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Valenti Alumnus Michelle Eulene

Valenti Alumnus Michelle Eulene

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Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Temple Northup

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Temple Northup

Dr. Northup is a professor at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. He lived in LA for seven years where he wrote in the entertainment industry. After writing for television, he decided to study the effects that watching television has on an individual. He currently teaches a documentary film class and persuasion.


Valenti School Weekly Update 4.23.14

JULIE FIX taught a six-hour Accreditation in Public Relations workshop session for the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication Saturday, April 12. And, she was the guest speaker for the April 17 Public Relations Student Society of America UH Chapter meeting. She covered resumes and portfolios.

JULIE FIX judged two categories for the Harris County Medical Association and Houston Academy of Medicine’s 2014 Francis C. Moore, M.D. Medical Journalism Awards.

JOE LEYDON was invited to host post-screening Q&A sessions for four films at the Nashville Film Festival, including James Keach's "Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me," a documentary about the country music star's ongoing battle with Alzheimer's disease; Beth Harrington's "The Winding Stream," a celebration of the Carter and Cash musical dynasty; Leah Meyerhoff's "I Believe in Unicorns," an acclaimed coming-of-age drama; and "Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto."

Jacob Zalewski (B.A. 2008, Media Production) has created a scholarship in his name for a student registered with the Center for Students with DisABILITIES in part because of the scholarship support he received. He raises funds for the scholarships through his non-profit organization, the One Step Closer Foundation. See link for application:

Alec Tefertiller (M.A. candidate) will be attending the doctoral program in Media Studies at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

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