improv Festival and will perform "Messing with a Friend" with former Second City castmates on March 31 at The Annoyance Theater.
- Jazz In Europe, Mar 10, 2017
Music adjunct faculty member and vocalist Typhanie Coller performed from her new album Call It Magic, which featured a live ensemble, original scores and familiar covers.
- Chicagoist, Mar 10, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Don DeGrazia co-writes The Creatives, a pop-opera stage production with playwright Irvine Welsh which features music from Iggy Pop, New Order, Simple Minds, Oasis and Chance The Rapper.
- The Intelligencer, Mar 09, 2017
Theatre alum '95 and Honorary Degree Recipient Chester Gregory HDR '15 will reprise his role as Berry Gordy for Motown the Musical, which tells the story behind Motown legends shaping America through music.
- Franklin Favorite, Mar 09, 2017
Journalism alum Megan Purazrang '13 shares how her experience interning at NBC Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times provided the skills for her new role as the Franklin Favorite's editor.
- The Herald Palladium, Mar 09, 2017
Cinema Art and Science professor Doreen Bartoni and associate professor Daniel Rybicky will lead a panel discussion following the screening of the documentary Sonita, which tells the story of Sonita Alizadeh escaping a forced marriage.
- DNA Info, Mar 08, 2017
Alum Kelsie Huff '03 discusses creating her new web series The Open Mic to showcase Chicago comics and why building jobs for local writers, talent and improv clubs is vital to the success of comics.
- We Are Moving Stories, Mar 08, 2017
Chicago Feminist Film Festival writers, directors and filmmakers share the importance of creating films that represent diversity, culture and community for mainstream audiences.
- The Hollywood Reporter, Mar 07, 2017
Cinema Art and Science associate professor Kevin Cooper will produce Bury the Lead, a drama based on a journalist fabricating a compelling news story in his attempts to gain a Pulitzer Prize. More coverage at Screen Mag.
- Broadway World, Mar 07, 2017
Photography professor Dawoud Bey will speak about his latest projects as part of The Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography on March 30 at the University of Miami.
- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Mar 07, 2017
Honorary Degree Recipient and poet Gwendolyn Brooks HDR '64 will be honored with a centennial tribute celebration at The University of Chicago from April 6-8 in honor of the 100th anniversary of her birth.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Mar 06, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Jordan Vogt-Roberts '06 discusses how despite being from the Midwest, studying film at Columbia allowed him to pursue his dream of directing major motion pictures in Hollywood. More coverage at Yahoo! News.
- Chicago WTTW, Mar 06, 2017
Dance associate chair and professor Paige Cunningham Caldarella reflects on the mental and physical challenges of being a Merce Cunningham dancer (2000-2004) for Merce Cunningham: Common Time, on display through April 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
- ABC 7 Chicago, Mar 04, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum and actress Nadine Velazquez '01 discusses her new History Channel series Six, which explores the lives of Navy Seals, and how she implements her Chicago roots into her characters.
- Daily Local, Mar 04, 2017
Former student Jen Burnley's BYOB fragrance lab Scent and Sip allows customers to socialize while crafting personalized scents in Lansdale, PA.
- The New York Times, Mar 03, 2017
Theatre student Megan Magensky and Journalism students Bianca Cahue and Maria Cardona share their experience interviewing retirees who reflect on advice they would give their younger selves regarding financial responsibility.
Tony Award-Winning Actor Ben Vereen Brings a Night of Career Highlights to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/21Broadway World, Mar 03, 2017
Honorary Degree Recipient Ben Vereen HDR '95 will perform favorite songs from his Broadway career including music from Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar at The Ridgefield Playhouse on May 21.
- Chicago Crusader, Mar 03, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship student Brianna Davis serves as sister Kianna Davis' muse in Only the Good II, a painting featured in the 2017 Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.
