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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.


Congratulations to Olga A. Vásquez, Associate Professor for giving back to the community. La Clase Mágica received funding grants to support upcoming service projects through Volunteer50. La Clase Mágica is an after-school program affiliated with UC San Diego that primarily works with bilingual children in underrepresented communities to help them build literacy and life skills for future learning success. La Clase Mágica received support from Volunteer50 for the event Mi Arte Mi Voz (My Art, My Voice), a dynamic experiential learning project for K-6 students held on the UC San Diego campus. For more information access their website at http://www.laclasemagica.com/ . 

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.

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Spring 2014 Talks

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