MFA Creative Writing/Fiction Alumnus Solome Skaff ‘04 Publishes Book, LifeCareJan 29, 2020
Solome Skaff MFA '04 wrote LifeCare, a personal guide that helps people process through the difficulties of life.
Solome Skaff MFA '04 wrote LifeCare, a personal guide that helps people process through the difficulties of life.
Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis featured in docuseries dedicated to R. Kelly abuse allegations and culture of complicity
Jim DeRogatis discusses how his decades of reporting led him to his new book, "Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly."
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.
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.
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.
Biff and Buzz Ruttenberg’s stewardship continues their parents’ legacy of supporting the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Students participate in the nationwide walkout to protest the lack of action around gun control.
As the Dance Center nears the end of its 44th season, it celebrates another year of dynamic performances by exploring process in a festival running March 29-April 7.
The third annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival showcases the diverse experiences audiences want to see on screen. March 7-9 at Columbia College Chicago.
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."
The Fresh Connect event brought communities together to celebrate the launch of the new Hip-Hop Studies minor.
#GivingTuesday highlights the support of Columbia’s community and the direct impact generosity has on Columbia students.
Alton Miller, Prexy Nesbitt, and the Columbia community had strong ties to 1983 Honorary Degree Recipient and Chicago’s first African-American mayor Harold Washington.
Hot off the heels of being named a top music program in the country for the second year in a row, a Masters in Music Composition for the Screen alumni showcase reveals the collaboration process between composers and filmmakers.
Meet Columbia’s new fundraising team, whose diverse professional backgrounds bring new energy and vision to build a culture of engagement and giving.
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.
After more than two decades, the Pilsen community welcomes back Photography alum Akito Tsuda ’93 to celebrate his book and exhibition, "Pilsen Days."
A year of Undoing Racism workshops show Columbia’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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.
Photography faculty member Brad Temkin talks about what it means for him to win the prestigious award.
Dance visiting lecturer Kelsa Robinson on how Columbia’s B-Series can reintroduce audiences to underground dance and hip-hop.
Columbia’s new LMS will create more collaborative and effective classroom time through its ease of mobile use.
Ai Weiwei’s first solo show in Chicago opens at the Museum of Contemporary Photography on April 13.
Andrew Causey and Anne Marie Mitchell will present their recent scholarship at the first of many cross-departmental showcases.
Columbia launches new pre-collegiate summer programs aimed at students wanting to jump-start their education.
Stephan Wanger ’94 recycles thousands of Mardi Gras beads into gigantic, detailed mosaics—and teaches others to do the same through his nonprofit, Bead Town.
Recent alumni return to Columbia to discuss their post-graduation journeys as successful Black professionals.
New Dean of Students John Pelrine talks about how he envisions working with students and the larger Columbia community.
Opening March 1, the Chicago Feminist Film Festival is screening what Hollywood won’t.
Columbia’s new Senior VP of Business Affairs and CFO shares his insights on Chicago, the college and how he views his role in changing the world.
With the increasing tension between the current White House administration and the media, how will the next generation of mulitimedia journalists tell their stories?
MFA student America Salomon's first foray into curating reveals a surprising body of work.
Chicago Tonight invited President Kim to provide context and insight on Chicago Magazine’s recent profile about Columbia. There's more to the story...
HHSS adjunct faculty member Rozell “Prexy” Nesbitt shares his insights on activism in and out of the classroom.
Art and Art History faculty member Mat Wilson's approach to an upcoming CTA installation about immigration is personal and political.
Staff member Edward Thomas-Herrera makes audiences laugh and squirm with his performances, and his latest endeavor took on added meaning during this election season.
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.
Iké Udé's bold exhibition at the MoCP merges photography, art history, cinema and fashion.
Neysa Page-Lieberman and Shannon Bourne showcase the vitality of the Columbia arts community at the 4th annual Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl.
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.
A part of Chicago’s video game history since the 90s, Josh Tsui ’91 wants to preserve that history in "Insert Coin: Inside Midway’s 90s Revolution."
Artist and Photography professor Judy Natal shares moments that shaped her work in preparation for her keynote address at the Chicago Climate Festival.
Latino Cultural Affairs Coordinator Rogelio Becerra-Ramirez discusses the challenges and opportunities in supporting Latinx students and defining new identities.
Students, staff, alumni and faculty showcase their talents and collaborate on Columbia’s new radio ad.
Alum Ervin Alex Johnson ’12 amplifies the intersection between social media, activism and art in his #InHonor exhibition.
Columbia College Chicago launches a brand strategy.
Associate Dean of Career Development and Industry Relations Erik Friedman talks jobs.
