The College of Arts and Science’s new School of Visual Studies (SVS) was officially launched Sept. 27 during the school’s inaugural event at Sager Braudis Gallery in downtown Columbia. MU Provost Garnett Stokes, Arts and Science Interim Dean Pat Okker, and SVS Director Jo Stealey each spoke at the ceremony, which featured an exhibit of artistic works by faculty and students in the new school.
Brian Maurer, assistant teaching professor of film studies, has never had a reason to get a tuxedo until now. He was recently invited to attend the Mid-American Emmy awards on October 5 in St. Louis. because the film Joplin, Missouri—A Tornado Story has been nominated for best documentary in the public broadcasting category. Maurer was a cinematographer for the film directed by Chip Gubera, an instructor in the computer science department.