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Sarah Siddons Society Actor of the Year Awards

The Sarah Siddons Society and the School of Communication honored alumnus and Broadway (and beyond) star Brian d’Arcy James at a music-filled ceremony on Monday. The event showcased both the best of Northwestern Music Theatre, as well as the life-altering impact of the Siddons Society scholarships.

2016 Writers' Panel

What makes a great story? What drives a good writer? Is it all about the paycheck? Four industry insiders last week shared tips and stories about careers in the creative arts with School of Communication students. Spoiler alert: it’s all about what keeps you up at night.

Garry Marshall Screens New Film

One of Hollywood’s most beloved figures is also a loyal Northwestern alumnus. Garry Marshall returned to campus May 10 to screen Mother’s Day and discuss writing, rejection, and why he’ll always have a place in his heart for his alma mater.

Northwestern University Aphasia Center Opens

The grand opening of the Aphasia Center at the Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning offers innovative programs, services, and hope to those living with the condition, as well as to the family, friends, and community that support them.

2016 Wirtz Visiting Artist

Celebrated writer and poet Dael Orlandersmith read from her new play Until the Flood for students and faculty as the 2016 Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Visiting Artist. Orlandersmith’s work tackles the issues facing residents caught in the unrest of the Ferguson, Mo., riots that followed the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown.

Alumnus to earn Lifetime Achievement Tony

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Marshall W. Mason, a class of 1961 School of Communication alumnus, famed producer of Broadway productions, and the founder of New York’s Circle Repertory Company will be receiving a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Tony Award at the annual show on June 12. Sheldon Harnick, Broadway lyricist and class of 1949 Bienen School of Music alumnus, will receive the same award.

2016 Hoffman Professor

Prolific and celebrated documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman recently screened his newest film, In Jackson Heights, at Northwestern. The film was followed by an insightful, endearing discussion with the artist, who is the 2016 Hoffman Professor for Documentary Media, a short-term filmmaker residency.

11th Annual Pepper Lecture

Speaking more than one language may change the way the human brain works. Extensive research conducted by Viorica Marian suggests this, and she shared her findings with an audience at the 11th Annual Pepper Lecture on April 13.

2016 Lambert Family Conference

Scholars from around the world gathered for Inventing the New: Innovation in Creative Enterprises, the School of Communication’s 2016 Lambert Family Conference, to discuss how and why innovation happens as well as the inventive minds behind it.

Autism Speaks Symposium

Researchers, business owners, and families gathered at a NUCASLL- and CSD-sponsored event to raise awareness of and share success stories about employing adults on the autism spectrum.

The Art of Storytelling

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Five preeminent Northwestern storytellers discussed their craft at the recent Lawrence B. Dumas Domain Dinner. The event was organized and moderated by David Tolchinsky, chair of the Department of Radio/Television/Film. Among the featured speakers were School of Communication faculty Debra Tolchinsky and Rebecca Gilman, both of the RTVF department.

A Conversation with Garth Fagan

Multi-award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan visited campus in anticipation of his role in the Danceworks 2016 showcase. He shared with students his advice on dance, life, and listening to their souls.

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