Cinema Studies Alumni Weekend

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​​Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24
Cinema Studies Alumni Weekend

Susan Ohmer and Donald Crafton - Teaching Disney
Friday, October 23, 5:00 PM

Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

Alumna Susan Ohmer (PhD ‘97) returns to the Department of Cinema Studies alongside fellow Notre Dame film professor Donald Crafton to share their experiences teaching about Disney to students in business, film and television, and digital production.

Bios: Susan Ohmer; Donald Crafton

Reception to follow.

NYU Alumni Day - History of TSOA, Round Table Discussions, and Networking Lunch
Saturday, October 24, 11:00 AM

Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

-Current students Rochelle Miller and Jonathan Farbowitz will discuss their method and approach to researching the fifty-year history of NYU's School of the Arts, before presenting a snapshot of the School in the year 1969-70. This year exemplifies collaborative projects between the School's departments, faculty and students, and with non-commercial broadcasting stations. These creative relationships would continue to shape the School in the following decade. Discussion will include: NYU offers first Cinema Studies PhD in the country, Andre Gregory's "Alice in Wonderland," Richard Schechner's "Dionysus in 69," University Broadcast Lab, "Cinestrike," and the "By the Year 2000" project...etc. Additionally, the presenters will share some of the audiovisual materials their research has uncovered.

-Informal round table discussions for former and current students. Topics will include publishing, organized by Noah Tsika (PhD '12) and Frank Tomasulo (MA '73); and the academic job market and life as a junior faculty, organized by Lauren Steimer (PhD '10) and Shawn Shimpach (PhD '04).
-Activities will conclude with a networking lunch in the department lounge.

NYU Alumni Day continues with a number of campus-wide events. Visit the NYU website for more information.
(Additional Alumni Day events may require $15 paid registration.)

If there is a topic you would like to see covered during the round tables, or a discussion you might like to lead, please let us know! We encourage your active participation and hope you will join us! Contact

Presented as part of the Tisch School of the Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration.
For more information, visit the Tisch 50th website.