Places & Spaces: Mapping Science Exhibit To Open On Sept. 4

Join the University of Miami for the launch of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit and a semester-long celebration of science, art, and data visualization from 6 to 8 p.m. on September 4 at Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall at UM’s School of Architecture. Katy Börner, Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science in the Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing at the University of Indiana and curator of the international Places & Spaces exhibit, will deliver the keynote talk. A reception will follow the event.  RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/pseopen More information on Places & [...]

Terilli to Lead as Chair of Department of Journalism & Media Management

As Associate Professor Sam Terilli, J.D., assumes the role of chair of the Department of Journalism & Media Management this fall, he sees strength and opportunity in the department’s dual mission. By researching and teaching at the convergence of media and business, the department is positioned to support quality journalism and entertainment through unstable industry conditions, said Terilli, a 12-year veteran of the department.  “A lot of the current issues in media are business issues,” he said. “The days when journalists believed they could remain isolated and unconcerned with how [...]

SoC Welcomes New Faculty

The School of Communication welcomes 11 new faculty members this fall across its four departments. Meet our new faculty members: Dr. Susan E. Morgan is director for the Center for Communication, Culture, and Change and a professor in Communication Studies. Dr. Morgan’s research interests involve the design and evaluation of persuasive messages targeting health behavior change in multicultural populations. Her research has been supported by over $9 million in grant funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Department of Health and [...]

School of Communication Names 2013 Outstanding Seniors

A number of bright and talented students can be found at The School of Communication. Each year, the SoC names a group of outstanding seniors who have achieved academic excellence during their time at the University of Miami. Brooke LeMaire was named the 2013 Outstanding Senior in Public Relations, the school’s most popular major. "It's a true honor to be recognized among such a talented student body,” LeMaire said. “I'm so grateful for the wonderful opportunities UM has offered in order to provide a well-rounded and hands-on education.” LeMaire, 22, [...]

School of Communication Receives $1 Million Gift for Student Scholarships

University of Miami alumnus Robert Mann, the UM School of Communication Visiting Committee chair and a member of the University's Board of Trustees, has made a $1 million planned gift to a School of Communication scholarship fund. Mann, B.A.’70, has designated his donation to the Samuel and Grace Mann Endowed Scholarship Fund named after his parents. The fund supports scholarships for deserving undergraduate students majoring in broadcast journalism each year. This Momentum2 campaign contribution builds on his significant donations to the School over the years and to the University’s first Momentum [...]

School of Communication Announces 2013 Wine Spectator Foundation Student Scholarship Winners

A group of exceptional students from the School of Communication are the recipients of a 2013 Wine Spectator Foundation Scholarship. The Wine Spectator Foundation Scholarship is an annual scholarship that awards $50,000 a year to deserving students studying communication at the University of Miami. This year’s winners are: Aaron Agrasanchez, Motion Pictures Brittany Camper, Broadcast Journalism Daniela Ortega, Broadcast Journalism Kate Maier, Motion Pictures Scott McCartney, Media Management Morgan McKie, Motion Pictures Carlos Mella, Advertising Kelsey Quinn, Advertising Amilyn Soto, Advertising Students vying for the Wine Spectator Foundation Scholarship were [...]

University of Miami Radio Station WVUM 90.5 FM Increases Power to Reach More Listeners

Music lovers in all of Miami-Dade County can now listen to WVUM 90.5 FM, the University of Miami’s campus radio station, because of a newly installed transmitter and antenna.  The award-winning student-run radio station will reach 1.5 million more people with this upgrade. WVUM’s last transmitter upgrade was in 1998 and enabled its signal to be broadcast throughout Coral Gables and the surrounding areas. Now it can reach as far south as Florida City and as far north as Ft. Lauderdale thanks to a generous donation which is part of [...]

School Mourns the Loss of Jack Metzger, WVUM’s First Faculty Adviser

Former University of Miami faculty member and alumnus Jack Metzger, who taught communication courses for 14 years, passed away from cancer and heart disease earlier this year.  Metzger was 81. A host of children’s programs on local TV, Metzger, A.B. ‘53, taught radio production classes, including script writing and radio performance at UM, during the late 1950s’ through the 1960s’. He was a graduate of UM’s Radio Television and Film Department. In 1968, he became the first faculty adviser of WVUM 90.5 FM “The Voice,” the University’s campus radio station. [...]

2013 Wine Spectator Foundation Student Scholarship Winners

A group of exceptional students from the School of Communication are the recipients of a 2013 Wine Spectator Foundation Scholarship. The Wine Spectator Foundation Scholarship is an annual scholarship that awards $50,000 a year to deserving students studying communication at the University of Miami. This year’s winners are: Aaron Agrasanchez, Motion Pictures Brittany Camper, Broadcast Journalism Daniela Ortega, Broadcast Journalism Kate Maier, Motion Pictures Scott McCartney, Media Management Morgan McKie, Motion Pictures Carlos Mella, Advertising Kelsey Quinn, Advertising Amilyn Soto, Advertising Students vying for the Wine Spectator Foundation Scholarship were [...]

President Donna Shalala Answers Student Media Questions About New Health Care Law

University of Miami President Donna Shalala held a press conference with student journalists earlier this week to talk about the opening of health insurance exchanges on Oct. 1. Representatives from The Miami Hurricane, UMTV, WVUM, Ibis Yearbook and Distraction Magazine had a half-hour with Shalala, the former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, to discuss the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact students. During the question-and-answer session, Shalala urged students to check whether they are eligible for affordable health care through the marketplace. The press conference, timed [...]