I moved from Chicago to New York in 1988 to take up my position at the Film Society and prior to that I wrote to my friend and now colleague and office mate, Annette Insdorf, and asked if there was any chance for me to do some part time teaching at Columbia. Most of the time while I was in Chicago I was also teaching at the School of the Art Institute and other places, so I wanted to just keep my hand in. Annette very graciously wrote back and said, “Yes, I would love to have you teach.” In the spring of 1989 I offered my first course, a class on what we used to call third world cinema, and I’ve been teaching at Columbia every semester since..
Courses numbered 100 to 299 are lower level courses (primarily for freshmen and sophomores). Courses numbered from 300 to 499 are upper level, or advanced, courses (primarily for juniors and seniors). Courses numbered 500 to 799 are graduate courses.
April 20: yellow chain with a religious symbol valued at $500 stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing. April 20: rear upper window of home kicked in; black 55 inch Sanyo television valued at $200 stolen; investigation ongoing. April 20: bicycle valued at $100 stolen at restaurant or cafeteria; investigation ongoing.
The community is invited to a free screening of the documentary Am A Girl this afternoon at 12:30 at the UW Fond du Lac. Excerpts from the film will be shown during the hour which will also include time for a brief discussion. The film examines what it means to grow up female in the world today.
The several minutes of time lapse video show the antennas in various conditions: as night falls and at dawn, under bright moonlight or with the centre of our Milky Way sparkling against the dark sky, and with the glow of lights from observatory vehicles and the antennas themselves. These observations take place against a backdrop of stunning night skies over the Chilean Plateau. When completed, ALMA will be composed of 66 high precision antennas spread over distances of up to 16 kilometres the largest ground based astronomical project in existence.