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Staff Opening: Academic Advisor
May 15, 2018

The Department of Communication in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at UMass Amherst is accepting applications for a Professional Academic Advisor. This position is a 43 week appointment.

Read the full position announcement including required qualifications and application instructions online.

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Comm Professor's new book investigates eccentrics who helped shape New England
May 7, 2018

Associate Professor Stephen Olbrys Gencarella, Ph.D., has released a new book Wicked Weird & Wily Yankees, which explores and celebrates the eccentric personalities who left a mark on New England’s history.

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Lynn Comella, Ph.D., '04 Alum returns to share research on the business of pleasure
Apr 9, 2018

Lynn Comella, Ph.D., associate professor of gender and sexuality studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, visited the Department of Communication this semester to deliver a talk titled “Sex Toys & Social Entrepreneurship: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Sex-Positive Capitalism & Cultural Production.” Comella, who graduated from the PhD program in 2004, has done extensive research that stretches across the field of sociology.

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Alena Vasilyeva Professor will improve teaching methods through Lilly Fellowship
Apr 5, 2018

Alena Vasilyeva, assistant professor of Communication, has been selected as one of the 2018-19 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence at the University of Massachusetts.

The Lilly Fellowship is a competitive program that enables promising junior faculty to cultivate teaching excellence in a special yearlong collaboration, and is awarded through the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD). 

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