Category Archives: Faculty

Dr. Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna Presents “Is this safe to eat? Food Safety after Fukushima”

Dr. Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, presented his work “Is this safe to eat? Food safety and risk after Fukushima” on Friday at the TAI Research Brown Bag. The participants were taken through the tragedy that struck Japan after a devastating earthquake, … Continue reading

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TAI Professor is Keynote Speaker: 2015 Breakfast for the Bridge

The Bridge’s purpose is to end adult long-term homelessness in Dallas and the surrounding region by developing, coordinating, and/or delivering: Outreach/intake services, Jail diversion/reentry services, Emergency shelter/transitional shelter services, Primary health care/behavioral health care services, Recreational/educational services, Employment income/supported employment income/disability income services, and Affordable housing/supportive housing services. … Continue reading

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Justa vs. Whata: The Importance of Enterprise in Advertising

By: Alice Kendrick When I first moved to Texas, a friend introduced me to the iconic institution Whataburger. First, I learned I had to make a basic choice: theJustaburger or the Whataburger.  Really? “Justa”?????? I thought why settle for Justa … Continue reading

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Perks and Ping Pong

During my senior year in college, one of my final portfolio courses was taught by an art director/copywriter team from Publicis. Halfway through the semester they took us on a tour of their offices and, for whatever reason, I remember … Continue reading

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Design from the Heart 

By Cheryl Mendenhall, Senior Lecturer Here at the Temerlin Advertising Institute we stress the importance of responsibility in advertising, whether that is professional responsibility, social responsibility, or the everyday choices we make in our field. My focus is in graphic … Continue reading

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Temerlin Advertising Institute Hosts Dr. Padmini Patwardhan from Winthrop University as 2015-2016 Research Fellow

Dr. Patwardhan visited TAI last week to undertake research related to leadership issues in the advertising industry. She spent her week interviewing faculty and industry professionals to gain insight into the leadership process. She will also be undertaking interviews with executives … Continue reading

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Marketing Communications Should Build Relationships

Having the privilege to teach in The Temerlin ADVERTISING Institute, I was thinking about my current graduate course, Consumer Engagement Strategies, and the concept of “advertising.” After much thought, I simply no longer believe that advertising is a particularly relevant or … Continue reading

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TAI and SMU’s Ad Club Kickoff Party – Ozona Grill

What better way to start off the 2015-2016 academic year than with new and old advertising students, faculty and staff, as well as a great venue and food!   Monday, August 31st, TAI and SMU’s Ad Club hosted a kickoff party … Continue reading

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TAI Graduate Backyard BBQ Mixer

A great time was had by new and returning MA in advertising students as well as TAI Faculty & Staff last week at the home of Professor Noble, Co-ordinator of the TAI MA in Advertising program.     Students representing several states … Continue reading

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Carrie La Ferle, Ph.D. Discusses Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall

Dr. Carrie La Ferle, of the Temerlin Advertising Institute consults with the media regarding the Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall. La Ferle suggested that during a crisis, it is most important to demonstrate your concern for your customers and treat … Continue reading

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