Julie Blumberg, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, spoke on a panel titled "How Social Media Changed The Conversation Between Author And Audience" at the Association Of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Seattle in February.
The AWP Conference "celebrates authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers."
Tom Nicholson, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, served as editorial consultant on the upcoming The Rise and Fall of Penn Station, part of the American Experience series on PBS. The show is scheduled to air on Tuesday, February 18 at 9 p.m. on WCNY.
The Rise and Fall of Penn Station examines the engineering challenge of building tunnels under the Hudson and East Rivers. Once completed riders would disembark in one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station.
Nicholson has worked on previous PBS broadcasts, including two other American Experience films, Goldrush and Silicon Valley, and an episode of Fabric of the Cosmos, a four-part series for Nova, which was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy.
Ithaca College and the Roy H. Park School of Communications are excited to welcome back three Park School alumni cast members of IFC’s new original sketch comedy series, The Birthday Boys.
Mike Mitchell ’05, Jefferson Dutton ’05 and Chris Van Artsdalen ’05, who along with fellow Park School alumni Dave Ferguson ’06, Mike Hanford ’05 and Tim Kalpakis ’05, and Matt Kawalick, make up the cast of the show.
Please join Mike, Jefferson and Chris on Thursday, November 14, at 5 p.m. in the Park Auditorium as they screen two episodes of The Birthday Boys, meet the current students, faculty and staff and answer questions.
Stephen Tropiano, associate professor and director of the Los Angeles Program, moderated a panel at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California entitled THE PRIME TIME CLOSET - 10 YEARS LATER.
Using Tropiano's 2002 book, The Prime Time Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV, as a springboard, the panel featured Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men), Andrew Rannells (Girls, The New Normal), Sherri Saum (The Fosters), and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal).
The St. James A.M.E. Zion Church will host a screening of "The Spirit of Freedom and Progress in Tompkins," a documentary produced by Assistant Professor Gossa Tsegaye on October 12. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free an open to the public.
The documentary features a staged a dramatic reading of Frederick Douglass’ impassioned 1852 speech. Tsegaye produced and directed the live reading with a crew of 15 Ithaca students and several Park School Technical Operations staff members in October 2012. The event was coordinated by The History Center and the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church.