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    Student News

    Yushan Liu, a graduate film student in the Department of Film and Media Arts, won the Silver Award for Best Romantic Film and the Silver Award for Best Student Director at the Independent Short Awards. This prestigious international short film festival features red carpet screenings and Q&A sessions throughout the year, culminating in an annual awards event at Regal Cinemas LA Live in Los Angeles.


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    Faculty News

    Sam Van Aken, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art, will participate in the Chicago Architecture Biennial: CAB 5 “This is a Rehearsal” as part of a collaborative team that is presenting “Making a Garden of Strange Fruit.”

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    City of Syracuse Flag Design Inspired by ‘The Land You’re On: Acknowledging the Haudenosaunee’ Podcast

    Through the podcast, communications design alumnus Eric Hart '10, who designed the City of Syracuse's new flag, learned about the Onondaga Nation and how it connected back to his family’s genealogy.

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    Film Faculty Receive Emmy Award Nomination

    David Tarleton and Adria Dawn, film faculty members in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Department of Film and Media Arts, have received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement for Children/Youth/Teen from the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their short film "Identity."

  • Anne Laver

    Faculty News

    Anne Laver, associate professor of applied music and performance (organ) in the Setnor School of Music, was invited to participate as a featured performer, teacher, and presenter at the Göteborg International Organ Academy and Festival in Göteborg, Sweden, the largest annual organ festival in Northern Europe. Her concert included the European premiere of "Three Meditations for Organ" by Setnor colleague Natalie Draper. Watch a video of the concert (Laver's performance begins at 1:05).

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    Butter to Bronze: Sharon BuMann’s ’84 Life, Artistic Vision Shaped by Syracuse University

    The next time you spread a pat of butter on toast, smile and give a nod to local artist and sculptor Sharon BuMann ‘84. Over many years, the College of Visual and Performing Arts alumna used the malleable, edible element to form numerous beloved sculptures commissioned by the New York State Fair.

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    ‘Ghost Ship’ Continues Department of Drama 2023/2024 Season

    Climb aboard the haunted vessel the Mary Whalen with 15 other passengers and embark on a fully immersive, multisensory theatrical journey to uncover the truth behind the tragic murder of a young girl. The Department of Drama continues the 2023/2024 season with the mystifying and entrancing “Ghost Ship” by Phillip Valle, directed by Ricky Pak, assistant professor of acting.

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    CRS Alumnus Adrian Autry ’94 Ready to Make His Mark as Next Men’s Basketball Coach (Podcast)

    Communication and rhetorical studies alumnus Adrian Autry ’94, the former men’s basketball standout who served as Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim’s ’66, G’73 assistant and associate head coach for 12 years, begins his next great coaching challenge: leading his alma mater.

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    Faculty News

    Jennifer DeLucia, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapy, co-authored “Civilian participants' responses to veteran artwork: Exploring empathy and understanding” in the International Journal of Art Therapy. Co-authors include School of Design/museum studies alumna Emma Rathe G’21, current art therapy graduate student Celena Moulton G’25, and Jordan S. Potash of the George Washington University.

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    College of Visual and Performing Arts Alumni Shine in Creative Industries

    A generation of graduates speaks to the creative values they’ve learned at Syracuse.

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    Faculty News

    Chaz Barracks, a Future Professors Fellow in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, and Nick Piato, an instructor of music education in the Setnor School of Music and School of Education, co-presented on The SENSES Project at the Imagining America National Gathering in Providence, Rhode Island.


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    Faculty News

    Kelly Gallagher, associate professor of film in the Department of Film and Media Arts, won a $5,000 Moving Image Fund pre-production grant from LEF Foundation for her forthcoming feature “By All Your Memories.” The LEF Foundation awarded 14 Moving Image Fund grants totaling $52,500 in support of feature-length documentary works by New England-based filmmakers; Gallagher’s film is produced by the New England-based producer Mary Jirmanus Saba.


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    Faculty News

    Guinevere Turner, visiting assistant professor of film in the Department of Film and Media Arts, received the Queer Luminary Award at the Seattle Queer Film Festival. The award ceremony took place before the screening of the Sapphic Centerpiece Film "Healed," in which she co-stars. Turner is a writer, director, and actor who has been working in film and TV since her 1994 debut film "Go Fish," which she wrote, produced, and starred in. She can be seen in film roles that include "The Watermelon Woman," "Chasing Amy," "American Psycho," and "The L Word."

  • A film poster for Out of Frame with the text Winner Best Animation New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2023.

    Alumni News

    Evan Bode G’23, a graduate of the M.F.A. film program in the Department of Film and Media Arts and an instructor in the department, had their thesis film “Out of Frame” win Best Animation at the 42nd New Jersey Film Festival (NJFF), along with three Director’s Citations for outstanding achievement in directing, music, and production design from festival director Al Nigrin. The film—which was their M.F.A. thesis created in the film program—was written, directed, edited, and animated by Bode, who also composed the score. Read More...

  • Featured News

    Film Favorites for Your Halloween Movie Night

    Looking for a good scary movie to watch this Halloween? Get your popcorn and candy ready for these recommendations by some of our faculty experts who weighed in on their scariest favorites.

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    Extraordinary Gift Ensures Dick Clark’s Legacy Lives on in Expansion of Los Angeles Program

    The Kari and Dick Clark Foundation’s Forever Orange Campaign gift will significantly expand Syracuse University’s presence and impact in the entertainment field. Soon to be named the Syracuse University Dick Clark Los Angeles Program, the expansion of the SULA Semester includes new space for offices, classrooms, studios, additional academic programs, faculty and internships.

  • Emily Stokes-Rees

    Faculty News

    Emily Stokes-Rees, associate professor of museum studies, director of the School of Design, and the Iris Magidson Endowed Professor of Design Leadership, published the article "Antidote to anarchy: the Matilda Joslyn Gage House as a site of social justice dialogue" in Museums and Social Issues.

  • Alumni News

    Gerry McNamara ’06, an alumnus of the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS) and associate head coach of Syracuse University men’s basketball, was featured in the article “Gerry McNamara at 40: Syracuse basketball icon built a life here. What would lead him to leave?” (subscription required). According to the article, “People close to him say the same characteristics that defined McNamara as a player – intensity, consistency, work ethic and innate understanding of the game – make him a great coach.” Head coach and CRS alumnus Adrian Autry ’94 calls McNamara “'an excellent communicator.’”

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    Featured News

    ‘Guys and Dolls’ Opens Department of Drama 2023/24 Season

    The College of Visual and Performing Arts' Department of Drama begins the 2023/24 season with “Guys and Dolls,” directed by Banji Aborisade, reviving the classic musical–with a twist. Performances will be held Oct. 6-15 in the Storch Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 East Genesee St. Tickets are available through the Syracuse Stage Box Office or by phone at 315.443.3275.

  • Kiiran Carper

    Faculty News

    Kiira Schmidt Carper, assistant professor of musical theater in the Department of Drama, was a guest performer in the multi-disciplinary performance event Linzer Klanwolke ("Odyssey: A Journey Through Worlds") in Linz, Austria, which was part of the internationally celebrated music festival, Brucknerfest. She recently recreated the original “West Side Story” choreography by Jerome Robbins for the opera company Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy, bringing fellow drama faculty member Felipe Panamá as her dance captain.