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Kate Kaminski, communication and media studies instructor, has conceived the Bluestocking Film Series. Kate is collaborating with Whitney McDorr and the St. Lawrence Arts Center to bring the premier showing on October 30, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Teaching, Learning and the Net Generation: Concepts and Tools for Reaching Digit
Professors Maureen Ebben, Russell Kivatisky and Daniel Panici have recently published the chapter Critical insights: Net generation, wikis, and group collaboration in Sharmilla Pixy Ferris's book, Teaching and Learning with the Net Generation: Concepts and Tools for Reaching Digital Learners. The book is published by IGI Global and is due for release in September 2011.
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Professors Daniel Panici and David Pierson served as panel presenters on the Entertainment Studies and Religion and Media Interest Groups’ co-sponsored panel, “Amusing Ourselves to Death?: The Merging of Information and Entertainment in the Age of Infotainment” on August 10, 2011 at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Professor David Pierson published a chapter, “Unleashing a Flow of Desire: Sterling Cooper, Desiring-Production, and the Tenets of Late Capitalism” in Analyzing Mad Men: Critical Essays on the Television Series edited by Scott F. Stoddart. The anthology was published by McFarland Publishing in July 2011.
A still from Dovid Muyderman's project.
Read about filmmaker and media studies alumnus Dovid Muyderman's latest project in the Portland Press Herald.
Dr. Leonard Shedletsky, Professor of Communication, recently published a book entitled Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes. The book explores the issues surrounding discussion and communication in online education.
Serena Gosbee and Linda Greenlaw
On Saturday morning, May 14th, nearly 1000 USM graduates received their diplomas at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Communication and media studies majors represented over 10% of USM's graduating class of 2011.

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