Film and Media Studies

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 [...]

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November 12, 2010

Students Help Lift the History Channel’s The Air War Off the Ground

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The History Channel’s latest installment of its Emmy Award-winning series WWII in HD again got a hand from Lafayette students who served as interns with Lou Reda Productions of Easton, Pa. The Air War, which premiered Nov. 10, presents the untold story of the U.S. 8th Air Force’s bloody battle to defeat the German Luftwaffe [...]

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October 8, 2010

Lafayette Announces New Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street

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An experimental black box theater, a state-of-the-art film theater, a sound stage, and a high-tech media and teaching lab are some of the exciting facilities included in the plans for the new Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street. “The arts campus will serve as a vibrant gateway to Lafayette and the city and provide [...]

The Vibe

October 7, 2010

Students Premiere The Vibe News Show

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The first airing of The Vibe, a new weekly student news broadcast, debuted tonight on the show’s website and is available for viewing. The Vibe YouTube channel The Vibe, which is run entirely by students, focuses on the upcoming elections, political news, campus issues and events, and includes interviews with successful alumni. Upcoming segments will [...]

Nandini Sikand

June 11, 2010

Soma Girls by Nandini Sikand Featured at Southside Film Festival June 18-19

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Nandini Sikand, who is joining the faculty in the fall as an instructor of film and media studies, is showing her film Soma Girls at 5 p.m. June 18 and 3:15 p.m. June 19 at the Southside Film Festival in Bethlehem. Both showings will be at the Victory Firehouse on Weber Street and East Second [...]

Professor Don Miller Collaborates with International Sculptor Greg Wyatt on Exhibit at Arlington National Cemetery

May 14, 2010

Professor Don Miller Collaborates with International Sculptor Greg Wyatt on Exhibit at Arlington National Cemetery

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Donald L. Miller, MacCracken Professor of History, is working with internationally renowned sculptor Greg Wyatt on a World War II memorial sculpture and battle exhibit at Arlington National Cemetery’s visitor’s center. Miller has written the scripts for the 20 short documentary films that make up the exhibit. The bronze statue, Price of Freedom, and exhibit [...]

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April 19, 2010

College Approves New Major in Film and Media Studies

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An interdisciplinary major in film and media studies gives students a new option to pursue in the creative arts at Lafayette. The major was brought about due to increasing student demand and a diverse spread of new courses developed and offered by faculty in several academic disciplines. It is also a large step toward fulfilling [...]

Award-Winning Author and Filmmaker Molefi K. Asante, Jr. '04 Speaks April 17

April 16, 2010

Award-Winning Author and Filmmaker Molefi K. Asante, Jr. ’04 Speaks April 17

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He will discuss his work during a public lecture in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights Award-winning author and filmmaker Molefi K. Asante, Jr. ’04 will present the talk “Being the Change” 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17 in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. Asante was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for Lafayette’s celebration [...]