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Middle Schoolers Stop By Fisher for Digital Download

07/21/2015

More than 30 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders from the Urban League of Rochester Summer Academy spent Wednesday, July 15, on campus, learning about college and careers focused on the visual arts. Read More

Sarachan is "Five Minutes of Fame" Presenter at New Media Consortium Conference

07/14/2015

Jeremy Sarachan, associate professor and chair of the Department of Media and Communication and Program Director for the Digital Cultures and Technologies program, presented at the Five Minutes of Fame event at the New Media Consortium Conference in Washington D.C. this past June. Read More

Alum, Media and Communication Professor Collaborate on Video Production Course Project

04/30/2015

Students in Todd Sodano's video production course created videos for Book1One, a Rochester-based publishing company. Read More

Showcases Held throughout April Spotlight Student Work

04/30/2015

Departments and programs across the College hosted showcase events and symposiums, giving undergraduates the opportunity to share class projects, display art work, or present findings from their original research. Read More

Jack Palvino Award Honors Two Students

04/30/2015

Rob Sweet ’15 and Kyle Cataldo ’17 were recently named recipients of the 2015 Jack Palvino Excellence in Communication Awards. Read More

Digital Cultures Student Show Opening Reception March 12

Digital Cultures Student Show Opening Reception March 12

03/06/2015

Students in the Digital Cultures and Technologies (DCT) program will have their work displayed in a student show starting Thursday, March 12, in the Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center. An opening reception is scheduled for that evening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Read More

2015 Lobene Lecture to Feature Best-Selling Author Dr. Sherry Turkle March 23

2015 Lobene Lecture to Feature Best-Selling Author Dr. Sherry Turkle March 23

03/03/2015

St. John Fisher College will present the 2015 Lobene Lecture on Monday, March 23, featuring MIT professor and best-selling author, Dr. Sherry Turkle. Her talk is being sponsored by alumnus Mark Lobene, who established the Lobene Lecture Series. It is also being supported by the Digital Cultures and Technologies Program in the School of Arts and Sciences. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Cleary Family Auditorium, and it is free and open to the public. Read More

Carhart ’12 and Harney ’13 Produce “UFO” Music Video

11/07/2014

Earlier this spring, two Fisher alumni, Ciera Carhart '12 and Patrick Harney '13, recently produced a music video for a Rochester-based band known as Routine Involvements. The pair worked alongside Aaron Gordon and Optic Sky Production to create a modern and unique music video. Read More

Faculty, Students Participate in Seneca Falls Dialogues

Faculty, Students Participate in Seneca Falls Dialogues

10/28/2014

From October 17-19, faculty from Women and Gender Studies, Digital Cultures and Technologies, and English participated in the Seneca Falls Dialogues, a biennial conference that takes place at the Women's Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York. Read More

Calling All Gamers (For a Good Cause)

Calling All Gamers (For a Good Cause)

10/15/2014

Digital Cultures and Technologies (DCT) students and faculty will be participating in an international celebration of the social impact of gamers on October 25 with Extra Life, an online grassroots movement working to help raise money for local children through the power of play. Read More

Lordy, Lordy, Looks Who’s 40!

10/01/2014

In the midst of Alumni Weekend, there will be another important milestone acknowledged as the Media and Communication Department celebrates its 40th birthday. Faculty, current students, and alumni will gather for a birthday party in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3. And yes, there will be cake. Read More

Faculty Appear at Fringe Festival

09/23/2014

If you are headed to the popular First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, which is taking place now in downtown Rochester, you’ll see some familiar Fisher faces on stage and behind-the-scenes. Faculty members Dr. Ruben Gomez, M.J. Iuppa, and Jeremy Sarachan are all playing a role in the popular event. Read More

On “The Verge” – Students Concept Binge-Watching TV Experience, Premiere May 1

On “The Verge” – Students Concept Binge-Watching TV Experience, Premiere May 1

04/24/2014

It’s almost time to roll out the red carpet again, but this time, come in your sweatpants. On Thursday, May 1, students in Dr. Todd Sodano’s Television Production class will host the premiere of their original television series, “The Verge.” Read More

