Archives for Communication Arts

Bringing Families Together, One Conversation—and Super Bowl Commercial—at a Time

Sunday's Super Bowl commercials won't just be featuring the usual chips and beer promotions. This year's will include a new Cheerios commercial with a family at the breakfast table, part of a national campaign to promote family mealtime conversations that John Sarrouf, adjunct professor of communication arts and sociology, is behind. Sarrouf, director of The Family Dinner Project, a non-profit Read full article »

New Frontiers: Faculty Expand Their Influence

Gordon has long recognized the impact and influence of its professors beyond the classroom and into the broader academic landscape. Recently, four professors took on new opportunities. While on sabbatical this semester, Tim Sherratt, professor of political science, was named as a Fellow at the Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C. His role there will be to continue writing and Read full article »

Gordon Scholars Explore: Rejection and Cinema, Values and Mentoring

Around the world and across the Internet, Gordon professors continue to offer their expertise and scholarship for the greater good. Here are more examples of recent contributions from Gordon faculty at the start of a new academic year: Jonathan Gerber, associate professor of psychology, continues his scholarship on rejection with an article in The Journal of Social Psychology on, "Clarifying the Read full article »

Six Faculty + Summer Grants = Interesting Scholarship, Part III

Each summer at Gordon, the Provost's Office invites applications for small grants that Faculty can use toward ongoing research and scholarship in between academic years. This summer, six were awarded stipends, ranging in projects from screenwriting and data reviews to humanitarian logistics and fiction writing. Here are profiles of the final two recipients: (Read about the others HERE) In between travel to scout Read full article »

Six Faculty + Summer Grants = Interesting Scholarship, Part II

Each summer at Gordon, the Provost's Office invites applications for small grants that Faculty can use toward ongoing research and scholarship in between academic years. This summer, six were awarded stipends, ranging in projects from screenwriting and data reviews to humanitarian logistics and fiction writing. Here are two more recipients, with others to follow: Mike Veatch, chair and professor of mathematics Read full article »

Oscar Season: Talking About the Movies Everyone’s Talking About

Rini Cobbey, one of Gordon's resident film critics By Rini Cobbey, associate professor of communication arts With the Golden Globes over, 2013’s “award show season” is official, culminating in the Oscars on February 24. Entertainment awards matter. The Academy Awards matter in particular, despite the often awkward show itself, because they reflect what our mass entertainers present as “excellent entertainment,” in all the Read full article »

Film Review: Getting Out the Vote in “Secret Ballot”

Resident film critic Rini Cobbey, associate professor of communication arts, continues her series of reviews for the "Elections and Presidents" Faculty Film Series. Waiting for the Vote: Secret Ballot By Rini Cobbey This whole democracy business can get a little absurd . . . frustrating . . . bureaucratic . . . quixotic . . . but as Prof. Paul Brink noted Monday, Read full article »

On Journalism and Being a Neighbor

With so many people coming and going in our culture and lives, what exactly does it mean any more to be a neighbor? Jo Kadlecek, senior writer and journalist in residence, writes in the local Salem News about her New England neighbor, whose personal milestone of turning 95 years old, is newsworthy in itself. "New England neighborliness and the Lady at Read full article »

Film Review: When Women First Got Out the Vote

As today's presidential candidates work hard to earn the much coveted women's vote, one recent HBO movie told the story of how women got it in the first place. Here, Rini Cobbey, associate professor of communication arts and one of Gordon's resident film critics, reviews Iron Jawed Angels, a contemporary dramatization of the final years in the U.S. women’s suffrage movement (starring Hilary Read full article »

Film Review: “The Campaign” as Election Fodder?

In case the national Republican and Democratic conventions haven't provided enough entertainment or inspiration lately, the new Will Ferrell movie, The Campaign, opened in theaters last week. But Rini Cobbey, associate professor of communication arts and one of Gordon's resident film critics, has her doubts about this one. Read her latest movie review below. Next week Cobbey will review Iron Jawed Angels, Read full article »