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Spring 2022 Events

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April 18, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. - What’s so Great about K-Pop?

Enjoy K-pop music? Curious about K-pop? Want to learn more about it and hear some songs and bands you might not have heard before? Join us on April 18 for a listening session and fun discussion about K-pop, fandom, identity and more, from a diverse group of students, fans and stans. DMC 2.106 (2nd floor auditorium)

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March 22, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. - Politics in Sports: What do People Really Think?

Join us for “Politics in Sports,” a panel discussion with the authors of the first annual Center for Sports Communication and Media (CSCM) report “Politics in Sports Media.” Following a brief presentation of key findings, the authors will field questions from a table of respondents before opening up a discussion with the audience. DMC 5.208 (in-person) or https://utexas.zoom.us/j/99032212871

Fall 2021 Events

Podcasting The Black Experience: A Virtual Conversation with the hosts of JADE & XD and Therapy for Black Girls

Oct. 19, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. - Podcasting The Black Experience

Podcasting The Black Experience: A Virtual Conversation with the hosts of JADE & XD and Therapy for Black Girls, hosted by Professor Sean Upshaw and his Honors class "Black Issues in ADV/PR". CMA 3.124 (in-person audience) or https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96351499595

The Black College Experience: A Panel Discussion with Black Faculty and Students

Oct. 20, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - The Black College Experience: A Panel Discussion with Black Faculty and Students

Faculty panelists include: Natalie Tindall (Director of ADV/PR), Sean Upshaw (professor in ADV/PR) and Ya'Ke Smith (Moody Dean of DEI). Student panelists include: Morgan Severson, Journalism, Moody Honors, Sophomore; Gregory Phea, Comm Studies, Moody Honors, Plan II, Senior; and Tarniesha Floyd, Radio-TV-Film, Moody Honors, Sophomore. https://utexas.zoom.us/j/92267999964

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Nov. 9, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Virtual Lecture by Thi Bui

Author of the "The Best We Could Do," an acclaimed graphic memoir about the author's family's escape from war-torn Vietnam and immigration to the United States. https://utexas.zoom.us/s/93942160967

Spring 2021 Events

Mira Jacob

Feb. 11, An Evening with Mira Jacob

Author of graphic memoir "Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations". Mira Jacob is a novelist, memoirist, illustrator, and cultural critic.

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March 11, Don Belt on Slow Journalism

A longtime writer and editor for National Geographic, Don Belt is an award-winning journalist, educator and public speaker. In this talk, Belt will discuss the slow journalism approach to reporting he helped develop through his work with Paul Salopek and his “Out of Eden Walk.”

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April 1, An Evening with Saeed Jones

Joins us on April 1st at 7:00 pm for a talk with Saeed Jones, a former Buzzfeed LGBT and culture editor who has been a leading voice on issues of identity.