Film and Media Studies

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

September 4, 2013

Video: Student Broadcasters Shine Lens on Technology and Fracking

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Lafayette Lens, a student-run production created in partnership with WLVT Channel 39, the Lehigh Valley PBS affiliate, aired 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. It included two 15-minute segments: [...]

A rendering shows new facilities at the Williams Arts Campus.

July 11, 2013

New College Theater Will be Named for Daniel and Sandra Weiss

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The black box theater planned for Lafayette’s Williams Arts Campus will be named for former College president Daniel H. Weiss and his wife, Sandra Jarva Weiss, thanks to a donation by the Board of Trustees honoring the couple’s eight years of service to the College and community. Among the signature accomplishments of Weiss’ presidency is [...]

Li Yang, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, and Loujing “Gina” Pan ’15 in Pardee Hall

June 26, 2013

Loujing Pan ’15 Presents Research on Korean Pop Idols’ Effect on Body Image at Conference

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Analyzing films for cultural content captivated Loujing “Gina” Pan ’15 (Edison, N.J.) last spring. At the end of her Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Cinema course, she approached Li Yang, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, about learning more. This year, Pan, a double major in government & law and Asian studies, has been working [...]

The UPower Technologies team with the GameGlowb

June 3, 2013

Interdisciplinary Student Team Creates Light-Technology Product

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Eight students representing four different majors came together to create a simulated startup company, UPower Technologies, integrating piezo-electric and light-emitting diode (LED) technologies into a recreational, educational, and rehabilitation device. It’s a pilot effort for the type of design projects envisioned for Lafayette’s new Center for Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership (IDEAL), which will support multidisciplinary [...]

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 [...]