Columbia In The News: 2021
Links to external media stories that feature or mention Columbia College Chicago.
- culture type, Nov 17, 2021
Jamillah James ’05 has been appointed senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, "As a student, visiting the MCA helped me realize the possibilities of curating and of museums."
Op-ed: My college students seem to have lost their drive to engage. The pandemic has wounded all of us.Chicago Tribune, Dec 28, 2021
An Op-ed by David W. Berner, associate professor of Communication, on teaching during the pandemic.
- Screen Magazine, Dec 03, 2021
While The Cleaner was shot in Los Angeles, many of the cast and crew have deep roots in Chicago. Director Erin Elders ’05, and Producers Chris Charles ’07, John W. Bosher ’06, and Kate Grady ’06 are all alumni of Columbia College Chicago.
- The Root, Dec 03, 2021
Columbia College Chicago alumni Robert Teitel ’90 and George Tillman, Jr ’91. are producing a Netflix film about the grandma who accidentally invited a stranger to Thanksgiving.
- Hollywood Reporter, Nov 21, 2021
Columbia ranks #2 in Hollywood Reporter's Top 20 Music Schools for Composing for Film and TV in 2021.
- Bridge Detroit , Nov 20, 2021
Columbia photography alum Asia Hamilton opened Norwest Gallery of Art in the Grandmont-Rosedale area in 2018 to bring something contemporary to the neighborhood where she grew up.
G. Thomas Allen Is The Winner Of The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition As Part Of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz FestivalAll About Jazz, Nov 16, 2021
At a star-studded, sold-out performance held yesterday afternoon on the NJPAC stage, G. Thomas Allen (Chicago, IL) was announced the winner of the 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.
- WTTW, Oct 27, 2021
Columbia Theatre faculty members Anne Libera and Ric Walker appear this documentary on the art of improv.
From Shapey to bubble wrap and music for Chicago neighborhoods, the Ear Taxi Festival hits its eclectic strideChicago Classical Review, Oct 07, 2021
Performance organized by Music faculty member, Ilya Levinson, highlighted with several other Columbia music faculty and alumni also mentioned.
- Chicago Reader, Aug 31, 2021
Humanities in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Associate Professor of Cultural Studies Ann Hetzel Gunkel shares how birding watching and the piping plovers have helped to change her life and bring her and her son closer.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 10, 2021
A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham's An Untitled Love, which will premiere at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, named as top pick for top 10 for dance in Chicago for fall 2021.
- New City, Sep 10, 2021
World premiere of An Untitled Love by A.I.M by Kyle Abraham at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago named as first pick for dance events that shouldn't be missed this fall.
- NRF Foundation, Sep 09, 2021
For the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship presented by SAS, student Robert Davison Long is among 25 semifinalists who spent the summer researching and building comprehensive plans detailing a proposed grocery product and how they would engage new and existing customers to drive sales.
- The Undefeated, Aug 20, 2021
Columbia alumna Aleali May has launched her latest collaboration with the Jordan brand, the ‘Fortune’ Air Jordan 14.
- South Side Community Art Center , Aug 24, 2021
Artists and Models: A Tribute to the South Side Community Art Center was created by students at Columbia College Chicago in Sarah Faust’s Spring 2021 Graphic Design Practicum.
- CGN, Jul 27, 2021
Columbia alums Jonathan Castillo MFA ’19, Krista Franklin MFA ’13, and Cecil McDonald MFA ’08 awarded large art installation project at O’Hare International Airport.
- Broadway World, Jul 15, 2021
Columbia Theatre alums Cody Estle and Tyla Abercrumbie welcome back live audiences in Raven Theatre's 2021-2022 season.
NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Announces 2021 Excellence in Journalism Award RecipientsNLGJA, Jul 14, 2021
Columbia College journalism program alum and Columbia Chronicle veteran Jake Wittich and former Theatre/TV Writing student Devlyn Camp were among those honored at this year's NLGJA awards.
- Maddyness, Jul 08, 2021
Associate Professor Laurence Minksy is quoted in this Maddyness article.
- wiwibloggs , Jul 04, 2021
Alexander Rybak, studying Music Composition for the Screen, was asked to produce a jazz version of a classical piece of music. The result is Beethoven Jazz, a re-arrangement of Beethoven's 5th symphony. Rybak brought in clarinet player Felix Peikli to play alongside his violin.
- Film Independent, Jun 28, 2021
The alumni-driven film 8265 Oakland Ave is featured in Film Independent’s list of queer films to watch in June 2021.
- The New York Times, Jun 22, 2021
Associate Professor Aviya Kushner's new poetry collection, Wolf Lamb Bomb, has been included in a New & Noteworthy Poetry column of the New York Times.
- Chicago Reader, Jun 15, 2021
Associate Professor Sam Weller wrote about Danny Fenster, The Columbia College graduate has been held in Myanmar.
