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Spring 2019 events

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CSCM Research Talks

The Center for Sports Communication and Media hosts a brownbag colloquium to nurture scholarly community within the Center. The aim of our research brownbag series is threefold. The brownbag series will provide:

  1. A way for researchers, namely center affiliates to connect and create community,
  2. A platform to disseminate research to an intimate yet interdisciplinary audience who can provide constructive feedback,
  3. A a way to showcase the important research our center affiliates are doing and providing content for the Center for communication and public relations

Speakers for the spring 2019 semester are:

  • Wed. Jan 30: Dr. Natalie Devlin Brown, Assistant Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations (Topic: Sport communication research on the Olympics)
  • Mon. Feb 25: Dr. Jennifer McClearen, Lecturer, Radio-Television-Film (Topic: sport, gender and race)
  • Mon. March 18: Dr. Angeline Close Scheinbaum, Associate Director for Research for Center for Sports Communication & Media, Assistant Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations (Topic: Sport sponsorship)
  • Mon. April 29: Sam Schelfhout, Doctoral Student, Physical Culture and Sports Studies (Topic: Dissertation research on sport diplomacy)

All talks will be at the Center, which is in CMB 3.110, from 12:00-1:00 pm, with a suggested 30 minutes for presenting and 30 minutes of discussion.

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Black Student-Athlete Summit 2019

UT-Austin's Black Student-Athlete Summit, hosted by the Division for Diversity and Community Engagement and co-sponsored by CSCM, will be held at the univeristy's AT&T Conference Center from January 9-11, 2019. Speaking proposals will be accepted until October 31, 2018. Early bird registration for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals runs until December 1, 2018. Information on the conference, including previous Summit programs and videos are available at the website above.

Fall 2018 events

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CSCM Research Talks

The Center for Sports Communication and Media hosts a brownbag colloquium to nurture scholarly community within the Center. The aim of our research brownbag series is threefold. The brownbag series will provide:

  1. A way for researchers, namely center affiliates to connect and create community,
  2. A platform to disseminate research to an intimate yet interdisciplinary audience who can provide constructive feedback,
  3. A a way to showcase the important research our center affiliates are doing and providing content for the Center for communication and public relations

Speakers for the fall 2018 semester are:

  • Wed. Nov. 28: Dr. Michael Butterworth, Director of The Center for Sports Communication & Media | Professor, Communication Studies (Topic: Public Memory and Political Reconciliation at the Munich 1972 Massacre Memorial)
  • Mon. Dec 10: Justin Graeber, Doctoral Student, Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations (Topic: Dissertation research on NBA sponsorship, Jersey branding, and schema congruity vs. functional fit)

All talks will be at the Center, which is in CMB 3.110, from 12:00-1:00 pm, with a suggested 30 minutes for presenting and 30 minutes of discussion.

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Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting award dinner

Join CSCM supporters in celebrating the work of Dave Kindred and Chris Ballard, winners of the 2018 Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting at an award dinner on September 21 in the Carpenter-Winkel Centennial Room at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium. A VIP reception with Mr. Jenkins will begin at 5:30. The public reception starts at 6:30. Dinner will be served at 7. The awards presentation will begin at 7:45.
Mary Carillo of NBC Sports will emcee the event. Sportswriters Michael MacCambridge, Sally Jenkins, Wright Thompson and Kirk Bohls will be part of the program, celebrating the second annual Jenkins Medal presentation.

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Get in the Game at the LBJ Library

Join the LBJ Presidential Library, Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation, and Center for Sports Communication & Media for an evening with Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad; Nate Boyer, a former active-duty Green Beret and NFL player; and, Daron K. Roberts, the founding director of The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation. The program is free and open to the public. Eventbrite registration required. Dr. Michael Butterworth, director of The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Sports Communication & Media, will offer introductory remarks. The conversation will be moderated by Mark K. Updegrove, president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation.

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Flow 2018 Conference

CSCM is a co-sponsor of the Flow 2018 Conference hosted by the Department of Radio-Television-Film on the UT-Austin campus. This biennial gathering will be held September 27-29, featuring 31 roundtable panels and other receptions and special events.
Flow is an online journal of television and media studies launched in October 2004, and since then, we have published 1400+ columns by over 700 authors from around the U.S. and the world. Flow‘s mission is to provide a critical forum where scholars, teachers, students, and the general public can read about and discuss the changing landscape of contemporary media at the speed that media moves.

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KMAC broadcast bootcamp

Current Moody College students are invited to participate in the first (annual) sports broadcast bootcamp on August 27 and 28 in BMC 3.208. The sessions will be facilitated by the broadcast professionals at K-MAC Sports, the leading high school sports broadcast production company in Texas. The event is free to attend with advanced registration and is sponsored by CSCM and the School of Journalism.
Participants will receive group and one-on-one coaching, hands-on technical instruction and "live" play-calling experience as a part of the bootcamp. The highest-performing student will receive an opportunity for an in-season, play-calling assignment with K-MAC.
The sessions will run from 12 pm to 5 pm on August 27 and 11:45 am to 6:30 pm on August 28. Lunch will be provided on both days. To register, contact Dr. Kathleen McElroy.

