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Filmatic Festival, April 24-27, 2014, Qualcomm Institute at Calit2

The inaugural ArtPower! Filmatic Festival showcases four days on the Future of Film Going with interactive screenings, gaming fun, media installations, 3D experiences, workshops, and parties galore, the BEST way to experience Filmatic is to buy a 1-day or 4-day pass so you don’t miss one exciting event!

Senses of Care: Mediated Ability and Interdependence

The Department of Communication congratulates the curatorial team responsible for organizing the Senses of Care: Mediated Ability and Interdependence exhibition—Brian Goldfarb, Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, and graduate students John Armenta, Christina Aushana, Amanda Cachia, Ivana Guarrasi, Louise Hickman, Jennifer Marchisotto, Amanda Martin Sandino, Jamie Rau, and Haydee Smith. The exhibition, held at the CalIT2 Gallery, debuted Thursday, April 10th with a successful opening night and panel discussion by Brian, Christina, and Louise. Senses of Care will be up through June 13.

Faculty receives Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity award

Olga Vasquez is a recipient of UCSD’s 2013-14 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award. This award recognized Prof. Vasquez for her work and “for exemplifying the UC San Diego Principles of Community.”

ICA Awards Faculty Member and Alumna

Faculty member Dan Hallin has won the Edwin C. Baker Award for research on media, markets and democracy, which is given by the Philisophy, Theory and Critique and the Media Law and Policy Divisions of the ICA. Alumna Sarah Banet-Weiser ('95), has been awarded the ICA Outstanding Book Award.


Alumni Ricardo Guthrie ('06) has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Northern Arizona University, Ethnic Studies Program.

Alumna Stephanie (Sam) Martin offered a position as an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Southern Methodist University.

Congratulations to Thomas Conner, who was awarded a student research fellowship in conjunction with Science for the People: The 1970s and Today, a conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in April 2014.

Congratulations to Andy Rice on the successful defense of his dissertation, Indexical Embodiments: Sensory Cinema and/as Historical Reenactment.

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Spring 2014 Talks

Sasha Abramsky
The American Way of Poverty
Friday, April 18, 2014
12:30-2PM, TMCA 127
(Note location of talk, not at MCC)

Chris Kelty
Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
12:30-2PM, MCC201

Senior Thesis Presentations

Communication Honors Program
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
12:30-2PM, MCC201

Eric Stanley
The Afterlives of Social Death: Legal Violence and Trans Resistance
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
12:30-2PM, MCC201

Chandra Mukerji
Wednesday, June 6, 2014
12:30-2PM, MCC201