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The Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, Volume 10, Issue 4, 2012 features Undergraduates Mentoring Older Adults: Breaking Stereotypes by Lenny Shedletsky, Professor of Communication. This practice-based article explores the perceptions undergraduates develop about older adults after mentoring them.
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IGI Global has published an interview with Professor of Education Jeffrey Beaudry discussing the recent International Visual Literacy Association Conference in Portland. Communication Professor Lenny Shedletsky presented his work on mind mapping at the conference in October. http://www.igi-global.com/newsroom/archive/interview-jeffrey-beaudry-organizer-international/1373/
Lenny Presents at International Conference
Professor of Communication Lenny Shedletsky presented his research article, Getting from Discussion to Writing-with Maps, on October 11, 2012 at the 44th Annual International Visual Literacy Association Conference in Portland, Maine. Professor Shedletsky also served on a panel at the IVLA conference with Professor of Education Jeff Beaudry discussing their forthcoming book, Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies.
Photo from AMC's Mad Men showing  Jon Hamm as Don Draper
Dr. David Pierson, associate professor of media studies and chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies, presented a research paper titled, "AMC's Mad Men and the Politics of Nostalgia" at the Flashbacks 2012: Nostalgia and Mediated Forms of Nostalgia International Conference at the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland on September 14th, 2012.
Dr. David Pierson on Good Day Maine
Dr. David Pierson discusses his newest book, "The Fugitive", on Good Day Maine. Good Day Maine is a Fox 23 production.
Dylan Martin's Press Pass
Media Studies senior Dylan Martin decided to devote the last six credit hours of his undergraduate degree to work in the field: looking forward to a career in journalism, Dylan is interning this summer as a news writer for the Bangor Daily News.
Media Studies alum Billy Libby will be performing at the CD release party for the Multicultural Program at the Center for Grieving Children's release party for their CD, Inner Strength. Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 6:00 PM at One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine.
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Dr. Matthew Killmeier and Naomi Chiba presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference in Boston on 4/13/2012.
Photo of TV COPS by Jonathan Nichols-Pethick
Dr. Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication & Theatre at DePauw University and a graduate of USM's Communication department, has dedicated his new book, TV Cops: The Contemporary American Television Police Drama, to his mentor, Dr. Kathryn Lasky. Dr. Lasky developed a Media Arts concentration in the Communication department that later evolved into the Media Studies major.
You are cordially invited to the University of Southern Maine Advanced Production student short film showcase. From documentaries to narrative films, we've got it covered. Come out and support student filmmakers! The event takes place on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:15 p.m. at the Gerald Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall on the Portland campus.

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