- Los Angeles Review of Books, Jun 16, 2021
Nick Ripatrazone talks with Associate Professor Aviya Kushner about locating prophetic inspiration in poetry.
- Read Poetry, Jun 03, 2021
Associate Professor Aviya Kushner's new poetry collection, Wolf Lamb Bomb, has been included on a list of sensational new releases.
- Chicago Review of Books, Jun 08, 2021
Associate Professor Aviya Kushner published an exerpt from her new poetry collection, Wolf Lamb Bomb
- Adweek, Jun 07, 2021
Advertising and Advertising Art Direction graduates Jordan Dinwiddie, Pilar McQuirter, and Kristen Walters are named in Adweek's "Creative 100."
Goodbye, ‘Boystown’: After Lakeview Strip Rebranded To Be More Inclusive, Banners Now Welcome Visitors To NorthalstedBlock Club Chicago, Jun 02, 2021
Columbia journalism (and Columbia Chronicle) alum Jake Wittich reports on the activism of former Columbia musical theatre student (and work aide) and current podcaster Devlyn Camp.
- WTTW, May 19, 2021
Directing major Kenneth Richardson earned a co-director broadcast credit on WTTW for this work.
- https://archive.maherpublications.com/view/392777337/76/, May 28, 2021
Michael Hilgendorf BM '20 is awarded a 2021 Outstanding Performance Award with DownBeat Magazine.
- DownBeat Magazine, May 28, 2021
Columbia College Chicago's Fusion Ensemble has been honored with Outstanding Performance Awards from DownBeat magazine (see p. 77).
- Broadway World, May 25, 2021
Marcus Norris Music Composition '14 has been selected for this inaugural residency program.
- Thrillist, May 24, 2021
Associate Professor Justin Leblanc discusses why Chicago’s diversity and collaborative nature inspires him.
Chicago mayor gives Black, brown journalists preference in one-on-one interviews marking her first two years in officeGateway Journalism Review, May 20, 2021
Associate Professor of Journalism Curtis Lawrence is quoted in this article by Columbia journalism alum Charles Jefferson about Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to grant interviews on her first two years in office only to journalists of color.
- Fox 32 Chicago, May 22, 2021
Associate Professor of Journalism Curtis Lawrence appeared on "Fired Up" on FOX32 with journalist Mike Flannery to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in light of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to grant interviews on her two-year anniversary only to journalists of color.
- Gateway Journalism Review, May 11, 2021
This is the commencement address that GJR Editor and Communication faculty member Jackie Spinner delivered at the graduation ceremony for the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts on May 8. Spinner received an honorary doctorate in media arts.
- IndieWire, May 17, 2021
Faculty-written film "The Marksman" dominates recent VOD.
- Hollywood Chicago, May 18, 2021
Associate Professor Ron Falzone on his new feature film.
- NRF Foundation, May 13, 2021
Columbia College Chicago students compete in the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship, Lottie Watts reports.
- NBC, May 12, 2021
Youth film festival showcases the communities and history of the city of Chicago and will be featured in this year’s International Film Festival. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter reports.
- Bafta.org, May 12, 2021
Columbia College Chicago CTVA alum Akanksha Cruczynski makes the list for her thesis film "Close Ties to Home Country."
- Best American Poetry , May 11, 2021
Professor David Trinidad's sonnet about his mother has been selected as Best American Poetry blog's "pick of the week."
- Chicago Tribune, May 06, 2021
Columbia College Chicago Cinema and Television Arts students to have work screened at this year's CineYouth Festival.
- Outrider Post, May 03, 2021
Associate Professor Jeff Spitz is the Director and Co-Producer of the official Sundance Film Festival & PBS selection, The Return of Navajo Boy (2000 & 2008 Epilogue). The film project reunited a Navajo family and triggered a federal investigation into uranium houses on the Navajo Reservation.
- Outrider Post, May 06, 2021
Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Jeff Spitz on the impact of his film, "Return of Navajo Boy."
- Indian Country Today, Apr 15, 2021
Jade Begay Cinema and Television Arts BA '11 is featured.
They met at Columbia College as professor and student. Now they have a hit movie starring Liam Neeson.Chicago Tribune, Apr 26, 2021
Danny Kravitz is featured in this Chicago Tribune write-up on "The Marksman."
- Patch, May 03, 2021
Alum Lynsey Mukomel ’14 is hired for a new position with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.
- WGN News, May 01, 2021
Fashion Studies Assistant Professor Lauren Downing Peters and her students discuss their new exhibition.
- Juxtapoz Magazine , Apr 30, 2021
Columbia alum Mel Valentine talks to Juxtapoz Magazine about her Columbia experience.
