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Communication Department Produces Multiple Award Winners at National Conference
Jan 19, 2021

Department of communication faculty were well represented at the recent National Communication Association (NCA) Virtual Conference in November 2020. The focus of the conference was on “Communication at the Crossroads.”

The NCA advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.

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Media and Politics under Biden: Seeking Accountability at a 'Time for Healing’? Research Roundtable on Jan 21, 2021
Jan 8, 2021

In his first speech as President-Elect, Joe Biden vowed to usher in "a time for healing” and put a stop to a grim era of demonization. His message offers a salve for our anxious times where social inequalities and political divides could not be more stark. However, this message–also conveyed in early policies of his administration–raises the question of how his vision for healing and unity might end up sidelining the pursuit of justice and accountability.
 

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Communication Department Statement to Combat Racism
Nov 16, 2020

In response to acts of racism and related violence in the nation, the Department of Communication is denouncing acts of racial violence, anti-Blackness, and institutional racism. In a statement, the department stands with protestors worldwide fighting white supremacy and calling for the change needed to fully recognize that Black Lives Matter, and to recognize, appreciate, value, and celebrate the contributions of Black scholars, artists, and community members. Read the complete statement online.

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Comm Alums Share Experiences with Comm Students to Guide Them to Success
Nov 6, 2020

UMass Alumni virtually joined Communication students and faculty for the annual Alumni Career Event. Attendees had the opportunity to listen and talk to alums from different career stages and industries about their experiences while at UMass and to hear about their lives after graduation.

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