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Valenti School weekly update 11.19.14

JENNIFER VARDEMAN-WINTER, LAN NI and lecturer KRISTEN BOUCHER (M.A. 2012) are in their second semester of guiding Valenti students in providing public relations research and outreach counsel to student-run teams within Bauer's Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship. Initially funded by the Office of Technology Transfer in the Division of Research, the purpose of the collaboration is to launch businesses to commercialize university intellectual property. See the Inside Bauer Magazine for a story about the collaboration on pp. 43-45 at (currently the first story accessible in the rotating box)

ERICA CISZEK represented the Valenti School last week on a panel at San Jacinto College on incorporating social media in the classroom. Ciszek shared her experiences and best practices teaching the new course she developed, COMM4397: Strategic Social Media.

TEMPLE NORTHUP'S research about the effects of food labeling was featured in the North Texas News:

TEMPLE NORTHUP was a guest on Houston Matters Nov. 13 to discuss the Gulf Coast Food Project:

ARTHUR D. SANTANA participated in a KUHF 88.7 FM Houston Matters' radio segment on Nov. 17, talking about texting while driving and our dependence on mobile technology.

The Valenti School and the Center for Student Media attempted to set a world record for the number of people wearing red sunglasses. The unofficial count is 280 people (photo attached). LARRY KELLEY's Local Ad Campaigns class created the campaign.

Shannon Baty (broadcast journalism major) is featured in the Daily Cougar. She is a Houston Texans' cheerleader and Valenti School scholarship recipient:

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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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