- The New York Times, Mar 02, 2017
Alum Rashid Johnson '00 partners with three African-American artists to purchase the residence of civil rights icon Nina Simone as an act of art, politics and the desire to preserve her legacy.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 02, 2017
Photography adjunct faculty member Cecil McDonald explores various themes around human interaction and experience in a world of haves and have-nots in a set of programs entitled "Stuff" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 02, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship lecturer Cara Dehnert Huffman is profiled for her work as a volunteer fundraiser, audience developer and advocate for the Goodman Theatre.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Mar 02, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography will open acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei's first Chicago solo exhibition on April 13, which will feature photo-based works and his current activism on social media.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 02, 2017
Marketing Communications email marketing manager Geoffrey Anderson discusses Glimmer, a social app he designed to be inclusive for users with physical and cognitive disabilities. More coverage at The Star Online.
- The Register-Mail, Mar 02, 2017
Former Cinema Art and Science student Jacob Reeder discusses launching his graphic design business ON11 Design Co. and how designing concert posters led to creating artwork for Iron Spike Brewing Co.
- Third Coast Review, Mar 02, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences assistant professor Michelle Yates shares data on the small amount of highest-grossing films directed by women in the past ten years.
- Daily Herald, Mar 01, 2017
Center for Community Arts Partnerships teaching artist Polly Yates exhibits work and conducts a workshop with students March 1-17 as part of the 2017 Women in the Arts program at Woodlands Academy.
- The New Yorker, Mar 01, 2017
Creative Writing alum Hafizah Geter's '10 poem The Break-In is published in the March 6 issue of The New Yorker.
- Rochester City Newspaper, Mar 01, 2017
American Sign Language associate professor Jim Van Manen partners with internationally known artist Ann Silver to create Silver Moon Brand, a partnership advocating for inclusion of Deaf art in creative communities and academia.
- The Chicago Reader, Mar 01, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Ivan Pryor '12 discusses his sound engineering work with local artists as part of the hip-hop collective and indie label Private Stock.
- Portage Life, Feb 28, 2017
Music alum Jeff Clayton '05 discusses working as the production manager for The Venue at Horshoe Casino where his work with artists like Tony Bennett earned him the 2016 RISE Award for Excellence.
- Rebellious Magazine, Feb 27, 2017
Humanities, History and Social Sciences assistant professor Michelle Yates and Cinema Art and Science assistant professor Susan Kerns discuss community and diversity of film in preparation for the Chicago Feminist Film Festival from March 1-3.
- Business of Fashion, Feb 27, 2017
Columbia is listed among the top 50 departments for its global influence, learning experience and long-term value of the degree to prepare for a successful career.
- WBEZ, Feb 26, 2017
Music student Bailey Ring discusses solidarity for the transgender community during a protest rally after President Trump removed protections for transgender students in public schools. More coverage at WMOT Roots Radio.
- Kansas City, Feb 25, 2017
Alum Rashid Johnson '00 shares why using domestic materials such as soap, butter, mirrors and tiles help complicate the narratives of his poetic exhibition, Hail We Now Sing Joy at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 24, 2017
Columbia will host the "One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest Screenings, Awards, + Reception" on March 4 which will show films focused on soil erosion, deforestation and wildlife protection.
- Broadway World, Feb 24, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Thomas Pasculli co-creates Mother of Smoke, a play addressing how we respond to violence and its existence in our daily lives, premiering March 23 at The Broadway at Pride Arts Center.
- American Press, Feb 24, 2017
Art and Art History alum Samantha Vandeman's '05 solo exhibition No Vacancy featuring photos of deserted hotel interiors, opened at McNeese State University on February 23.
- Hyper Allergic, Feb 23, 2017
Interdisciplinary alum Jamillah James '05 reflects on how encouragement from her professors influenced her first exhibition curation, which combined homemade instruments, sound and art.
