Columbia Professor, Alum Explore Conversational AI in New BookAug 16, 2023
Professor Laurence Minsky and Scot Westwater '99 delve into the evolving landscape of marketing, analyzing the power of Conversational AI in their new book.
Professor Laurence Minsky and Scot Westwater '99 delve into the evolving landscape of marketing, analyzing the power of Conversational AI in their new book.
“Our Chicago: Freedom Music,” a celebration of freedom expressed through the music of Chicago’s Black community, will feature Adjunct Faculty Member Andre Daniels (aka Add-2) and Alum CaSera Heining ’17 (aka DJ Ca$h Era).
“The Latinx Word,” a collaborative magazine project produced by Associate Professor Elio Leturia and his students, is one of the works nominated for a Society of Professional Journalists, Chicago Headline Club Lisagor Award.
“One Day to Make a Movie: Indie Filmmaking Without a Budget,” a free 2-part workshop and double screening led by Columbia Assistant Professor Missy Hernandez and Alum Miguel Silveira ‘05, will take place on April 8.
Associate Professor Elio Leturia will interview the Jeff Award-nominated singer and performer Ana Santos for his Latino Voices class.
Why leaning into connections and fostering relationships is more important than ever.
“Good Guy With A Gun,” directed by Columbia College Chicago Adjunct Professor John Mossman and produced by Associate Professor Kevin Cooper, had its Midwest premiere on February 27 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Associate Professor Karla Rae Fuller will read from her latest book “Do the Right Thing: Five Screenplays That Embrace Diversity.”
“Morocco, Morocco” was directed by Associate Professor Jackie Spinner and funded in part by Columbia College Chicago.
“When you do what you love, it doesn’t feel like work,” says Allen.
New full-time faculty member John Losacco worked as an arcade game animator for years before realizing that teaching animation could be just as fun.
Adjunct Music Professor Jonita Lattimore sang "Donde lieta" from Puccini's La Boheme on Backstory with Larry Potash.
Columbia Assistant Professor Missy Hernandez and Alum Miguel Silveira ‘05 wrote and produced the documentary ‘The Last Election and Other Love Stories,’ which was directed by Silveira.
Associate Professor Elio Leturia received the 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award for ‘The Latinx Word,’ a collaborative magazine project produced by Columbia students from two of his courses.
CTVA Professor David Tarleton served as producer, director, director of photography, and editor on the films “Gray Area,” “Identity,” and “Karen.”
Associate Professor of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Wilfredo Cruz is ready to spark a conversation about the lesser-known history of Chicago politics.
The Columbia Votes initiative led the effort to increase voter turnout among Columbia students.
Associate Professor Sharon Ross discusses the convicted brothers’ TikTok defenders in Menendez Brothers: Misjudged?
Susan Kerns, an associate professor in Cinema and Television Arts, joins ARRAY Crew’s Meredith Shea in a discussion about Safe Sets on May 1.
Although Benj Kanters will be retiring soon from his position as associate professor in Audio Arts and Acoustics, he will continue to teach his signature “Studies in Hearing” course at Columbia and dedicate his professional activities to hearing conservation.
Our world is at civic and ideological crossroads. The students and leaders of the Interactive Arts and Media Department search for new ways forward that will benefit the next generations.
Making bold choices in music transformed Cassity’s life. Here’s how.
Typhanie Monique Coller knows firsthand how passion and drive can take projects from humble beginnings to the world stage.
GRAMMY-nominated vocalist and Columbia instructor G. Thomas Allen builds student skill and fosters the growth of community.
The National Retail Foundation releases videos featuring Columbia Fashion Studies finalist Robert Davison Long and Associate Professor Dana Connell.
Kushner discusses the beginnings of her latest poetry collection, her fellowship through the National Endowment for the Arts, and how she continues to learn from her own teachings in the classroom.
Melissa Potter tells us about papermaking at Columbia, connecting with students, and her most recent projects.
Collective Impact Series Presents a Conversation with Mikki Kendall, Author of "Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot"
As coordinator of Columbia's Environmental Studies minor, and in part, Rafacz has also been instrumental on launching the new BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.
