Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, recently delivered papers at three academic conferences.
At the annual Cultural Studies Association conference (University of Utah), he discussed the ARPANET (a late-1960s precursor to the internet that included the University of Utah as one of its earliest networked nodes) in the context of digital cultural history and theories of media ecology and technological determinism.
Lisa Barnard, Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication, has had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2014 MAPOR (Mid-Atlantic Public Opinion Research) Conference.
Marlena Grzaslewicz, an Emmy-winning sound editor, recently finished work on Ken Burns' upcoming documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate Story. The PBS series begins on Sunday, September 14.
Grzaslewicz served as dialogue editor on the project. At Ithaca College Grzaslewicz is a Pendleton Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.
To watch the preview of the series, visit: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-roosevelts/.
Mara Alper’s documentary art Sacred Waters of Bali screened at the Westbeth Gallery in New York City from May – June. It was exhibited in the “Time Frames Marking Time” multi-media exhibition that featured 19 artists who engage time as a palpable presence. The show was curated by Elisa Decker and Barbara Lubliner. The video can be viewed on Mara’s Vimeo channel at http://vimeo.com/channels/maraalper/89910746 It is part of a longer work in progress about water in Balinese rituals and in their complex irrigation system.
Because of her work in Bali, Mara was invited to give a talk on “Exploring Culture Through Filmmaking” in June at the Cornell seminar “Global Competency and the Arts” presented by the Einuadi Center for International Studies.
Dr. Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Newspaper Research Journal.
Newspaper Research Journal is a refereed journal published quarterly by the Newspaper and Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. It focuses on topics of interest to journalism and mass communication students, scholars and media professionals. Newspaper Research Journal comprehensively answers questions about U.S. newspaper performance and related topics of interest. Significant themes of research range from balance and fairness to the use of computer analysis in newspaper reporting.