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Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010 by Samantha Braman

If life finds you strolling through the streets of New York this summer, you might notice people hanging plants from fences, scaffolds . . . almost anywhere. The Woolly Bunch Takes NYC is just one of many initiatives led by Miguel Nelson (MFA 2002) and his company Woolly Pocket to spread passion for the art of gardening.

Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Jennifer Stein has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president for operations at California College of the Arts (CCA), it was announced today by CCA President Stephen Beal. She will be responsible for the supervision of collegewide operations, including facilities management, space planning, academic program resource development, and long-range operational planning. Currently she is vice president of academic planning and operations at the San Francisco Art Institute. Stein will begin at CCA on August 15.

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

CCA Graphic Design student Mike Hu won top honors on June 5, 2010, at the 10th Annual Portfolio Day of the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design. AIGA SF awarded $6,000 in scholarships to eligible students based on the overall excellence of their work, academic accomplishments, and personal statements. More than 145 students and 90 reviewers participated, and 11 enrichment scholarships, a judges' award, and the Rick Tharp Scholarship were awarded.

Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Hong SangsooView slideshow 

Alum Hong Sangsoo’s feature film Hahaha: What Do You See in Life, Darling? received top honors in the respected Un Certain Regard award category at the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. Sangsoo, whose film was one of 18 in this category and the third South Korean film in the overall selection, won over such celebrated filmmakers as French director Jean-Luc Godard (Film Socialisme).

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

Xeromax Envelope by Future Cities Lab (Jason K Johnson and Nataly Gattegno)View slideshow 

The Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) San Francisco Global School: Biodynamic Structures is a 10-day intensive Global Visiting School workshop, hosted by California College of the Arts (CCA) from July 12–21, 2010, on CCA’s San Francisco campus.

Students in the course will explore active systems in nature, extracting logics of organization, geometry, structure, and mathematics. They will investigate biomimetic principles, then analyze, design, and fabricate prototypes that respond to electronic and environmental stimuli.

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 by Cinthia Wen

Cinthia Wen has been appointed chair of the Graphic Design Program at California College of the Arts (CCA), it was announced today by Provost Mark Breitenberg.

"After conducting an extensive national search, we are very pleased that Cinthia Wen will be our new chair,” stated Breitenberg. “She brings an exciting and compelling vision for the future of graphic design at CCA.

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Jim Norrena

The end-of-year, sold-out Senior Fashion Show at California College of the Arts, a high-caliber runway presentation and capstone experience of the Fashion Design Program, took place May 7, 2010, in an over-sized, fully portable tent erected smack in front of the Nave on the San Francisco campus. (Watch the official 2010 CCA Fashion Show slideshow.)

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Last year Architecture Director Ila Berman and associate professor Mona El Khafif worked with Graphic Design associate professor Bob Aufuldish to design their book URBANbuild local global. The result? It was honored in the 2010 “AIGA’s 50 Books / 50 Covers” competition, which chronicles the year's most outstanding book-design solutions—inside and out.

Posted on Monday, May 17, 2010 by Jim Norrena

AIGA's Medal was designed by James Earle Fraser in 1920

With a towering career trajectory that boasts almost as many accolades as there were graduates at commencement, California College of the Arts Graphic Design adjunct professor Jennifer Morla recently was awarded an AIGA Medal, considered the most distinguished in the field of design.

Yet considering Morla's exceptional contributions to the design community, few here at CCA were surprised. We've come to expect good things from this talented member of the CCA faculty.

Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by Jim Norrena

I'm delighted to announce the release of issue 8 of Eleven Eleven, the winter online issue of 2009–10. You can also check out the journal's dedicated website to learn more about this issue's featured poets, writers, playwrights, translations, and other artists.