Although the Latino population in the United States is growing, a thorough review of the top movies, TV programming and news reveals that there is an abysmally low number of talent and executives in the entertainment and media industries relative to population. The new study, The Latino Media Gap: The State of Latinos in U.S. Media, was released today by Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.
Columbia’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery and Woodlawn Cemetery have announced plans to present Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn. The exhibition, timed to coincide with Woodlawn’s 150thanniversary celebration, is an outgrowth of the cemetery’s 2006 gift of its archive—the most complete set of 19th- and 20th-century cemetery records held in the public trust—to Avery Library. The exhibition, opening on September 3 and running through November 1, 2014 at the Wallach Gallery, marks the first time selections from this archive will be displayed.
A number of distinguished and noteworthy professionals are the featured speakers at more than 20 special events celebrating the commencement exercises of Columbia University’s 260th academic year. Events take place between Saturday, May 17, and Thursday, May 22.