Film ‘Aguadilla’ Depicts Migrants’ Tumultuous Journeys to Puerto Rico

By Caroline Val Professor Tom Musca and a crew of School of Communication students and alumni spent the summer producing a feature-length film inspired by the stories of Dominican immigrants who flee to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, seeking better opportunities. As Tom Musca sat on the balcony of a longtime friend’s home, with the town of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico in the distance, he suddenly noticed a rustling in the trees beneath them. When he inquired about the commotion to his friend Noel Quiñones, a pilot and film colleague, the gentleman coolly [...]

2023-09-22T14:57:28-04:00September 22, 2023|Motion Pictures|

Media Management Association Meeting Featuring Media Management Alumna, Michelle Avalos

On Sept. 18 at 6:30 pm, the Media Management Association is holding its first meeting in CIB 2055 and welcomes Media Management alumna, Michelle Avalos, who will share her insights and chronicle her professional journey since graduating the University of Miami in 2014. She is currently a manager for content partnerships at ViX.

2023-09-12T16:17:59-04:00September 12, 2023|, , , |

Alumnus Sketched and Fulfilled His Dream Job

By Brandi Troup From Florida and the University of Miami to California, Dustin Romero brought his artistic talents, ambitions, and dreams with him. And now he is a character layout artist for “The Simpsons.” A proud alumnus of the University of Miami, Dustin Romero is a character layout artist for the longstanding show “The Simpsons.” Though his path to California hasn’t been linear, working in the realm of art was Romero’s fate. “I would draw all the time,” he said. “My mother used to joke that I was born with [...]

2023-08-25T12:17:38-04:00August 25, 2023|Motion Pictures|

UMTV Alumnus Catalyzes Change Through Storytelling

Julian Glover, B.S.C. ’13, talks about his journalism journey, the transformative power of storytelling, and promoting meaningful change through impactful media. By Benjamin Estrada Julian Glover, B.S.C. ’13, credits his early experiences exploring the field of communications in middle school as a significant contributor to his journey toward becoming an award-winning journalist. His innate gift for communication was evident from his early days as a chatty, inquisitive student in the classroom. Little did he know that his natural gift of gab would later transform into a powerful tool to bring [...]

Ramos Receives Top Award from School of Communication

Acclaimed journalist Jorge Ramos, who recently endowed scholarships in the School of Communication, was honored during the University of Miami Student Media Awards. By Karina Valdes With the academic year coming to a close, the University of Miami School of Communication celebrated the achievements of student media at the 74th Annual University of Miami Student Media Awards. During the ceremony, alumnus and acclaimed journalist, Jorge Ramos, was recognized with the 2023 South Florida Communicator of the Year Award for his distinguished contributions to the media profession. He spoke with students [...]

Inaugural Computing Day Featuring Two SoC Alumni

Please join us for the University of Miami’s inaugural Computing Day, where two School of Communication Interactive Media alumni are set to participate in the event's panel discussion, scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m. Computing Day is a part of a broad initiative to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in computing. The event convenes corporate and government professionals, faculty and student scholars, and other audiences engaged in all facets of computing as we design the future.

SoC Alumni Shared their Perspectives During Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

The University of Miami Alumni Association recently held its Fall 2022 Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series, “Unpacking the Midterm Elections: What's Next?,” featuring several alumni from the School of Communication. SoC alumni Joshua E. Johnson, B.S.C. ’02, Bryan Llenas, B.S.C. ’10, and Javier E. Morgado, B.S.C. ’99, joined Jorge Ramos, M.A. ’96, for a discussion moderated by Katie Phang, J.D. ’00, and hosted by Devang B. Desai, A.B. ’97, J.D. ’03. Karin Wilkins, dean of the School of Communication, shared remarks at the end of the panel. The lecture centered around [...]

2022-12-12T12:52:27-05:00November 28, 2022|School of Communication|

MMA Meeting: “Careers are not linear”

By Lee Shlomo Allison Blumenfeld, an alumna of the University of Miami and the first president of the Media Management Association (MMA), recently spoke to members of the MMA about her professional growth and transition since graduation, including her current position at Meta. In fact, learning and growth was a significant theme behind this meeting. Blumenfeld graduated from the University in 2014 with a B.S. in Media Management and History. During her time at the University, she first interned in a marketing role at TuneUp Media, a digital music company. [...]

2022-10-18T10:39:25-04:00October 18, 2022|Media Management|

Interactive Media Graduate Student Lands Co-Op at Motorola Solutions

By Bianca De Paz Allie Packard, a School of Communication Interactive Media M.F.A. graduate, recently accepted a User Experience Design Co-Op with Motorola Solutions, where she will be applying her skills on how to use video in multiple facets of public safety. Through her graduate UX courses and as a UX research assistant in the University of Miami’s Interactive Media User Experience Lab (UX), Packard cultivated a passion for the process of design. There, she benefited from working alongside Barbara Millet, director of the UX Lab and assistant professor, who [...]

2021-09-29T10:52:37-04:00September 23, 2021|Interactive Media|