Participatory Pedagogy: Media & Society in Montreal

At the 2015 Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Montreal, Assistant Professor Leah Shafer and Visiting Assistant Professor Rebecca Burditt, both of the Media & Society Program, took part in an innovative event focusing on collaborative teaching practices. Shafer, who is co-chair of the Media Literacy and Pedagogical Outreach Scholarly Interest Group, initiated the design...  More >>

Warr '05 Debuts Show in NYC

For one night only, Broadway's famous supper club 54 Below will debut "Love & Warr," a new show by New York-based actor, director and singer Joshua Warr '05. Sharing his thoughts on love, Warr will present this evening program of humor and entertainment on Friday, April 10 at 9:30 p.m. Featuring a delightful variety of musical genres ranging from pop and standards to rock and Broadway hits, ...  More >>

Aquadro '15 Named Newman Civic Fellow

Courtney Aquadro '15 has been named as one of Campus Compact's 2015 Newman Civic Fellows, a prestigious national honor awarded to student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities. At HWS, Aquadro has dedicated her time to working with the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) as a Civic Leader, connecting student volunteers with loca...  More >>

Shafer Leads Discussion on Cat Videos

Assistant Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer recently led a discussion at the Internet Cat Video Festival at Cornell University. She served as "Mistress of Purrrremonies" and introduced and discussed topics concerning the Internet phenomenon of cat videos. "Serving in this capacity allowed me to share my love of cat videos with a broad audience, as well as discuss recent academic work on...  More >>

Gemmiti '14 Nominated for College Emmys

"Young Adulterated" -- a television series created by Stephen Gemmiti '14 -- has been nominated for the 2015 College Television Awards. One of three finalists out of hundreds of submissions in the "Best Series" category, the 10-episode series follows the colliding lives of five college students as they each try to navigate an explosive junior year. Gemmiti and some of the series' HWS cast and cre...  More >>

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