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Professor Nora M. Alter was featured guest speaker at the University of Maryland Symposium

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FMA Temple’s Professor Nora Alter was invited to present her work on the University of Maryland Film Colloquium: “The Filmmaker’s Voice: The Essay Film and the Circulation of Ideas”, on 4th of April.

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FMA Professor Peter d’Agostino’s projects featured in April

Apr 11-15  Harvestworks Digital Media Center, New York City   

Installation: preview of a work-in-progress

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World-Wide-Walks / between earth & water / ICE is a video – web installation of Peter d’Agostino’s video walks performed at glaciers in Iceland, Alaska & Argentina. These sites at the top and bottom of the globe provide compelling evidence of escalating man-made climatic changes. The World-Wide-Walks explore elements of natural, 
cultural & virtual identities and have been performed on
six continents over the past four decades.

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Professor Rea Tajiri’s film Lordville to Premier in the documentary Competition at CAAM FEST

lordvilleLordville, directed by Temple University FMA Professor Rea Tajiri, will have its premier at CAAMFest. The film will be screened March 15th at the Pacific Film Archive Theater in Berkeley, and March 16th at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, in San Francisco.

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Academy-Awarded Temple Alumni Documentaries To Screen at IHP, Jan. 8

adamThis edition of the Archive Fever 5.0 features three Temple University Student Academy Award Winners for Documentary Film: “You see, I`ve had a life”, directed by Ben Levin, “Through Adam`s eyes”, directed by Bob Saget and “Beyond imagining”, directed by Wendy Weinberg. The program was curated by Program & Project Specialist at Temple University’s Center for the Arts, Leonard Guercio, who also works as independent artist and film presenter for such Philadelphia cultural organizations as the International House, Talk Cinema, the Italian Consulate and America-Italy Society.

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Program and Project Specialist Leonard Guercio To Screen at Villanova University on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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FMA program and project specialist Leonard Guercio will be featured in an annual event that focuses on scholarship about Italian-American history, culture and the immigrant experience: The Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture at Villanova University on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. .
As an independent artist, Guercio has worked as a writer, producer, director and editor in various media—including film, experimental video, television, print, web and music. He has also worked as a film presenter for such Philadelphia cultural organizations as the America-Italy Society, Film at International House, Talk Cinema and the Italian Consulate.

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Prof. Evans To Screen His New Feature THE HAPPY SAD in Chicago on Friday 11/8, in NY on Saturday, 11/16

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The Chicago premiere of THE HAPPY SAD, the second fiction feature by FMA Professor Rodney Evans, will take place on Friday, Nov. 7th at 9pm at the Logan Theater, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. It is part of the Reeling31, The Chicago International LGBT Film Festival.

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Prof. Erickson to Screen at the Society of Women Engineers National Conference in Baltimore MD on Oct 26.

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FMA professor LeAnn Erickson will be screening her film, Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII, at the SWE (Society of Women Engineers) National Conference in Baltimore, MD on Oct 26. The conference is expecting over 6000 attendees to join in this three-day educational celebration of all things engineering from around the world.

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Prof. d’Agostino’s Video Works Featured during October

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October – January 2014: Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago

FMA Professor Peter d’Agostino’s The Walk Series installation (1973-74 / 2010) is in State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, an investigation of seminal conceptual and avant-garde art during the 1960s and 1970s. This nationally touring exhibition, organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, originated at the Orange County Museum of Art and University of California, Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive.

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Prof. Coover to Present at FAST FORWARD in Philadelphia, Oct 11

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FMA Prof. Coover is going to present at FAST FORWARD, a Design Philadelphia festival event! A lineup of presenters from various creative backgrounds will Fast Forward through 20 slides at 20 seconds each to answer one question: What’s next for Philly?

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Prof. Erickson to Lead A Workshop at the Conference on the Book in Regensburg, Germany on Sep 26.

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FMA Professor LeAnn Erickson will be doing a workshop at the Conference on the Book at the University of Regensburg in Regensburg, Germany on Sep 26.  THe workshop, Interactive History: Ebooks, Apps and the Written Word, is on adapting historical subjects into iBookapps.

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