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The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Roger Ebert's Film Festival are hosting a 20th anniversary of Cyberfest, a technology and arts festival that celebrated the birthday of the fictional artificial intelligence character HAL 9000—written as becoming operational in Urbana on January 12, 1997—from the book and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The March 13, 2017 anniversary celebration, which will take...
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The results for the Fall 2016 administration of student ratings of instructors has been announced. Results are based on Instructor and Course Evaluation (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. This list is based on ICES forms filled in by students during the Fall semester of 2016. Only those instructors who gave...
By Gail M. Ferguson and Michelle R. Nelson  The small island nation of Jamaica generally conjures up images of beaches, reggae, Usain Bolt. Also Pepsi and KFC? The spread of global media and brands, particularly those from the U.S., and their influence on the lifestyles and food choices of families in Jamaica, led us to create the J(amaican) US (U.S.) Media? Programme in collaboration with Julie Meeks, Professor of Child Development and Nutrition at the University of West Indies (UWI) Open...
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Ben Holden, teaching assistant professor in journalism, was recently quoted by and published an article on “Journal-isms”, the leading news column on diversity issues in the news media. Holden was quoted in an article on the lack of inclusion in discussions of the free press. His featured post, “Trump’s Press Polemic Undermines More Than We Think,” can be...

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