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Dean's Picks: Fahy Profiles Celebrity Scientists, Williams Donates Academy Awards

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The Rise of the New Celebrity Scientists

In his latest book, SOC's Declan Fahy profiles eight celebrity scientists and explores how their ideas influence our understanding of the world. Read more

 

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Spreading Oscar Glory

SOC's Russell Williams donates two Academy Awards to the new African American history museum. Read more

 

Stand Up Planet


PR Students Work to Honor a Fallen Journalist

Professor Gemma Puglisi's class is proud to be working with the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation this semester. Read more



In the News

The ’90s Startup That Terrified Microsoft and Got Americans to Go Online
Wired online featured communication professor Joseph Campbell’s new book, 1995: The Year the Future Began. The piece excerpted content from Campbell’s book. Read more

Broken by the Bubble

For the Washington Post, students from AU’s Investigative Reporting Workshop, led by School of Communication professor Charles Lewis and Lynne Perri, contributed to an article about a Prince George’s County neighborhood damaged by the housing crisis. Read more

Reducing Risk When Telling Truth to Power
The Center for Media & Social Impact's latest report helps filmmakers fell more secure while engaging powerful interests. Read more

American Forum with The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday
Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday joined SOC professor Jane Hall and American University students for an American Forum discussion. The talk focused on controversies, performances and cultural implications concerning this year's Academy Awards. Read more

Upcoming Events


International Cinema Series
Brazilian Crossroads: Cruzamentos
February 27
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SOC Dean's Internship Reception
March 4
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Faculty Forum with Pat Aufderheide
March 17
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The 10th Annual Spring 2015 Film Series
Environmental Film Festival
March 20 – March 31
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Communications

Dean's Picks: Elections v. Zombies: Which is Scarier?

Katie Couric


Passion & Politics: A Q&A with Molly O'Rourke


SOC's new political communication co-director discusses her background, midterm elections. Read more

 

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Who's Afraid of the Dark?


SOC Assistant Professor Kyle Brannon discusses the enduring popularity of the horror genre. Read more

 

Stand Up Planet


WVAU Named Nation's Top Online College Radio Station


AU's student radio station is simply the best, according to the College Music Journal. Read more

In the News

America's Best Colleges for a Major in Film
In a USA Today ranking, American University was featured as one of the best colleges to major in film within the U.S. The film and media arts program offers a combined bachelor's and master's degree in film and video. Read more

Behind The Scenes: Ethics of Wolf Wars and Turtle Travels

For NPR online, Center for Environmental Filmmaking director Chris Palmer discussed his upcoming book "Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker" where he exposes ethical violations committed in the wildlife entertainment industry. Palmer also criticizes a number of wildlife films and TV programs. Read more

American Forum with Chris Cillizza

The Washington Post
in association with AU's American Forum, livestreamed the School of Communication and the Kennedy Political Union's discussion with students about voting and the midterm elections. Read more

'The Salinas Project' Portrays City in a Kinder Light

School of Communication professor and filmmaker Carolyn Brown spoke to the Monterey Herald about her new documentary, The Salinas Project, which features four children of immigrant farm workers who are succeeding in spite of their challenging life circumstances such as poverty and crime. Read more


Upcoming Events

International Cinema Series: Czech Films
November 7-16
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Classroom in the Wild: Film Screening and Q&A
November 11, 7:00 p.m.
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SOC Faculty Forum with Benjamin Stokes
Games to Empower Neighborhoods
November 18, 11:00 a.m.
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DC Startup Forum with Jean Ellen Cowgill
Build Your Own Brand By Building Someone Else's
November 18, 7:00 p.m.
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Communications

Dean's Picks: Shaping the Future of Media Innovation

Latest Stories


Katie Couric

AU Unveils Disruptive Leadership Initiative

With $250,000 from the Knight Foundation, collaboration looks to game design practices and process to shape media leadership innovation. Read more.



