Tag - Communication

Jedis, Buddhism and the translational power of film

In 2015, when it dawned on us that watching new Star Wars movies would soon become a holiday tradition, we thought to ourselves: What can we learn from the story behind the stories we love? First published in Dec. 2015, this article, written by a die-hard fan, sought to explore that question. The...

In “A Passion for Peru,” medicine meets culture

Over the summer, Todd Bennett, assistant professor of Communication, flew to Peru to document the mission of Dr. Daron Ferris, students from the Medical College of Georgia, and volunteers from CerviCusco, a humanitarian NGO. Their goal, to combat cervical cancer in the Andes Mountains. The denizens...

Students produce music video for indie rock band

When the world-renowned indie rock band Luna needed a music video for their song “Friends,“ they called on Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Augusta University Communication Professor Matthew Buzzell to direct the project. Buzzell’s relationship with Luna stems back over a decade when he chronicled the...

Voting underway for student films about tobacco dangers

Their goal is same: to educate people about the dangers of tobacco use. But only one of the 18 public service announcements produced by students in Rick Pukis’ class can be crowned “Audience Favorite.” The films were produced as part of a partnership between the Department of Communications and the...

Cinema Series kicks off with two films and a Q&A

Augusta University’s popular Cinema Series returns Thursday with two films by producer and screenwriter Toby Halbrooks. Halbrooks will be on hand for a Q&A after both the 2016 reimagining of Pete’s Dragon, which will screen at 1 p.m., and A Ghost Story, which will begin at 7 p.m. Both films...

Art meets science in “Natural Infinity”

Video by Tim Jackson Films At Augusta University’s third LASER talk on Feb. 21, leaders in the field of science and art discussed topics ranging from art history to the use of low-fidelity simulation models for minimally invasive surgery. Brian Rust, professor of art, is a sculptor and was...

Tonight: Cinema Series returns with David Lynch double feature

The Cinema Series returns on Friday, March 3 with a David Lynch double feature kicking off at 7 p.m. The Straight Story Screens at 7 p.m. Richard Farnsworth received an Oscar nomination for his final, tender performance in 1999’s rarely-screened The Straight Story. This is a David Lynch film...

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