Vilas Insider Newsletter - Fall 2022
A Message from SJMC Director Hernando Rojas:
Greetings from the J-School! The fall semester is in full swing, and our students, faculty and staff are excited to be back on campus. As always, J-School faculty are conducting world-class research, students are being recognized for their outstanding work and staff are winning awards for their dedication to service. We're also grateful for our accomplished alumni, and their commitment to helping current students achieve great things. This fall, alumni again have the chance to support current students during Fill the Hill, October 20-21. Gifts made to SJMC during Fill the Hill help support facility upgrades, student scholarships and more. Save the date and learn more here!

On, Wisconsin!

Save the Date for Fill the Hill!

October 20, 5:00 p.m. - October 21, 5:00 p.m.

Fill the Hill is a chance for us to come together as a community, support current students and share our J-School pride.

UW-Madison Researchers to Study Effect of Social Media on Adolescent Health
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, including SJMC Assistant Professor Chris Cascio, have received an $8 million grant to study how technology and digital media (TDM) influence health behaviors and wellbeing in adolescents, with an emphasis on both positive and negative impacts of social media.

Team Receives $5 Million Award to Continue Research on Misinformation Correction
A team of researchers that developed Course Correct, a tool to help journalists identify and combat misinformation online, will now be testing that tool in the real world, through partnerships with journalists. The team includes SJMC Professors Dhavan Shah, Mike Wagner and Sijia Yang, along with alums Porismita Borah, Leticia Bode, Emily Vraga and Katie Harbath.

Administrative Support Staff Rowan Calyx Earns University Staff Recognition Award
At the University Staff Congress Meeting on June 20, SJMC Administrative Support staff member Rowan Calyx was honored with a University Staff Recognition Award for his outstanding achievements.

Graduate Student Highlight: Erin McGroarty
Professional M.A. student Erin McGroarty, was recently accepted to the National Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ (NLGJA) CONNECT Scholar program. We caught up with Erin to hear more about her and what she hopes to do after graduation.

What's Next for our 2022 PhD Graduates?
As summer winds to a close, many of our 2022 Ph.D. alums are heading out into the world and moving on to their next adventures. 

Three Questions for Seungahn Nah '06
Recently, SJMC alum Seungahn Nah (PhD’06) was named the Dianne Snedaker Chair in Media Trust and Research Director for the University of Florida's Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology (CTMT). We caught up with him to see what he hopes to achieve and what he remembers from his time in the J-School.

Three Questions for Lisa Imhoff '00
Earlier this month, Madison365 announced its list of Wisconsin’s Most Influential Asian American Leaders of 2022. This list of outstanding individuals includes J-School alum Lisa Imhoff (BA’00).