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Want Diversity in Docs? Look to Public TV

A new study from Professor Pat Aufderheide and the Center for Media & Social Impact shows public television remains the leading source of programming that represents diverse creators and characters. Learn more.

 

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McKinley Milestone

AU community celebrates SOC's new home in the McKinley Building. Learn more.




In the News

DREAM Act Exemplars, Stereotypical Selection, and American Otherness
Journalism professor Angie Chuang co-authors "Beyond the positive-negative paradigm of Latino/Latina news-media representations: DREAM Act exemplars, stereotypical selection, and American Otherness." Read more.

Hong Kong Protesters in Cyberwar
Journalism professor Andrew Lih's Quartz op-ed was quoted on CNN.com to describe the sophisticated use of technology by the activist of Hong Kong's Occupy Central Movement, aka the Umbrella Revolution.

Fort Bliss Is a Favorite with Military Audiences and Deserving of Wider Success
The Washington Post featured a glowing review of School of Communication Film and Media Arts professor Claudia Myers' new film "Fort Bliss", a drama about the impact deployment has on military families. Read more.

Go-Pro Shark Photo Goes Viral
Public & strategic communication professor Scott Talan spoke to the BBC.com about what makes a picture go viral on the Internet and analyzed the trending image of a great white shark off the coast of South Africa.

 

Awards & Achievements

SOC professor and award-winning filmmaker Carolyn Brown will host the California premiere of The Salinas Project documentary film at The Carmel International Film Festival on Saturday, October 18. The documentary follows the lives for four young Latinos from immigrant farm working families as they face social, political and economic obstacles. Read more.

The Mama Sherpas, a feature documentary produced by SOC professor Brigid Maher, selected to screen rough cut at Docs in Progress at the Utopia Film Festival. Read more.

MA in Media Entrepreneurship alum Dena Levitz named 1776 Challenge Cup reporting fellow. Read more.

 

Upcoming Events


Human Rights Film Festival—The Supreme Price Screening and Q&A
October 15, 7:00 p.m. Learn More.

International Cinema Series—Viewing China
October 17-24 Learn More.

Coffee & Conversation with Dean Rutenbeck
October 21 3:00-4:30 p.m.
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Moving Beyond the Obituaries: From Doom and Gloom to #Oceanoptimism
October 21 7:00 p.m.
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ONA DC Meetup, with Vox.com
October 23 6:00 p.m.
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American Forum — #MyMidTermFix
October 23 8:15 p.m.
Join SOC, Kennedy Political Union, and the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, founder of "The Fix," for a discussion on mid-term elections, the media, and issues of interest to youth voters in 2014.
Learn more.




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Communications

Dean's Picks: Shaping the Future of Media Innovation

Latest Stories


Katie Couric

AU Unveils Disruptive Leadership Initiative

With $250,000 from the Knight Foundation, collaboration looks to game design practices and process to shape media leadership innovation. Read more.



Katie Couric
 
Want Diversity in Docs? Look to Public TV

A new study from Professor Pat Aufderheide and the Center for Media & Social Impact shows public television remains the leading source of programming that represents diverse creators and characters. Learn more.

 

Katie Couric

McKinley Milestone

AU community celebrates SOC's new home in the McKinley Building. Learn more.




In the News

DREAM Act Exemplars, Stereotypical Selection, and American Otherness
Journalism professor Angie Chuang co-authors "Beyond the positive-negative paradigm of Latino/Latina news-media representations: DREAM Act exemplars, stereotypical selection, and American Otherness." Read more.

Hong Kong Protesters in Cyberwar
Journalism professor Andrew Lih's Quartz op-ed was quoted on CNN.com to describe the sophisticated use of technology by the activist of Hong Kong's Occupy Central Movement, aka the Umbrella Revolution.

Fort Bliss Is a Favorite with Military Audiences and Deserving of Wider Success
The Washington Post featured a glowing review of School of Communication Film and Media Arts professor Claudia Myers' new film "Fort Bliss", a drama about the impact deployment has on military families. Read more.

