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Honors Colloquium

Fall 2008 Honors Colloquium

Mary Healey Jamiel

Mary Healy-JamielMary Healey Jamiel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island. She serves jointly in Film Media and Communication Studies. She arrived at the University in 1996 and has developed documentary and film courses for Communication Studies and the Film Media program.

Mary Healey Jamiel is also the owner of C Videofilms, LLC; a Rhode Island based Production Company. She produced and directed a variety of nationally launched projects, including animations, PSAs for commercial television, music videos and interactive multimedia projects for the National Institute of Health, in conjunction with the Cancer Prevention Research Center at the University of Rhode Island. Much of her work and passion concerns the study of influence, persuasion, and public health and policy issues. Her documentary film Holy Water-Gate received a 2004 CINE Golden Eagle Award for excellence in investigative journalism, and Best Documentary at the 2005 Rhode Island International Film Festival. Holy Water-Gate broadcast in 2005 on SHOWTIME NETWORKS, CBC Canada, SBS Australia, TVE Spain, DR DENMARK and SSR/TSI - Swiss Italian Television.

Hidden in the Leaves - broadcast in 2008 on RIPBS and examines the factors that led to the emergence of Lyme disease and related infections and why, despite awareness of these risks, the impact of tick-transmitted diseases on society continue to expand at an alarming rate.


Major Sponsor:

The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation

Sustaining Sponsors:

URI Office of the President; URI Honors Program; The Mark and Donna Ross Honors Colloquium Humanities Endowment; The Thomas Silvia and Shannon Chandley Honors Colloquium Endowment.

Leadership Sponsors:

URI Graduate School of Oceanography and URI College of Arts and Sciences.


Environmental Data Center, URI Department of Natural Resources Science; R.I. Center for the Book at Providence Public Library; R.I. Office of Library and Information Services; R.I. Sea Grant College Program; U.S. E.P.A. Office of Research and Development, Atlantic Ecology Division; URI Classroom Media Services; URI Coastal Institute; URI College of Business Administration; URI College of Engineering; URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences; URI College of Human Science and Services; URI College of Nursing; URI College of Pharmacy; URI Division of Student Affairs; URI Division of University Advancement and the URI Alumni Association; URI Foundation; URI Office of the Provost; URI Office of the Vice President for Administration; URI Office of the Vice Provost for Information Technology Services; URI University College.

Colloquium Coordinators:

Professor Steven D'Hondt, Graduate School of Oceanography;
Professor Arthur Spivack, Graduate School of Oceanography;
Professor Judith Swift, Theatre and Communication Studies.

For information about ways to support the Honors Colloquium, contact Tom Zorabedian at 401-874-2853 or