Friday, January 13: Please Join Us for the 23rd Annual Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching, Research and Learning

Friday, January 13, 2012, 8:00am – 5:30pm Mary Graydon Center and Library The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning is pleased to invite all AU faculty and staff to attend the Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching, Research and Learning. The conference will be held on January 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the … Continue reading “Friday, January 13: Please Join Us for the 23rd Annual Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching, Research and Learning”

Friday, January 13, 2012, 8:00am – 5:30pm

Mary Graydon Center and Library

The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning is pleased to invite all AU faculty and staff to attend the Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching, Research and Learning. The conference will be held on January 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Graydon Center at American University. This year’s program will feature 30 sessions, an early breakfast with cohort breakout sessions and thematic roundtable discussions, and a luncheon with a plenary speech titled “Social networked learning in complex information environments” by George Siemens, Associate Director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University. A dessert reception follows the third session with live jazz music and raffle prizes.

Registration for the 2012 Ann Ferren Conference is now open.

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The New Media Center is participating in the conference as well! Our Best Practices for Multimedia Assignments session runs from 2:00pm – 3:15pm – location TBA. 37 faculty and staff members are already registered for the session!
See description below:

205: Best Practices for Multimedia Assignments

Todd Chappell (New Media Center), John Doolittle (SOC) and Nanette Levinson (SIS)

Are multimedia assignments effective pedagogical tools? Absolutely. In this session you will learn strategies for creating multimedia assignments which will extend your students’ understanding of class material and reinforce persuasive presentation techniques. This session will also provide an understanding of the workflows and time-frames necessary to complete various multimedia projects (audio, video, websites, etc…), reasonable expectations for student assignments and the resources available on campus to assist your students with multimedia projects.

Film Screening of Lia Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater (MGC 315)

Film Screening of LiaTuesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater (MGC 315) DC Premiere of LIA, documentary film by Israeli director Taly Goldenberg, about the life of Lia Van Leer, legendary founder of the Israel Film Archive and cinematheques in Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Born in 1924 in what is now Moldovia, her parents … Continue reading “Film Screening of Lia Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater (MGC 315)”

Film Screening of Lia
Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater (MGC 315)

DC Premiere of LIA, documentary film by Israeli director Taly Goldenberg, about the life of Lia Van Leer, legendary founder of the Israel Film Archive and cinematheques in Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Born in 1924 in what is now Moldovia, her parents sent her to live in Israel, where she survived the war, but never saw them again. This compelling portrait traces van Leer’s life and passion for cinema beginning in the 1950s. In 1984 Lia created the Jerusalem Film Festival and still serves as director of its board. Throughout the years, van Leer brought the glamorous world of movies to Israel, often casually entertaining famous actors and directors in her Jerusalem home while maintaining her dedication to supporting emerging filmmakers.

The screening of Lia will be preceded by a short, My Mother Was a Coast Guard Spar. The SPARS (Semper Paratus, Always Ready) were Coast Guard Women Reservists recruited during WWII so that men could go to war. One of the initial twelve recruits, the filmmaker’s mother remembers the experience including discriminatory policies of the time.

POST-FILM DISCUSSION WITH filmmaker Aviva Kempner and Fred Lazin, Schusterman, Visiting Israeli Professor at American University.

CO-SPONSORED BY the Washington Jewish Film Festival, Embassy of Israel, American University Center for Israel Studies and America Israel Cultural Foundation

Tickets free for AU students, faculty, and staff.

RSVP for tickets: Laura Cutler, 202-885-3780 or cutler@american.edu
RSVP Required

Cited from the Center For Israeli Studies website.

The Art of Time: Student Video Art Showcase – Wednesday, December 7th from 7 – 9pm in the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

The Art of Time: Student Video Art ShowcaseAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center Wednesday, December 7 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center hosts a culminating screening event of video art by current BA and MFA students enrolled in AU’s studio art program. All of the individual … Continue reading “The Art of Time: Student Video Art Showcase – Wednesday, December 7th from 7 – 9pm in the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center”

The Art of Time: Student Video Art Showcase
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Wednesday, December 7 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center hosts a culminating screening event of video art by current BA and MFA students enrolled in AU’s studio art program. All of the individual moving image projects were developed and produced in Media/New Practices courses emphasizing conceptual art approaches to experimental, narrative and documentary genres. This event is free and open to the public, kicking off with a reception.

