Dyson News at a Glance: January 2017

 

DAVID CAPUTO ON TRUMP’S FEUD WITH CNN

Professor of Political Science David Caputo was quoted in the entertainment trade magazine Variety about Trump’s contentious relationship with the media, and his latest vendetta against Cable News Network (CNN). “Trump has made it clear he feels the media is biased,” said Caputo. Read the full article here.

 

DYSON PROFS CO-EDIT BOOK ON ASIAN CINEMA

Associate Professor of Communication Studies Satish Kolluri and Confucius Institute Executive Director and Professor of History Joseph Lee co-edited the book “Hong Kong and Bollywood: Globalization of Asian Cinemas," for academic publishing company Palgrave Macmillan. The comparative study of two fast-growing Asian film industries examines issues of cinema globalization, glocalization, and transnationalism and the challenges they pose to Hollywood.

 

DYSON ALUMNUS AWARDED NEH FELLOWSHIP

Benjamin Saltzman ‘07, English, has been awarded a 2017-18 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for his research of the literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England, focusing on texts written in Old English and Anglo-Latin. Saltzman is an instructor in Medieval British Literature at Caltech, and is finishing work on a book, “Bonds of Secrecy: The Cultural and Literary Mechanics of Concealment in Early Medieval England.”

 

MCVA DOCUMENTARY "CUBA'S CROSSROADS" WINS FILM AWARD

Cuba's Crossroads: Hope, Rock, and [R]Evolution has been awarded a 2016 Spotlight Documentary Film Gold Award. The Spotlight Documentary Film Awards is an international film competition open to new and practiced filmmakers around the globe. Cuba’s Crossroads was produced by student filmmakers from the award-winning Media, Communications, and Visual Arts travel documentary production course.