Media And Communication

Sep 13, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Drs. Deshpande and Mazaj '97 Named Routledge Featured Authors

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande, professor of Media and Communication, and Dr. Meta Mazaj ’97 were named as Routledge Featured Authors for their recent book, World Cinema: A Critical Introduction. World Cinema, published by Routledge, offers a critical perspective on cinematic industries around the world...

Shubhechha Dhar May 9, 2018 10:34 am

Surviving My First-Ever Yoga Class

Spring break is the most awaited week of the spring semester. While everyone went off to London, Greece, Paris, and many more amazing places, I, on the other hand, did yoga. One of my Journalism assignments for spring break was to write about an activity that I’d never done before. As yoga...

Apr 25, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Global 1968 Panel Explores Iconic Year’s Influence on Pop Culture

By Caitlin Joyce '20 On March 29, a panel, “1968: Transformations in Art, Media, and Culture,” discussed how political and social climate changes during that year influenced pop culture. The panel, part of the Global 1968: Explosions and Legacies series, featured Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr.,...

Apr 18, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dwyer Receives NEH Grant to Study Rust Belt Cities in Film

Dr. Michael Dwyer, associate professor and undergraduate director of Media and Communication, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to pursue his book about the relationship between Hollywood film and Rust Belt cities. The term “Rust Belt” refers to the economic decline...

Apr 12, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Deshpande’s Book Takes a Critical Look at World Cinema

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande’s first book, World Cinema: A Critical Introduction, explores the depth and complexity of global film and serves as blueprint to transform casual encounters with film into systemic inquiries of world cinema. Co-authored with Meta Mazaj '97, cinema studies lecturer at the...

Shubhechha Dhar Mar 9, 2018 10:57 am

Comfortable With the Uncomfortable

When I used to hear my name being called on in class to answer a question, my face would flush red. My chest would tighten up and breathing seemed like the most difficult thing to do. I feared that I would be judged, criticized, and evaluated based on what I said. And when the professors said...

Jasmin Ramirez Feb 15, 2018 7:00 pm

15 Songs to Get You on Your Study Grind

It is fascinating to me that our personalities determine what kind of music we find suitable for specific tasks. For example, some people put on artists like Drake or Post Malone to go to sleep, while I put on instrumental music that has NO lyrics because words distract me. I never thought of...

Olivia Armacost Dec 22, 2017 1:48 pm

Bailey Dickerson, Soon-to-Be Graduate at 19

What has your education been like thus far? When I first moved to North Carolina from Kansas, I went to my second semester of 8th grade. The high school I should have attended was in a rough part of town and not ideal. So instead, I decided to apply to what’s called a middle college...

Vea Ki-Tokelau Molitika Dec 22, 2017 10:54 am

Marnae ’16, on Moving on to Bigger Dreams

Graduating was the biggest accomplishment for me. I was able to move on to ‘bigger dreams,’ which for me is making music. As an entertainer, Arcadia was a breeding ground for connections and sharpening skills I already had. Looking back, it was the little things outside of the...

Nicole Gieselman Dec 15, 2017 5:56 pm

Valuable Lessons Not Learned in Lecture

College is really just a stepping-stone, the slightly uncomfortable transition period from childhood to adult life. Hopefully, we’ll develop the social and academic skills in the next four (or five, or six…) years necessary for our future success. In reality, though, it’s easy to waste these...

Nov 20, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Students Volunteer at Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Members of the A.S.I.A. club volunteered at the 10th annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF), which ran from Nov. 9 through 19. Students performed an array of tasks, including posting festival flyers around the community, creating tickets and all-access badges, collecting...

Sarah Adeniran Nov 14, 2017 10:04 am

Of Apps and Trees: Your Big Ideas Are Valid

Jared Edmund ’18 is not like most students. Pursuing both a BA in Entrepreneurship in Digital Media and an MBA at Arcadia University, Jared is already ahead of the game. And he has one more notable pursuit to add: his app, Memori Twyst. Jared has been designing Memori Twyst for over two years....