Cited from the Katzen Arts Center museum website.


SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking: Film Screening Double Feature – Tuesday, November 29 at 7pm in Wechsler Theater

SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking: Film Screening Double FeatureTuesday, November 29 at 7:00 pmMary Graydon Center, Wechsler Theater How do our ever-increasing urbanization, population growth, and cultural traditions impact the wildlife community around us? Join us in viewing two documentaries that explore this question. “Hawks in the City,” presented by executive producer Maggie Burnette Stogner, … Continue reading “SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking: Film Screening Double Feature – Tuesday, November 29 at 7pm in Wechsler Theater”

SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking: Film Screening Double Feature
Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm
Mary Graydon Center, Wechsler Theater

How do our ever-increasing urbanization, population growth, and cultural traditions impact the wildlife community around us? Join us in viewing two documentaries that explore this question. “Hawks in the City,” presented by executive producer Maggie Burnette Stogner, and “Entangled,” a documentary work-in-progress by MFA candidates Aditi Desai and Kai Fang.
Sponsor: SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Contact: Chris Palmer, 202-885-3408 and palmer@american.edu

Children of the Plains Screening and Discussion on Tuesday, November 29 at 6pm in the GLBTARC Lounge (MGC 201)

Children of the Plains Screening and Discussion Tuesday, November 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 pmGLBTARC Lounge (MGC 201) In October, ABC aired a special to highlight the experiences of Lakota Sioux children. They will screen the 20/20 special and discuss the racialized portrayal of indigenous people framed as awareness raising. Sponsor: Women’s Resource Center and … Continue reading “Children of the Plains Screening and Discussion on Tuesday, November 29 at 6pm in the GLBTARC Lounge (MGC 201)”



Children of the Plains Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, November 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
GLBTARC Lounge (MGC 201)

In October, ABC aired a special to highlight the experiences of Lakota Sioux children. They will screen the 20/20 special and discuss the racialized portrayal of indigenous people framed as awareness raising.

Sponsor: Women’s Resource Center and Multicultural Affairs
Contact: 202-885-3651, ma@american.edu

The Real Georges Méliès: Friday, November 18 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm Lower Level of the Library

The Real Georges Méliès Friday, November 18, at 4:30 pm American University Library Media Classroom Lower Level Discover the films of George Méliès, whose life and work structure the story of Martin Scorsese’s HUGO. Professor Despina Kakoudaki will present an overview of early cinema, show and discuss some of Méliès most beloved films, and screen … Continue reading “The Real Georges Méliès: Friday, November 18 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm Lower Level of the Library”

The Real Georges Méliès
Friday, November 18, at 4:30 pm

American University Library

Media Classroom
Lower Level

Discover the films of George Méliès, whose life and work structure the story of Martin Scorsese’s HUGO. Professor Despina Kakoudaki will present an overview of early cinema, show and discuss some of Méliès most beloved films, and screen Trip to the Moon (1902).

The Media Classroom is located in Media Services, on the lower level of the American University Library. Inquire at the Media Services desk and we’ll direct you to the screening room.

More Georges Méliès can be found here in Media Services:

Méliès le cinémagicien – DVD 540

The great train robbery and other primary works – DVD 551
A Trip to the Moon

The Magic of Méliès – DVD 554

Georges Méliès̀: first wizard of cinema (1896-1913) – DVD 4141

Landmarks of early film: Vol. 1 – DVD 6116
A Trip to the Moon

Saved from the flames: 54 rare and restored films – DVD 7271
Excelsior! Prince of Magicians

100 Greatest TV Spots of All Time – Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm in Wechsler Theater

100 Greatest TV Spots of All TimeWednesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m., Wechsler TheaterJoin us for a seven-decade romp through the history of broadcast advertising, featuring compelling ads from VW, FedEx, E*Trade, Budweiser, and more in an interactive presentation by Drew Babbs, a creative director and real-life mad man who will be teaching political advertising for … Continue reading “100 Greatest TV Spots of All Time – Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm in Wechsler Theater”


100 Greatest TV Spots of All Time
Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater
Join us for a seven-decade romp through the history of broadcast advertising, featuring compelling ads from VW, FedEx, E*Trade, Budweiser, and more in an interactive presentation by Drew Babbs, a creative director and real-life mad man who will be teaching political advertising for SOC in spring 2012.
Sponsor: School of Communication
Contact: Sharon Metcalf, 202-885-2074

