CJC’s second annual frank gathering, bringing together public interest communicators from across the globe, was a rousing success. The event featured prominent experts including Steven Pinker, Shankar Vedantam and Mark Little. Coverage of the event, including videos of many of the speakers, is available here. You can also track frank conversations on Twitter at #frank2015.
The College’s integrated, strategic communication agency officially opened with a dedication on Feb. 24. We welcome your participation and partnership in The Agency activities (naming rights are still available!). For more information, contact Andy Hopson. Below is a quick video of the dedication ceremony and an agency tour.
Millennial Research Core
The MRC is an arm of The Agency focusing on original research on young adults, primarily through a proprietary panel of millennials. In partnership with millennial site Elite Daily, the MRC analyzed news consumption data based on a survey of Elite Daily users. The results were summarized in this story: Young Traditional Media Users Feel Most Informed.
CJC is stepping up its professional development activities, particularly for strategic communication and storytelling. An initial set of workshop offerings is available here. All of these programs can be customized to your organization. If you’re interested in these or other programs, please contact Randy Bennett.
The College is also offering a new Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management – a program for those seeking jobs in the high-demand but low-supply nonprofit sector. The program, developed by Dr. Kathleen Kelly, is unique in its academic orientation to teaching fundraising and its partnership with the University of Florida Foundation. More information on the program is available here.
STEM Colloquium Series
CJC’s STEM Translational Communication Research program is sponsoring a colloquium series focused on communication challenges of important health and science issues. The first in the series featured Dr. Brian Quick on using multiple messages to promote organ donation registration. The second included Dr. Brendan Nyhan discussing the psychological factors that promote belief in misperceptions about politics and health. For more information contact Dr. Janice Krieger.
Remarkably, students from the class of 2019 have just been invited to join Gator Nation. As a welcome and encouragement to consider the world of communication, we created the following video: