Professor in front of white screen, with the Onion and CMSI written on the wall.

Communications ·

A Laughing Matter: Comedy’s Role in Social Change

SOC’s Caty Borum Chattoo is leading a research and creative initiative called The Laughter Effect.
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Ari Beser

Television & Film ·

Student’s Film ‘Nuclear Family’ Builds Bridges

MA film student Ari Beser already has a book and film to his name, and was 2015 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year.
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Margot Susca

Journalism ·

Here’s Why Your Local TV News Is About to Get Even Worse

The real question for citizens is simple: Did deregulation work?
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Daniel Kaluuya with tears streaming down face

Communications ·

'Get Out' Is a Comedy? Russell Williams Explains

A distinguished filmmaker in residence at American University's School of Communication explains why Get Out is entered as a comedy in the Golden Globe awards.
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Our Legacy Our Relevance

Communications ·

SOC goes to NCA 2017

Faculty and PhD students will represent the School of Communication at the National Communication Association annual conference on November 16-19, 2017.
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How Would You Get Around if You Couldn't Read?

Communications ·

Students Develop National Literacy Campaign

Campaign visuals developed by American University students are helping RIF's campaign for literacy.
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Chryssa Zizos

Communications ·

Zizos Builds on Success with Launch of New Company

An American University alumna is launching a new Communications training software company in 2018.
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Ashley Luke standing with classmates

Communications ·

Students Take Award at Conservation Film Festival

American University graduate students attended the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) and took home an award for for a film they created in class.
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AU president Sylvia Burwell and SOC professor Jane Hall conversing with students

Communications ·

A Conversation with AU President Sylvia Burwell

American University president Sylvia Burwell engaged with a group of AU students and student leaders about important issues facing college students and college campuses today.
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Sam Sheline and group with award

Communications ·

Film Student Achievements of 2017

School of Communication film students produce high-caliber work that earns them festival screenings and awards while still in school. They work for high-profile, respected organizations helping to produce films that change minds and the world.
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