Communication and Media Studies Department
Kathryn Lasky Award for Public Service Winners Chosen
Media Studies majors Ayrie Calhoun-Lang, Derek Goodrich, Heather Guaciaro, and Michael Maurice have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Kathryn Lasky Award for Public Service.
University of Southern Maine to Present 2014 Academic Film Showcase
University of Southern Maine (USM) media students will present next month a public showing of their best digital shorts, video character studies and dramatic scenes in the “2014 Academic Film Showcase.”
Heath Bouffard, Media Studies Senior, Aids in Telling Veteran Stories
Heath Bouffard, senior media studies major and 2014 Maine Association of Broadcasters Award recipient is working with Portland artist Marty Pottenge on a project with funding from National Endowment for the Arts. The project, “All the Way Home: Veterans Story Exchange”, seeks to tell the story of 100 active duty military personnel and veterans. Read about it on the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal.
Why We Love Breaking Bad: Work, Austerity and Autonomy
David Pierson, associate professor of media studies and editor of Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Context, Politics, Style and Reception of the Television Series, will respond to a lecture by Jason Read, associate professor of philosophy. Why We Love Breaking Bad: Work, Austerity and Autonomy will take place on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 2:30-4:00 PM in the Glickman Library 7th floor events room on the Portland Campus.
Ariel Rogers to Participate in Maine Jewish Film Festival Talk
Ariel Rogers, Assistant Professor of Film Studies, will introduce Brandeis University Professor of Film Studies Thomas Doherty in a talk about his highly acclaimed book, Hollywood and Hitler, 1933 -1939. The talk takes place Friday, March 25, 6:00 PM at the Patriot Cinemas Nickelodeon in Portland. The talk is part of the Maine Jewish Film Festival's 2014 offerings.
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.