Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has been named to the editorial board of Film Quarterly.
One of the most internationally prestigious and authorative academic journals in film, Film Quarterly was founded in 1958. It features scholarly articles, interviews, festival reports, and book reviews exploring international cinema, Hollywood, documentary, experimental work, animation, independent film, and emerging media. Film Quarterly is published by the University of California Press.
Lost Home, the collaborative book project published by Super Labo (Tokyo), was selected by Natalie Matutschovsky (senior photo editor, TIME) as one of the best photography books of 2013. Professor Jude contribued one of the eleven book works in the slip-cased set.
Janice Levy, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, won first prize in “Best of Show,” an annual collaborative effort between The Photo Review and the Photography department at the University of the Arts.
“Best of Show” features a diverse collection of prize-winning work by 16 photographers. The work selected is international in scope from the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. The exhibition, running November 1-December 6, 2013, gives the public the opportunity to view the juried work featured in The Photo Review’s 2013 competition issue. The University of the Arts has a longstanding relationship with The Photo Review, an independent journal of photography founded in 1976.
Levy’s award-winning image was taken during her during her 2010-2011 sabbatical in Riyadh, KSA.
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).
William Ryan, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, recently presented a paper at Academic Mindtrek in Tampere, Finland titled "Social media and the transformation of brand communication." The paper was authored by Ryan, Assistant Professor Adam Peruta, and IC graduate student Suzanne Chouman.
In August, he presented a paper at Digital Games Research Association conference in Atlanta, GA. The paper was titled "Transforming game narrative through social media: A case study of the Mass Effect Universe in Twitter," which was completed with Zach Gilson '13.