- Broadway World, Feb 23, 2017
Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity, which opened at The Museum of Contemporary Photography in 2015, will debut at Lowe Art Museum February 23.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 22, 2017
Columbia will host the North Super Regional College Improv Tournament, which will feature 15 teams competing in front of a live audience on February 25.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 22, 2017
The Fifty Couples Over Fifty photo exhibition, which first opened at The Museum of Contemporary Photography, is now being featured at the Three Crowns Park senior center in Evanston until February 27.
- PEN America, Feb 22, 2017
Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Aleksandar Hemon receives the PEN Open Book Award for his 2016 book-length work How Did You Get Here?: Tales of Displacement.
- Asian American Press, Feb 22, 2017
Honorary Degree Recipient Lorenzo Harris HDR '13 will perform in Flash, which blends Japanese and African-American culture through Hip-Hop and Butoh dances.
- Literary Hub, Feb 21, 2017
Distinguished Writer-In-Residence Aleksandar Hemon essays on his experience grappling with violence during Trump's presidency.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Feb 21, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation assistant professor Jackie Spinner discusses how politicians are avoiding their constituents and bypassing the press by substituting social media platforms for town hall meetings.
- Broadway World, Feb 20, 2017
Interdisciplinary Arts alum Eduardo Vilaro's '99 choreography will be featured in Ballet Hispánico en Familia which celebrates Latin America dance and culture on March 11 at The United Palace of Cultural Arts.
- WTTW, Feb 20, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Ronit Bezalel '99 will premiere her film 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green on PBS, which details the history of the Cabrini Green Chicago housing development. More coverage at Minnesota Spokesman-Reporter.
- Portland Tribune, Feb 17, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Michelle Milne directs Brontë, a promenade show detailing the lives of the Brontë sisters as they overcame isolation and sexism to become world-renowned writers.
- Notimerica, Feb 17, 2017
Radio and Television alum Guillermo González Camarena '51 is celebrated on his birthday for contributions to radio transmission and introducing color television to Mexican audiences.
- Broadway World, Feb 17, 2017
Theatre student Kyla Norton and alum Teagan Walsh-Davis '10 perform in Nevermind, It's Nothing, a show combining slam poetry, spoken word and sketch comedy at the Ensemble Theatre February 17- March 24.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 16, 2017
Future Cinema Art and Science student Sam Olson discusses how the production of his documentary The Maroon Tradition reflects the history of his high school and town of Elgin, Illinois.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 16, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship student Kevin Niesmen gives his opinion on the popularization of selfies over the last few years.
- WGN TV , Feb 16, 2017
Theatre alum Almanya Narula '16 stars in the action-packed adaptation of Captain Blood at the First Folio Theatre January 26- February 26.
- Chicago Inno, Feb 16, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship adjunct faculty member Jaime DeMedici speaks at the "How To Make It In Chicago's Creative Industries" panel about networking and motivation among the creative community.
- The Financial Brand, Feb 15, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation associate professor Laurence Minsky's book The Activation Imperative is cited for discussing brand-building as a strategy for engaging with customers for financial success.
- Vogue, Feb 15, 2017
Former Fashion student Sheila Rashid discusses how her love of graphics evolved into creating the overalls that have become a staple in Chance The Rapper's wardrobe.
- Animation Career Review, Feb 15, 2017
Columbia's animation program is listed as one of the top 25 programs in the Midwest based on connections with industry professionals, academic reputation and geographic location.
- Inquirer.Net, Feb 15, 2017
Former Cinema Art and Science student Jay Españo receives the 2016 Diamond Award for Mahal, a short film detailing a retiring musician's reunion with his disease-stricken wife.
- South Side Weekly , Feb 14, 2017
Columbia joins other Chicago institutions in making statements reaffirming their commitments to an inclusive and diverse student body in response to President Trump's Executive Order on immigration.
- Essay Daily, Feb 13, 2017
Adjunct faculty member and alum Toni Nealie pens an essay on the complexities of being an international writer after President Trunmp's Executive Order on immigration.
- Daily Herald, Feb 13, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship associate professor Jerry Brindisi and assistant professor Justin Sinkovich discuss how social media backlash places pressure on artists to make their political views public.
