Anne Friedberg, former professor of film & media studies at UC Irvine, passed away Oct. 9 at the age of 57. Friedberg was a founding faculty member of the film studies program, and she oversaw its transition to the Department of Film & Media Studies in 2002. She was also on the founding faculty of the doctoral program in visual studies. Friedberg left UCI after 18 years to become chair of critical studies and create the interactive media arts & practice program at USC in 2003, but she remained exceptionally supportive of film & media studies and visual studies at UCI. She is survived by her husband, Howard A. Rodman, son Tristan and brother Richard Friedberg.