Communication and Media Studies Department

News

Ebben and Murphy Publish Article

Drs. Maureen Ebben and Julien S. Murphy have published "Unpacking MOOC Scholarly Discourse: a Review of Nascent MOOC Scholarship" in Learning Media and Technology published by Taylor & Francis. The article can be viewed on the Taylor & Francis Online site.

Maine Association of Broadcasters Award Reception

Reception for Heath Bouffard, the Maine Association of Broadcasters Award recipient: Monday, December 16, 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Communication & Media Studies Production Center 21 Durham Street, Portland Campus Faculty and Students are welcome!

Ariel Rogers' Book Published

Assistant Professor of Film Studies Ariel Rogers' book, Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies, is now available from Columbia University Press. The book examines how the experience of cinema has been conceptualized in conjunction with new technologies, including widescreen and 3D in the 1950s, digital cinema in the 1990s, and digital 3D since 2005.

Heath Bouffard Receives Maine Association of Broadcasters Award

Heath Bouffard has been granted the Maine Association of Broadcasters Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. Heath was chosen as a result of nomination from the communication and media studies faculty.

USM Professor to Take Part in Film Festival Panel Discussion

A University of Southern Maine (USM) assistant professor of film studies will be one of the participants in a panel discussion later this week during the Portland Maine Film Festival.

David Pierson, Associate Professor of Media Studies, in the Free Press.

Read about Associate Professor David Pierson's forthcoming book, Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Contexts, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series ​in USM's Free Press.

Interview with Dr. Pierson in the Pacific Standard

Read the interview with Associate Professor of Media Studies David Pierson in the Pacific Standard. Dr. Pierson's forthcoming book Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Context, Politics, Style and Reception of the Television Series is expected to be available in November 2013.

Professor Pierson's Breaking Bad

Communication and Media Studies Associate Professor David Pierson's book "Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Context, Politics, Style and Reception of the Television Series," published by Lexington Books, is due out in November, 2013.

New Cinema Studies Minor

With its numerous film festivals, popular movie theaters and creative milieu, the greater Portland area already is known as a vibrant film community. The new Cinema Studies Minor starting this fall at the University of Southern Maine (USM) adds a significant component to the region’s reputation as a thriving and innovative film center.

The State of Discussion and Critical Thinking Presentation Available Online

Professor Leonard Shedletsky's presentation, The State of Discussion and Critical Thinking, is now available online. This discussion explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of classroom discussions.

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