- Asian American Press, Feb 11, 2017
Cinema Art and Science associate professor Ron Falzone will moderate the Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season March 1-May 3 at AMC River East 21.
- ARTnews, Feb 10, 2017
Retired Art and Art History associate professor and artist McArthur Binion has been selected for the Venice Biennale, opening May 13.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 09, 2017
Photography alum Alicia Diamond '12 returns to her alma mater at Joliet Central High School to lead a workshop assisting students with professional cameras.
- Broadway World, Feb 09, 2017
The Dance Center will conclude its season with the debut of the Liz Gerring Dance Company on April 6, which explores non-narrative and abstract movement.
- DNA Info , Feb 08, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation alum Tonika Johnson '03 collaborates with painter Adrienne Powers for Everyday Rituals, which captures positivity in the lives of Englewood residents.
- Whittier Daily News, Feb 08, 2017
DEPS director Neysa-Page Lieberman will curate Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond, an exhibition showcasing feminist art from the past 30 years.
- Seattle Times, Feb 08, 2017
Photography professor Dawoud Bey participated in a panel of jurors for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, which celebrates American portraiture in any medium.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Feb 07, 2017
Photography adjunct faculty member and Pulitzer Prize winner John White remembers the late Jack Lenahan for his work ethic, devotion and commitment to helping out his colleagues.
- Chicagoist, Feb 07, 2017
Radio alum Gregory Alexander '98 writes Textbook Beatles after years of research and historical study of the band's influences, origins and impact on pop culture.
- Aeon, Feb 06, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences professor Rami Gabriel discusses the psychology behind self-help books and why the popular genre has gained prominence in mainstream culture today.
- Chicago Reader, Feb 06, 2017
Columbia's Cinema Slapdown series returns to Film Row Cinema on February 8 to screen Deadpool.
- WGN Radio, Feb 06, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Ryan Duggan '05 discusses the release of his book Dare to Be Stupid and developing his career as a screen printer for local indie musicians.
- NBC News, Feb 06, 2017
Former Theatre student Sam Bailey directs Brown Girls, a Chicago-based web series receiving praise for celebrating women of color, friendship and queer people. More coverage at Chicago Reader and Chicago Magazine.
- Broadway World, Feb 06, 2017
Theatre alum Chester Gregory '95 will reprise his role as Berry Gordy in Motown The Musical, which features more than 50 classic hits such as "My Girl" and "Aint No Mountain High Enough."
- Daily Herald, Feb 06, 2017
Design alum Brian Dettmer '97 discusses how he uses engineering skills to transform dying books into living sculptures by cutting the pages and tweezing the edges. More coverage at WSPYNews.
- Crave Online, Feb 04, 2017
Former student Carlos Rolón blends family history with his Puerto Rican culture by combining painting, sculpture and video in Imperial Nail Salon (My Parent's Living Room, 1976).
- American Towns, Feb 03, 2017
Design alum Harold Mendez '00 will be featured in the Hudson Showroom at Artpace for his work addressing relationships between transnational citizenship and memory.
- NWI Times, Feb 03, 2017
Art and Art History alum NaTanya Stewart '14 assisted in organizing the Gary Poetry Project, a zine that the Calumet Artist Residency is sponsoring to pay poets to lead public and private workshops.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Feb 02, 2017
Columbia contributes $8,000 to the Chicago Star Scholarship which offers two years of free City Colleges tuition to local highs school students.
- Inlander, Feb 02, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Amie Engerbreston '10 discusses transitioning from a college graduate to a sponsored ski athlete and how her bond with her father impacts her career.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Feb 02, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation assistant professor Jackie Spinner praises the Chicago Tribune for investigative reporting and collaboration in their "Dangerous Doses" series.
- Patch, Feb 01, 2017
Future student Ariana Stevens shares how her theatre background and performances at The Grauer School influenced her choice to study at Columbia.
