News

  • Jen Delucia

    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.

  • Nick Piato sits at the front of a classroom with a screen projection over his head that shows images of students

    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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  • A picture of a young girl running away from the camera toward an abstract background

    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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  • Guinevere Turner

    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...

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    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.

  • Dick Clark

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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 Syracuse.com 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.’”

  • Guys and Dolls poster with illustration of a man, a woman, a book, dice, and a cityscape

    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.

  • West Point Band

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    University Musicians, West Point Band to Perform Together As Part of Events Around Military Appreciation Day

    The spirit of the Orange will unite with the precision of the United States Army’s oldest active-duty band, the West Point Band, for several events this weekend at the University, including a public concert with the University’s Wind Ensemble in Crouse College’s Setnor Auditorium Sunday, Sept. 24.

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    Setnor Students, Faculty and Alumni Help Society for New Music Present 2023-24 Season

    Highlights of the Society for New Music’s 52nd season, which features members of the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Setnor School of Music, include the world premiere of a score to the 1915 silent drama “A Fool There Was” (Sept. 26), an audience-participatory work by former Chicago Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence Augusta Read Thomas (Oct. 14) and a staged opera about Syracuse folk and blues legend Elizabeth “Libba” Cotton (Jan. 21, 2024).

  • Sam Van Aken portrait.

    Faculty News

    Sam Van Aken, associate professor studio arts in the School of Art, and his artwork "The Open Orchard" on Governors Island, New York, was featured in the recent New York Times article about land art. His installation “Tree of 40 Fruit: The Boulder Trees,” part of the exhibition “agriCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land” in Boulder, Colorado, was featured in The Art Newspaper.

  • James Abbott

    Faculty News

    James Abbott, professor of practice of sound recording technology in the Setnor School of Music, was quoted in the Lifewire story “Why Not Everyone Thinks AI-Generated Music Is Grammy Worthy.”

  • Headshots of Gregg Barron, Harry Castle, Richard Dent IV, Rachel Dubrofsky, Jason Eppink, Tamika Galanis, Alex Jainchill, SeWoong Kim, Kira Marshall-McKelvey, Sandy Siquier, Christina Sisson, Hannah Tabrizi, David Tarleton, Guinevere Turner, Ekaterina Vanovskaya, and Andrew Zhou

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    College of Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Full-Time Faculty

    Sixteen new full-time faculty joined the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) in August for the 2023-24 academic year. Two of the faculty members are also new department chairs in the college.

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  • Rayan Mohamed

    Featured News

    VPA Sophomore Wins Fellowship, Plans Film on the Mental Health of Refugee Youth

    Rayan Mohamed, a sophomore film major in the Department of Film and Media Arts, has been selected as a 2023-2024 Imagining America/Joy of Giving Something Fellow. The program aims to elevate photography and digital media as pathways for undergraduate students to pursue their careers and make a difference in their communities.

  • Heath Hanlin portrait.

    Faculty News

    Heath Hanlin, associate professor of computer art and animation in the Department of Film and Media Arts, was quoted in the Lifewire article “Why a New Court Ruling Against AI Is a Victory for Human Artists.”

  • Emily Nolan

    Faculty News

    Emily Goldstein Nolan, professor of practice of art therapy in the Department of Creative Arts Therapy, authored the new book "Community Art Therapy: Theory and Practice" (Routledge). The book provides a narrative exploration of community art therapy woven from its rich practice, theory, the multiple was that it can be applied in practice and through practitioner reflections.