- Cine Bizarre, Apr 30, 2021
The second issue of Cine Bizarre is out now. Cine Bizarre focuses on independent and experimental film critiques and covers students and faculty works across Columbia College Chicago.
- Variety, Apr 30, 2021
Columbia College Chicago is featured in the 2021 Education Impact Report.
- Gaming, Apr 28, 2021
Columbia Alum Isaiah Joshua Lawrence '16 discusses a pathbreaking new 3D brawler game.
- News Break, Apr 28, 2021
Columbia College's Jazz Combo performs remotely for the 2021 repertoire.
Film And TV Industry Came To Rescue To Prevent McCormick Place’s $3 Billion Pandemic Revenue Loss From Being Even WorseNews Break, Apr 28, 2021
CTVA Associate Professor Ron Falzone speaks on the state of the film industry in Chicago.
- Student Filmmakers, Apr 28, 2021
When you’re collecting coverage of a process, shooting an interaction, or recording any kind of profilmic event, here are a few tools to help you avoid chasing focus around even when you’re chasing people around.
- Literary Hub, Apr 28, 2021
Peter Mishler in conversation with Associate Professor CM Burroughs, the author of Master Suffering.
Burroughs is the author of two collections: The Vital System (Tupelo Press, 2012) and Master Suffering (Tupelo Press, 2021). Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Cave Canem Foundation. Burroughs’ poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including Poetry magazine, Callaloo, jubilat, Ploughshares, VOLT, Best American Experimental Writing Anthology, and The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks.
- Deadline, Apr 27, 2021
Columbia College Chicago alumni board member, show runner, producer, and casting director Shani Black will be leading programming and development at Kin, an entertainment company dedicated to producing unscripted content appealing to women between 25-40.
- Reel Chicago, Apr 27, 2021
Columbia College Chicago alums Anuradha Rana, Bridget Botchway Bradley, and Eseoghene Obrimah were selected for this year's cohort.
- Screen Magazine, Apr 22, 2021
Columbia alums will be involved in The Christmas Pitch, including Felicia Ferrara (Producer), Eva Herndon (Line Producer), Stuart Elmore (1st AD), and Jello Thompson (Assistant Editor).
- BYUradio’s Constant Wonder, Apr 15, 2021
Adjunct Professor Michelle Duster was a guest on BYUradio’s Constant Wonder. Duster shared insights from her book, "Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells."
- Chicago.Gov, Apr 22, 2021
Music Practitioner-in-Residence Typhanie Collier has been included in the Chicago Band Roster "jazz" created through Chicago Special Events.
- Xerxes Society, Apr 20, 2021
Columbia College Chicago Alum Betsy López-Wagner named to International Conservation NGO's Board of Directors
The Screen Time Dilemma: Picture Books as Tools to Guide Reflection on Social Habits and Cultural PracticesLiteracy Now, Apr 13, 2021
More and more frequently, picture books contain representations of screens, media, and technologies. How might these texts be leveraged to help children understand their relationships with screens in a more nuanced way?
- Aeon, Apr 12, 2021
Professor Stephen Asma collaborated with actor Paul Giamatti on an article about the nature of imagination. The article combines Giamatti's experience as an actor and philosophical theories about the imagination.
- The Los Angeles Review of Books , Apr 18, 2021
Associate Professor Sam Weller has a new essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books about the impact of the 1918 pandemic on Ray Bradbury’s family and its influence on his ouevre.
- The Aspen Times, Apr 19, 2021
Close Ties to Home Country, the thesis film of Akanksha Cruczynski (MFA, Cinema Directing) and Felicia Ferrara (MFA, Creative Producing), won an Audience Award at Aspen Shortsfest.
- BYU Radio, Apr 16, 2021
Columbia faculty member Michelle Duster tells the story of her great-grandmother Ida B. Wells and her fight for racial equality.
Dawoud Bey on 6 Photos That Pushed His Work Forward The photographer has been making iconic American images for nearly 50 years.Vulture, Apr 15, 2021
Columbia faculty member Dawoud Bey, who has been making iconic images for over five decades, talks about his exhibition "The American Project," opening at The Whitney Museum of American Art on April 17, and the six photographs that pushed his work forward.
Filmmakers Making A Social Impact: Why & How Filmmaker Chundria Brownlow of ‘Dare To Love’ Is Helping To Change Our WorldMedium, Apr 15, 2021
CTVA Alum Chundria Brownlow on her life as a filmmaker, advocate, and inspiration in the industry.
- NWI LIFE, Apr 14, 2021
CTVA faculty member Dan Rybicky on a life in film.
- Audacy, Apr 13, 2021
Journalism alum Rebecca Ortiz keeps you informed with all things entertainment with her B96 segment, "What You Missed."
- Polygon, Apr 12, 2021
#Columalum Jordan Vogt-Roberts joins new project based on the Gundam franchise.
