Cinematic Arts Students Make a Movie in China

By: Karina Valdes When cinematic arts students were faced with challenges that could have prevented them from making a film, they adapted and used technology to connect globally and created their own opportunity. “What if we made a film in China?” Ali Habashi, assistant professor of professional practice, asked the students in his fall 2020 CCA 351 class, Intermediate Filmmaking, through Zoom. Habashi had 18 students in his online filmmaking class, with two students unable to leave China because of the travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. In a [...]

2021-03-19T15:33:58-04:00March 19, 2021|Motion Pictures|

Cubanos for Trump, Cubanos for Biden

School of Communication collaboration explores how diverse Latinx identities and experiences shape political participation Researchers at the University of Miami, Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and the University of Arizona are conducting a study on voter influences and trends within the Latinx community during the 2020-21 US presidential election and transfer of power. The team, led by Associate Professor Sallie Hughes, aims to determine what role communication played in motivating Latinx voters to support either incumbent Republican President Donald Trump or Democratic Presidential Nominee Joseph Biden. “The main objective of this [...]

2022-12-15T15:56:20-05:00March 15, 2021|Uncategorized|

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT: Beyond Study Abroad

At the School of Communication, Global Engagement is about study abroad, but also so much more. Dean Karin Wilkins named the Global Engagement Task Force (GET) in 2020 with the goal of creating an inventory of all globally focused activities undertaken by faculty and students at the School of Communication. Aligned with the University of Miami’s Roadmap for Our New Century, the inventory surfaced the diverse ways in which the School engages with the global community. One thing that became clear through this exercise that global engagement does not necessarily entail [...]

2022-12-15T15:59:10-05:00January 15, 2021|Uncategorized|

Global classrooms spur thought-provoking discourse

The Hemispheric University Consortium is connecting universities and students for critical conversations focused on solving some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as climate change. Imagine a classroom where students from different institutions in Miami, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brazil come together through a virtual platform to learn about a specific issue, such as climate change or access to health care. A place where students with different backgrounds and cultures can work together to analyze the complexity of these topics on a local and global level, have in-depth discussions [...]

2022-12-15T15:57:55-05:00December 15, 2020|Uncategorized|