Spring 2018 events

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2018 Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism: Bob Costas

Iconic sports broadcaster Bob Costas will deliver the 2018 Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism. The lecture will be held on April 30 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in BMC 2.106. The event is free and open to the university community.

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Tainted Blood screening and panel

The Center for Sports Communication and Media will screen the 2017 documentary, Tainted Blood (www.taintedbloodfilm.com), about the previous unspoken blood doping scheme among US cyclists at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. The film will show at 6 pm with a panel discussion to follow. Director Jill Yesko will participate, as will film subjects Inga Thompson and Dr. John Hoberman. Journalist and CSCM Fellow Patrick Hruby will moderate the conversation.

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Intercollegiate Athletics Media Symposium

Just ahead of the NCAA Men’s Final Four in San Antonio, the Center for Sports Communication & Media, with support from the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations, will sponsor the University of Texas Intercollegiate Athletics Media Forum. The program is organized into three core panels—one focusing on the perspective of conference commissioners, one on athletics directors, and one on the media industry. Confirmed guests include University of Texas Athletic Director Chris del Conte, University of Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman and IMG College President Tim Pernetti. Joining them in conversation will be New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman, consultant Dan Beebe and UT-Austin Lecturer Joel Lulla, who has helped to organize the symposium.

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Documentary screening: The Renaissance Continues

Everyone knows the triumphant story of Jesse Owens and his accomplishments in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, winning four gold medals. The little-known story is how he, along with eight other track and field medalists, ushered in the era of African Americans in sports. At those games, USA athletes won every sprint event from the 100-800 meters along with two jumping events – 15 medals in all. This documentary should serve to inspire our collegiate student-athletes, who, like these competitors of the 1930s, face their own set of challenges amid evolving technologies in an ever-changing global environment.

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Dr. Adam Earnheardt: Functions of Fandom

From the fanatic to the casual spectator, people watch sports and become sports fans for a variety reasons. Whether its a lifetime commitment to a particular athlete, team or sport--or a brief encounter with a particular sporting event--we watch and become fans because sports fill a need. Dr. Adam Earnheardt has spent 20 years unpacking the motivations of sports fandom, and in this talk he explores the functions of being a sports fan at home, at work, in school, and in society--including the number one motivation--a desire to feel connected with family, friends, and other like-minded fans. Dr. Earnheardt examines the social utility to being sports fans, how people gather as spectators to be connected in disparate spaces, such as the stadium with tens of thousands of other fans, or on social media with seemingly millions of fellow fans separated by mountains and oceans.

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Black Student Athlete Summit

The fourth annual Black Student-Athlete Summit will take place at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, TX, January 17-19, 2018. Early bird registration ends December 8, so register soon for discounted rates. 2018 Keynotes include four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, NFL veteran Tommie Harris, WNBA player Imani McGee-Stafford. and Rhodes Scholar Caylin Moore.

Fall 2017 events

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Courtland Bragg on campus

The Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation, The Center for Sports Communication & Media and Distinguished Speakers hosted "Trust Your Jounery" with NFL Films Producer, Courtland Bragg on November 14, 2017, in BMC 1.202

Bragg started as an intern at NFL Films and worked his way up to seasonal employee. Through hard work he was promoted to be the youngest full time employee at NFL Films, and quickly went on to win an Emmy for the production of "Hard Knocks" with the Houston Texans. Bragg discussed his journey from internship to seasonal employee to full time employee to Emmy-winning associate producer.

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First Annual Jenkins Medal Award Dinner

Join CSCM supporters in celebrating the work of Frank Deford and Wright Thompson, winners of the inaugural Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting. The reception and seated dinner will by on October 13 at The Pecan Room in Dallas' Old Parkland Hospital development.
Heralded writer Roy Blount Jr. will emcee the event, which will feature the debut of By Dan Jenkins, a short film on the career and impact of Dan Jenkins. Sportswriters and editors Michael MacCambridge, Sally Jenkins, Joe Posnanski and John Walsh will be part of the program, celebrating the first annual Jenkins Medal presentation.

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NFL Protests, Social Juice and Social Work

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation, and the Center for Sports Communication & Media presented The NFL Protests, Social Justice and Social Work on October 10, 2017, in SSW's Utopia Theater. The panel discussion included Daron K. Roberts, director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation, Cullen Loeffler, former UT Austin and NFL athlete, Octavious Bishop, former UT Austin and NFL athlete, and Michael Butterworth, director of the Center for Sports Communication and Media. Emmett L. Gill, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, moderated the forum.
Update: Watch program video