Faculty Showcase

As a way of highlighting the creative and scholarly work of faculty who have been supported by the college through sabbatical awards and faculty development grants, the Office of the Provost hosts a Faculty Showcase on the last Wednesday of September, October, November, March, and April of each school year.

Please mark your calendars and come out to support your colleagues and engage in conversation about their work. 

Faculty Showcase 4.1
Thursday, September 19, 2019
4:00- 5:30 p.m., Reception to follow
109 Hokin Lecture Hall, 623 S. Wabash

“Media Literacy, Social Justice and International Students”

Most first-year studies have public speaking anxiety, and for international students there is an additional cultural shock coming to study at a foreign country. In this presentation, Ellen Yeh, Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing, and Yonty Friesem, Assistant Professorin Communication, discuss their work in introducing issues of social justice and promoting Columbia’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by applying critical lens of media texts, and digital engagement. Friesem and Yeh will showcase how easy-to-use instructional strategies can help promote the intercultural understanding of social justice.  They will share students’ reflections and feedback on the efficiency of the media literacy pedagogy. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to understand and apply the process of designing the class and tools to engage the students to explore diverse issues of social justice in the US.


Faculty Showcase 4.2
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
4:00- 5:30 p.m., Reception to follow
101 Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan


'Stimmen': An Electroacoustic Music Composition for Voice
Florian Hollerweger, Assistant Professor, Audio Arts and Acoustics 
New Documentary: A House Is Not A Home: Wright or Wrong
Mehrnaz, Saeed-Vafa, Professor, Cinema and Television Arts 
In this presentation, director and producer Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa will present a clip of her new documentary, A House Is Not A Home: Wright or Wrong, a project that explores the history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Stanley Rosenbaum House, built in Florence, Alabama in 1938, and currently maintained  as a museum and tourist spot. She will discuss her artistic decision to reflect on the melancholic memories of her own mother, her old modern house in Iran, as well as Mrs. Rosenbaum and her beautiful house in Florence.

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