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Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Laura Braun

Corn has as an academic background in art history and is the current provost at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. That job has her in a big-picture role, responsible for faculty, curriculum and strategic vision. She’ll start the job in Columbus in March 2016.

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Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Laura Braun

Melanie Corn, provost of the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, will become the fifth president of the private 1,200-student school when she starts in March.

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Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Laura Braun

The provost for the California College of the Arts in San Francisco will become the next president of the Columbus College of Art and Design on March 21, CCAD’s board of trustees announced this morning.

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Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Laura Braun

The college's board of trustees this morning chose 40-year-old Melanie Corn, who is currently provost of the California College of the Arts. Corn was selected from a pool of 29 candidates to succeed Thomas White, who resigned last March. He stepped aside after only eight months on the job. Corn will take over on March 21 of next year.

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Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 by Laura Braun

"I love to be asked questions about my work and the process," Arima said. "As interim chair of the jewelry metal/arts program at California College of the Arts, I'm an educator. Direct interaction with the public has helped me understand my work and how I want to push and pull it in different directions."

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Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Laura Braun

Dedicated donors recently turned out in force at Root Division Gallery, where First Exposures Executive Director Erik Auerbach hosted a reception saluting photographer and California College of the Arts Professor Jim Goldberg.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 by Laura Braun

One of the mantras of CCA’s Secret Project is, “If your dream can be accomplished in your lifetime, you aren’t thinking big enough.” Perhaps that’s why second year Interaction Design student Weiwei Hsu hit the ground running after just a few experiences with the project.

Led by award-winning designer and faculty member John Bielenberg, Secret Project is a cross-departmental effort that puts CCA’s “make art that matters” motto into motion. Through a class and a series of blitzes, Secret Project aims to inspire problem solving and diverse thinking via rapid prototyping using existing resources. The program launched in 2014 with a string of workshops that soon attracted something of a following.

“During the last academic year, John and I were running these ‘blitz’ workshops. We did six to eight of them and Weiwei and her friends always showed up. They were awesome. They always came and gave it their all,” says Marc O’Brien, Graphic Design adjunct professor and co-captain of Secret Project.

Hsu’s first experience with Secret Project was a blitz in East Palo Alto partnering with Google, where participants brainstormed ways of encouraging community interactions to create a safer environment.

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015 by Laura Braun

“We wanted to connect the Southeast Asian diasporic communities and the world with artists working in and around Southeast Asia,” said co-organizer Viet Le, an artist, writer and assistant professor at California College of the Arts.

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

"For the TV series to be true to the creative legacy of the 'Alias' comics, it must also contrast a hard, unflinching look at the effects of trauma and vulnerability with the superhero's pretensions of perfect, unassailable power and morality," says Justin Hall, cartoonist and California College of the Arts assistant professor of comics.

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Posted on Friday, November 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

Welcome to awards season 2015, when we at Curbed will be profiling the best people in the design biz, nominated by you and juried by the staff editors. We just kicked off the week with an intro to our Young Guns winners, who will be profiled all week long here on Curbed; and now, some details on our first-ever class of Groundbreakers.

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