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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Lynn Schofield Clark Chair's Corner:
Message from Professor Lynn Schofield Clark
As the days lengthen and thoughts turn to summer across campus, we at MFJS know that the season of goodbyes is beginning.


View of the humanities garden on campus from the East Feature Stories:
IIC Student Sheds Light on Student Lives in "Spoken Tapestry" Podcast
First year IIC student Mara Waldruff has directed her attention to the racial climate on campus. Drawing from a love of audio storytelling and a desire to raise awareness about the stories students of color have to share about their DU experience, Mara launched a podcast: "Spoken Tapestry."

Painting of a tree hanging on a chain-link fence in Sun Valley, CONewswriting and Reporting Students Tackle Sun Valley Project
In 2017 Sun Valley, Denver's most impoverished neighborhood, was a awarded a $30 million grant by the US Department of Housing & Development. The Newswriting & Reporting course offered by MFJS assigned students to write multiple articles and do in-field research on the Sun Valley Project.


Stefan WisnoskiMEPC Student Invited to Prestigious Writers Guild of America Veterans Writing Project
I've had plenty cause to doubt what choices I've made to arrive at this point in my life, but any misgivings I may have ever harbored about my decision to leave the Army vanished after spending a weekend with a group of remarkable mentors from the Writers Guild of America and an incomparable group of my fellow veterans in Los Angeles. 


Rachael Liberman Faculty Spotlight:
Visiting Assistant Professor Rachael Liberman
Since she was young, Dr. Rachael Liberman knew she wanted to share stories and ideas with the rest of the world. Now a professor of Media Studies, Liberman has not only maintained her passion for cultivating knowledge, but has made a career out of it.


Blake Foeman Alumni Profile:
DU Athlete and Journalism Graduate Finds Success at ESPN
DU alumnus Blake Foeman has spent the last "three years and some change" working in production at ESPN. Last year, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Weekly Studio Show for his work on the show, College GameDay


MFJS Showcase MFJS Showcase:
Students and Faculty Continue to Achieve
MFJS students, faculty, and alumni are up to some exciting things. Read more about our recent achievements.


InShort Student Film Showcase Logo Upcoming Event:
InShort Film Showcase
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Join us for our annual InShort Student Film Showcase and see the amazing work that our film students have done over the last two quarters. This year's focus: documentaries. 

Davis Coombe Featured Event:
A Night with Davis Coombe
In January MFJS had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Julianne Malveaux -- economist, author, and political commentator -- as the keynote speaker at the 2017 Diversity Summit.


Diane Waldman Featured Story:
Associate Professor Diane Waldman to Celebrate Retirement
When Professor Diane Waldman first came to the University of Denver in 1979, a film studies program didn't exist. Thirty-eight years later she is saying goodbye to a department that she helped to develop and grow. 

Tidenek Haileselassie Featured Story:
How I Discovered What Being Black Means in America
As someone who was born in Kenya and grew up in Lesotho and Ethiopia, I didn't self-identify as black because the term "black" was irrelevant—I didn't think my skin color affected me or the way people treated me. Rather, it was being Ethiopian that defined me.

Gold Medal Image Student Awards:
Congratulations to our 2017 Student Award Recipients
These students have gone above and beyond in their work and their studies, and we commend them for their academics and their support of our department.


Past Newsletters

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