Cruz teaches various courses in sociology, including Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems in American Society, Race and Ethnic Relations, Marriage and Family, and The Sociology of Sport and Social Inequality.
"Carve your own path but do so with sensibility for the finite resources, empathy for others, curiosity of the world around you, and meaningful creativity."
Communication Instructor Demetrio Maguigad on the promise and potential of social media.
Stuart Greenspan knows what it is to devote your life to music and to live limitlessly. This is his story.
Assistant Professor Melissa Gamble on asking the hard questions, and why asking them pays off.
For Associate Chair and Associate Professor Peg Murphy, applied creativity has always been at the heart of her interests.
Journalism Associate Professor Elio Leturia's new text presents the work of national Peruvian folk artists.
Sam Roe is best known as a pathbreaking and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who has decades of experience in his field. He is also an adjunct instructor in Communication at Columbia College Chicago.
Columbia College Chicago to host a presentation on Ida B. Wells by her great granddaughter and Columbia faculty member Michelle Duster as part of the school’s Collective Impact Series.
CTVA faculty member Ruth Leitman co-designed the Interdisciplinary Documentary field with CTVA faculty member Eric Scholl and regularly teaches courses in nonfiction writing, distribution, and production.
Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Kristin Pichaske discusses her unique path to success as a documentary filmmaker.
Music Artist-in-Residence Russell Gunn discusses mentorship, community building, and the importance of saying "yes" to opportunity.
Humble beginnings led to recognition at the Academy Awards for John Hancock.
Columbia faculty member and great-granddaughter of civil rights champion Ida B. Wells, Michelle Duster, contributes to Wells’ autobiography with afterword.
Math takes planning, effort, and inspiration
English and Creative Writing Professor Joe Meno will publish his eighth book, Between Everything and Nothing, on June 2, 2020.
Mary Mazurek on working for a Big Three recording studio, overcoming obstacles as an engineer, and *that* Grammy nomination
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Associate Professor Michelle Yates produces first short film
Theatre Design Associate Professor Heather Gilbert discusses her award-winning work in the Broadway play The Sound Inside.
Jim DeRogatis’s “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly,” the result of nearly two decades of reporting on abuse allegations against musician R. Kelly, is out June 4.
Columbia College Chicago celebrated the class of 2019 at this year's Commencement ceremonies.
A look back at some the past year’s highlights and accomplishments by Columbia College Chicago’s creative and scholarly community.
Co-Director of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Art and Art History Associate Professor Folayemi Wilson was named the artist for a new CTA station and was awarded a Graham Foundation Grant for her solo exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center.
The Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee grows into the DEI Executive Committee and the DEI Advisory Committee.
Erin McCarthy is awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities stipend through the “Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Chicago, 1893-1955” Summer Institute.
Students from Columbia, one of only four participating U.S. institutions, will study with renowned dancers at the Centre national de la danse in Paris, France this summer.
Jim DeRogatis discusses how his decades of reporting led him to his new book, "Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly."
Art and Art History and Design faculty member Michael K. Paxton will hold a conversation following the screening of the documentary “Work At Hand, Michael K. Paxton,” which chronicles his life as an artist.
Dance faculty member Emma Draves and Columbia alumni map the hours between dusk and dawn in a new dance performance.
The Fashion Studies Department will host two events centered on the intersection of fashion and justice featuring visiting scholars Kimberly Jenkins and Jonathan Michael Square.
The Science and Mathematics Department Colloquium Series continues with a guest lecture by University of Chicago Professor Denis Hirschfeldt, PhD.
Experience more than 100 free public programs with live music, dance, and art; Exhibitions curated by more than 2,000 student artists.
This year’s newly tenured faculty members share more about themselves and their work.
The Office of the Provost announced six faculty members achieved the rank of tenure.
Chen’s presentation was part of a two-day seminar titled “Religion, Ethics, and the Secular in Literature: Intermediality, Intervention, or Conflict of the Faculties?”
The Illustration faculty member’s book, “Bach To The Rescue!!!,” has been named one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month.
