Michael Arias '84 is best known as the first non-Japanese director of a major anime film, the wildly popular Tekkonkinkreet, winner of Japan's 2008 Academy Award for Feature Animation.
Arias began his career creating visual effects for Hollywood films such as The Abyss and Total Recall, but in 1991 Arias relocated to Tokyo, where he then went on to produce the Matrix-inspired animation anthology The Animatrix and make his directorial debut with Tekkonkinkreet. Heaven's Door, Arias' first live-action film, opened in Japanese theaters in 2009.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”