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.

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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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#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.

Beyond the Classroom

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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.

In Conversation

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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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Never-Ending Story

Jad Davenport (MJour'98), a National Geographic represented freelance photographer and writer, delves into the art of storytelling learned from a career in photography, filmmaking and journalism.

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Leading Forward

Jess Clifton (Advert’03) is thriving in her digital advertising career. Always one to use innovation to solve a problem, Clifton realized young women needed female mentors in the field—so she came up with a solution.

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Designing Tech with Mortality in Mind

It’s inevitable that at some point we must all “get our affairs in order,” and when we do, there are checklists, policies and professionals to help create everything from wills and trusts to advance directives. But a key element––guidance surrounding technology and end-of-life planning––is missing. Assistant Professor Jed Brubaker will work to close this gap through a five-year research project supported by a prestigious NSF CAREER grant.

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Connecting Through Trauma

Samira Rajabi, assistant professor of media studies, spent years battling a brain tumor. Her experience of trauma and finding support through social media inspired research she hopes will help others.

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Payden's Passion

Journalist Bill Payden (Jour'57) created the William R. Payden Faculty Excellence Award, the largest faculty award given at the college level at CU Boulder, to recognize superior teaching, research or creative work.

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Dean's Leadership Society: Fall 2021

This list celebrates cumulative giving to any CMCI fund, department or center of $1,000 or more during the recent academic year (July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021).

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In the end, you'll always find a story

When I joined CMCI in 2015, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into as the founding dean of the first new CU Boulder college in over 50 years! I did know that I believed in the mission of the new college and was excited to take on the...

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Class Notes: Fall 2021

Updates on our exceptional alumni.

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Faculty Now: Fall 2021

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