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Sulkin Named College of Media Dean

Tracy Sulkin

Tracy Sulkin is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s dean designate of the College of Media effective September 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees in November.

19 Sep
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C-SPAN Bus to Visit Illinois Campus on Monday, Sept. 17

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The C-SPAN Bus, a state-of-the-art 45-foot customized motor coach, will visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Monday, Sept. 17, as part of C-SPAN's "50 Capitals Tour," which includes stops in Springfield and other cities across Illinois. In partnership with Comcast, the C-SPAN Bus engages teachers and students, community members, and elected officials through interactive demonstrations of C-SPAN's multi-platform public service resources. 

14 Sep
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Inaugural Ebert Symposium on Monday, Oct. 1

Former astronaut Terry Virts

The first Roger Ebert Symposium, “Empathy for the Universe: Storytelling and Data Visualization,” will explore the cinematic presentation of science and related subjects—bringing together an IMAX film shot from space, the former NASA astronaut who shot much of it, the film’s writer/director, and a diverse collection of visualization experts, journalists, scientists, media experts, artists, and designers.

12 Sep
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Faculty and graduate students from the College of Media participate in AEJMC conference

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Faculty and graduate students in the College of Media participated in the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Washington DC. The mission of AEJMC is to advance education, foster scholarly research, cultivate better professional practice and promote the free flow of communication.

16 Aug
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Latinos on TV: Where are they? And when should we laugh?

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By   Craig Chamberlain  | Social Sciences Editor 

Professor Isabel Molina-Guzman studies TV and is a big fan of comedies with Latino characters. Her new book examines the role of Latinos in those sitcoms, as well as the changing form of a genre that often relies on cringe humor and “hipster racism.” Read the full story here.

10 Aug
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