In the News: May Gallery ‘Broken Roots’ Review; Butz in Netflix Series; Latham’s ‘Frozen’ Oscar

| March 7, 2014

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

RFT on May Gallery Exhibit

The Riverfront Times reviewed the current May Gallery exhibit,  José Hernández-Claire’s Broken Roots: Illegal Immigration into the U.S.

For nearly four years, Hernández-Claire, a former Guggenheim fellow who teaches at the University of Guadalajara, made innumerable trips to outposts along the migration route, creating raw images that convey both the existential stakes of the journey, as well as the transient relationships that emerge along the way.


With his unflinching lens, Hernández-Claire provides a rare view of immigration’s human toll south of the border — a crucial perspective often overlooked in the nation’s polarized debate over immigration.

The exhibit in Webster University’s May Gallery runs through March 28.

School of Communications animation

Leah, meet Oscar.

Norbert Leo Butz in Netflix Series

Tony Award-winning Webster University alumnus Norbert Leo Butz will star in a new Netflix psychological thriller (title to be determined) from the creators of Damages. writes about the role after his Broadway show Big Fish ended its run. Butz, a 1990 graduate of Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts, was the commencement speaker in 2013.

Communications Alumna Latham on Oscar-Winning Team for ‘Frozen’

Another alum was in the news this week for creative work. School of Communications alumna Leah Latham ’10 was a member of the Disney team behind the hit movie Frozen, which received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film on Sunday.

Latham, a graduate of Webster’s animation program, worked on the film as an editorial production coordinator. As a student, Latham helped to organize Webster’s animation festival, Kinematifest, and has said that this hands-on experience in the animation industry helped her figure out how to begin her career.

Read more about Latham in this School of Communications story.

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