Wafi Habib Nord Scholarship Gives a Helping Hand to an International Communication Student
Sep 30, 2020

UMass Amherst Communication major Wafi Habib received the 2020 Elaine E. Nord Scholarship. He spent the summer as a media intern on the #GreaterAs1 campaign with Church World Service, a non-profit organization focused on refugee resettlement.

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Professor’s article in The Atlantic explores the news cycle's attention to Donald Trump and COVID-19, at the expense of other stories
Sep 13, 2020

Ethan Zuckerman, public policy, communication and information, has written a column exploring how the focus of the news media has been centered on Donald Trump and COVID-19, to the exclusion of other critical domestic and international stories in the run-up to this fall’s election.

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Weiai (Wayne) Xu Comm Professor Selected as CESL Fellow
Aug 10, 2020

Assistant Professor Weiai (Wayne) Xu has been selected as a Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) Fellow for the 2020-21 academic year.

The CESL Faculty Fellows program is designed to help faculty members implement a high impact, engaged pedagogy that involves students in community-based learning, linked to their course goals, as an integral part of the faculty learning experience.

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Erica Scharrer Researchers take a closer look at sitcom dad portrayals over the years
Aug 7, 2020

New research by Communication Professor and Chair Erica Scharrer, along with current and former doctoral students, explores why sitcom fathers have continually been portrayed as inept. Scharrer studies gender and the media, and specializes in depictions of masculinity. In a new study, Scharrer and co-authors systematically looked at the ways in which portrayals of sitcom fathers have and haven’t changed.

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