Awards and Accolades News

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by Jim Norrena

MBA in Design Strategy students place third [photo: Eric Persha]

As one of 19 teams that participated March 25–26 in the Rotman Business Design Challenge, a University of Toronto Rotman School of Management business and design competition, California College of the Arts had two teams representing its unique MBA in Design Strategy program, one of which placed third overall.

Rotman invited premiere B+D schools from across North America to apply business design principles and insights to develop solutions for its cosponsor, Mayo Clinic, the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice in the world.

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2011 by Lindsey Westbrook

Graduate Program in Design and Graphic Design faculty member Jeremy Mende is the 2010-11 Fellow in Design at the American Academy in Rome, and his project, 100yearsfromnow, was recently unveiled. It is a public art installation produced in the streets of Rome with the cooperation of the city.

See photos of the project and read more about it.

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 by Chris Bliss

Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs on stage at the Academy Awards

Audrey Marrs (Curatorial Practice 2008) won an Oscar last night for best documentary feature for Inside Job, which she coproduced with director Charles Ferguson. Only her second feature film, it exposes the truth behind the global financial crisis of 2008 and includes interviews with major financial insiders, politicians, and journalists.

The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2010 and was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. The film has won many other top awards, including Best Documentary by the New York Film Critics and Outstanding Directional Achievement in Documentary by the Directors Guild.

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 by Sarah Owens

Pre-College takes place on CCA's Oakland campus View slideshow 

Now celebrating its 25th year, CCA's Pre-College Program, administered by the Office of Special Programs, has a long-standing tradition of combining an art college experience with world-class art instruction.

Pre-College students are immersed in art education, yet also steeped in real-world college life—a unique and rewarding combination of benefits that truly makes a student’s transition to college life more successful.

Academic Rigor + Social Engagement

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Testify
Coffee House Press, 2011
Paperback, 63 pages, $16

Testify is the latest collection of poems by Joseph Lease, MFA Program in Writing chair and associate professor in the Writing and Literature Program. Lease is the critically acclaimed author of Broken World (Coffee House Press, 2007), Human Rights (Zoland Books, 2000), and The Room (Alef Series of Poetry and Verse Translation: 2, Alef Books, 1994). (See a complete list of Lease's published works.)

Lease, who was raised in Chicago, has been featured on NPR and published in The AGNI 30th Anniversary Poetry Anthology, VQR, Bay Poetics, Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry 2002.

Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Associate professor Lynda Grose (right) with student

In the recently published Christian Science Monitor article "Trendy Threads from Waste," contributing writer Micheal Benanav turned to CCA Fashion Design Program assistant professor Lynda Grose and alumna Karina Michel (BFA 2009) for their expertise in designing with sustainability and economy of resources in mind.

Linda Grose: Industry Specialist & Sustainable Design Consultant

Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 by Jim Norrena

MFA Writing program manager Teresa Walsh (left) and adjunct professor and playwright Claire Chafee

MFA Program in Writing adjunct professor Claire Chafee knows theater. And San Francisco–based Magic Theatre knows Claire Chafee—after all, it was the Magic Theatre that gave her award-winning, surreal comedy, Why We Have a Body, its world premiere in 1993.

Posted on Monday, February 7, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Fashion Design faculty member Lynda Grose [photo: Jim Norrena]

Known for her expertise in developing and promoting sustainable-minded practices in clothing manufacturing, Fashion Design assistant professor Lynda Grose was recently cited in the January issue of Mother Jones magazine ("Is Fake Leather Really More Eco-Friendly?").

The popular magazine turned to Grose because of her assertions that businesses within the fashion industry can be designed to create less impact by changing their focus.

Posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by Jim Norrena

(l to r) Film chair Rob Epstein and Gus Van Sant [photo: Nikki Ritcher]

On Tuesday, January 25, California College of the Art welcomed celebrated filmmaker Gus Van Sant to the San Francisco campus, where Film chair Rob Epstein engaged him in conversation before a maximum-capacity audience gathered inside Timken Lecture Hall. As part of his visit to the college, Van Sant also guest lectured a master class with Epstein the following day.

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by Simon Hodgson

Iris Charabi-Berggren, Portrait with Bella's Mask (at Headlands Center for the Arts, 2010)View slideshow 

Fresh from completing a residency at the respected Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin County, the Israeli-born artist Iris Charabi-Berggren (MFA 2007) is about to undertake another residency, this time at Berkeley's Kala Art Institute. And she just received an email from the Drawing Center in New York notifying her that she's been accepted into their Viewing Program.

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