Associate Professor Jonathan Ong Communication Professor Studies Social Media of Marginalized Communities
Sep 11, 2017

Jonathan Corpus Ong joins the Department of Communication at UMass Amherst as Associate Professor of Global Digital Media. Trained in ethnographic methods, his approach to the study of communication is through long-term immersion and inquiry into how media matter in the everyday lives of ordinary people–particularly from communities we know little about.

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Allison Butler, Ph.D. Comm Department Appoints New Chief Undergraduate Advisor
Aug 29, 2017

Comm Lecturer Allison Butler, Ph.D. has a new role added to her list of responsibilities this semester. Butler is the new Chief Undergraduate Adviser (CUA) for the Department of Communication. Butler will work as part of the team of advisors who include Aaron Hoholik and Saulo DePaulo, and alongside their 2017-2018 team of student peer advisors.

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Comm Doctoral student explains how Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' gets it right
Aug 23, 2017

Mike F. Alvarez, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication, wrote a column about how the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” about the suicide of a young girl, may be uncomfortable to watch but it also deals directly with some of the complicated reasons people kill themselves. Alvarez says forbidding teenagers from watching the show is not the right way to handle the question of understanding and preventing suicide.

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TIDE working session with Prof. Leda Cooks Comm Professor Awarded Fellowship
Aug 10, 2017

Comm Professor Leda Cooks has been selected as one of 12 TIDE (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity) Ambassadors of the 2017-18 cohort for the Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD).

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