• NERDLab at the University of Miami School of Communication is an incubator for projects that inspire and educate through innovation and fun.

    The last place one might expect to learn a life lesson or two from is a video game.

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  • Veteran journalist Joseph B. Treaster draws on his continuing work for The New York Times to convey the lessons of good writing to communication students.

    Joe Treaster had the jitters. The cub reporter for The Miami Hurricane knew hardly anything about Claude Pepper or U.S. policy on China. Yet, he had to cover a China speech by the Florida congressman for the student newspaper.

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  • This semester, Rene Rodriguez, who served as the Miami Herald’s film critic for over 20 years, is teaching a class in the School of Communication called The Most Influential Decade: How the Movies of the 1980s Continue to Shape Hollywood today. Rene spoke with us about the inspiration for his course and what he hopes to convey to his students about this pivotal decade.  

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  • In elementary school, we were introduced to graphs and charts. We were taught how to find the x- axis, the different types of graphs, and how to plot points. We also learned, that charts are like pictures--they help tell a story and add credibility. But graphs should really be looked at with a close eye, as some can skew data to support the writer's own narrative and mislead readers.

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  • The relationship between sisters is a special one and Mischa and Micaela’s is no different. The siblings spend countless hours playing, singing, and dancing together, but Mischa and Micaela’s relationship is all the more unique due to Micaela’s diagnosis of autism. In a documentary short created by students from a class co-taught by two University of Miami professors, Mischa and her family share their story.

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