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June 6, 2018
Cinema and Media Studies major Justin Roach (BA, 2018) is featured in the latest College of Arts & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter.  Learn more about Justin's experience in the major in "An Eye for Film". 
Justin Roach outside the Varsity Theater in Seattle's University District.
June 4, 2018
It started with Martin Scorcese. Justin Roach always enjoyed going to the movies, but watching Scorcese’s Goodfellas in high school, he realized films could be more than simple entertainment. “That was my first dive into more sophisticated stuff,” he says. “I’ve probably seen that film upwards of ten times.” Despite his interest in film, Roach (BA, Cinema and Media Studies, 2018) came to the UW intending to major in business. He enrolled in business courses but also took courses in astronomy,... Read more
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June 4, 2018
Congratulations to Paul Morton who was awarded this year's UW College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Medal in the Humanities.   The award which recognizes an outstanding graduate student in each division of the College, is open to students graduating in the current academic year.
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May 31, 2018
How did you land an internship at the Seattle Art Museum? I took a class with Professor Ping Foong, Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) in Spring 2017. When I submitted an exhibition proposal for part of the Asian Art Museum’s 2019 reopening exhibition, I was offered an internship to realize my proposal in SAM’s Curatorial Department. What kinds of work did you do there? I assisted in producing the reopening exhibition, which included... Read more
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May 7, 2018
Major: Cinema & Media Studies Class of 2018 Hometown: Irvine, California Internship: Northwest Film Forum Next step: Graduate school at USC   Professor Stephen Groening sat down with Ryan Swen to ask about his work as a film critic, his internship at NWFF, and his interest in doing graduate work in Cinema and Media Studies. UPDATE: Ryan will be attending graduate school at the University of Southern California. Congratulations, Ryan!   Stephen Groening: What made you want... Read more
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May 2, 2018
Professor Naomi Sokolof's forthcoming book, What We Talk About When We Talk About Hebrew (and What It Means to American), co-edited with Professor Nancy Berg (Washington University) will be available in August 2018.  Learn more about the book on the Near Eastern Language and Civilization website
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April 24, 2018
Professor Leigh Mercer, with support from the Mellon Summer Fellowship for New Graduate Seminars in the Humanities developed a new graduate seminar: Hispanic film festival and the Film Festival Phenomenon.  Students of the course organized a micro-film festival at Seattle's Chief Sealth High School.  Read more about the project in the... Read more
Student Film Festival 2018 poster
April 23, 2018
The UW Film Club is hosting their 36 Hour Film Competition on Friday, May 11th @ 7pm.  Organize a team of up to 6 friends, and come prepared to create!  They will give you a prop, a line of dialog, and 36 hours to create a short film.  Entries will screen at the UW Student Film... Read more
Brian Reed
April 4, 2018
Brian Reed, Professor of Comparative Literature, current Chair of the Department of English and Milliman Endowed Chair in the Humanities, will be the next Dean of the Humanities Division for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2018.  He will succeed Professor Michael Shapiro, who will be stepping down from his position and retiring from the University at the end of the current academic year.   Brian Reed is an internationally recognized authority on American poetry, especially contemporary... Read more
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April 4, 2018
VIDEO // Stephen Groening, UW professor of cinema and media studies, discusses why people may feel more emotional on airplanes Featured on Tech Insider