- DNA info, Feb 01, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student Ethan Clerc documents the "Last Great Synagogue" and explains how he incorporates urban explorations of abandoned buildings into his short films.
- ABA Bank Marketing, Feb 01, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation assistant professor Laurence Minsky's book The Activation Imperative is credited for providing research on digital billboard success.
- Broadway World, Feb 01, 2017
Columbia partners with Lyric Opera for the Chicago Voices Concert, which celebrates the city's diverse music heritage with performances from Michelle Williams, John Prine and Renée Fleming.
- DNA Info, Jan 30, 2017
The Center for Black Music Research previews a clip of Midway: The Story of Chicago's Hip-Hop at the Chicago History Museum's program "Hip-Hop: How the City Inspires the Sound" on January 31.
- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Jan 31, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Idris Goodwin '00 is the recipient of the Blue Ink Playwriting Award which assists the careers of budding playwrights.
- Daily Herald, Jan 31, 2017
Art and Art History alum Tatiana Weinstein '97 discusses how she plans to implement a strategic plan to connect with residents and the community at Lisle Library.
- Daily Herald, Jan 30, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation alum Kristin Crowley '06 is honored with a regional Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement for News Programming" with WREX 13 news team.
- Walworth County Today, Jan 26, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Holly De Ruyter '06 will show her film Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club as part of the Winterfest celebration in Lake Geneva February 4.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 26, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Don DeGrazia discusses working on Creatives, a play inspired by Iggy Pop, Oasis and Happy Mondays premiering February 19 at the Chicago Theatre Workshop. More coverage at The National.
- WGN, Jan 25, 2017
Theatre alum Jess Godwin '05 performs a selection from her upcoming concert "Muses," showing at Steppenwold Theatre on January 28.
- DNA Info, Jan 24, 2017
Future student Josani Lopez receives inspiration for success from mentor Kelly Medina who works with College Possible Chicago, a nonprofit pairing college graduates with low-income high school students.
- Proud Green Building, Jan 24, 2017
Photography adjunct faculty member Brad Temkin documents green rooftops and sustainable design strategies in his exhibition Rooftop: Second Nature at the Gage Galley from February 9-May 6.
- Inside Higher Ed, Jan 24, 2017
Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications Deborah Maue shares her professional New Year's resolutions and advocates to embrace change in higher ed.
- Nebraska Today, Jan 23, 2017
Photography adjunct faculty member and Museum of Contemporary Photography Curator Allison Grant will give a guest lecture as part of Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series at the University of Nebraska.
- South Florida Times, Jan 19, 2017
Music adjunct faculty member Jonathan McReynolds incorporates his faith when teaching all genres of music to his students and discusses his crossover appeals as a gospel artist.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 19, 2017
The Dance Center is recognized for presenting highly anticipated performances from Ballet de Lorraine February 11-12 and the Malpaso Dance Company of Havana March 9-11. More coverage at ChooseChicago.
- Chicago Reader, Jan 19, 2017
Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Aleksandar Hemon and Design associate professor Ivan Brunetti comment on the future of creative arts under Donald Trump.
- Madison Magazine, Jan 19, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation alum Saiyna Bashir '15 shares how her move from Pakistan to the US was pivotal for her journalism career.
- Fader, Jan 19, 2017
Student designers are praised for their collaboration in developing condom dispensers which are now available in Chicago public high schools.
- Daily Chronicle, Jan 18, 2017
Design adjunct faculty member Renee Ramsey-Passmore juried an exhibition featuring 2-D and 3-D media from the Kishwaukee College Art Gallery Student Art Show.
- Modern Luxury, Jan 18, 2017
Modern Luxury goes behind the scenes with Studio Gang, the architectural firm behind Columbia's state-of-the-art Media Production Center, and examine their unique model-making shop.
- Daily Southtown, Jan 18, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Lori Klinka will discuss elevator speeches and formal presentations at the Chicagoland Speakers Network Business Communication Symposium on January 26.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 18, 2017
Theatre alum Aidy Bryant '09 shares how her SNL Halloween sketch about a night out with the girls was inspired by an experience she had as a Columbia student.