Newly appointed Vice President of Student Affairs Sharon Wilson-Taylor, Ph.D, shares some insights into her vision for Columbia students.
Columbia brings two game-based exhibitions to DEPS galleries this fall.
More than 2,000 graduating students showcased their work throughout the daylong festival.
The trustee member was elected to succeed Richard Kiphart at the final 2015-16 academic year board meeting.
Columbia College Chicago alumna Caroline Neff joins the Steppenwolf Theatre acting ensemble.
The Art Institute of Chicago acquires four fabric pieces by professor Michael Olszewski of Fashion Studies.
Fellowship creates new partnership between Columbia College Chicago and Heartland Alliance.
Wabash Arts Corridor Big Walls showcases 18 new murals from local and international artists.
Consulate General of the Czech Republic to present sculpture and commemorate Havel's life and work.
Former CFO and AVP of Operations for Berklee College of Music's Berklee Online will oversee expansion of Columbia's online course offerings.
Dance professor, dancer and choreographer Onye Ozuzu named Dean of School of Fine and Performing Arts.
Illinois legislature leaves students without 2015-16 MAP funding and uncertainty remains for MAP grant recipients for 2016-17; college helps prepare students for upcoming academic year.
Former Executive Director of Sherwood Community Music School appointed Assistant Provost of Continuing and Community Education.
Associate Chair Suzanne McBride appointed Chair of the recently formed Department of Communication and Media Innovation.
Journalism student Alex Wroblewski (BA ’16) is named the 2016 Student Still Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers Association.
The Museum of Contemporary Photography celebrates 40th anniversary with MoCP at 40.
Former Assistant Provost for Academic Services Keri Walters is appointed Registrar.
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.
Columbia College Chicago students join city-wide rally to call on Illinois legislators about promised higher education state grants for students.
New Counseling Services director E. Cordelia Miller Muhammad encourages students to put mental health on par with academics.
A new Career Center is currently in development, aiming to better help students connect with internships, career advising, industry leaders, and more.
Columbia College Chicago’s newest interdisciplinary degree synthesizes technological know-how with research and aesthetic inquiry.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee is comprised of individuals whose experience and expertise ensure a wide a range of perspectives will be brought to bear in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at Columbia College Chicago.
Professor and Guggenheim Fellow Sabina Ott built her life around her artistic philosophy—and she’s having a great year.
New Trustee class includes two alumni.
The college’s Gender Inclusive Initiative expands this year with a new pronoun effort.
Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl, Parent and Family Weekend, Alumni Day and the Halloween Gathering, come together for a weekend to celebrate arts, culture, and the Columbia College Chicago community.
Columbia College Chicago launches a search for deans for the School of Fine and Performing Arts and the School of Media Arts. Search committees have been formed, and faculty and staff have been invited to participated in the deans search open forums Oct. 21 & 22
Garlin will discuss comedy and the entertainment industry with students and the campus community on Oct. 27. Anne Libera, long-time friend of Garlin to host the conversation.
MacArthur Foundation Fellow (“genius” grant recipient), Guggenheim Fellow and National Book Award Finalist begins three-year residency.
For the first time at Columbia College Chicago, the WAC Crawl has aligned its annual fest around what’s being called “Columbia Weekend,” a two-day celebration of the college’s extended network with Alumni and Parent Weekend.
Theatre Directing student Makena Metz (BA '17) talks about her experience at The Second City.
The Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces introduces first ever Summer Alumni Residency Program
On January 14th, Columbia College Chicago Photography senior Heriberto Quiroz will debut a series of photographs for the exhibition Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain at ART WORKS Projects for Human Rights.
In a presentation to aspiring student filmmakers at Columbia College Chicago on Oct. 22, Moore recounted stories from his years of divisive filmmaking.
Columbia College Chicago has teamed up with Shepard Fairey (OBEY series, Obama HOPE) and three other Art Alliance: The Provocateurs artists to showcase their work in the Wabash Arts Corridor as part of the exhibition with Lollapalooza.
Columbia College Chicago has selected Jonathan Stern as vice president of development. In his new role, Stern will partner with President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim to lead the College’s development program...
The occasional distant saxophone riff and scuffles from the above floor are all that sneak through the brief quiet of a classroom in the music building.
There’s a spirit to the Spitz family style of documentary filmmaking that’s distinctively grounded in the Chicago tradition of storytelling.
What does it mean to design a product, packaging and public health campaign that could potentially change social behavior?
Audio Arts & Acoustics senior Frank Waln vowed to himself the day he left his home on a South Dakota reservation—where he is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and identifies as Sicangu Lakota—that he would return one day to help those in his community reach their creative success.
The Columbia Chronicle won 19 awards from the 2014 Illinois College Press Association, including a first place win in the General Excellence category.