Lazzara and Mullen Win Jack Palvino Excellence in Communications Scholarship

04/11/2014

Communication/Journalism students Theresa Lazzara ’16 and Sean Mullen ’16 recently received the Media and Communication Department’s Jack Palvino Excellence in Communications Scholarship. Read More

Sierra Featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education

04/01/2014

The work of Dr. Wendi Sierra, Assistant Professor of English, has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, highlighting a game that she had a hand in inventing. Read More

High School Students “Spend-a-Day” with the Department of Media and Communication

High School Students “Spend-a-Day” with the Department of Media and Communication

03/06/2014

St. John Fisher College’s Department of Media and Communication held its annual Spend-a-Day program on February 21. Prospective students from across New York State and even Pennsylvania spent the day with current faculty and students from the department learning what their futures would be like if they chose Fisher. Read More

From the Big Screen to Fisher: Media and Communication Adds Local Filmmaker to Adjunct Roster

From the Big Screen to Fisher: Media and Communication Adds Local Filmmaker to Adjunct Roster

01/22/2014

Her work has been seen worldwide, and Newsweek named one of her films as one of the five best non-fiction films in 2001. Lucky for Fisher students, she has joined the Media and Communication Department this semester as an adjunct professor. Read More

Sarachan Publishes in Journal

12/13/2013

Jeremy Sarachan, Assistant Professor of Media and Communication, has had an article published in the December 2013 issue of Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds. Read More

Student Entrepreneurs Mean Business

Student Entrepreneurs Mean Business

12/05/2013

They say what happens in the Mac lab, stays in the Mac lab, or, does it? When Cody Schmitt and Kyle Howatt met in the Mac lab in a Web Design course in the spring of 2012, neither of them knew that they would be future business partners. Read More

Fisher to Celebrate National Philosophy Day with a Digital Twist

Fisher to Celebrate National Philosophy Day with a Digital Twist

11/08/2013

St. John Fisher College will celebrate National Philosophy Day on Thursday, November 21, but this time, organizers have added a digital twist. This year, the program will revolve around Digital Philosophy, with speakers from Fisher along with several area colleges. All sessions will be held in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel. Read More

 

Upcoming Digital Cultures and Technologies Events

Documentary Film: "Turkey: Flowers of Gezi Park"

Thu., September 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Turkey: Flowers of Gezi Park, an episode of MTV's reality series Rebel Music, follows several young activists living in Turkey as they fight injustice in their lives. From youtube.com: “Watch as the band Tahribad-i Isyan wields hip-hop as a beacon of truth, journalist Gökhan Biçici reveals the country’s realities despite being beaten and arrested, and Juliana Gözen raises her voice on campus and in the streets fighting for women’s rights.” For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Panel Discussion: Social Media's Impact on Religion

Thu., October 01, 2015 at 6:15 PM
Hosted by: Mubarak Bashir Panelist will respond to video clips from the internet about issues dealing with religion. This will be an open discussion which will allow a time period for questions and answers at the end of the session. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Poster Session: Why We Aren’t All Getting Along: How Social Media Reflects and Impacts American Beliefs, from Racial Profiling to Campus Rape

Tue., December 08, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Featuring: Dr. Jenna Rossi's and Dr. Hope Russell's "American Dialogues" Learning Community (AMST 140/ENGL 101) This poster session investigates current issues in the media, such as anti-LGBT bullying, locker room culture, gendered behavior codes ("the bro code"), racial profiling, birth control ("slut shaming"), college hookups, campus rape, and media representation of sexuality (coming out, transgender identity). We examine popular commentary, as well as connections to underlying issues of gender, race, and sexuality in American history. We explore why and how discussion often shuts down around these issues, contrasting shame, fear, and blame with listening, empathy, and compassion. For example, what do words and phrases like "thug," "slut," and "that's so gay" reveal about American attitudes toward race, gender, and sexuality? What meaning do we make of common campus cultural patterns of "hooking up?" What does the popularity of media references like "the bro code" reveal about our attitudes...

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