Film and Media Studies

Lara Maggin ’13 (l-r), Lindsey Dier ’14, Chris McCumber ’89, Melanie Ruderman ’14, and Madeline Laskoski ’13 at USA Network offices in New York City

June 3, 2013

Students Get Backstage Look at USA Network with Chris McCumber ’89

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Madeline Laskoski ’13 (Goshen, N.Y.) knows she wants to work in television. But it’s a big industry, with many distinct skill sets. Laskoski wondered, would production be a better fit for her? Or perhaps sales and marketing? Through a three-day externship in January with Chris McCumber ’89, co-president of USA Network, she got a better [...]

Lafayette Lens co-host Kathryn Tanenbaum ’15 during the broadcast taping at PBS

May 8, 2013

Video: Student-Run Broadcast Premieres on PBS

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Lafayette Lens, a student-run production created in partnership with WLVT Channel 39, the Lehigh Valley PBS affiliate, premiered this week on PBS. Every aspect of the show was produced by students in the Industry, Strategy, and Policy class taught by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies. The half-hour broadcast [...]

Inku Subedi ’05 shares a laugh with faculty.

May 7, 2013

Alumni Work with Faculty and Students Through New Partnership

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In early April Lafayette alumni returned to campus to speak with students, but in a new way.  Through the Faculty/Alumni Partnership, alumni in the fields of English, mathematics, international affairs, and anthropology & sociology came back for a day in classes, networking with and providing career advice for students, and catching up with faculty and [...]

Joel Vargas '14

May 2, 2013

Joel Vargas ’14 Receives Prestigious Beinecke Scholarship to Pursue Filmmaking

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Film and media studies major Joel Vargas ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) is a recipient of the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship. The award will provide $4,000 now and $30,000 when he attends a graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Vargas is one of 20 exceptional students nationwide who received the scholarship [...]

Nandini Sikand, assistant professor of film and media studies

May 1, 2013

Professor Nandini Sikand Receives National Postdoctoral Fellowship for New Book

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The American Association of University Women has awarded Nandini Sikand, assistant professor of film and media studies, a postdoctoral American Fellowship for her book project, Bodies, Bells and Borders: Choreographing a New Odissi Tradition. The work is an ethnography of how Odissi, a classical Indian dance dating from the second century B.C., has transformed from a [...]

PBS Broadcast

April 19, 2013

Students Team with PBS to Produce Broadcast on Fracking and Influence of Technology

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As every journalist knows, there are at least two sides to every story. Students in Mark Crain’s Industry, Strategy, and Policy class have learned to appreciate that maxim as they take on the role of broadcast journalists this semester. Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies, is teaching the class in [...]

Isabel Connolly ’14, l-r, Professor Ida Sinkevic, and Monika Krumova ’13

January 29, 2013

Students Present Research at National Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Last month, Isabel Connolly ’14 (Westport, Conn.), an art major; Monika Krumova ’13 (Sofia, Bulgaria), a film & media studies major; and Michael Viteritto ’13 (North Caldwell, N.J.), a double major in English and theater, presented their research at the Seventh Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Moravian College. Nearly 100 students [...]

China

January 2, 2013

Three Students Receive Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Three Lafayette students are recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which will help fund their study-abroad experiences this spring.  Joel Vargas ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) will travel to the Czech Republic, Nam Nguyen ’14 (Washington, D.C.) to China, and Edwin Liriano ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) to Spain. Sponsored by the Bureau [...]

Daniela Filip ’15 and Professor Nandini Sikand edit film in Skillman Library.

October 23, 2012

Daniela Filip ’15 Contributes to Two Films by Professor Nandini Sikand

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Working with an accomplished filmmaker this summer gave Daniela Filip ’15 a big boost in fulfilling her dream of becoming a filmmaker herself. A double major in film & media studies and international affairs, she edited video, collected research, acquired permissions for shooting footage, and performed other work as an EXCEL [...]

Cultures of Nature

October 23, 2012

Interdisciplinary Course Allows Students to Look at Nature from Multiple Perspectives

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Sandy Ma ’13 (Nanjing, China) admits to being a little surprised when, for homework, she had to read about policy studies, poetry, and environmental data—all for the same class. But such is the nature of Cultures of Nature, an interdisciplinary course offered through the American studies program. Taught this semester by [...]