Film and Media Studies


September 10, 2012

An Arts Infusion: Lafayette Kicks Off START Initiative

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Lafayette kicked off its multi-year START Project this weekend with faculty workshops and a festival of arts-based displays, performances, and presentations in Anderson Courtyard and Acopian Engineering Center. Funded by an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the initiative will further integrate the performing and visual arts throughout the curriculum and co-curricular activities, [...]

Students keep track of the many results during the 2008 Election Night broadcast.

September 1, 2012

Lafayette Gears Up for Live, Student-Run Election Broadcast on Nov. 6

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On Nov. 6, Lafayette will once again host its live, student-run election night broadcast.  This two-hour show, which will include the work of more than 100 students, will share up-to-the-minute information on the races for the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives to audiences on campus and across the United States. The “command central” [...]

Susan Heard (left), David Heard, and Mary Jo Lodge, assistant professor of English, at a crane stringing party held at Lafayette.

June 12, 2012

Documentary by Prof. Nandini Sikand Chronicles Life of David Heard and National Crane Project

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A documentary film about Lafayette’s National Crane Project will be shown as part of the Southside Film Festival in Bethlehem 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, and 7:25 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Victory Firehouse in Bethlehem. The 18-minute film, Cranes of Hope, was produced by Nandini Sikand, assistant professor of film and [...]


May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Samantha Schwarz '12

March 19, 2012

Samantha Schwarz ’12 Examines Post-9/11 World through Film

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Studying film isn’t something that Samantha Schwarz ’12 planned when she began her undergraduate career. If college has taught her anything, says the English major, it is to seize opportunity when it comes along. This spring, she’ll be among the first Lafayette students to graduate with honors in film and media studies. With raging debates [...]

The Williams Visual Arts Building serves as the anchor for the College's new Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street.

December 21, 2011

Lafayette Will Infuse the Arts Throughout Curriculum with Mellon Foundation Support

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With major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Lafayette’s vision of infusing the arts throughout the curriculum will become a reality. The foundation has awarded a grant of $800,000 to support the College’s Global Arts Infusion and Visiting Artists Initiative. The key objectives are to integrate further the performing and visual arts throughout the [...]

Ross Gay '96 interacts with students.

November 29, 2011

Alumni Arts Institute: Grads Show Students the Secret to Their Success

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The career path of an artist is full of unknowns—and that’s as it should be, accomplished poet and painter Ross Gay ’96 told Lafayette art students when he visited campus this semester. Gay was one of six graduates who returned to their alma mater to take part in the inaugural session of the Alumni Arts [...]

Shehtaz Huq ’14 and Nandini Sikand, assistant professor of film and media studies

August 19, 2011

Shehtaz Huq ’14 Pursues Her ‘Love Affair with Film’

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With just one class, Shehtaz Huq ’14 (Garland, Texas) was hooked. “I think taking Film and Media Studies 101 was the best stroke of luck that I had my freshman year, because that was the class that started my love affair with film,” says Huq, now a double major in English and film and media [...]

Luis Schettino, assistant professor of psychology, and Camille Borland '13 are researching a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior.

August 5, 2011

Initiative to Grow the Faculty Will Position Lafayette as a Premier Liberal Arts Institution

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When President Daniel H. Weiss unveiled the College’s strategic plan in the fall of 2007, he said it was designed “to secure a place for Lafayette among the nation’s premier liberal-arts institutions.” Among its five key objectives are to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from [...]

Jesse Ryan '13, Justin Chando '13, Kelsey Harkness '11, and Jess Wason '11 in front of McKelvy House

June 24, 2011

Students Bring the Rich History of McKelvy House to Life through Film

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Kelsey Harkness’ goal is to one day make a career out of documentary filmmaking. “Filmmaking is a creative way to share and spread your ideas with other people. I am fascinated by the way documentary film can blur the lines between entertainment and education. I hope to one day make my own contributions to the [...]