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Winners of this year’s ICA James W. Carey Urban Communicaiton Grant!
March 28, 2014

Congratulations to Metamorphosis Project team members Nancy Chen, Andrea Wenzel and Nan Zhao as they are the recipients of this year’s ICA James W. Carey Urban Communication Grant. 

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Dr. Ball-Rokeach is awarded this year’s Provost’s Mentoring Award
March 8, 2013

“The Provost’s Mentoring Award honors an individual faculty member who has demonstrated sustained success in mentoring other USC faculty, graduate students, or undergraduate students, and in helping them to succeed in their own research or professional development.”

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South LA Democratic Spaces
September 4, 2012

Free Public Exhibit: September 27 through December 2012.
Exibit Launch: Thursday, September 27, 2012.
Exhibit opens at 6:30 pm, panel presentation starts at 7:30 pm.
USC Annenberg School for Communication
3502 Watt Way, LA, CA 90089
Kindly RSVP at annenberg.usc.edu/rsvp

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Alhambra paper now published in New Media and Society
February 24, 2012

Chen, N.T., Dong, F., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Parks, M., & Huang, J. (2011). Building a new media platform for local storytelling and civic engagement in ethnically diverse neighborhoods. New Media and Society.Read More.

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Metamorphosis receives grant award from the California Council for the Humanities
November 1, 2011

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New Online Space for Knowledge Sharing
September 10, 2011

We are proud to announce the launch of the new MetaConnects website MetaConnects.org, an online space for knowledge sharing between researchers from the Metamorphosis Project and community-based practitioners from across the Southern California region and beyond.

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Alhambra Project members present at IAMCR 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey
August 1, 2011

Nien Tsu Chen and Wenlin Liu have recently presented at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Metamorphosis Project team members attend the 61st Annual ICA Conference in Boston
May 27, 2011

This years International Communication Association conference theme is “Communication @ the Center” and is taking place in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Dr. Ball-Rokeach receives USC Mellon Mentoring Award
April 20, 2011

On Tuesday, April 19th Dr. Ball-Rokeach recieved the USC Mellon Mentoring Award for her outstanding mentorship to graduate students at both the masters and PhD level. Congratulations to Dr. Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach!

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Metamorphosis Community Planning Grant Story is Featured on the USC Annenberg News Page
March 9, 2011

To learn more about the Northeast Los Angeles Community Planning Grant, follow the featured story link , Villanueva & Ball-Rokeach Grant. The story is in the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism website, under Annenberg News, and was written by Jackson DeMos.

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Metamorphosis Members Present at NCA’s 96th Annual Convention in San Francisco
November 18, 2010

This year’s National Communication Association (NCA) conference theme was Building Brdiges

A number of our researchers participated in panels and presented papers at the conference from Saturday, November 13th through Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 in San Francisco, CA. 

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Congratulations to the Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) Collaborative project!
October 21, 2010

The NELA Collaborative, a collaborative that Metamorphosis and multiple LA City department agencies and community partners are a part of, receive a Federal joint HUD/ DOT Sustainable Community Planning Grant to ensure sustainable and community-engaged urban redevelopment in the neighborhoods of Northeast Los Angeles.

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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH: ALHAMBRA SOURCE
August 30, 2010

The Alhambra Source is an outgrowth of the Alhambra Project, a research initiative at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

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NEW BOOK
June 10, 2010

UNDERSTANDING ETHNIC MEDIA, PRODUCERS, CONSUMERS, AND SOCIETIES, by Dr. Matthew D. Matsaganis, Dr. Vikki S. Katz, and Dr. Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach. 

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ICA 2010: Singapore
May 20, 2010

Metamorphosis team members will be presenting on their research this June at the International Communication Association conference to be held in Singapore.

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