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Apr 09, 2021
Alum Sama Alshaibi ’99 has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography.
- Adobe Video & Motion, Apr 08, 2021
An interview with Jennifer Chung '15, Assistant Editor on MANK, which was nominated for 10 Oscars.
- The Boston Globe, Apr 03, 2021
How School of Media Arts alum Sam Panayotovich has become the face of legalized gambling upon leaving WGN radio.
- Denton Record-Chronicle, Apr 03, 2021
Assistant Professor Jackie Spinner, who teaches Journalism, discusses the problematics of attendance awards in this special to the Washington Post printed in the Denton Record-Chronicle.
- UX Collective, Mar 29, 2021
Interaction Design MA student Sarah Uhlarik published a class assignment on Medium.com that was picked up by UX Collective, a major publication in the industry.
- The Critical Flame, Mar 31, 2021
Kushner and Kirsch began by discussed the power of books and the way in which Jewish tradition shaped them as writers.
- World Literature Today, Mar 29, 2021
Associate Professor Aviya Kushner translated Four Poems from Israel
- Apartment Therapy, Mar 29, 2021
Molly Williams BA Fiction '13 shares 8 gardening tasks to do before planting following the release of her first book, "Killer Plants: Growing and Caring for Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, and Other Deadly Flora."
Chicago Takes 10 Performance Series Brings Musicians, Dancers Back To The Stage After A Year. Here’s How You Can Tune InBlock Club Chicago, Mar 23, 2021
Dancer Keisha Janae ’18 is one of 100 performers featured in a new virtual performance series called “Chicago Takes 10,” which includes pre-recorded shows of musicians, dancers and multi-disciplinary makers at 10 nonprofit art venues across the city.
- PopMatters, Mar 22, 2021
Laura Hawbaker published an essay, Ray Bradbury and the Dark Fantastic, that she turned in 3 weeks ago in her Graduate Literature Seminar.
- Inside Hook, Mar 16, 2021
Dr. C. Richard King, a professor at Columbia College Chicago who studies the racial politics of culture, explained, even so-called “positive” depictions can be harmful.
- One News Page, Mar 17, 2021
Former Columbia College Chicago student Andrew David on using his skills as a licensed street performer to bring joy to others during the pandemic.
- Aeon, Mar 15, 2021
Associate Professor Rami Gabriel published an article in Aeon, a British journal of ideas, based on his forthcoming book, A Suspicious Science: The Uses of Psychology.
- VoyageLA, Mar 13, 2021
CTVA Alum Christopher Rohrbeck on participating in Project 321, a monthly film production challenge.
- DownBeat Magazine, Mar 12, 2021
Fernando Jones on starting a blues camp at Columbia College Chicago.
- Advisory Board, Mar 09, 2021
Associate Professor in the School of Media Arts Laurence Minksy on the SWOT analysis.
- VoyageLA, Mar 09, 2021
Alum Sophia Gilberto '19 on the challenges and opportunities that come with pursuing a career in film.
A Chicago artist’s portraits are made of shredded bills equaling one woman’s $80,000 student debt. Sales of his art will pay down what she owesChicago Tribune, Mar 08, 2021
Columbia alum Jonathan Michael Castillo created a portrait out of handmade paper made from shredded money. Sales of his art will go towards the student debt of the woman in the portrait.
- Chicago History Museum , Feb 26, 2021
Columbia College Chicago CTVA student Vashon Jordan Jr.'s photography will be displayed at the Chicago History Museum.
- Harvard Business Review, Feb 23, 2021
Associate Professor of Communication Laurence Minsky on the problematics and possibilities of doing the SWOT analysis.
- Ms. Magazine , Feb 05, 2021
All three of Columbia College Chicago faculty member Michelle Duster's books appear on 2021 Most Anticipated Reading List.
- CNN.com, Feb 04, 2021
Columbia College Chicago faculty member Michelle Duster on the Capitol riot.
- Washington Post, Feb 11, 2021
Columbia faculty member Michelle Duster on how the gap in education equality is holding America back.
- The Chicago Tribune, Feb 10, 2021
Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Cinema and Television Arts Sharon Ross discusses the art of the Rom-Com.
- The New York Times, Feb 10, 2021
Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Cinema and Television Arts Sharon Ross discusses the boom in the true crime genre.
- Gizmodo, Jan 29, 201
Assistant Professor Florian Hollerweger on people's visceral reactions to sounds.
- Cleveland Jewish News, Jan 15, 2021
Danny Kravits and CTVA alum Chris Charles on their new film, "The Marksman."
- NPR, Jan 11, 2021
CM Burroughs' second collection of poems, Master Suffering, is reviewed favorably by NPR.
- Deadline, Jan 11, 2021
Affleck is producing the film through Pearl Street Banner and adapting the script with Kate Gritmon, a Columbia College Chicago alum.
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