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Faculty Opening: Assistant Professor, Health Communication
Jul 10, 2017

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Health Communication scholar whose research and teaching focus on cultures, discourses, and practices of health with a preferred focus on race, equity, and inclusion. We seek a colleague whose work complements and extends the traditions in the department, which include critical cultural studies; language & social interaction; media, technology, & policy; and rhetoric and performance.

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Lindsay Luv '03 Comm Alum is Spinning Her Way to the Top
Jul 6, 2017

Lindsay Luv, a 2003 alum of the Communication Department, shares some details about what led her to where she is now, in a UMass alumni profile video series. She says she combined a little bit of everything she learned at the UMass Amherst to build a successful career as a DJ, lifestyle liaison, and designer.

The video series gives a firsthand account of how UMass has been a transformative force in the lives of those who study, do research, and teach. Watcher her video online.

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Connecticut Magazine Explores Folklore with Comm Professor
Jun 14, 2017

Associate Professor Stephen Olbrys Gencarella is featured in a story about the folklore associated with what are known as the Moodus Noises, named for a village in Connecticut. Gencarella, who is also the resident folklorist at the Connecticut River Museum, took a staff writer from Connecticut Magazine on a hiking tour he developed of Mount Tom in Machimoodus State Park, where much of the folklore of the noises originates.

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Matt Reynolds '05 Comm Alum Returns to UMass as New Head Baseball Coach
Jun 7, 2017

A new face will lead the UMass baseball program. But he won't be an unfamiliar one. Matt Reynolds, a 2005 graduate of the Communication program, has been selected as the new head baseball coach.

Reynolds replaces Mike Stone, who retired after 30 years managing the team. Reynolds also played and worked for Stone at UMass before, having spent two seasons playing at the school in 2003 and 2004, before serving as a graduate assistant under Stone for three seasons.

Reynolds comes to UMass after spending three years as head coach at Washington College in Maryland.

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