Congratulations to Debbie Treise! She’s one of several UF faculty featured on UF’s “UF Rising to National Preeminence” website - http://www.urel.ufl.edu/ufrising/.
Debbie was recognized for raising more than $1.2 million in grants from NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center to study science communications and for receiving grant funding from UF’s CTSI. She also was mentioned as the author of several book chapters, journal articles, conference presentations and national and international invited talks on science and health communications, and recognized for taking the time to serve on numerous industry, university, college and department committees and serve as an Angel Flight volunteer pilot.
Well done, Debbie!!
Just a reminder that in order to be in compliance with the University’s, ACEJMC, and SACS requirements for syllabus collection and public posting, ALL syllabi for the Spring Semester 2014 must be posted on our College’s website no later than Wednesday, Jan. 1. This policy is required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the University’s accrediting body, which will be on campus this spring as part of the University’s SACS reaccreditation.
In order for us to have time to post these documents before the Christmas break, we need you to send your syllabi to your department chair no later than Wednesday, Dec. 18. Each syllabus needs to be saved as a PDF and given a title that includes the course name and number, section number, faculty name, and semester (Example: JOU3101-Reporting-Section1064-Foley-SP14).
UF’s policy has specific requirements of information that must be included in each syllabus – please review the policy if you have questions about those requirements. The full policy can be found at: http://www.aa.ufl.edu/Data/Sites/18/media/policies/syllabi_policy.pdf
Here is the section of the policy that deals with the timing requirements: The syllabi for all courses and sections offered each semester must be posted on publicly accessible websites. A college may choose to meet this requirement by posting all its syllabi on a single site or on the web pages of individual departments. Syllabi must be posted at least three days prior to the first day of classes and must be retained on this site for at least three complete semesters (counting summer as a single semester).
The College was well-represented by faculty and students at the Broadcast Education Association District Two Conference held recently at Lynn University in Boca Raton.
(left to right) James Babanikos, Kevin Hull, Nataliya Dmytrochenko, and Christine Eschenfelder.
James Babanikos received an award for his short film, “Table for Two.”
Kevin Hull won top research paper for his study of sports broadcasting classes offered at ACEJMC-accredited Journalism programs.
Nataliya Dmytrochenko presented a study on the changing media perceptions and consumption habits of college students, research she conducted with co-authors Todd Holmes and Sylvia Chan-Olmsted.
Christine Eschenfelder and Nataliya also presented their research in progress on women early in their television news careers.
Congratulations to all!
Luanne Dietz, JOU 2008, produced a video on San Francisco’s “Bat Kid,” for the San Francisco Chronicle. The video, which highlights 5-year old Miles Scott’s battle with leukemia (now in full remission), shows the thousands of people that turned out for this Make-A-Wish Foundation project. You can follow Luanne’s work on Twitter and the Chronicle’s videos on Vimeo.
Photo by Kan Li
Second-year graduate student Gabriela Tamariz who also writes for TVWorthWatching.com (founded by TV critic and two-time UF alumnus David Bianculli), wrote this article about ‘Breaking Bad’ creator Vince Gilligan’s visit to UF this week, where he was interviewed by our Mike Foley and took audience Q&A.
Don’t forget – students in the College’s chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists are hosting a thank you lunch for faculty THIS Monday, Nov. 18, at 12:50 p.m. in Weimer 3020. Please make certain to thank these students for setting this up for our faculty.
After more than 30 years with the University of Florida, Donna Green-Townsend has decided to retire. We are very happy for her in this new stage in life, but sad for us as a great deal of institutional memory and a unique perspective is leaving our newsroom.
Donna has been a features unit producer here with WUFT-FM through many iterations. She’s worked as a producer, anchor, and reporter for us and also worked a stint for IFAS. In her time here, she has not only produced many award-winning reports, including a state-wide business show, but also mentored a number of students to many national and regional awards. She was also instrumental in the early days of a re-envisioned WUFT.org
Donna is the recipient of numerous state and regional awards personally, as well as a national Edward R. Murrow Award for the documentary, “Apalachicola Doin’ Time” in 2000.
The Division of Multimedia Properties in conjunction with the dean’s office and the College held a retirement party for Donna in the Innovation News Center on Nov. 14.
We will miss you!
The WUFT-FM 32nd anniversary poster features a photo collaboration by John Moran and David Moynahan. The 24” x 36” vertical poster, “Oasis in the Dark/Suwannee River,” was displayed at the Florida Museum of Natural History on Monday, Nov. 4 for our supporters.
Congratulations to Cory Armstrong on the release of her new book, which details the inequity of gender representations in informational and entertainment media.
“Media Disparity: A Gender Battleground” examines the latest research in discourse and content analyses trending in both domestic and international circles, and highlights the progress – or lack thereof – in media regarding portrayals of women, across genres and cultures within the 21st century.
Cory has enlisted some of the top experts and researchers in mass communication (including Robyn Goodman and several of our own alumnae) to address employment, sourcing, coverage and representation in global media.
Cory’s research is making a significant contribution to the literature on gender and media. She is laying much of the groundwork for how women are represented in news content.
The book is available through Lexington Books at http://www.lexingtonbooks.com/, Amazon athttp://www.amazon.com/Media-Disparity-A-Gender-Battleground/dp/0739181874 and Barnes and Noble at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/media-disparity-cory-l-armstrong/1116458990?ean=9780739181881.
Well done, Cory!
Congratulations to Churchill Roberts ! He was a guest of Northwestern University Tuesday, Nov. 13, where he screened and discussed his film, “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz.” His visit was sponsored by the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies and the Holocaust Educational Foundation.
The film, which is a joint production of Wake Forest University and the University of Florida, tells the story of Petr Ginz, a child from Prague who perished during the Holocaust. The film opens a window into Ginz’s life through his artwork, novels, short stories and magazine articles, and the journey he made from child to young adult, from innocence to the painful awareness of inhumanity.