Computational science and journalism students dive deep into data and discover new ways to visually represent their findings to non-scientific audiences.
If you’ve ever spent time analyzing financial reports at a corporate meeting, or analyzing reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, you likely enjoy the process more when the data is accompanied by interactive graphics to illuminate key findings.
Last semester, Dr. Colee Splichal’s Public Relations Campaigns class created the campaign for the 20th anniversary of the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center, which will take place in January 2016. The class, STC 436, is a capstone for the public relations major in which seniors apply what they have learned in the last four years to develop a campaign for a real-world client.
David Jordan, the director of editorial policy and standards at the BBC, met with students and faculty this week to discuss news and the media. Jordan’s visit to the University of Miami was made possible by the School of Communication’s London Summer study abroad program.
Ratcheting up the tension in the control room, a voice on the speakerphone begins the countdown to the volleyball match against Boston College.
“Four minutes to live…Three minutes to live,” the producer from ESPN’s college headquarters intones, prompting University of Miami senior Bianca Anuforo to utter aloud what is on everybody else’s mind. “Oh, that’s nerve-wracking,” she says.
The University of Miami Debate Team is working with the newly formed Miami-Dade Urban Debate League to teach the art of debate to students from almost 20 local high schools and middle schools.
David Jordan, one of the top officials of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London, is speaking to more than half a dozen groups of University of Miami students and faculty on the Coral Gables campus next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – Nov. 16, 17, and 18.