Communication Studies

#4 UM Debate Team Travels West

The UM Debate Team traveled west this weekend, with the British parliamentary team competing at the University of Denver and the policy team competing at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.   The Parliamentary team finished out of the award rounds, but competed well against outstanding competition including the University of Alaska, Loyola University Chicago, the US Air Force Academy, and Clemson University. Anna Heinzen competed in her first intercollegiate debate tournament with partner Kerra Masso, and Evan Aldo and Artem Sviridov also represented the U. The policy team had [...]

The UM Debate Team are Champions Again

The UM Debate Team collected yet another tournament championship by winning the Sweepstakes of the Chicken and Egg Debate Tournament hosted by the University of North Georgia from Sept. 29-30. Fourteen UM debaters traveled to Gainesville, Georgia to compete in British Parliamentary Debate. UM’s Spanish-language debate team took four of the top five speaker awards, advancing three teams into finals. UM debaters Christian Guevara and Rafael Gonzalez won the Spanish-language division placing UM as a leader in Spanish-language debate in the United States.  “It's so exciting that UM has a Spanish-language [...]

UM Debate Wins Tournament Championships in National Opener

The UM Debate team dominated its competition at the National Opener hosted by Georgia State University in Atlanta, one of the largest and most intensely competitive intercollegiate policy debate tournaments in the country. This year’s tournament, held from September 15-17, saw the UM Debate Team winning two of the three championships offered by the event. Harvard won the third.  In Novice Debate, Sana Hasija and Zach Homeijer were undefeated, advancing into the final round where they won a 3-0 decision against student debaters from Indiana University to earn the title [...]

2019-12-17T19:21:35-05:00September 21, 2018|Communication Studies|

Communication Researcher Graduates Summa Cum Laude

Ever since transferring into the School of Communication her sophomore year, Celeste Balboni knew she had found her place. She decided to declare a major within the SoC when she began taking courses at the school and became involved with the Public Relations Experience Program (PREP). The following semester, she began to take more general courses, like Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics and ultimately declared Communication Studies as her major. “It was one of the first classes that I took in the School of Communication and that’s what made [...]

Craig Robins: The Interplay of Architecture, Design and Branding

Craig Robins, president and CEO of Dacra, is sharing his expertise with the University of Miami School of Communication, April 11 at 4 p.m. in CIB3053, Shoma Hall. This event will be moderated by award-winning journalist, Rula Jebreal, visiting professor in the School of Communication at the University of Miami. Robins is a developer, designer, philanthropist, and artist. Early in his career, Robins launched the economic revitalization of South Beach’s Art Deco District through meticulous renovation. This success prompted Robins to develop a uniquely vibrant community – the Miami Design District.  [...]

Make Valuable Connections at Fourth Annual Communication Meet-Up

Internship and job-hunting season has arrived. On March 28, University of Miami School of Communication’s Fourth Annual Communication Meet-Up will enable students and alumni to connect with professionals from a variety of communication fields. Attendees can look forward to networking with more than 50 company representatives looking to hire in areas including multimedia, design, communication, public relations, journalism, broadcasting, and advertising. Participants should dress professionally and bring copies of their résumés. Before the Communication Meet-Up, Oath Inc. is holding an info session from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Wolfson room 3040, where [...]

Staying Up All Night for a Good Cause

On Feb. 23, I volunteered to stay up all night to help a local nonprofit during the ninth annual PhilADthropy, where students like me create campaigns and other communication pieces in 25 hours.  The event kicked off at 11 a.m. at the University of Miami School of Communication’s courtyard with speeches by assistant professor of practice in the Department of Strategic Communication and PhilADthropy founder, Meryl Blau, and dean of the School of Communication, Dr. Gregory J. Shepherd. After the 11 nonprofits were introduced, a lunch sponsored by the event's charter sponsor Markham [...]

UM Debate Defeats Clemson to Win the 2018 ACC Debate Championship

On March 3-4, The UM Debate Team traveled to Clemson, South Carolina to compete in the Fourth Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Debate Championship Tournament. In each of the first three years of the tournament, UM advanced into the finals but settled for second place. This was finally the Hurricane’s year, however, as the UM Debate team dominated their competition. The UM team of Artem Sviridov and Zach Homeijer completed a perfect performance to emerge as the 2018 ACC Debate Champion. They compiled a perfect 5-0 record in the preliminary debates [...]

2019-12-17T19:24:02-05:00March 5, 2018|Communication Studies|

Ninth Annual PhilADthropy is Launching to Help Local Nonprofits

Eleven leading non-profit organizations from South Florida were chosen to participate in the Ninth Annual PhilADthropy at the University of Miami School of Communication, where students create vibrant campaigns and other advertising materials in one 25-hour, coffee-fueled marathon for some of the most deserving local non-profits. Meryl Blau, lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communication at the School of Communication and the founder of PhilADthropy, says one campaign from last year’s event that really stood out was focused on Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM). SALM works to improve the health, education, and [...]

Visiting Knight Chair for Spring 2018 to Teach Course on Collaborative Documentary: Environment

Communication plays a significant role in the framing of environmental problems as well as in the articulation of solutions. What kinds of strategies and platforms are artists and documentary makers using to communicate thorny environmental concerns that are often out of sight and out of mind? What kinds of stories, visualizations and outreach initiatives encourage viewers to get involved? Spring 2018 Visiting Knight Chair, Elizabeth "Liz" Miller, will offer a unique course this spring that will give students the opportunity to answer these questions by exploring a range of short, [...]