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April 4, 2018
VIDEO // Stephen Groening, UW professor of cinema and media studies, discusses why people may feel more emotional on airplanes Featured on Tech Insider 
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April 2, 2018
Triple Major:Cinema & Media Studies, Communication, and Danish Class of 2019 Hometown: Olympia, WA Favorite film of all time: Persona Internships: KCTS 9 and the Seattle Channel (City of Seattle) Why did you choose CMS as a major? Film has always been my passion and I knew that I was going to pursue it in my education. CMS is the perfect way to do so, as the major teaches me about film and filmmaking generally, allowing me to apply it to other aspects of my... Read more
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March 30, 2018
BRACEROS Photographed by the Hermanos MayoCurator: John MrazLobby of Allen LibraryUniversity of WashingtonMarch 20-April 20, 2018 A specter is haunting the world – the specter of immigration. In this exhibit we explore the experience of emigrating, as it was rendered by photographers who had also been uprooted. Today, as waves of migrations hurl themselves on the coasts and borders of the world, it seems appropriate to reflect on the Mexican braceros who were recruited to fill... Read more
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March 28, 2018
UW professor of cinema and media studies Stephen Groening on Astrovision, Astrocolor, and why George H.W. Bush is the reason we have live streaming television at 10,000 feet. Featured on KUOW 
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March 27, 2018
Silent Movie Mondays is back again monday evenings during the month of April.  The Leading Ladies series features the following films:  April 2: The Patsy (1928) April 9: A Woman of the World (1925) April 16: ... Read more
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March 27, 2018
An interview with Professor Stephen Groening about the history of inflight entertainment on Seattle's public radio station KUOW.  Astrovision, Astrocolor, and why George H.W. Bush is the reason we have live streaming television at 10,000 feet.  Segement featured on KUOW:  "See the silver screen in the friendly skies". [ Read more
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March 27, 2018
Stephen Groening has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. Congratulations, Steve! We recently caught up with him to ask about his research and teaching, and how he came to cinema and media studies. Where did you grow up? My mother joined the U.S. foreign service when I was a child. When I was seven we moved to London. After a year in London we got transferred to Poznan, Poland, where my school was in the basement of our apartment building and had only four students... Read more
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March 5, 2018
Cinema & Media Studies, Class of 2019 Huskies Football Linebacker Hometown: Menlo Park, CA Favorite film of the year: Wind River Why did you choose CMS as a major? “I’ve loved movies all my life. As a kid, I made lots of movies with my older brother. When I got to UW, I realized that if I was going to commit so much time and effort to a major, then it should be one that I am truly passionate about, and that’s why I chose CMS.” What do you like most about... Read more
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February 28, 2018
Professor Stephen Groening's short piece on the in-flight entertainment system "Astrovision" was recently published in "The Conversation".  The short lived Astrovision system is one of four film inventions that never quite took off that is featured in the article.  Read full article "From Smell-O-Vision to Astrocolor, the film industry’s biggest innovation flops" on... Read more
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February 22, 2018
Professor Stephen Groening will be teaching “Public Spheres, Public Media,” a graduate seminar that was developed with support from the Mellon-funded initiative, Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics. The course will centrally explore questions pertaining to public scholarship, including a rigorous interrogation of the concept of the public sphere. Read about the new course on the... Read more