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Examining Media Coverage of Protests Worldwide

June 24, 2020

As anti-racism solidarity protests continue around the world, new research suggests mainstream media have a tendency to focus on the violence and spectacle of a protest rather than the substance. That mentality and approach need to change according to Summer Harlow, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Houston Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. Read more

Youngest UH Master’s Graduate has Passion for Learning

June 2, 2020

Lyric Mandell seems like a typical 20-year-old. She loves to watch Netflix, “90-Day Fiancé,” stay up late, play board games with her family and go bike riding with her bird, a caique named Sugar Ann. But there’s something extraordinary about Mandell. Read more

UH Engineering, Communication Researchers Land $200K Grant from National Science Foundation

May 26, 2020

As states and cities around the country fight to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end, a pressing challenge has been ensuring hospitals and healthcare providers have the resources needed to treat patients. Read more



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Arian Foster, former pro athletes discuss NFL kneeling controversy

On November 16, 2017, the Valenti School of Communication hosted a panel of game changers to discuss the #TakeAKnee movement and the history of activism and sports. Former Olympian John Carlos and NFL Player Arian Foster were among the panelists. Read this recap article by KHOU 11.