Directing alumna Diane Paulus ('97), current Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theatre and Tony Award winner for Pippin, has been named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
Current fifth year directing student Miguel Silveira's feature documentary I am a Visitor in Your World won first place in the feature documentary category at the Athens International Film+Video Festival in Athens, Ohio.
The documentary follows Rebecca Babcock after her genetic colon cancer diagnosis.more
First-year student Antonio Luco's film Beaverland (Los Castores), about young biologists investigating a plague of beavers in Tierra del Fuego, was awarded a Bloomberg Fellowship from the Tribeca Film Institute.more
Current third year student Samantha Buck's documentary Best Kept Secret has been honored with a Peabody Award for its portrayal of an impoverished Newark high school's budding special needs department. The film focuses on three autistic students and one dedicated teacher at John F. Kennedy High School.more
Former Columbia School of the Arts Writing faculty member Michael C. Janeway, an editor, author, journalist and academic, died on April 17, 2014. Janeway worked as a reporter for Newsday and Newsweek, associate editor for The New Leader Magazine; assistant editor, associate editor, managing editor, and executive editor at The Atlantic Monthly; and assistant managing editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of The Boston Globe.more
Joan Jonas ('65) was selected by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which promotes cultural exchanges worldwide, to represent the United States at the 56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, which runs from May 9 through November 22, 2015. For the American pavilion, Jonas will create a site-specific installation incorporating vmore