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Communications

Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Recipient Proves Importance of Diversity in the Classroom and Field

Zach Gradishar was the recipient of one of the prestigious 2020 Lagrant Foundation scholarships, dedicated to increasing the number of minorities in advertising, marketing and PR.

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Communications

SOC's Borum Chattoo Launches New Book on Comedy and Social Justice

SOC Professor Caty Borum Chattoo and co-author Lauren Feldman launch their book "A Comedian and an Activist Walk into A Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice," with foreword by legendary TV producer Norman Lear.

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Communications

Dean Denardis' Message to Students on Racism

The School of Communication condemns these senseless and heartless acts of violence against Black communities and the systemic racism that enables it

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Communications

Stokes’ Book ‘Locally Played’ Examines the Power of Games to Strengthen Communities

School of Communication professor Benjamin Stokes’ new book explores the power of games to increase citizen participation, engagement and economic activity at the local level.   

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Lynne Perri

Communications

SOC Inclusive Excellence Awards Celebrate Staff and Faculty Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Each year, SOC recognizes one faculty and one staff member for their efforts to promote diversity, inclusion and equity.

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Alyssa Bradley

Communications

Public Relations Undergraduate Student Lands Competitive Position at Edelman

Public relations and strategic communications graduate Alyssa Bradley was selected for an immersion associate position at global communications consultant Edelman.

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Erica Basu

Communications

Erica Basu Examined Digital Privacy Advocacy and Data Protection Policymaking in India 

Recent PhD graduate Erica Basu examined data and privacy policymaking in India to understand how government and civil society use communication platforms to inform and influence public opinion on internet governance issues.

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Announcement

Noted Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Deliver 2020 Commencement Address

The 139th commencement cerebration is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9.

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Communications

SOC Student’s ‘Operación Frijol’ Feeds Hungry Families During Covid-19

SOC student Ana Lezama and friends started the humanitarian movement Operación Frijol in Honduras to fight hunger during the Covid-19 crisis.

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April Reign

Communications

#StillSoWhite? April Reign Discusses Issues of Diversity in Filmmaking

April Reign pulled up a series of images—a barrage of press coverage, glitzy headshots, and an iconic gold statuette—before settling comfortably on a couch at the School of Communication’s Doyle-Forman Theater to discuss #OscarsSoWhite.

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Vicktery Zimmerman

Communications

Vicktery Zimmerman Shapes Messaging on Global Issues, Advocates for Diversity and Inclusion 

The public relations professional and SOC graduate has worked with top leaders to  support programs that transform lives around the world. 

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Communications

SOC Hosts Ethnographer Jeffrey Lane to Discuss Award-Winning Book, “The Digital Street”

The School of Communication’s Internet Governance Lab hosted Jeffrey Lane, assistant professor of communication at Rutgers University, on February 27 for a roundtable discussion of his new, award-winning book, “The Digital Street.”

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Andy Lalwani

Communications

Influencers? The Rise of a New Communications Career Path

More people are giving up the traditional career route and making a living from social media. These internet stars create a range of content, from toy promotion videos to vlogs documenting daily life, that can be found all over the internet.

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Communications

CVL Partners with Humanities Truck

Community Voice Lab and AU’s Humanities Truck are taking the Community Voice Film Series on the road and into the community.

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Communications

Director Laura Waters Hinson New Documentary on DC's Tent City

Laura Waters Hinson is currently in production on a short documentary following one of America’s most unique newsrooms: Washington DC’s street paper, Street Sense.

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Rikki Kyle

Communications

The Next Olivia Pope? PR Student Rikki Kyle Changing Representation in the Industry One Step at a Time

Public Relations and Strategic Communication student Rikki Kyle was the recipient of the organization’s Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award at the 2019 Public Relations Student Society of American conference.

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Communications

Creating Gender Inclusive Schools with Documentary Filmmaker Jonathan Skurnik

Students and professors joined award-winning filmmaker, Jonathan Skurnik, as he screened his film, Creating Gender Inclusive Schools, and hosted a workshop on October 16.

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Dr. Charlton McIlwain

Communications

Dr. Charlton McIlwain Proves the Black Community’s Contribution to the Internet and Social Media with “Black Software”

American University welcomed Dr. Charlton Mcllwain, NYU Professor, on Nov. 14 to discuss his latest book “Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter.”

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Donald Curtis

Communications

Alumnus Donald Curtis Honored at CCES Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

SOC Professor Gemma Puglisi’s PR Portfolio class created the MLK Visionary Award to honor the leadership work of an AU alum.

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