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In addition to the MFJS website, you can keep current on University of Denver news and events by watching DU Magazine and the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences newsletter, expressions.

  • Project DU F.I.L.M. began shooting for their second short comedy, "Scary Lucy." Follow their progress on Facebook
  • Alumna Nicole Eldridge has been hired as a producer on the Ellen Degeneres Show.  
  • Associate Professor Rod Buxton had 3 art pieces accepted to be a displayed as part of the Gateway to the West exhibit at the Aurora History Museum. The opening reception will be held on October 6th from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. This is a juried show. 
  • Visiting Assistant Professor Rachael Liberman and Assistant Professor Andrew Matranga have been named Faculty Career Champions by DU's Office of Career Services. 
  • Drew Carey, a Junior Strategic Communication major, was awarded one of DU's 13 summer internship awards. Read more.
  • IIC alumna Carly Daelli ('04) is the current president of the Boulder County Bombers flat-track roller derby league. Find out more.  
  • IIC alumna Wendy Lu McGill's edible insect farm was featured in the news. Take a look
  • IIC alumna Hillary Frances was featured in the DU Magazine for her work with nontraditional students at Emily Griffith Technical College. See the article
  • Victoria Watson Nava (1st year MA student in International & Intercultural Communication) presented and served on a panel at the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies in Salt Lake City, Utah in April. Her topic was "Land, Community, and Survival of the Indigenous in Chiapas."
  • Stefan Wisknoski (2nd year MA student in Media, Film & Journalism Studies) was accepted to participate in the Writer's Guild Veteran's Writing Program in L.A.
  • Stefan Wisknoski (2nd year MA student in Media, Film & Journalism Studies) created an experimental film that was accepted for screening at The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival called "Headspace and Timing."
  • Alum Darian Brunetti (BA '15) created a short film that was accepted into the Toronto Film Festival. Watch "Sad Songs: A Tiny Lego Musical" here
  • Alumnus Joe Fries (BA '15) received a Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters award for one of his articles published in The Durango Herald. His article placed Second in the Sports Story category.
  • IIC alumna Samira Rajabi (MA '10) just completed her PhD at CU Boulder and has been named a PostDoctoral Fellow at the CARGC Center at Annenberg (University of Pennsylvania).
  • Associate Professor Renee Botta received a $20,000 grant with Visiting Professor Emily Van Houweling at the Korbel School of International Studies to evaluate shallow wells in Malawi. She will be conducting research there over the summer with students from DU and the University of Mizuzu.
  • Associate Professor Rod Buxton submitted two art pieces for the juried "iPhoneography" exhibit in March during the Front Range biennial Month of Photography at the Spark Gallery.
  • Professor Lynn Schofield Clark published an article on Poynter (website of the national journalism think tank) with Associate Professor Adrienne Russell about journalism, artificial intelligence, and the new film, "The Circle," titled 'The Circle' imagines a dark future without journalists in-frame.
  • Professor Lynn Schofield Clark received a $15,000 public good grant with GSSW faculty Yoli Anyon and graduate student Heather Kennedy to fund a summer program as part of the Bridge Project. The grant is titled "Incorporating video storytelling into trauma-informed care for youth of color."
  • Professor Lynn Schofield Clark was elected Vice President and future President of the international Association of Internet Researchers.
  • Associate Professor Nadia Kaneva received a DAIS award for Speaking Like a State? Analyzing Discourses of Statehood in ISIS' Public Media with Andrea Stanton, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. AHSS established the Dean's Award for Interdisciplinary Studies (DAIS) this year to support interdisciplinary activities related to scholarship, creative activity, and/or teaching. Ideas for these awards came from the division's shared work in strategic planning. Funds for this initiative come from donations by friends and alumni of AHSS.
  • Associate Professor Nadia Kaneva attended the annual convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities at Columbia University, where she presented a paper (Nation Branding, Neoliberal Development, and the Remaking of the Nation-State: Lessons from Post-War Kosovo) and chaired a panel.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor Rachael Liberman has a book review (in press) in the journal Feminist Media Studies for "The Color of Kink," written by Ariane Cruz.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor Andrew Matranga was named Advisor for the Student Newsroom of the Online News Association
  • Associate Professor Adrienne Russell received an award from the Stapleton Endowed Fund for Faculty Research for her project, "Privacy, Security and Journalism in an Era of Mass Government and Corporate Surveillance." Each year AHSS Dean Danny McIntosh selects a faculty member to receive a grant from the Stapleton Endowed Fund for Faculty Research sabbatical enhancement. (This year, available funds supported two awards!) The Fund was established by the donors to "provide faculty research support" and "to strengthen the faculty member's research efforts." The year following the sabbatical, recipients present at the AHSS Faculty Lecture Series.
  • Associate Professor Sheila Schroeder received a DAFE award for Project DU F.I.L.M. – Phase II: Scary Lucy Narrative Film Project. The Dean's Award for Excellence (DAFE) is a fund established last year to support tenure-line associate professors working toward promotion to the rank of full professor. Funds for this initiative come from donations by friends and alumni of AHSS.
  • Associate Professor Diane Waldman retired inJune after 38 years with the University of Denver's Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies. She has been awarded the title of Professor Emeritus. 
  • First Year IIC student Mara Waldruff started a new podcast to highlight the stories of minority students on campus. Listen to "The Spoken Tapestry" here

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