Professor Robert Asen's book Invoking the Invisible Hand: Social Security and the Privatization Debates (Michigan State University Press, 2009) was recently selected as the winner of the 2011 Kohrs-Campbell Prize in Rhet
Everyone needs friends. The Communication Arts Department is lucky to have a distinguished group of them, known as CAPS, or Communication Arts Partners. Some are alumni of the UW, some are current and former faculty; all take a generous and helpful interest in the department and how to keep it strong and innovative. Twice a year they come together in Madison to discuss the progress of the department and its students.
This fall, the media and cultural studies group blog Antenna: Responses to Media & Culture celebrates its two-year anniversary.
At the 2011 Department of Communication Arts Awards Luncheon, Lee de Boer (B.A. ’74) received the second annual Outstanding Alumnus Award for his many accomplishments in television, cable, and new media. Perhaps his biggest accomplishment was his role as one of the principal architects of Time-Warner’s Home Box Office (HBO) expansion.
Too often the mention of summer internships conjures up images of endless hours of copying, answering multiple phone lines, and fetching coffee. But an increasing number of Comm Arts interns are making tweets instead of copies and answering Facebook posts rather than phones.
With the support of the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU), the Comm Arts Department will offer a new digital media production class next fall. Introduction to Digital Media Production, a hands-on project-based course, will teach students basic digital media production skills in areas such as web design and programming, high-definition video shooting/editing, digital audio production, and linear and non-linear storytelling.
Are you thinking about introducing your 70 year old grandmother, mother, or friend to Facebook? Do you think you’ll be successful? According to graduate student Michael Braun’s (BA ’06, MA ’11) research on older adult’s use of social networking sites, three factors will help predict your success rate.