The next installment of Sez Me: The Columbia Story Hour (and a Half), Columbia’s live storytelling series, will welcome performances from students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Communication Associate Professor Jackie Spinner will host the U.S. premiere of her documentary “Don’t Forget Me,” which follows three Moroccan families with children with autism.
Jackie Spinner’s "Don’t Forget Me" showcases the challenges faced by Moroccan parents in a discriminatory system preventing their children from being educated.
Music critic, journalist, and faculty member Jim DeRogatis details his decades-long journey uncovering the story behind R. Kelly and his alleged victims.
In “The Emotional Mind: The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition,” co-authors Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel argue that emotions play a leading role in the evolution of the human mind.
Co-directors Michelle Yates and Susan Kerns reflect on some of the films that make this year’s festival “the best yet.”
Hamerton presented two scholarly papers this winter at the 2019 MLA Conference and the Modern France Workshop at the University of Chicago.
King edited an upcoming volume of the “Journal of Hate Studies” that covers how hate inserted itself into the 2016 US Presidential campaign.
Peter Cook’s “Flying Words Project,” which blends poetry and ASL, was performed in Atlanta.
"The Cultural Production of Intellectual Property Rights: Law, Labor, and the Persistence of Primitive Accumulation" was published by Temple University Press this February.
Festival presents nearly 50 independent films that focus on equality and social justice, including issues of gender, sexuality, race, and inequality often missing from mainstream media.
Journalism Emeritus Professor named a Fulbright award recipient for her commitment to international study and global perspectives in education.
Wells’ great-granddaughter and Columbia College Chicago faculty member Michelle Duster preserves and shapes history.
Katie Paciga published research in a special issue of the Journal of Literacy and Technology and participated in selecting recipients for the Excellence in Early Learning Digital award.
Art and Art History Associate Professor Paul Catanese will host community workshops and a special performance as Colgate University’s Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Artist-in-Residence.
Columbia faculty and staff members awarded grants from Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
With the new Tonika Johnson Scholarship for Photography, Tonika Johnson ’03 gives back to Columbia with purpose. Congratulations to first year student Nyia Sissac, the inaugural winner of the scholarship.
Dartmouth College recognizes the educator, activist, and author with an “Ongoing Achievement Award.”
Along with teaching at Oxford for the 2019-20 academic year, Art and Art History Associate Professor Amy Mooney will also be a Visiting Fellow at Worcester College.
Held on November 30, the Annual Service Award Celebration honors the faculty and staff who have worked at Columbia for five or more years.
Former faculty member Daniel Stiepleman, the screenwriter of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic "On the Basis of Sex," recalls finding his voice and getting his big Hollywood break with the help of Karen Loop, associate dean of Los Angeles programs.
Chair of the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department C. Richard King discusses his vision for the department and how his scholarship applies to his new role.
History, Humanities, and Social Sciences Associate Professor Carmelo Esterrich’s new book examines a transformative time in the history of Puerto Rico.
Lauren Downing Peters and Justin LeBlanc join the Fashion Studies Department to advance the department’s mission toward a curriculum focused on innovation and inclusion.
English and Creative Writing faculty member Ruben Quesada's book launch event on November 15 features Tara Betts, Kenyatta Rogers '09, and former faculty member T. Clutch Fleischmann.
Leturia’s presentation “Cross Borders and Culture” is part of the three-day event “Un Mundo, Muchas Voces” (One World, Many Voices).
Columbia’s students, alumni, and faculty filled the headlines over the last academic year with top rankings, historic achievements, and continued engagement with art and activism.
The English and Creative Writing Department’s Fall 2018 Reading Series continues with readings from Mort Castle and Daniel Kraus.
Student Yasmeen Qahwash writes about Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Dan Rybicky's new film "Accident, MD," now streaming on Vimeo.
The Science and Mathematics Department will continue their Fall Colloquium Series with a discussion on fractals and fractal imaging.
Sez Me: The Columbia Story Hour (and a Half) brings a Chicago sensibility to the new live storytelling series on campus.
Interactive Arts and Media Associate Professor K-J Mathieson discusses her award-winning animated short film “Corky.”
Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of civil rights icon Ida B. Wells, co-edited anthology of writing and artwork by African American women about history-making former First Lady.
