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Professors Gray and Hilmes Featured on Local WKOW News

Department of Communication Arts Media & Cultural Studies Associate Professor Jonathan Grayand Professor Michele Hilmes discussed the online popularity of the hit ABC network drama Loston Madison’s WKOW-TV 27 news. In one segment, Gray explained how Lost was perfectly timed …

Department Honors Walter Mirisch

The Department of Communication Arts was pleased to host a special event to honor distinguished University of Wisconsin – Madison alumnus Walter Mirisch (History, ’42). Over 100 guests from the Department and campus recognized and …

Alumnus Glenn Silber Speaks in Advanced Documentary Class

Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Glenn Silber (’72) recently discussed his experiences, techniques, and approach to documentary filmmaking in Professor Bill Brown’s Comm Arts 651: Advanced Video Production & Direction class. A professional producer and director in …

Professor Louise Mares Featured in On Wisconsin

Department of Communication Arts Assistant Professor in Communication Science Louise Mares was featured in the Summer 2009 issue of On Wisconsin, UW-Madison’s magazine for alumni and friends. Mares discusses her research into “prosocial” television that is actually beneficial to …

Alumnus Joey Garfield Directs New Visa Advertisement

Joey Garfield (Comm Arts, ’92) recently directed Visa’s new advertisement “Flow” (2009) which has been released in Europe. The ad marks the second collaboration between Joey and artist Bill Shannon, a performer with a rare hip disability who relies …

Alumnus Lisa Heller Honored at 81st Academy Awards

At the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony on February 22, 2009, Director Megan Mylan won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject for her documentary Smile Pinki (2008). In her acceptance speech, she noted: “Documentary, like all filmmaking, is a complete …

Alumnus Stuart Bass Wins Emmy

Congratulations to Stuart Bass (Comm Arts, ’78), an accomplished freelance film editor for his outstanding accomplishment in the field of television editing. Bass won a Primetime Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 60th …