A Long Take on Alfonso Cuarón

February 18, 2014   Just days before Alfonso Cuarón won the Academy Award for Best Director for “Gravity,” he spoke to SFTV film students about his career in the first of a series of conversations sponsored by SFTV and The Hollywood Reporter.

Environmental Resilience and the Santa Monica Bay

March 13, 2014   The annual Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission holds its annual research symposium, examining coastal ecosystem resilience in a time of climate change.

A Tribute to Joe Callinan

March 13, 2014   Joe Callinan, who passed away Feb. 24, was a mentor, educator and role model for countless people associated with the LMU community. Several friends and colleagues share their testimony of a professor who shaped the university for more than five decades.

David O. Russell and the Power of Predicaments

February 25, 2014   David O. Russell, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for “American Hustle,” talks about character-based cinema and why he likes to put his characters in predicaments.

“Frozen” Gives Lions A Shot at Oscar Credit

February 18, 2014   If Disney’s “Frozen” takes the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, one of its two nominations for this year’s Academy Awards, a few SFTV alumni will deserve some of the “cold” credit.

A Sunny Future for L.A.?

February 18, 2014   Forecast LA, combining economic forecasting and surveys, paints a picture of L.A. County that residents, and the city’s mayor, can expect to see. It’s the result of a collaboration between the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles and Beacon Economics.

Dana Gioia on Art, Beauty and Faith

February 18, 2014   Dana Gioia, former head of the National Endowment for the Arts, talks about beauty, faith and the images of art he saw as a young boy growing up in Los Angeles.

Han Dai-Yu Sees Line at the Soul of Art

February 18, 2014   Han Dai-Yu, professor of studio arts in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, combines elements of Chinese and Western art traditions in his drawing and painting.

SFTV Alumnus Films Super Bowl Pre-Ad

January 30, 2014   Garrett Shannon ’09 was brought in to film a Volkswagen ad for the Web that is designed to tee-up a VW commercial to be broadcast during the Super Bowl. In other words, it’s an ad about an ad — and that’s an increasingly common tactic.

Brain Damage

January 16, 2014   Major league baseball and pro football have turned their attention to concussions suffered by their athletes. We spoke to Professor Sarah Strand, who studies concussions in 11- to 13-year-old girls who play soccer. The bad news? Concussions aren’t just an adult problem.