- The Chicago Reader, Jan 18, 2017
The Lyric Opera of Chicago will host an expert panel and master classes February 2-4 at Columbia's Music Center where they will discuss social, career planning and vocal health. More coverage at Chicago Tribune.
- The Morning Call, Jan 17, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Science professor Stephen Asma shares thoughts on how faith-driven people cope with challenges preceding the inauguration of Donald Trump.
- New City Design, Jan 17, 2017
Fashion Studies student Krystal Ptacek discusses how she applies the Apparel Evaluation course to her personal shopping style and the career aspirations she has in the industry.
- ACRL Insider, Jan 17, 2017
The Association of College and Research Libraries awarded the Columbia Library with the 2017 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for creativity, experimentation and engagement with student culture.
- Village Voice, Jan 17, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Aleksandar Hemon shares his experience finding out the results of the 2016 Presidential election.
- Software Advice, Jan 17, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation associate professor Laurence Minsky outlines the similarities and differences between drip and blast email marketing, and when one is more beneficial than the other.
- Study Breaks Magazine, Jan 16, 2017
Comedy Studies students Charolette Kennett and Kearney Fagan explain how their final project for a class at The Second City led to creating, writing and performing in their LGBTQ web series Chapstick.
- Reel Chicago, Jan 17, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Antonio Hernandez '13 is the cinematographer for the web series, Mad Scientists Consortium, which follows five Chicago-based mad scientists seeking world domination.
- New York Times, Jan 14, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Samuel Park writes about poring over statistics and survival odds during his cancer treatment.
- LA Review of Books, Jan 14, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Jose Orduna talks about his journey towards US citizenship and the immigration system in his novel The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration and Displacement.
- Reel Chicago, Jan 13, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation alum Meiling Jin's '14 comedy sitcom Chop Chop TV Show will premiere on January 22nd.
- USA Today, Jan 13, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Science adjunct faculty member Rozell "Prexy" Nesbitt discusses Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech and the effects it had on the civil rights leader. More coverage at Truly Viral News
- Columbia Journalism Review, Jan 13, 2017
Communications and Media Innovation assistant professor Jackie Spinner discusses the challenges local press can encounter when interviewing high profile subjects, such as President Barack Obama.
- Los Angeles Times, Jan 13, 2017
Former Communication and Media Innovation student Michelle Monaghan '99 reflects on her role as an internal affairs detective in Sleepless, and how her devotion to her job contrasts from the matriarchal stereotype. More coverage at Stars and Stripes.
- Broadway World, Jan 25, 2017
Theatre alum Almayna Narula '16 will perform in the world premiere stage adaptation of Captain Blood, an action-packed love story set in the Caribbean showing January 28- February 26 at the First Folio Theatre.
- Shenandoah Valley Now, Jan 23, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Jarred Hill '09 shares how meeting former President Barack Obama inspired community engagement in the Chicago Clean Power Coalition and Topless America.
- Media Group Live, Jan 12, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Michael David Lynch '05 reflects on the films that inspired his career and how producing The Dark Knight Rises led to directing his first film Dependents Day.
- Chicago Reader, Jan 11, 2017
Former Cinema Art and Science student Nell Taylor's Read/Write Library develops community for local artists through reader engagement, discussion on civil liberties and advocating diversity within literature.
- Chicago Reader, Jan 11, 2017
Former Cinema Art and Science student Jeff Zimmerman discusses how being a political artist can ignite misunderstanding within audiences who don't agree with his abstract acrylic-paint murals.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 11, 2017
Former Communication and Media Innovation student Michelle Monaghan '99 shares how she incorporates her journalism degree into selecting movie roles during the premiere of her new film Sleepless.
- Red Eye Chicago, Jan 11, 2017
Art and Art History alum Jessica Egan '12 talks about her brand Little Fire Ceramics and sculpting plates, bowls, and bud vases being used in Elske, a Nordic-influence restaurant in the West Loop.