The distinguished music educator and scholar will begin serving a two-year appointment as interim dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts.
Alum and former Theatre faculty member David Cromer HDR ’17 directs the musical that has won ten Tony Awards.
After a semester full of accolades, the Fashion Studies Department is looking to the future of fashion through sustainability.
We asked a handful of faculty and staff what projects they’ll be working on over the summer.
The Faculty and Staff Scholarship Initiative event exceeded expectations and continues to raise funds for students in need.
A look back at the achievements, highlights, and innovations of faculty, students, and alumni of Columbia College Chicago in the past year.
Milestone event to highlight the Deaf community’s impact on Chicago, culture, art, and industry; features ASL improv, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Joan Giroux discusses her ongoing 'eco monopolies' project, the focus of her residency in the Commons at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Industry leaders bring their expertise to Columbia’s new online courses.
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor and Ray Bradbury's authorized biographer will lecture on Bradbury's legacy.
A body positivity discussion panel will explore the experiences and challenges of plus-sized women.
With the launch of Columbia’s Hip-Hop Studies minor, members of Columbia and the Hip-Hop community share their perspectives on what makes Chicago Hip-Hop unique.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts partners with Columbia to offer fellowships for students of color exploring the haptic arts.
This year’s newly tenured faculty members share more about themselves and their work.
HHSS Assistant Professor Michelle Yates will examine the films "Soylent Green" and "Interstellar" through an ecofeminist lens.
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member and author Michelle Duster voices the words of her great-grandmother Ida B. Wells in “The Daily” podcast. As part of their ongoing “Overlooked” series, The New York Times published Wells’ obituary more than 85 years after her death.
The College Archives and Special Collections finds and shares Columbia’s legacy of art, activism, and everything in between.
The annual Publication Celebration showcases a compelling range of work by Columbia's faculty and recognizes their 2017 publishing achievements.
The third annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival showcases the diverse experiences audiences want to see on screen. March 7-9 at Columbia College Chicago.
The Faculty and Staff Scholarship Initiative (FSSI) group volunteers their time and talents to support the next generation of creative professionals.
Onye Ozuzu performs at the Chicago Cultural Center with award-winning work and a plan for survival.
Alivia Blade ’17 and Bri Heath ’17 bring the 2018 Black Arts Festival to Columbia—the first of its kind in 50 years.
Columbia welcomes three new assistant professors to the School of Media Arts who are "pushing their fields forward."
Columbia staff and faculty members share the books, podcasts, and TV shows they can’t get enough of.
Associate Professor Joan Giroux and Assistant Professor René King guide students’ exploration of Chicago through its urban planning and activism.
Associate Professor Alton Miller imparts lessons from the charismatic and revered mayor to his "Big Chicago" students.
American Sign Language (ASL) Associate Professor Diana Gorman Jamrozik believes students who take ASL courses are part of a “revolution” in Deaf awareness.
First-semester students in Sam Weller's "Big Chicago" course find inspiration in the city and tap into their own stories.
Faculty member Shannon Downey’s viral embroidery balances traditional crafts with internet activism.
Professor Stephen Asma’s “Big Chicago” course rethinks monsters and our capability of being monstrous.
Evolution, cultural studies, and Chicago history provoke curiosity in the "Big Chicago" course taught by Robin Whatley and Ames Hawkins.
A year of Undoing Racism workshops show Columbia’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Karla Fuller explores authorship in filmmaking in the “Big Chicago” course, Chicago Film History.
In its 25th year, Columbia’s American Sign Language (ASL) Department continues to reflect the evolution of Deaf culture.
Raquel “Rocky” Monroe weaves dance scholarship and pop culture studies in her “Big Chicago” Dance, Sex, and Popular Culture course.
In Jim DeRogatis’ “Big Chicago” course, first-year students learn from a music critic, an investigative reporter breaking national stories, and a Chicagoan.
2017 Excellence in Teaching Award winners Ann Gunkel and Kristi Bramlett present on what makes their pedagogies unique.
Composer-in-Residence Miriam Cutler and Kubilay Uner, director of the Music Composition for the Screen MFA, discuss how they prepare student-composers for their industry.
