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Two Columbia School of the Arts writers have been named finalists for two major book awards within the space of one week. more
Freestyle has picked up exclusive US distribution rights to Caryn Waechter's ('04) The Sisterhood of Night.  The film marks Waechter's directorial debut and the writing debut for fellow alumna more
Poetry Concentration Director Lucie Brock-Broido and adjunct faculty member Mark Wunderlich ('94) have been named finalists for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards.  Roger Reeves, an adjunct professor, was named a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. more
Adjunct Professor Guy Gallo, who traught Screenwriting in the Film Program since 1987, died at the age of 59 on January 13. Gallo, who was born and raised in New Orleans, received an AB magna cum laude from Harvard College in History and Literature, and an MFA from The Yale School of Drama in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism. more
Columbia University's School of the Arts Film Program Chair and Professor Ira Deutchman enjoyed connecting with Turkey’s up-and-coming film scene when he visited Istanbul March 19-22, 2014. The program was designed collaboratively by Columbia Global Centers | Turkey (Istanbul), Koç University in Istanbul, and School of the Arts film graduates. more
In June 2014, the Center for Palestine Studies (CPS) at Columbia University, the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago), the Center for Arab Studies at the University of Chile, and the Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program collaborated to present the first annual Palestinian Film Festival in Santiago, Chile, at the Cineteca Nacional (Centro Cultural La Moneda). more
In August 2014, Columbia University School of the Arts Professor of Film Studies Richard Peña visited the Columbia Global Centers | Africa (Nairobi) to present an introductory course in Cinema Studies to local film students. more
In November 2014, the Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program celebrated the launch of two new Word for Word literary translation exchange programs. more
Draw: Mapping Madness is an ongoing exhibition at the Inside-Out Art Museum in Beijing, featuring the work of 29 alumni and faculty of the Visual Arts program. Curated by Tomas Vu (Faculty), Mapping Madness is the first drawing survey exhibition hosted by the museum, and was made possible with the help of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation and The Inside-Out Art Fund at the Beijing Cultural Development Foundation.   more
Sisrahtac is an exhibition showing at the Torrance Shipman gallery, an artist-run space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, through January 16, 2015.  It showcases, among others, the works of six current students, alumni and faculty. more
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