Film Screening and Q&A with Director, Patrice Leconte – Sunday, November 13 from 4 – 6pm in Wechsler Theater

French Film Director Q&A and Screening Sunday, November 13, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wechsler TheaterMeet celebrated French film director and screenwriter Patrice Leconte. He will present and discuss his film Ridicule, nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1996. Leconte’s films are known for visual style and weaving musical scores into the storytelling.Sponsor: School of … Continue reading “Film Screening and Q&A with Director, Patrice Leconte – Sunday, November 13 from 4 – 6pm in Wechsler Theater”


French Film Director Q&A and Screening

Sunday, November 13, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater
Meet celebrated French film director and screenwriter Patrice Leconte. He will present and discuss his film Ridicule, nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1996. Leconte’s films are known for visual style and weaving musical scores into the storytelling.
Sponsor: School of Communication
Contact: Kyle Brannon, 202-885-2074

Check out a few of Patrice Leconte’s other films here in Media Services:
Patrice Leconte Movies

Girl on the Bridge– HU DVD 9076

Lumière & Company– HU DVD 283

Monsieur Hire– HU DVD 4819

The Widow of Saint-Pierre– HU DVD 269


CTRL Open House, Hurst Hall 2nd Floor – Thursday, November 10 from 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Thursday, November 10 – 1:30pm – 4:00pmHurst Hall 2nd Floor The Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning invites you to an Open House to celebrate the new year, their new initiatives, and that they’re finally able to be together in one place. There will be food, demonstrations of many of their resources, a chance to … Continue reading “CTRL Open House, Hurst Hall 2nd Floor – Thursday, November 10 from 1:30pm – 4:00pm”

Thursday, November 10 – 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Hurst Hall 2nd Floor

The Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning invites you to an Open House to celebrate the new year, their new initiatives, and that they’re finally able to be together in one place.

There will be food, demonstrations of many of their resources, a chance to meet the CTRL staff, and opportunities for audience participation.

Film screening and Louise Rosskam exhibit tour with the curators at the Katzen Arts Center this Saturday at 3pm

Film screening and Louise Rosskam exhibit tour with the curators at the Katzen Arts Center this Saturday at 3pm In conjunction with the American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center exhibit Re‐viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam Screening the documentary film Stryker’s America: Photographing the Great Depression A film by Laurence L. … Continue reading “Film screening and Louise Rosskam exhibit tour with the curators at the Katzen Arts Center this Saturday at 3pm”

Film screening and Louise Rosskam exhibit tour with the curators at the Katzen Arts Center this Saturday at 3pm

In conjunction with the American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center exhibit Reviewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam

Screening the documentary film Stryker’s America: Photographing the Great Depression

A film by Laurence L. Levin and Justin Schauble

Stryker’s America tells the story of how Roy E. Stryker; a low-level federal bureaucrat with integrity and vision, managed a massive New Deal project to document the Great Depression. Stryker lead the Historical Division of the Farm Security Administration from 1935 to 1943. The photos in this collection – nearly 200,000 by both established and aspiring photographers, including Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Arthur Rothstein, Edwin Rosskam and many others – became the defining statement of the era. Narrated by Beverly Brannan, curator of photography at the Library of Congress; Alan Fern, retired director of the National Portrait Gallery; and Peter Kuznick, professor of history at American University.

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 3-4pm
Film Program: Stryker’s America: Photographing the Great Depression, 2007, (23 minutes) followed by discussion and gallery tour.
Screening of film and panel discussion with filmmaker Larry Levin, adjunct professor of film and media arts, American University, and curators Laura Katzman, professor, James Madison University and Beverly W. Brannon, curator, Library of Congress.





Re-viewing the Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam

This major retrospective examines the work of Louise Rosskam (1910-2003), an elusive pioneer of the “golden age” of American documentary photography. It features her poignant photographs of a Southwest, Washington, D.C. neighborhood before its destruction for urban renewal projects. It highlights her compelling images of Puerto Rico, as it developed from an impoverished U.S. possession to an industrialized commonwealth whose political status remains a contested issue. Guest curated by Laura Katzman and Beverly W. Brannan.

Location:

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Date:

Saturday October 15, 2011 3-4pm film screening and discussion followed by Gallery talk and tour of the exhibition Re-viewing Documentary led by guest curators Laura Katzman and Beverly W. Brannan.