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Three Alumni Honored by National Book Foundation
September 24, 2020

The National Book Foundation announced the 2020 National Book Award longlist last week, naming alumna Mei-mei Berssenbrugge '73 in the Poetry category for her book A Treatise on Stars (New Editions, 2020) and alumnus Frank B.

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Alumna Anna Rebek '20 Awarded Opera Directing Fellowship at Juilliard
September 23, 2020

Wadsworth has directed opera at the Met, La Scala, Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Netherlands Opera, Edinburgh Festival, San Francisco Opera, and many others, and plays on and off Broadway, in London’s West End, and in US regional theater.

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‘True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality’ By Professor Trey Ellis Wins Documentary Emmy Award
September 23, 2020

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality, the new documentary by Professor Trey Ellis won an Emmy at the 41st News & Documentary Emmy Awards last night.

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Alumna Déa Kulumbegashvili '18 Wins FIPRESCI Prize at 45th Annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
September 21, 2020

At this years’ 45th Annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the Toronto International Film Festival International Critics’ Prize, currently known as the FIPRESCI Prize, was awarded to alumna Déa Kulumbegashvili '18, for her debut feature film, Beginning.

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Undergraduate Alumna Anna Winger '93 Wins Emmy For ‘Unorthodox,’ Alumni Work Among Notable Winners
September 21, 2020

In total, the shows with Columbia filmmakers involved received 88 nominations at the world’s most renowned awards in TV.

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Alumnus Daniel Bergner '89 Named 2021 New Arizona Fellow
September 18, 2020

New America recently announced its class of 2021 National Fellows, among them alumnus Daniel Bergner '89 who has been named a 2021 New Arizona Fellow.

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Alumnus Cyrée Jarelle Johnson '19 Wins 2020 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship
September 18, 2020

In an interview with BK Reader, Johnson shares their joy at having their poetry recognized by the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship, especially after taking the financial risk of pursuing an MFA in poetry.

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Alumna Angela Tucker '05 Recipient of William Greaves Fund
September 18, 2020

The newly dedicated William Greaves Fund resources talented storytellers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities in the US, as well as filmmakers from Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia with a particular interest in those who identify as being of indigenous and/or of African descent.

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Alumnae Make 2020 Man Booker Shortlist
September 17, 2020

“It’s exciting to realize there are so many interesting female authors out there,” said judge Emily Wilson, “there are so many interesting non-white authors out there, giving us different glimpses of what the world is all about.

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‘Entre tú y Milagros’ by Mariana Saffon '19 Wins Orizzonti Best Short Film Award at Venice Film Festival
September 15, 2020

Mariana Saffon grew up in Medellín, Colombia and her studies in Film Directing have led her to Bogotá, France, and New York.

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