CS Alumna Avriel Epps in the News!

Traditional music companies have yet to realize the full financial and cultural potential of hip-hop and rap, a UCLA-led study suggests. When it comes to the type of artists that get signed, recorded and heavily promoted, the big record labels often overlook what researchers call “pro-social” themes.

CS Lecturer Celia Feramisco Featured in “The Real Mad Men of Advertising” Documentary

The award-winning television drama "Mad Men" ran for seven seasons and gave audiences an all-access glimpse into the world of advertising in America during the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. It was inspired by the real men and women of Madison Avenue who perfected the art of the sale and transformed American culture in the process.

A collection of “Mad Men” costumes and props was recently donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington DC, and is being featured as part of an exhibit on American culture.  

CS Lecturer Celia Feramisco Featured in “The Read Mad Men of Advertising” Documentary pt. 3
CS Lecturer Celia Feramisco Featured in “The Read Mad Men of Advertising” Documentary pt. 2
CS Lecturer Celia Feramisco Featured in “The Read Mad Men of Advertising” Documentary pt. 1

Professor Yoomi Chin in the news!

Eileen Matthews has created advertisements using national brands including Kleenex and McDonalds. However, her ads aren’t meant to sell tissues or burgers – instead, they’re a form of art and activism.

Matthews, a Los Angeles-based freelance advertising copy writer, created the Instagram project “100 Days of Feminist Ads” on April 4, a form of creative endeavor in which a person commits to doing something for 100 days and shares their work on social media.

NY Times: UCLA ranks number one out of 64 top-tier colleges for creating upward mobility for alumni.

The median family income of a student from U.C.L.A. is $104,900, and 48% come from the top 20 percent. About 5.6% of students at U.C.L.A. came from a poor family but became a rich adult.

CS Professor Tom Miller in the News!

Daily Bruin - Roy Scheider was an actor, not a debate coach. So when the actor was cast to play a debate coach in “Listen to Me,” he sought help from UCLA senior lecturer and debate team coach Thomas Miller.

In order to prepare for his role in the 1989 film, Scheider attended several of Miller’s lectures. UCLA’s debate team let Scheider travel with the team members to observe Miller’s coaching style in the months before filming, Miller said. 

Comm Studies major Mackenzie Possee appointed as 2017-2018 Editor-in-Chief for the Daily Bruin!

An assistant photography editor was appointed the next editor in chief of the Daily Bruin, following confirmation by the UCLA Communications Board on Monday night.

Mackenzie Possee, a second-year communications studies student, received the staff endorsement at a hearing Friday night.

She will become the second consecutive third-year student to serve in the role, following current Editor-in-Chief Tanner Walters, who was the first to do so since 2001. Possee is the first editor in chief to come from The Bruin’s photography department in more than a decade.

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