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Heating Up

Media production student Jay Hager has two specific interests: filmmaking and climate change. For his media production senior capstone course, he combined them in his short documentary film, Combustion.

Hearst Award

Student Journalists Win National Honors

Two CMCI undergraduate seniors, Lauren Irwin and Alec Levy-O'Brien, have earned top recognitions in the 2021–22 Hearst Journalism Awards, a national competition in which students submit their work to be judged by journalism professionals.

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Live and Direct

Radio 1190 has created the soundtrack of CU for the past 30 years. CMCI senior John Boughey hit the ground running as news director during COVID-19 pandemic.

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What's your story?

Personal brands are about building reputation, so how do you build yours online? Parisa Tashakori, a CMCI advertising, public relations and media design instructor, guides students through the process.

Portrait of Angel Mollel, whose birth name is Anjela Yohana Koisasi Samanga Mollel, taken by Emerald Kristina Smith (@emeraldkphotography on Instagram) in 2021.

Sharing the Love

Meet Denver's Most Remarkable Woman, CMCI student Angel Mollel. After moving from a male-dominated village in Tanzania to the U.S. in 2012, Mollel launched the foundation 1 Love to improve the livelihood of Maasai people and empower women and girls to pursue their dreams. Now a sophomore studying media production, she uses visual storytelling to share her mission and culture.

For her honor's thesis, media production major Taylor Passios turned her apartment into an immersive experience that people could visit.

In the Loop

For her honor's thesis, media production major Taylor Passios turned her apartment into an immersive exhibit to illuminate the role of online information overload in COVID-related hypochondria.

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Making Connections

CMCI recently celebrated the first cohort of students to complete Connections: CMCI Summer Academy, a week-long summer experience that gives high school students a preview of college life and introduces them to current students, staff and faculty.

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, an Information Science PhD student, has been awarded the Microsoft Research Fellowship for 2021. He studies how and why facial recognition technologies get it wrong.  Credit: Casey Cass/CU Boulder

How Computers See Us: Doctoral Student Working to Curb Discrimination by Artificial Intelligence

From CU Boulder Today: Information Science PhD student Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, 29, is among the most coveted young minds in the field of social computing. With stints at Google and Facebook already under his belt, and his facial analysis research earning international accolades, he was just awarded Microsoft’s prestigious 2021 Research Fellowship.


The Animated Life of Julia Merten

Known by friends as Juju, Julia Merten lives and works by the motto, “Express your unapologetic self.” This year, Merten earned CMCI’s William W. White Outstanding Graduate award, given to the student with the highest GPA in the college. After graduation, she will begin a position with a Detroit-based chocolate company, Bon Bon Bon.


Red RovR, Red RovR...Send the Plan Book Over

What’s cooler than getting a good grade on an assignment? For Nicole Cattin (StratComm’20), it was a paid internship her senior year and the opportunity to see her work featured in stores.