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Dean's Picks: New Wildlife Film, Middle Eastern Museum Exhibit and McKinley's Green Future

Latest Stories

Chris Palmer

Restoring Integrity to the Wildlife Film Industry

Chris Palmer’s book exposing transgressions of the wildlife film industry is currently being made into a film. Read more


Maggie Stogner

360 Learning: Professor Recruits Students to Work on Museum Exhibition

FMA's Maggie Stogner invited students to work on her latest project, Roads of Arabia. Read more


McKinley Building

Planned Home for SOC Preserves History and Promotes Sustainability

Following in the steps of the new SIS building, the restoration and renovation of McKinley Hall is adhering to high standards of sustainability. Read more


In case you missed it

The Dean's Picks Top 10 of Fall 2012 recaps the election, which influenced everything from courses to internships, and SOC's DC location gave our students the chance to hear directly from big-name guest speakers, analyze the campaign for a local Fox affiliate and cover election day for major media outlets. SOC also celebrated groundbreaking on its new home in a renovated McKinley, and AU bid farewell to journalism professor and co-founder of SOC's Investigative Reporting Workshop Wendell Cochran.


In the News

J-lab Report

J-lab's New Report in Collaborative Journalism

Three years ago, J-Lab launched the first round of what would turn out to be nine pilot projects in collaborative journalism in the United States. Now, the verdicts – and the lessons learned – are in. Read more

Adjunct Publishes New Book

Adjunct professor Steve Piacente recently published his second novel Bootlicker, a prequel to his first book, Bella, an unholy union exists between a racist U.S. senator and the candidate poised to become South Carolina's first black congressman since the Civil War. Learn more



Professor Carolyn Brown's documentary 'From the Fields: An American Journey'- a biography of Damian Trujillo was awarded a CreaTV award for Excellence in Directing. Learn more

SOC's Strategic Communication MA was voted one of the top 5 PR graduate programs by PRWeek. Read more


Upcoming Events

American Society of Media Photographer's 8x10 Event
January 15 - 6:30 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Learn more

National Geographic's Television Film War Elephants
February 5 - 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater

SOC Student-Alumni Networking Reception
March 5 - 7:00 p.m., MGC 4, Learn more

Admitted Students Day
April 6 - 9:00 a.m., Butler Board Room, Learn more

2013 Kappa Tau Alpha Reception
April 16 - 5:30 p.m., MGC 200, Learn more


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