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Dreaming, a collaboration with playwright Howard Craft

October 25, 2021

Dreaming is Torry Bend’s most recent collaboration with playwright Howard Craft and director JaMeeka Holloway. It follows two men deeply affected by Winsor McCay’s comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland. In a world where comic book characters live side by side with real … Continued

Dr. Alice Marwick Wins 2021 Hettleman Prize

September 3, 2021

Dr. Alice Marwick (Communication, College of Arts and Sciences) The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four promising faculty members who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise. Dr. … Continued

Professor Monahan Receives NSF Grant to Support Dual-Career Academics

September 3, 2021

Prof. Torin Monahan has recently been awarded a 3-year National Science Foundation grant focused on university hiring practices for—and job market experiences of—dual-career academics. With long-time research collaborator Prof. Jill A. Fisher, this Co-PI project will investigate researchers’ perceptions of … Continued

Professor Dana Coen wins Silver Bullet Screenplay Award!

June 8, 2021

Director of our Writing for the Screen and Stage Minor, Professor Dana Coen, has just won Age Inclusion in Media’s inaugural Silver Bullet Screenplay Award. Per Professor Coen, “Contestants had to be either over 40 over have a central character … Continued

COMM Professor’s New Film Premieres This Week

January 21, 2021

The COMM Department is happy to announce that Professor Julia Haslett’s new documentary Pushed up the Mountain premieres this week in the US at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, a festival known for its commitment to art and activism. The film … Continued

Comm Professor Awarded $10,000 for Storytelling Festival

January 11, 2021

Communication Professor Joseph Megel has been awarded $10,000 for the Storytelling Festival! The Storytelling Festival was selected for this award by the Critical Project Issues Award from the Humanities for Public Good Initiative. Congratulations Joseph! The goal of the Festival … Continued

Department Chair Patricia Parker Publishes New Book

November 17, 2020

Patricia Parker, our Department Chair, has a new book that is now available! Parker writes, “In my new book, Ella Baker’s Catalytic Leadership: A Primer on Community Engagement and Communication for Social Justice, I make the case for why Ella Baker’s wisdom … Continued