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James Babanikos, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor, has been selected as the new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs effective Dec. 1. In this role, he will oversee undergraduate and transfer student recruitment and enrollment, student advising, student academic progress and updates to the undergraduate catalog. Babanikos…

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Posted: November 19, 2019

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations associate professor, was featured in “LLS-Funded Study Aims to Support Caregivers,” a Nov. 2019 blog post on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) website. Bylund and Carla Fisher, UFCJC Advertising associate professor, received a three-year, $323,000 grant…

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Posted: November 19, 2019

Raegan Burden, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising lecturer of cultural engagement, has been selected by The 3% Movement as the sole academic “3% Voices Contributor” for 2020. In this role, she will produce four editorials that will be featured throughout the year and distributed to The 3%…

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Posted: November 19, 2019

JaNeika James and JaSheika James, both B.S. Telecommunication 2003, are the recipients of a 2019  Sentinel Award for their role as writers for “Depth of Grief,” an episode about HIV/AIDS on Twentieth Century Fox’s “Empire.” The twin sisters now serve as supervising producers for the hit television series. The Sentinel…

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Posted: November 19, 2019

Yulia Strekalova, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications research assistant professor and director of Grants Development, is the co-author on two chapters in the new book Communicating Mental Health: History, Contexts, and Perspectives.  The book, to be published on Dec. 15, explores mental health through the lens of…

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Posted: November 18, 2019

Yulia Strekalova, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications research assistant professor and director of Grants Development, has been invited to be a grant writing coach for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). NRMN is a National Institute of Health funded multi-institutional effort that supports research development focusing on…

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Posted: November 14, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Associate Professor Tim Sorel’s film, “Small Town-Big Dreams” premiered at the U.S. Department of Education Division of English Language Acquisition National Conference in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 14. Sorel has been in production with “Small Town-Big Dreams” since the beginning of 2018.…

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Posted: November 14, 2019

Tony Hernandez, B.S. Telecommunication 1997 and Hall of Fame 2019, today will receive the Creative Leadership Award on behalf of Jax Media at the Variety New Leaders Event in New York City. Jax Media, founded in 2011 by Emmy Award-winner Hernandez, Emmy-nominated producer Lilly Burns and John Skidmore, has produced…

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Posted: November 14, 2019

Rachael Jones, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information legal fellow and UF law student Virginia Hamrick, are the authors of “Reporting on NDAs and #MeToo: How the Press May Obtain Standing to Challenge NDAs” published in the American Bar Association’s Communications Lawyer,…

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Posted: November 13, 2019

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, is quoted in “The Case for Spoilers” published on Vox.com. Johnson and Judith E. Rosenbaum spent years researching how people react to spoilers. In their latest research, they found that why some people love spoilers and others…

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Posted: November 13, 2019

Raegan Burden, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising lecturer of cultural engagement, will be a keynote panel moderator for Interface 2020 Better Together: Student Teams That Work on April 14, 2020. Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the Center for Public Interest…

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Posted: November 12, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, and Jasmine McNealy, CJC Telecommunication associate professor, are quoted in “First, Do No Harm – But How?” published in Phi Delta Kappan on Nov. 6. The article focuses on requests to remove previously…

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Posted: November 8, 2019