Tuesday, February 21, 2012
" . . . The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood has named Visiting Professor of Art History [at Hamilton College] Scott MacDonald an Academy Scholar for 2012. In order to “stimulate and support new and significant works of film scholarship,” each year the Academy chooses two scholars nationwide, awarding each a grant to pursue a research project. A ceremony is held at the Academy each spring to honor the selected scholars, and at the conclusion of the research, the scholar presents his/her findings in a lecture at the Academy. . . ."