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Ludoactivism (‘ludic’: related to games and play, from Latin ludus) refers to playful ways to create positive social, civic, environmental and health changes in the real world. This talk critically analyzes the...

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Posted: March 21, 2017

Best-selling authors Michael Connelly (B.S. Journalism 1980, Alumnus of Distinction 2003) and James Patterson speak in the Reitz Union as part of GatorNights on February...

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Posted: February 24, 2017

Below is a list of conference papers by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and students that were accepted and will be presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Conference May 21-25 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Other conference roles are also noted.) ICA is a leading…

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Posted: May 18, 2015

Howard French, author of China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa, will address China’s continental impact on Africa, from historical and global perspectives, at the University of Florida on April 9. Both the university community and the general public are welcome to attend…

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Posted: April 2, 2015

Sharyl Attkisson keynote video [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RJu5Q6W7qU?feature=player_embedded] Panel discussion video [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj3wR5I-5GI?feature=player_embedded] Storify summary [View the story “The Rightful Owners of Public Information” on Storify]   Preview: Keynote speech kicks off Freedom of Information conference Investigative journalist and author Sharyl Attkisson will speak on “The Rightful Owners of Public Information” on…

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Posted: March 12, 2015

Gale King grew up attending the Homecoming parades and dreaming of being a Gator University of Florida alumna Gale King has pledged $1 million to the university to establish an endowed fund for excellence that will not only inspire future students but may also provide support for faculty, programs and…

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Posted: March 9, 2015

Master Lecturer Mike Foley will interview actor, writer and director James Franco as a part of the ACCENT Speakers Bureau at the University of Florida on Feb. 25. “I’m flattered to be asked once again by ACCENT to do this,” said Foley. “I look forward to meeting James Franco. I’ve…

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Posted: February 16, 2015

Ten University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni are being recognized this weekend as one of the Gator100, the top 100 Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses around the world. The University of Florida and The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation are introducing this inaugural group of UF alumni entrepreneurs…

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Posted: February 6, 2015

In March 1985, Associated Press reporter Terry Anderson was abducted off the streets in Beirut and held at the mercy of his Hezbollah Shiite captors. He lived for nearly seven years in chains wondering fearfully if each day would be his last. But his spirit soared beyond captivity, and he…

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Posted: January 21, 2015

Preview story Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman will give a public lecture at the University of Florida Monday, Feb. 2 at noon in Smathers Library (East), Room 100. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch for the discussion. The UF College of Journalism and Communications’ Hugh Cunningham Professorship…

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Posted: January 13, 2015

David Epstein, author of “The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance,” will spend Jan. 27-30 on the University of Florida campus as part of the university’s new Science Journalist in Residence Program. A highlight of Epstein’s visit will be a public talk held on Wednesday, Jan. 28,…

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Posted: January 6, 2015

Lucy Morgan will speak at the Bob Graham Center in Pugh Hall on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. Morgan has been a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times since 1968, where she served as Capital Bureau chief in Tallahassee and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for investigative reporting.…

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Posted: November 17, 2014