Update from the Dept. of Communication

Mary Dalton

Mary Dalton

Mary M. Dalton and Laura R. Linder published “Teacher TV: Iconic Images of Teachers on American Television” in How “the Teacher” Is Presented in Literature, History, Religion, and the Arts: Cross-cultural Analyses of a Stereotype, eds. Raymond McCluskey and Stephen Mckinney. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 225-236, 2013.

Mary M. Dalton also published the article “Conquer or Connect: Power, Patterns, and the Gendered Narrative” in The Journal of Film and Video, Volume 65, Nos. 1-2, Spring/Summer 2013, pp. 23-29.

Sandy Dickson, Cindy Hill, Cara Pilson, Mary Dalton and Peter Gilbert hosted the screening of their documentary “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz” here at Wake Forest. They also screened “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz” at The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University; at the 16th UK Jewish Film Festival in London; and at the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival in Hong Kong and Macau.

Nate French and the Magnolia Scholars program received a $6.5 million gift from Dr. Steven and Becky Scott (read more).

Steven Giles, Pankratz, M.M., Ringwalt, C., Jackson-Newsom, J., Hansen, W.B., Bishop, D., Dusenbury, L., & Gottfredson, N. worked on “The Role of Teacher Communicator Style in the Delivery of a Middle School Substance Use Prevention Program,” which will appear in Journal of Drug Education, 42 (4).

Michael J. Hyde and James H. Herrick (eds.) published the book After the Genome: A Language for Our Biotechnological Future (Baylor University Press, April 2013). Hyde also organized and hosted the conference “After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnological Future.” The conference was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal and the Triad Business Journal.

John Llewellyn was quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Business News Daily, and USA Today; he was interviewed by Newswise for its “Why Files,” discussing Lance Armstrong’s confession and lying/deception. Llewellyn also published the op-ed “Crossing the Line: Fans Chants of Cruelty” in the Huffington Post.

Allan Louden and Ron Von Burg presented the paper, “Debate, Civic Engagement, and Post-Training Social Networking” at the fourth International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate, and the Pedagogy of Empowerment in Doha, Qatar.

Louden judged at the third annual Frederick Douglass Debate Series at Fayetteville State University.

Ananda Mitra won the Faculty Hobbs Entrepreneurial Achievement Award at Wake Forest’s Entrepreneurship Awards Banquet (read more).

Mitra presented his work on narbs in various lectures and workshops at the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance at Jamia Millia Islamia University in India. He is also working with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to recruit students from India. Ananda and Swati Basu also developed a protocol for Hindi-speaking students who are allowed to waive the foreign language requirement.

Mitra presented the paper “Narbs and Profiles: Using Narrative Bits of Social Media to Create an Identity Profile” at the e-Society 2013 Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. He also appeared on the “Buckley Report: Parents keep tabs of their kids on Facebook” on Fox8.

Stokes Piercy and Ron Von Burg worked with their students from “Screenwriting” and “Documentary Film” and “Humanity and Nature” to write, produce, perform and record two plays for “Food for Thought” as part of the WFU Earth Day Celebration.

Jennifer Priem was featured in the Wake Forest Parents blog discussing her first-year seminar, “Interpersonal Communication, Stress and Health.” (read more) She was also awarded the Cradle VI Fellowship.

Randall Rogan was quoted in Discovery News and Bloomberg News, answering questions about the Boston bombing. Rogan also discussed the Alabama hostage negotiation on WFMY TV, Greensboro, and was quoted in The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and KFI -AM 640 Radio, Los Angeles.

Alessandra Von Burg discussed the Where Are You From? Project at the Provost’s Thursdays at Byrum and at the Rotary Club in Greensboro, along with MALS student Cindy Rayburn.

Ron Von Burg, Alessandra Von Burg and Allan Louden received a grant from the U.S. Department of State for the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute (BFTF).

Ron Von Burg chaired two panels and presented the paper “What’s the Deal with Liberals? The Discursive Construction of Liberal Political Identity in Conservative Political Humor” at the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.