Chris Benson, associate professor of journalism, had an opinion piece published in The New York Times regarding the controversy surrounding “Open Casket,” a painting by Dana Schutz based on the iconic Jett magazine photo of Emmitt Till’s coffin.
The 1979 film “Hair,” based on the Broadway musical of the same name, will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as “Ebertfest,” coming April 19-23 to Champaign.
The 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival will show the French thriller “Elle” and the documentary “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” as two of its 12 films, organizers announced today.
Coming with those films to “Ebertfest,” April 19-23 in Champaign, will be guests Isabelle Huppert, Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee for her role in “Elle”; and multiple Emmy Award winner Lear, the subject of the documentary, along with its producer Brent Miller, and directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.
Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising associate professor Michelle R. Nelson is among the top 1% most productive advertising scholars globally, according to a study appearing in the current issue of the International Journal of Advertising. Institute of Communications Research (ICR) alumnus Leonard Reid (Ph.D., 1978) also appears on the list.