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TWO MAD MEN TV: Professor Mort Scharfman’s Production Company

Media Studies Professor Mort Scharfman’s production company, TWO MAD MEN TV, specializes in the latest and booming TV genre, Branded Entertainment Content. It’s a hybrid of a sitcom and an infomercial Scharman has copyrighted called the “Sitcommercial.” The first such half-hour show is now in post-production. Check out the website here!

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Greg DePaul Launches Book Bring the Funny

Screenwriting faculty member, Greg DePaul will be launching his book Bring the Funny on Thursday, Oct 27 at 6 PM at the NYU Bookstore at726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 He has invited 4-time Emmy-winning TV producer/writer Joe Toplyn (Late Night, The Tonight Show, Monk) to talk about

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: TEACHING AWARDS

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate outstanding teachers for the Distinguished Teaching Award and for the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Diversity and Social Justice Teaching. The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes faculty across the university for excellence in teaching. The Award for Outstanding Achievements in Diversity

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Peter Asaro in the Press

Peter Asaro’s review of the new film “Eye in the Sky” was published this week: http://scienceandfilm.org/articles/2686/dr-peter-asaro-on-drone-technology-in-eye-in-the-sky Peter Asaro was also quoted in this Gulf News article: http://gulfnews.com/opinion/thinkers/should-we-ban-killer-robots-of-the-future-1.1697818

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Faculty Brown Bag: Elizabeth Ellsworth 12/8

Please join us for this semester’s final Faculty Brown Bag Presentations featuring, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Media Studies Professor in Room D1618, 12/18/16 at 12:00p.m. Developing a new SMS course entitled: Living the Anthropocene: Media Objects, Practices, Ethics In this brown bag, she will share some of the

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City by the Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future

Faculty member Shannon Mattern will be participating in the “City by the Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future” symposium at Pratt Institute on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The symposium is co-sponsored by Places Journal, where Mattern is a columnist, and which very recently launched a redesigned website 

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Sumita Chakravarty attends ‘Crossroads’ in Cultural Studies conference in Finland

For her report on the conference, please read: “Reinventing the University”: A Conversation with Larry Grossberg  http://comm.unc.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty/lawrence-grossberg/ The Association of Cultural Studies or ACS met for its hallmark ‘Crossroads’ conference in Tampere, Finland from July 1-4, 2014. For its tenth anniversary, ‘Crossroads’ returned to the