Communication Studies News

  • 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?

  • On Oct. 13-15 University of Miami policy debaters took a stand on healthcare at Mary Washington University outside D.C. This event was the first junior varsity tournament for the squad, after having to miss an event at Georgia State University because of Hurricane Irma. Julia Lynch and Jiaying Li won three and lost three debates, nearly breaking into semifinals. Rene Betancourt and Daniel Gallego finished 2-4.

  • A total of eight faculty members spread across six departments were awarded 4C Pilot Grants by the University of Miami School of Communication Center for Communication, Culture, and Change. These grants are awarded three times per year to fund interdisciplinary projects that align with the mission of the center and are designed to provide data to compete for external funding from private, foundation, and government sources. 

  • The University of Miami Debate Team began the season competing against students from the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida at the Sunshine State Showdown hosted by UCF in Orlando on October 6-8. The UM Team of Nicole Beckemeyer and Jakob Nordenstam won half their debates. Jakob was recognized as the fifth place individual speaker and Nicole was sixth place. Rene Betancourt and Monica Samit were 1-3, but left the tournament ready for their next competition.

  • A total of five faculty members spread across three departments were recently announced as the 2017 – 2018 recipients of the Creative Activity and Research Grants. The funding supports work that will result in clear and prominent scholarly and/or creative accomplishments that support the enhanced reputation of the School of Communication. 



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