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May 21, 2019
Double Major: Cinema & Media Studies and Business Finance, Class of 2019Hometown: Santa Rosa, CALeadership Role: Co-President UW Film ClubFavorite Film of All Time: Back to the Future Why did you major in CMS?I majored in CMS, very simply, because I love film. I was a Foster student first, but when CMS became a major, I couldn’t resist. I hope one day to combine my interests in cinema and finance and take up a role financing films. What do you like most... Read more
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May 13, 2019
We're thrilled to announce that Mal Ahern will be joining us in Fall as our new Assistant Professor in Cinema and Media Studies! Mal received her PhD from Yale University in Film & Media Studies and History of Art. Her interests span the history of technology, feminist theory, media labor, experimental film, and the relationship between mass media and the arts.  Next year she’ll teach courses on Media History, Feminist Media Theory, and the History of Screen Technology. Please join us... Read more
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April 26, 2019
Stephen Groening, a professor of Comparative Literature, Cinema, and Media, has been studying this phenomenon in the context of in-flight entertainment for years. Featured on Popular Science 
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April 23, 2019
The College of Environment recently announced Gary Handwerk as the director of the Program on the Environment (PoE) effective March 16, 2019.    Read the announcement on the College of Environment's website.   
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April 11, 2019
History Cafe is held on the third Wednesday of each month for a discussion about local history  - both popular and obscure - at the Museum of History & Industry  (MOHAI).  Professor Stephen Groening, together with Hannah Palin, the Moving Images Curator at the UW Libraries will be hosting April's History Cafe about the KIRO-TV archive. More information about the event is available on MOHAI's History Cafe page... Read more
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April 1, 2019
This year's Big Social is on Friday, April 19th from 3:00-5:30pm at the HUB Bowling Alley. Come join UW Cinema & Media Studies for our annual party!  Learn about the CMS major, meet the professors, and enjoy free pizza and bowling!  Everyone is welcome!  Bring a friend! 
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March 29, 2019
Andrew Nestingen, Chair of Scandinavian studies was featured on the latest Faculty Friday Spotlight on The Whole U.  Read the feature on... Read more
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March 12, 2019
Major: Cinema & Media Studies Class of 2019 Hometown: Anacortes, WA Favorite film: Ferris Bueller's Day Off What do you like most about the CMS program? I like how students can explore various subjects and departments. I’ve taken courses in screenwriting, film history and theory, acting, music in film, and different forms of production ranging from narrative cinema to experimental video to the video essay. CMS has shaped me into not only a lover of cinema, but... Read more
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February 14, 2019
Major: Cinema & Media Studies Class of 2019 Hometown: Vashon, WA Favorite Film: Baby Driver / The Incredibles 2 / Call Me By Your Name When did you know that you wanted to major in CMS?I first discovered the CMS major when I took a course on music in cinema. I have always loved the role that sound plays in film, but I wanted to learn how to talk about it analytically, and also to see how I could use the content of CMS courses in my own sonic work... Read more
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February 12, 2019
Professor Stephen Groening’s Seattle Television History Project will be greatly aided by University of Washington Libraries, Special Collection's acquisition of KIRO-7’s news library.  Special Collections received an Allen Signature Award to hire a project archivist to inventory and... Read more