Bill Cosford Cinema
The Bill Cosford Cinema is the University of Miami’s 240-seat campus movie theater open every weekend to the public. Since 1947, the Cosford has presented the best in independent, documentary, and foreign films. Named after Bill Cosford, a popular adjunct professor in the School of Communication’s motion pictures program, who served as film critic and arts writer for the Miami Herald from 1973 until his untimely death from pneumonia in 1994 at age 47, the Cinema also presents cultural events, including ballet and opera. The Cosford also hosts engaging lecture series and renowned film events. Filmmakers such as Kevin Spacey, Richard Gere, John Landis and UM alumni Ray Liotta have taken the stage to discuss a range of topics.
Center for Communication, Culture, and Change
With a focus on using communication for social and behavioral change through engaged scholarship and immersive experience, the Center for Communication, Culture, and Change seeks to address urgent societal issues, and make a positive difference in people’s lives. The Center is especially focused on Latin America and its Miami diaspora, but also has initiatives in Africa and many other parts of the world.
Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies
The Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies at the University of Miami is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge of the history, aesthetics and social and cultural impact of motion picture media. The Herrick Center provides support for motion picture research, to further the important work of preservationists and archivists, to facilitate the study and teaching of film at the University, and to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the University and the South Florida community through lectures, conferences, seminars and workshops, and through screenings at the Bill Cosford Cinema, UM’s on campus theater. Named after Norton Herrick, the chairman of Herrick Entertainment, the Center utilizes an extensive film and TV collection with over 3,000 rare films and television programs donated by Norton Herrick. One of the Herrick Center's major projects is to digitize materials in this collection to make them accessible on-line to researchers worldwide.
Knight Center for International Media (Active 2006 - 2013)
Beyond words and across borders are the driving principles of the Knight Center for International Media’s focus on cross-border communication. The Knight Center has developed a number of multimedia journalism and cross-cultural communication projects aimed at bringing attention to pressing global issues. The Center grounds its programs in the UN Millennium Development Goals as organizing principles for the development and creation of compelling and innovative visual storytelling and reporting. The Center works on major anchor projects that are focused on an underreported issue of global significance. Each project addresses multiple MDGs over significant blocks of time.