Go-Pro Shark Photo Goes Viral
Public & strategic communication professor Scott Talan spoke to the BBC.com about what makes a picture go viral on the Internet and analyzed the trending image of a great white shark off the coast of South Africa.

 

Awards & Achievements

SOC professor and award-winning filmmaker Carolyn Brown will host the California premiere of The Salinas Project documentary film at The Carmel International Film Festival on Saturday, October 18. The documentary follows the lives for four young Latinos from immigrant farm working families as they face social, political and economic obstacles. Read more.

The Mama Sherpas, a feature documentary produced by SOC professor Brigid Maher, selected to screen rough cut at Docs in Progress at the Utopia Film Festival. Read more.

MA in Media Entrepreneurship alum Dena Levitz named 1776 Challenge Cup reporting fellow. Read more.

 

Upcoming Events


Human Rights Film Festival—The Supreme Price Screening and Q&A
October 15, 7:00 p.m. Learn More.

International Cinema Series—Viewing China
October 17-24 Learn More.

Coffee & Conversation with Dean Rutenbeck
October 21 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Learn More.

Moving Beyond the Obituaries: From Doom and Gloom to #Oceanoptimism
October 21 7:00 p.m.
Learn More.

ONA DC Meetup, with Vox.com
October 23 6:00 p.m.
Learn More.

American Forum — #MyMidTermFix
October 23 8:15 p.m.
Join SOC, Kennedy Political Union, and the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, founder of "The Fix," for a discussion on mid-term elections, the media, and issues of interest to youth voters in 2014.
Learn more.




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Communications

Dean's Picks: A Legacy of Leaders

Latest Stories


Katie Couric

Focus on Military Families at VIP Screening

'Fort Bliss' event drew star Michelle Monaghan and Colonel Parker of the White House's Joining Forces initiative. Read more.
Screening starts Friday, Sept. 26 at West End Cinema.


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SOC's Top Achievements of 2014

2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the AU School of Communication. Read more.

 

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Jamming at the White House

AU professors invited to first White House Educational Game Jam. Read more.




In the News

Under New Ownership, WJLA-TV Takes a Slight Turn to the Right
School of Communication professor Charles Lewis spoke to the Washington Post about WJLA-TV's change in ownership and how the new owner's viewpoints differ from the previous owner. Learn more.

Hollywood's Medical Storylines Vetted by Those Who Know
School of Communication professor Kathryn Montgomery spoke to Kaiser Health News about the nature of political, social and health messaging in entertainment television. Montgomery specifically noted the ethical concerns on whether the public should be made aware of the influences. Learn more.

AU Wonks on Ferguson, Missouri, Police Shooting and Protests
Amidst the turmoil following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, SOC professors Talan and Steinhorn discuss social media's role and the White House reaction.  


Macworld to End Its Print Edition and Lay Off Many of Its Employees
Associate Journalism professor Andrew Lih spoke to the New York Times about the monthly print edition of Macworld's demise because of its failure to keep up with other technology sources like CNET. Read More.

When Wildlife Documentaries Jump the Shark
Center for Environmental Filmmaking director Chris Palmer spoke to NPR about conscious filmmaking and discussed how the line between authentic documentaries and "docufiction" is often blurred by deceptive editing and staged animal interactions. Palmer discussed his own experience using animals in filmmaking. Learn More.

 

Upcoming Events


SOC Faculty Forum

September 23 11:00 a.m.
935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity with professor Charles Lewis. Use #SOCFacultyForum to participate in the conversation.
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CEF Film Series—Nat Geo Goes Wild!
September, 23 7:00 p.m.
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International Cinema Series: Italian Film Series
Starting September 26
Co-hosted by SOC, the National Gallery of Art, and the Italian Embassy Cultural Institute. Learn More.

Coffee & Conversation with Dean Rutenbeck
September 26 3:00-4:30 p.m.
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Human Rights Film Festival
Beginning October 1
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Photo Night @ SOC—Powered by PechaKucha
October, 3 6:00-8:00 p.m.
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