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Faculty Now: Fall 2021

Updates from our all-star faculty of professors, researchers, producers and innovators for fall 2021.

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We Are the Stories We Tell

CMCI faculty Lisa Flores, Angie Chuang and Harsha Gangadharbatla remark on how stories—those we tell, pay for and reimagine—intersect with our identities and industries.

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#MatchMakers

Snap if you tried online dating during the pandemic! It turns out you were in good company. Vicki Shapiro (Comm’93) gives the inside scoop on how dating applications found success when dating seemed impossible.

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#BreakTheScript

Ever felt like your doctor’s questions missed the mark? Carey Candrian (Comm’04; MComm’07; PhDComm’11), associate professor of health communication at the CU School of Medicine, shares why healthcare needs to be reimagined one sentence at a time.

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Sharing Stories of the Summer Games

As the Tokyo Olympics unfolded during a delayed run in 2021, CMCI sports reporters, producers and storytellers hit the ground running to capture the victories, struggles and emotions of athletes from around the globe.

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Then and Now: Fall 2020

Journalism Instructor and Assistant Dean for Student Success Steve Jones started his career at CU in 1976. Credited by alumni for setting “countless careers in motion,” teaching “with an open heart and open door,” and having “the greatest sly sense of humor and the best tie collection,” Jones will retire this December after 44 years.

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Staying Connected Through Scholarships

Nonie Lann (Jour’48) fell in love with CU Boulder as a 16-year-old freshman exploring campus by bike. Decades later, she established an endowed scholarship, which she sees as a way to give back and stay connected.

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#SimulateThis

It’s unlikely that any level of planning could have prepared organizations for COVID-19 and the other crises 2020 unleashed. But whether it’s a global pandemic, an economic crisis or a wildfire, practicing how to navigate group communication and decision making can help prepare for future crises, says Associate Professor Matt Koschmann.

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Whose World Is This?

As co-founder and principal of Aurora’s Empower Community High School, Wisdom Amouzou (Comm’13) teaches students that they are the leaders they’ve been waiting for.

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Summer 2020: Letter from Dean Bergen

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot this summer––and I’ve spoken to CMCI professors who are thinking about this, too. While the situation we’re in presents challenges, this is also an incredible time to be doing the work that we do.

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