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CCC In the News - Friday, April 18, 2014

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Exponent Online – Deaf Comedian Comes to Entertain Purdue
ASL-English Interpretation interim chair and associate professor Peter Cook is featured for Peter Cook, a Deaf Comedian, an upcoming comedic performance at Purdue University.
Crain’s Chicago Business – I’m walking here! Brace yourself for Segway Season in Chicago
Theatre adjunct faculty member Joseph Janes writes an opinion piece discussing the ups-and-downs of riding a Segway and how tours affect the Chicago community.
Barnstable Patriot – Local Director’s Ship of Fools Sails to Cannes Film Festival
Cinema Art + Science alumnus Mike McGuirk is featured for directing the short film Ship of Fools, which will also be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
Today’s Chicago Woman – Art Festivals in Chicago
Columbia College’s Manifest Urban Art Festival is highlighted in a list of summer “Art Festivals in Chicago.”
Chicago Crusader – Illinois Filmmakers Invited to Enter State’s Shortcuts Competition
The 7th annual Shortcuts contest is featured and invites Illinois filmmakers to enter the statewide short film competition sponsored by the Illinois Film Office. Cinema Art+ Science associate professor Kevin Cooper is mentioned as last year’s winner for The Painter. Additional Coverage: eNews Park Forest.



Seattle Pi – Conservative Media Bash WWU President’s Call for Diverse Student Body
The president of Western Washington University, Bruce Shepard, has recently come under fire from the conservative media after he said they will have “failed as a university” if its faculty and student body “are as white in 10 years as we are today.” Additional coverage: Seattle Times and Washington Time.

Arts, Media and Entertainment

New York Times – Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87
Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist, is paid worldwide tribute, including this story reviewing his life, politics and writing. Widespread global coverage remembers his life and his literary impact on the world, including: The Atlantic, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Post, TIME, CNN, The Guardian, BBC News and Aljazeera.