Ervin Johnson’s Dammeyer Fellowship culminated in a weekend-long exhibition at Ravenswood’s Gallery 19.
Photography faculty member Brad Temkin talks about what it means for him to win the prestigious award.
Years of collaborative relationships converge in Photography faculty member Cecil McDonald Jr.’s debut monograph.
Columbia’s eight newly tenured faculty members share more about themselves and their work.
A preview of Tania Richard's and Fo Wilson’s upcoming presentations at the April 26 Faculty Showcase.
Columbia’s new LMS will create more collaborative and effective classroom time through its ease of mobile use.
Andrew Causey and Anne Marie Mitchell will present their recent scholarship at the first of many cross-departmental showcases.
Assistant professor of English Nicole Spigner writes on the impetus for Columbia’s 'truth talk' series and the need to address police brutality as a community.
HHSS adjunct faculty member Rozell “Prexy” Nesbitt shares his insights on activism in and out of the classroom.
The Creative Writing Department proposes a new undergraduate curriculum that would go into effect Fall 2017.
The Annual Service Award Celebration honors the faculty and staff who have worked at Columbia for 10 or more years.
Art and Art History faculty member Mat Wilson's approach to an upcoming CTA installation about immigration is personal and political.
Associate professor of Design Ivan Brunetti reveals his creative process behind illustrating covers for 'The New Yorker.'
Provost Wearden addresses the Chairs Council; Columbia students and faculty share their classroom experience the day after the 2016 election.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee is comprised of individuals whose experience and expertise ensure a wide range of perspectives will be brought to bear in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at Columbia College Chicago.
Theatre assistant professor Anne Libera talks about creating the first ever BA in Comedy Writing and Performance and why the next Tina Fey is probably here at Columbia.
Columbia faculty members weigh in on how they facilitate the discussion of politics in the classroom.
Theatre assistant professor Anne Libera talks about comedy theory, re-thinking safe spaces and the joys (and dangers) of comedy during an election year.
Associate Professor Dr. Jim Van Manen explores the intersection of visual art and Deaf Culture in preparation for the "In the Eyes of Deaf Artists III" exhibition.
Artist and Photography professor Judy Natal shares moments that shaped her work in preparation for her keynote address at the Chicago Climate Festival.
Director of Graduate Studies for Art and Art History and Associate Professor Paul Catanese’s "Visible from Space" is on view at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Newly appointed Chair of Music, Rosita Sands, EdD, shares her personal journey with music and education, and connects that experience with Columbia’s path ahead.
The Art Institute of Chicago acquires four fabric pieces by professor Michael Olszewski of Fashion Studies.
Consulate General of the Czech Republic to present sculpture and commemorate Havel's life and work.
Dance professor, dancer and choreographer Onye Ozuzu named Dean of School of Fine and Performing Arts.
Congratulations all around to our ten newly tenured faculty members!
Associate Chair Suzanne McBride appointed Chair of the recently formed Department of Communication and Media Innovation.
Department of English Associate Chair Ames Hawkins is appointed as Columbia College Chicago’s first Faculty Administrative Fellow.
Associate Professor and acclaimed storyteller Peter Cook has been promoted to chair of the Department of American Sign Language.
Associate professor Ilya Levinson and adjunct faculty member Jonathan McReynolds recognized in classical and gospel music categories.
Audio Arts & Acoustics professor Howard Sandroff reflects on his friendship with late composer Pierre Boulez after unearthing a stowed-away 1994 interview.
Professor and Guggenheim Fellow Sabina Ott built her life around her artistic philosophy—and she’s having a great year.
The Department of Creative Writing positions itself to be the flagship program in Chicago following merger of Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry.
The College Assembly and the Universal Learning Outcomes Committee invite all to discuss recommendations for college-wide learning outcomes.
MacArthur Foundation Fellow (“genius” grant recipient), Guggenheim Fellow and National Book Award Finalist begins three-year residency.
There’s a spirit to the Spitz family style of documentary filmmaking that’s distinctively grounded in the Chicago tradition of storytelling.