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Dr. Geoffry Baym will take part in the “Polarization, Gridlock, and the Mass Media” Panel Discussion next Wednesday

The Center for Legislative Studies is pleased to present the following 2011 Fall Lecture Series: “Is America Broken?”

“Polarization, Gridlock, and the Mass Media”

The event will be a panel discussion on mass media and politics, and is open to the public free of charge!

Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium.:

Dr. Geoffrey Baym, UNCG Department of Media Studies

Ed Cone, Journalist, Blogger (EdCone.com)

Dr. Kathy Smith, Wake Forest University Department of Political Science

Moderator: Dr. Carisa Showden, UNCG Department of Political Science

***A reception will follow the panel discussion in the Atrium***

Questions?  Contact Jana Raczkowski at jlraczko@uncg.edu



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September 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Posted in News & Events

MFA Candidates, Adrienne Ostberg and Kevin Wells practicum films accepted to the Utopia Film Festival

The Utopia Film Festival desires passionately to identify, promote and engage entertaining and enlightening cinematic works of all genres and styles. Seeking always to provide its audience and filmmakers an enjoyable experience, this event also pursues works that tackle humanity’s never ending quest, in all it variables, for the perfect ‘utopian’ existence.

“A New Life” -(Dir. Adrienne Ostberg) A New Leash on Life is a program at the minimum security prison in Winston Salem which pairs inmates with puppies from the Humane Society. Over the course of 2 months, these dogs live at the prison, the inmates train and socialize them, and the men learn to receive the unconditional love from an animal in return.

Molossia: Nation in the Desert (Dir. Kevin Wells) is a documentary revealing the inner workings of the Republic of Molossia, a 1.3 acre micronation located within the state of Nevada, through the eyes of His Excellency Kevin Baugh.”

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September 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Posted in News & Events

“Whirligig” a film by MFA Candidate James Gould has been accepted to the 2011 Dance for Camera Festival

James Gould and Kristen Lucas’ short dance film Whirligig, was selected out of 80 national and international submissions to screen at the 2011 Dance for Camera Festival hosted by the University of Utah Departments of Modern Dance and Film & Media Arts. Gould (MFA Candidate Film and Video Production) and Lucas (MFA Candidate Dance) began their collaboration while they were enrolled in DCE 581, a class which pairs Dance students with Media Studies majors. Gould and Lucas hope to produce future works in the genre. They would also like to thank Dr. Jan Van Dyke, Dr. Michael Frierson, and UNCG dancers Lindsey Archer and Laura Gumbrecht for making Whirligig a success.

The University of Utah 2011 Dance for Camera Festival

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September 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

UNCG Alum, Emily Spivey, creates new show in the NBC line up

The new NBC situation comedy “Up All Night” airing for the first time after “America’s Got Talent” next Wednesday is created and executive produced by Emily Spivey, class of ’93. After working at writing comedy for several seasons for “MadTV,” one season with “King of the Hill,” eight seasons with “Saturday Night Live,” and one season with “Parks and Recreation,” last year Emily worked on pitching her pilot to NBC. The program which stars Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, and Maya Rudolph is co-executive produced by Lorne Michaels.

We’re hoping it will capture the audience and be a successful part of NBC’s programming for the future.


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September 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Posted in Alumni News