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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.


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Valenti School Weekly Update 4.9.14

TEMPLE NORTHUP has received a grant from Humanities Texas to put on a series of programs entitled "Food Matters." Highlights of the events include a screening of the documentary film Sweet Dreams with a Q&A with the film's director, a screening of some of the short films produced from Dr. Northup's courses, as well as a panel discussion with professionals and academics about the importance of studying food.

Wang, Q., LAN NI (corresponding author) & De la Flor, M. (2014). An intercultural competence model of strategic public relations management in the Peru mining industry context. Journal of Public Relations Research, 26, 1-22. (Lead article). DOI: 10.1080/1062726X.2013.795864

LAN NI has been granted a Faculty Development Leave for spring 2015. She will be under contract with Routledge to write a book about intercultural public relations.

NORTHUP, TEMPLE (2014). Truth, Lies, and Packaging: How Food Marketing Creates a False Sense of Health. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3, 9-18.

DAVE FEHLING (Houston Public Media) received a first place award for his investigative report, “An Unusual Search Warrant and What it Says About How Texas Regulates Drilling” from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. He also received an honorable mention for his report “Keeping Oil Wells from Leaking” for use of actuality production.

Brandon McDowell (B.A., PR, 2013) will be studying Sports Management in Xavier University’s graduate program in the fall.

Several of the Houston Chronicle interns contributed to the recent Houston Gives special section (March 30) with editing by David Bryant:
Paulina Rojas
Kate Morris
Rebecca Heliot
Andrew Valderas
Hendrick Rosemond (photos)

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