• University of Miami School of Communication is hosting a screening of the social documentary Liberty Square: Power, History, and Race in Miami, on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. The screening takes place during Associate Professor Sigman Splichal’s Seminar in News Ethics and Problems class. It will be followed by a Q&A panel featuring the producer of the film, alumnus Dr. Moses Shumow, Ph.D.

  • University of Miami School of Communication alumnus Noah DeBonis, B.A. ’10, M.F.A. ’13, has embarked on a journey to film the reintegration process of former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas into Colombian society. The country had the opportunity to end its civil war, which has lasted more than five decades, by signing a peace treaty with the FARC guerrillas.

  • Erica Larence, a Motion Pictures major and member of the Class of 2013, recently published a book, Caine and Mabel. The book is about a girl who adopts a rescue dog after her best friend moves away. Larence said that the idea for the book came from her rescue dog, Caine, who is named after the Miami Hurricanes.

    Larence wrote the book in January of 2015 and then edited it for about a month. In March, she found Vi Pham, the illustrator of the book.

  • University of Miami graduate Gretchen Schroeder, B.S.C. in Motion Pictures ’15, accepted a position as an American Cinema Editors Intern. Only two recent college graduates with experience in, and a passion for, film editing are chosen nation-wide to be a part of this four-week program each year. Schroeder is one of only two UM alumni who have been offered this internship; the other UM alumna who interned at ACE is Rachel Schreibman, B.S.C. Motion Pictures ’10, in 2011. 

  • The UM Alumni Association brought together more than 700 prominent alumni, donors, and supporters for the Los Angeles (LA) regional engagement and celebration on June 4-5 which included the 10th annual Canes Film Showcase, the inaugural Regional Alumni Awards Ceremony, the spring Alumni Board of Directors meeting, and exclusive studio tours/master class for select School of Communication students.