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Jan. 22 2018

Taylor Miller named academic director of Peabody Media Center

The Peabody Media Center has appointed Taylor Cole Miller as academic director, where he will administer the scholarly initiatives of the center's work along with Nate Kohn, professor and fellow academic director. Miller is an assistant professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication with joint appointments in the entertainment & media studies department and the New Media Institute. His position with the Media Center begins immediately.

Nov. 13 2017

Peabody Awards adds two media professionals to board of jurors

Peabody has appointed Joshua Brand and Mike Monello to its board of jurors, which each year evaluates entries and bestows the Peabody Awards for excellence in electronic media. The program is housed in the University of  Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

May. 15 2017

Six digital storytelling programs named winners of Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Awards

The Peabody Media Center and the University of Georgia have named six winners of this year's Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Awards for outstanding digital storytelling released in 2016. The programs use 3-D modeling, virtual reality, interactive websites and video games to address stories covering a range of issues from torture in prison and childhood cancer to transgender dating and identity.

May. 1 2017

‘Lemonade,’ ‘Happy Valley’ among this year’s Peabody honorees

Beyonce's visual album Lemonade, the HBO workplace comedy Veep and the British crime drama Happy Valley are among this year's Peabody 30. 

Apr. 24 2017

Individual, institutional winners named for 76th Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has selected Norman Lear to receive an Individual Award and the Independent Television Service an Institutional Award for their contributions to storytelling in television.

Apr. 17 2017

Sixty Peabody finalists named; Rashida Jones to host ceremony

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has selected 60 finalists that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media during 2016. As part of a new distinction introduced last year, jurors chose 60 finalists out of 1,200 entries from television, radio and the web. The Peabody Awards are based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Feb. 20 2017

Peabody Media Center partners with FUSION, The Root for Black History Month

The Peabody Media Center, FUSION and The Root have launched a content partnership that will bring Peabody's rich media archive together with FUSION's diverse voices to explore issues of contemporary importance.

Jan. 9 2017

Peabody launches center for research, production

Peabody is launching The Media Center at Peabody, a scholarly research center and digital media production arm of the Peabody Awards. The announcement was made by Jeffrey Jones, executive director of the awards program and new center. The Media Center at Peabody is based at UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Mar. 14 2016

Peabody turns 75

Since its founding 75 years ago, the Peabodys have been issued under the auspices of UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. What originated as a desire to acknowledge the best in radio has become an award that reflects compelling storytelling across all forms of electronic media.

Mar. 23 2015

IHE 50th anniversary conference to celebrate successes

The UGA Institute of Higher Education will hold a 50th anniversary conference March 30 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The conference will bring together alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends to celebrate the past successes of the institute and chart a path for the future.

Nov. 17 2014

University of Michigan president emerita to give McBee Lecture

Mary Sue Coleman, president emerita of the University of Michigan, will present the 26th annual Louise McBee Lecture Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. The event is open free to the public.

Sep. 2 2014

Institute for Higher Education to mark 50th anniversary with yearlong observance

The Institute of Higher Education launched its 50th anniversary with a celebratory reception Aug. 27 at Meigs Hall.

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