This is Memphis Music Festival Announces WUMR Live Broadcast
It will be a night of firsts during the 2017 This Is Memphis Music Festival. For the
first time, the festival will be broadcast live and those in attendance will have
access to a festival app to help navigate the event on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the historic
Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando St. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.
department of art presents asian american art lecture
The Department of Art will present a lecture, "Asian American Art, Activism and the
Turn to Transnationalism," by renowned art historian, curator, cultural critic and
artist Dr. Margo Machida, professor emerita at the University of Connecticut on Nov.
10, 2017, in room 310 of the Art and Communication Building.
Ground breaks on the Uofm's new music center
Ground broke Friday on construction of the new $40 million Scheidt Family Music Center.
Former CCFA Dean Richard R. Ranta to get brass note on Beale Street Walk of Fame
Dr. Richard R. Ranta, former dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, will receive a brass note on the Beale Street Walk of Fame Sunday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. at BB King's Blues Club, 143 Beale St. The event is open to the public.
Lily Afshar to perform at Buckman center
Renowned guitarist and University of Memphis Professor Lily Afshar will perform at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School Friday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Afshar's appearance will mark the beginning of the Memphis Made-Center Stage series featuring notable Mid-South artists. Tickets are available online at stmarysschool.org. Prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students.
Journalism and Strategic Media Faculty Received Top Conference Honors
The Journalism and Strategic Media faculty members distinguished themselves at the
national conference of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
meeting in early August in Chicago.
AMUM To HOst Saudi art exhbition
The Art Museum has been busily preparing to host, in collaboration with the Brooks Museum and the Memphis Indie Film Festival, a national exhibition entitled Desert to Delta: Saudi Art and Film Come to Memphis, which will run from October 8 through Jan 6. The multi-venue exhibition celebrates two cultures of art – Saudi Arabia and Memphis – and will offer a variety of platforms to accommodate the diverse mediums and approaches evident in the Saudi art scene.
Theatre student interns with harold Prince
Department of Theatre and Dance Student Justin Braun interns with American theatre legend Harold Prince for "Prince of Broadway." Prince is an acclaimed director and producer who is behind some of America's most iconic Broadway musicals, such as "Cabaret," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Sweeney Todd," and winner of 21 Tony Awards. For more information about the show, go to BroadwayWorld online.
Professor Steve Ross' Film to be on WKNO
WKNO will broadcast Communication Professor Steve Ross' film "Kallen Esperian: Vissi
d'arte" on Friday, May 26 at 8 p.m.
2017 Dean's creative achievement award winner Named
Communications student Kevin Brooks, filmmaker, named 2017 Dean's Creative Achievement
Award winner. Finalists include Joel Jassau, Architecture; Jarvis Boyland, Art; Adelyn
James, Journalism and Strategic Media; Kyndle McMahan, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
and Austin Conlee, Theatre & Dance.
Professors Published New Books
Journalism and Strategic Media Professors Otis Sanford and Tom Hrach published books
New dean Ready to take CCFA into future
After more 40 years, the College of Communication and Fine Arts has new leadership.
Dr. Anne Hogan took the reins on April 3.
Student to attend exclusive disney workshop
Brock Terwilleger, a BFA in Architecture student, was one of 60 members of the American
Institute of Architecture Students worldwide selected to participate in a special
three-day workshop at the Disney Imagineering Studios.
Professor todd Richardson Named communicator of the year
Todd Richardson, associate professor of art, was named Communicator of the Year by
the Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Richardson is the
voice behind the movement to rehabilitate the 1.5 million sq. ft. Sears Crosstown
Building into a vertical open village anchored in arts, education and health care.
Ranta Professorship in Communication or Fine Arts Is Established
The professorship honors the legacy Dean Richard R. Ranta, founding dean of the College
of Communication and Fine Arts.