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Category: Department of Communication & Film

UofM Faculty Showcase Performing Arts Before the Pandemic in “A Ballet Season” Doc

When UofM faculty members David Goodman and Steven Ross first started work on “A Ballet Season” in 2018, the duo had no idea they would be telling the story of the last “normal” ballet season for the foreseeable future. “A Ballet Season,” a feature-length documentary film which covers Ballet Memphis’…

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Communication and Film professors’ book releases in paperback, wins NCA award

A book coauthored by two professors with the Department of Communication and Film in 2018 has been released in paperback format and earned recognition from the National Communication Association. “The Struggle over Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter” by Dr. Andre E. Johnson, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, and…

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Wendy Atkins-Sayre, newly minted chair of UofM’s Department of Communication and Film, brings renewed focus and vigor to her position

As Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre recounts the highlights of her professional career,the little things stand out. The chance meetings. The unscripted conversations. The quirks of daily life that have guided her along the way. A comment from one of her first undergraduate professors — “How many people get to have a…

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UofM teams with Crosstown Concourse and The Daily Memphian to bring big changes to WUMR 91.7 FM

A nonprofit collaboration between the University of Memphis, Crosstown Concourse and The Daily Memphian will bring a fresh, new format to the campus radio station WUMR 91.7 FM. “I am delighted that this new partnership and its expanded programming will create further opportunities for our students and the wider Memphis…

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‘De-Centering Stonewall’ celebrates history of local pride, archival efforts

The Mid-South LGBTQ+ Archive will host its kickoff event: De-Centering Stonewall: Exploring LGBTQ+ History Beyond the Stonewall Uprising this Friday, October 25 at the University Center. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York,” said Craig Stewart, associate professor of communication studies with the Department…

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Department of Communication and Film to partner with Local Health Organizations for Sickle Cell Awareness Day

An upcoming University of Memphis event aims to raise awareness about sickle cell disease, a debilitating blood disorder that affects up to 8 percent of African Americans. The Second Annual Sickle Cell Awareness Day at the University of Memphis will take place Tuesday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 1…

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UofM alumna Lehn receives Excellence in Teaching Award at Sewanee

Melody Lehn, assistant professor of Rhetoric and Women’s and Gender Studies at Sewanee: The University of the South, has done quite well since earning her Ph.D. in Communication with emphases in rhetoric and public address from the University of Memphis. Lehn in 2018 received the Southern States Communication Association’s Dwight L.…

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