Events

Experts Discuss Gender Bias and Ways to Improve Media

By: Karina Valdes Recently, the University of Miami School of Communication presented the first installment of Celebrating Women Who Communicate. The School invited Hilarie Bass, UM Board of Trustees chair and founder and president of the Bass Institute for Diversity and Inclusion, and Congresswoman Donna Shalala, to speak about the problem of gender bias and ways to improve media and journalism. The event featured a screening of a documentary on acclaimed journalist Molly Ivins, Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins. In her opening remarks, School of Communication Dean Karin Wilkins, [...]

2020-03-04T14:24:28-05:00March 4, 2020|School of Communication|

Pixar Artist Motivates Students to Move ‘Onward’

By: Ashley Williams A one-hour, behind-the-scenes presentation hosted by the University of Miami School of Communication featured insights into Carlos Felipe Leon’s set design process, followed by a Q&A. Kianna Dorsey wants to pursue a career in film. To make that happen, the Maryland native is majoring in motion pictures at the University of Miami, making sure she’s soaking up all of the knowledge and taking advantage of all the opportunities. When Dorsey, a first-year student, got word that Pixar Animation Studios artist Carlos Felipe Leon would be speaking at [...]

2020-03-03T16:24:31-05:00March 3, 2020|Motion Pictures|

Shading Art Director from Pixar Animation Studios Coming to SoC

Carlos Felipe León, shading art director at Pixar Animation Studios will be at the University of Miami School of Communication on Feb. 27. León will be discussing his work on the animated movie Onward, as well as answering questions from students. “We are so excited to host Mr. Leon for this special Pixar program. There's no substitute for learning first-hand about how a film like Onward was designed and created. I know our students will learn a lot from his work as a visual storyteller and seeing examples from the [...]

2020-02-20T14:53:39-05:00February 21, 2020|Uncategorized|

‘Sweet Malady’ Documentary Explores the Relationship Between Health and Culture

By: Karina Valdes In Sanjeev Chatterjee’s latest documentary, Sweet Malady, the filmmaker explores the cultural relationship people of Kolkata, India have with sweets and the increasing incidence of Type II Diabetes in the city. The documentary premiered on Feb. 12 at the University of Miami School of Communication and was followed by a panel of diabetes, public health, and film experts. “We’re talking about a health issue here tonight which, of course matters in terms of it being a singular issue, but [Chatterjee] is an expert at enabling us to [...]

2020-02-18T12:52:28-05:00February 17, 2020|School of Communication|

Celebrating Women who Communicate

In recognition of our interest in gender equity and social justice, the University of Miami School of Communication offers an inaugural event “Celebrating Women who Communicate” with a screening of Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins. The evening includes special guests Hilarie Bass, UM Board of Trustees chair and founder and president of the Bass Institute for Diversity and Inclusion, and Congresswoman Donna Shalala, sharing their insightful perspectives on gender bias and active civic engagement. “Gender bias in media limits our potential to act in ways beyond stereotyped [...]

2020-02-12T16:40:42-05:00February 12, 2020|School of Communication|