- The Suburban Times, Jan 10, 2017
Photography professor Dawoud Bey judged the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, whose winners will be featured at the Tacoma Art Museum February 4- May 14.
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The Dance Center's presentation of "Ballet de Lorraine Works by Merce Cunningham & others" is highlighted as a must-see production for Chicago Theatre Week, happening from February 9-19.
- Paper Magazine, Jan 10, 2017
Former Communication and Media Innovation student Isis Marshall discusses creating the Chicago-based zine Isis Nicole and how blogging/interviewing led to its publication.
- Broadway World, Jan 10, 2017
Columbia will host "The Expert Panels and Master Classes" series where vocalists headlining the Chicago Voices Concert will teach master classes and moderate panel talks on vocal health, pedagogy and the business of music.
- Dance Magazine, Jan 10, 2017
The Dance Center hosts the Malpaso Dance Company, a Cuban company with new work by choreographer Aszure Barton, on March 9.
- American Theatre, Jan 09, 2017
Theatre alum Khanisha Foster '02 is recognized for community conversations, pride in her multiracial heritage, and directorial skills in her next production Intimate Apparel, premiering in March.
- Broadway World, Jan 09, 2017
Theatre alums Amanda Newman '07 and Michael SaMarie George '13 star in the ensemble cast for Saturday Night Fever, showing at Drury Lane Theatre January 19- March 19.
- Broadly, Jan 09, 2017
Cinema Art and Science assistant professor Susan Kerns discusses how Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech will impact feminists and how it reflects the confidence of women in Hollywood.
- Deadline, Jan 09, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe's '06 series The Chi, a coming of age-story following interrelated characters in the South Side, receives a series pickup from Showtime.
- Indian Country Media Network, Jan 07, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Frank Waln '14 is praised for his accomplishments as a graduate of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program which assists students of color with financial assistance for college.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 06, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Jessica Harve's 05 exhibition Arrows of the Dawn investigates experiments in utopian living through the Byrdcliffe Colony January 17 to February 10 in Joliet.
- JConline, Jan 05, 2017
Theatre student Jarett Majer stars in the independent film The Things We've Seen, premiering January 28, which follows the fallout of a mill set on fire in a rural town during economic instability.
- Troy Daily News, Jan 05, 2017
Art and Art History student Colleen McCulla will be featured in the exhibition stARTed in Troy: Artwork from Troy High School Alumni, showcasing graduates with fine art careers.
- Rochelle News-Leader, Jan 05, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Coleman Ranahan '12 released his first feature film Lost Signals, which follows two best friends moving from Chicago to Los Angeles.
- DNA Info, Jan 05, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Eric May will participate in The Frunchroom on January 19, a reading series featuring reporters, poets, DJs and lawyers exploring the South Side through storytelling.
- Daily Herald, Jan 04, 2017
Television student Anthony Amant receives the Crystal Pillar Student Achievement Award for Athletes of the Week: Matt Fletcher and Evan Kirk, which highlights athletes who are also veterans.
- South Side Weekly, Jan 04, 2017
Columbia's Hokin Gallery Exhibition In the Circle: Chicago Footwork past works (spotlighted) the history and future of Chicago footwork from The Era, a South Side footwork crew.
- Chicago Now, Jan 03, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation alum Meiling Jin '14 creates Chop Chop TV Show, a sitcom reflecting the millennial experience through an Asian and lesbian protagonist.
- Broadway World, Jan 03, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Vanessa Stalling and Music alum Matthew Muñiz '03 are the newest members of The House Theatre of Chicago,which develops original stories and stagecraft.
- Dance Magazine, Jan 01, 2018
School of Fine and Performing Arts Dean and Dance Professor Onye Ozuzu discusses the effects of increased access through the internet, which she sees as “a mode of cultural transportation, which both expands what dancers make and can have the effect of homogenization."
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