Day: July 24, 2008

Presidential Futures Foiled by Facebook?

Still think you might want to run for president someday? It may already be too late. Last Wednesday, the Austin American-Statesman ran a syndicated commentary by Maureen O’Connor and Jacob Savage of the Los Angeles Times reflecting on the role the Internet may play in future elections, especially in regard to what it may reveal about candidates’ pasts.

WALL-E presents Exrtraordinar-E Story

Since before 1995, director Andrew Stanton, stated, “What if mankind evacuated Earth and forgot to turn off the last remaining robot?” 13 years later, Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios paired up and released “WALL-E” on June 27, 2008. The Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class, or WALL-E robot, is the last working robot in the year 2700.

Communication Professors/Artists Show Work

ST. PETERSBURG – Three University of Tampa communication professors will show their work in an exhibit titled “Film Lingua II” at the C. Emerson Fine Arts Gallery in St. Petersburg. The show runs July 17 through Aug. 16. Dana Plays, associate professor of communication, will exhibit a digital installation titled “Archival Extracts,” made possible in part by grants she received from The University of Tampa, including the David Delo Research Fellowship, Dana Summer Research Grant and Alumni Faculty Research Grant.

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