Larissa Mavros

Storyteller. Writer. Newshound.

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I am a storyteller. My passion is finding compelling stories in ordinary people and situations. Throughout my career, I have used the power of words and images to inspire change, create curiosity and evoke action.

Thank you for perusing my online portfolio.


UNSW Sydney

UNSW Newsroom
Theatre precinct at UNSW to be named after local Indigenous artist and community elder

The name of the new arts facility at UNSW Sydney pays tribute to a renowned Indigenous artist whose work connects her ancestral history and art to the broader Australian and Aboriginal communities. The precinct, formerly known as the D8 Theatres, will now be called the Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab (ETCPL), or 'the Esme' as students have nicknamed the space.

UNSW Newsroom
Behrouz Boochani appointed adjunct associate professor at UNSW

Kurdish-Iranian refugee and award-winning writer Behrouz Boochani has been appointed adjunct associate professor in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at UNSW Sydney. The appointment will see the human rights defender participate in events and lectures through the Forced Migration Research Network.

UNSW Newsroom
Finding help in the city: professor advocates for the world's urban refugees

There are more refugees today than in any time since World War II. The United Nations Refugee Agency estimates that of the 70 million or so people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes, 23 million are refugees - people who have fled their home country due to factors including violent conflict, environmental and climate issues, human rights violations and famine.

UNSW Newsroom
Rebel Wilson accepts UNSW alumni award for achievements on and off the big screen

Hollywood actress, writer and producer Rebel Wilson returned to UNSW Sydney on Thursday to accept the Chancellor's Award for Exceptional Alumni Achievement in front of an intimate audience in the Io Myers Studio. Wilson is the second recipient of the Chancellor's Award, which was established in 2018 to celebrate the exceptional achievements of a UNSW alumni with demonstrable success across a broad range of fields and interests.

UNSW Newsroom
UNSW graduate Tony Costa wins Archibald Prize

When Tony Costa received a phone call from Art Gallery of NSW Director Michael Brand last Friday morning, he thought Mr Brand was calling to tell him something ominous had happened to his entry into the 2019 Archibald Prize.

Starkey Hearing Foundation

Starkey Hearing Foundation
Providing follow-up care in Vietnam

A small but mighty team from Starkey Hearing Foundation - Asia Pacific Region spent a week training new volunteers, working with new partners and following up on young patients across Vietnam.

Sustainability in action

Students and professors from the audiology program at Utah State University joined the Asia Pacific team for a research and teaching mission in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Learning in the field from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Students and professors from the audiology program at Utah State University joined the Asia Pacific team for a research and teaching mission in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Starkey Hearing Foundation
Training expands hearing healthcare in Middle East

Starkey Hearing Foundation’s first-ever training for the Middle East Region in Amman, Jordan, epitomized the human emotion of caring – transcending borders, religion and cultures.

Starkey Hearing Foundation
Starkey Hearing Institute Graduates

The first cohort of students at the Starkey Hearing Institute in Zambia graduated Friday, marking a significant milestone in Starkey Hearing Foundation’s quest to train 300 community-based hearing healthcare workers in Africa before 2030.


College of Liberal Arts | University of Minnesota
U team takes first in district at National Student Advertising Competition

For the second time in four years, the University of Minnesota student advertising team won first place in the district competition of the American Advertising Federation's (AAF) National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The competition was held April 9 in St. Cloud, Minn.

College of Liberal Arts | University of Minnesota
Dr. Jisu Huh named Raymond O. Mithun Chair in Advertising

The first half of 2016 has been a whirlwind for Jisu Huh. Not only did the School of Journalism & Mass Communication Director of Graduate Studies begin her one-year term as president of the American Academy of Advertising, SJMC Director Albert Tims announced Huh's promotion to the rank of professor and holder of the Raymond O.

College of Liberal Arts | University of Minnesota
Rodrigo Zamith (Ph.D. '15) earns AEJMC's top dissertation award

Rodrigo Zamith, a 2015 University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication doctoral graduate, has earned the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication's (AEJMC) Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award for his research examining the relationship between audience metrics and online news content.

College of Liberal Arts | University of Minnesota
SJMC announces four faculty hires for 2016-2017

The School of Journalism & Mass Communication has appointed four tenure-track assistant professors in the areas of media law and ethics, and journalism studies for the 2016-2017 academic year. Colin Agur and Valerie Belair-Gagnon join SJMC from the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

Minneapolis Public Schools

Minneapolis Public Schools Board Briefs
June 2014 Board Briefs

Board Briefs is an electronic newsletter dedicated to keeping MPS stakeholders informed and up-to-date on important board of education matters.

Leader Letter
June 2014 Leader Letter

The Leader Letter is a regular e-newsletter from Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson highlighting key topics, major initiatives and important announcements.

Daily Herald Newspaper

Daily Herald
Why so many teachers unions threaten to strike

Less than three months into the 2012 school year, eight teachers unions in the state filed intent to strike notices, five of which resulted in teachers walking out. Educators, lawmakers and union representatives say the recent spate of strikes and strike notices are a response to the current political and financial climates.

Daily Herald
Students learn to borrow less at ECC, Harper, CLC

Elgin Community College is requiring students who want college loans to first enroll in a financial aid course. It's one of the efforts at suburban colleges like ECC, Harper College and College of Lake County to reduce the amount of money students borrow.

Daily Herald
Title IX: Local high schools work to bridge achievement gap

While girls consistently outdo boys in reading, female students seem to still struggle to keep up in math and science. Although girls and women have made significant progress in the 40 years since the introduction of Title IX -- the law that prohibits educational programs that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of sex -- students and educators say more work is needed to truly level the playing field.

Daily Herald
Young immigrants share stories with Sen. Durbin

Students shared their stories Tuesday with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin at Elgin Community College during a discussion on President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which is modeled after the DREAM Act that Durbin introduced 11 years ago but which was never made law.

Daily Herald
Hundreds speak up on Dist. 300 teacher negotiations

Hundreds of teachers, parents and students descend on Community Unit District 300 board meeting to voice concerns over ongoing contract negotiations. "I invite you to see what it is like to teach in a classroom with 31 students and meet the needs and continue to provide the quality education all students deserve," teacher Marg Molnar said at Westfield Community School in Algonquin.

Daily Herald
Reform would bring uniformity to sex ed class

Confused about sex education in our schools? So are some legislators and pro-life groups. House Bill 3027 will not rewrite sex education in the state. Instead, it strengthens existing language, said state Rep. Camille Lilly, a Chicago Democrat and the lead sponsor in the House. Still, some say what's included in those lessons varies widely.

Daily Herald
Analysis looks at suburbs' top-paid teachers

The two highest-paid public school teachers in the suburbs made about $190,000 in the 2009-10 school year, the final year before they retired. That's $190,000 each. The top-paid teacher was a physical education teacher with 28 years as a high school football coach, while the runner-up was a high school English teacher who also led his school's theater program.

Daily Herald
West Dundee fire lieutenant remembered for dedication

West Dundee Fire Lt. Thomas Lutzow was such a dedicated firefighter and paramedic that he would not leave the village to go out for dinner just in case someone needed his help. But relatives and colleagues of the longtime firefighter say his true calling was as an educator who loved teaching local children about fire prevention and safety.

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