October 8, 2021

Associate Chair Sean Andrews Helps Launch New Cultural Studies BA Program

Columbia’s Cultural Studies BA consists of a set of core classes that are taught by faculty who have a disciplinary background and theoretical commitment to cultural studies, as well as courses from other schools at the College, making it possible for students to combine their critical interests and creative work.

Simone Tobias, Instructor teaching Patternmaking and Construction, on Fashion, Design and her Beginnings

Simone's advice do you have for students interested in fashion and design: "Carve you own path but do so with sensibility for the finite resources, empathy for others, curiosity of the world around you, and meaningful creativity."

Gensler Architect to Serve as Artist in Residence at Columbia

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Interior Architecture program within Columbia College Chicago’s Design Department has hired David Broz HDR ’21 as a designer-in-residence.


The art side of history: Block Museum looks to the past in one of fall’s key exhibits | CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Through Feb. 20, 2022: “American Epidemic: Guns in the United States,” Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan; The nine featured artists, including Carolyn Drake, Andres Gonzalez and Kambui Olujimi, explore a range of cultural, economic and racial issues surrounding the surging number of guns in the United States.

Jonathan Michael Castillo: Unaccompanied 

Unaccompanied, features new work by Jonathan Michael Castillo created in Chicago and funded by the Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues. This work was made across several youth shelters run by leading global human rights organization Heartland Alliance, that care for unaccompanied children after they have arrived in the United States without their parents. This photographic exhibition is the culmination of two years of involvement with Heartland programs that care for this uniquely vulnerable population. 

Please note: For entry into DEPS spaces, masks as well as proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test within the last 72 hours are required.

Friday, October 8 through Friday, October 22, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Craig Harris from A3 Acoustics

The ASA Student Chapter is glad to invite Craig Harris, an alumnus from the acoustics program here, to give a presentation on what he does now. Come learn from Craig's success after graduation. RSVP on CampusGroups is required:

Friday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
33 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Acoustics Lab - LL01

Chicago Research Summit
Exploring Chicago Stories: Enhancing Student Learning Through Chicago-Based Research

Chicago Research Summit promotes Chicago-based pedagogy and research for regional higher education institutions serving undergraduates.

Join faculty and librarians from around Chicago for a discussion on connecting undergraduates to Chicago stories. We are excited about combining research and civic-engagement in ways that resonate with our students lived experiences.

Be sure to check out the full program, where you will find thirteen (13!) of your Columbia College Chicago colleagues as presenters!

Friday, October 15, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The 2021 Chicago Research Summit is free and will be hosted virtually on Zoom.
Registration is required to attend.


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