• Unsavory, the mobile game developed by NERDLab at the University of Miami’s School of Communication in collaboration with Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, won a gold honor in the Games for Good category at the 2015 International Serious Play Awards competition.

    The competition recognizes outstanding examples of titles that deliver a high quality of engagement and learning opportunities for students, employees, or other education or training situations.

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  • In a strip mall on Eighth Street in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, there’s a typical Cuban coffee shop named Pablo’s Cafecito. The only way to get a seat at the counter is to put on your Oculus.

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  • From a migrant worker in Beijing to a would-be “Marielito” in Cuba, from hacking computers to “hooking up” in college, the Canes Film Showcase offered a wide variety of subject matter and style for the 450 attendees who filled the Directors Guild of America theater on Hollywood’s famed Sunset Boulevard, Thursday evening, June 4.

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  • Almost 90 percent of restaurant workers in the United States do not have access to paid sick days.

    Unsavory, a new mobile game available for iOS and Android devices, lets players take the role of these workers preparing food to see if they can survive a month on the job while sick.

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  • Data analyst and visualization design specialist Lynn Cherny will be the next Visiting Knight Chair for the Center for Communication, Culture and Change. Beginning in August, Cherny will teach data visualization and data analysis and will help support Knight Chair in Visual Journalism Alberto Cairo launch the Data Visualization and Journalism track in the School of Communication's Interactive Media department.  

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  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) have partnered with One Water to develop a film on water and sustainable development. As UN's Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson says, "Water is a precondition for human existence." This documentary is a collaboration with Professors Sanjeev Chatterjee, Ed Talavera and Ali Habashi from the School of Communication's Cinema and Interactive Media Department.

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