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James Hoffman Family Endowed Speaker Series: Why I Teach Hate Speech

The James Hoffman Family Endowed Speaker Series is supported by James Hoffman, A.B. ’80, a longtime UM volunteer and past president of the UM Alumni Association’s Denver Alumni Club. The series funds an annual lecture on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The next speaker in the series is Sandy Bohrer, a First Amendment rights lawyer for almost 50 years, who also worked in the human rights arena. At the University of Miami School of Communication, he teaches Children and the Media, as well as Hate Speech and the Media. [...]

2023-03-21T15:28:56-04:00March 21, 2023|, , |

Global Frontiers: The Biology of Slowing and Reversing Aging

We are excited to announce the fifth installment of our groundbreaking film series, Global Frontiers. The film "More Life: Decoding the Secret of Aging" chronicles the work of several cellular biologists who are tackling the underlying cause of aging, not just age-related diseases, but the aging process itself. The screening of this film will take place on Saturday, March 25th at 5 p.m. Carlos T. Moraes, Ph.D., the Esther Lichtenstein Professor in Neurology and Cell Biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will lead an engaging and [...]

2023-03-21T11:11:59-04:00March 21, 2023|, |

Media Management Association Meeting: Brian Norris

The next Media Management Association (MMA) meeting will take place on Thurs., March 23 at 5 p.m., in Wolfson 4027, and will feature Brian Norris, senior vice president, SMB Growth, NBCUniversal. Noris will discuss NBCUniversal's advertising strategies to small and medium sized businesses.

2023-03-20T13:18:38-04:00March 20, 2023|, , |

Media Management Association Meeting: Lucia Sotres, Senior Client Partner at Condé Nast

Lucia Sotres, senior client partner at Condé Nast, will discuss how Condé Nast, a leading print media company, is adapting to the ever-changing media environment. Join us in Shoma Hall, CIB 3053, for this engaging conversation.

2023-02-22T12:48:56-05:00February 22, 2023|, |

Top Network Executive and Producer to Share Media Career Insights with Students

It’s all about how to tell a good story. That’s the best way to describe Shannon High-Bassalik’s career which has spanned news, entertainment, documentaries, streaming, and social media. Starting as an associate news producer in Miami at WFOR, she came back to the station exactly 10 years later as VP of news and helped bring it from one of the worst stations in the country to an award-winning national leader. At the networks, as creator and executive producer of CNN’s “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien” and “Early Start,” she helped [...]

2023-02-22T12:56:19-05:00February 21, 2023||

Echoing Josephine Baker: Madame Satã

Madame Satã is a fictionalized portrait of folk hero, João Francisco dos Santos (1900–1976). Santos was a drag performer and capoeirista who frequented the bohemian underground of early twentieth-century Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This screening will be followed by a conversation with Jordan Rogers, a Ph.D. student and UGrow Communications Fellow in the English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Miami.

2023-02-21T15:41:31-05:00February 21, 2023|, |

Watching Movies with Mitch Kaplan: ‘Days Of Heaven’ (1978)

Join Books & Books founder Mitchell Kaplan and Bill Cosford Cinema manager Rene Rodriguez for a screening and Q&A discussion of Terrence Malick’s Oscar-winning 1978 drama “Days of Heaven.” Miami Beach native, Mitchell Kaplan, opened the first Books & Books in 1982 in Coral Gables, Florida. Now with five South Florida locations, Books & Books hosts over 400 events per year. In addition, two of the stores are home to well-established cafes and there are Books & Books affiliated stores at the Miami International Airport, and in Key West, where [...]

2023-02-13T13:47:46-05:00February 13, 2023|, |

MMA Meeting: The Evolution of Social Media Marketing

By Rachel Schlow For its first in-person meeting in three years, the Media Management Association (MMA) welcomed Anthony Santana, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Hardcore Advertising, to discuss the evolution of social media marketing in the United States. Hardcore Advertising is a local full-service advertising agency that offers numerous services ranging from social media strategy to website creation. Born and raised in Miami, Santana has more than 15 years of experience in both media and marketing industries. He earned his M.B.A. degree in International Business from Florida International University. [...]

2023-02-08T11:24:18-05:00February 8, 2023|Media Management|

The Human Renascence in the Era of Robots: Alberto Levy

As we watch incredible advances in artificial intelligence and robotics, machines get smarter and stronger every day. Some say robots will take everyone’s jobs and we are doomed to live under harsh circumstances, but the reality is that humans are needed more than ever, and this is an opportunity for a “Human Renascence.” Why not allow machines to do what they do better and further develop our human skills? Critical thinking, creativity, negotiation, emotional intelligence, and love cannot be developed by machines as humans do, yet those skills are fundamental [...]

2023-02-06T16:43:48-05:00February 6, 2023|, |