Oct 2 2013 - 5:00pm

An open public talk with Pete Tridish. Law Breakers to Lawmakers. How to Pirate Radio Activists Changed the Laws to Open up the Airwaves.

The talk will be held at the Media Education Foundation Community room, 60 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA.

Sep 30 2013 - 5:30pm

Western Massachusetts Media Justice Network Community Meeting with Pete Tridish. This is an open meeting of new Pioneer Valley coalition dedicated to developing a diverse local media landscape.

The meeting will be held at Free Press, 40 Main Street. #301, Florence, MA. 

Sep 26 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm


Thursday, September 26, 4-5:30 pm

Campus Center 803

Speaker: Dr. Katherine Sender

Sep 24 2013 - 4:00pm

A Radio Voice for the Voiceless Around the World

Tuesday, September, 24 in Campus Center room 903. UMass Amherst.

Sep 24 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Leda Cooks and Lily Herakova will host a Pioneer Valley Bread House gathering on Tuesday, September 24. Join bread lovers of all ages in building stronger communities by kneading together and sharing stories, art, and freshly baked bread. The event will take place at B'nai Israel at 253 Prospect St. in Northampton and is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Pioneer Valley Bread House and its community-based activities, please click here.

Sep 21 2013 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

The Department of Communication will be holding the annual Welcome Back Fall Picnic on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Groff Park.

Please RSVP to Kathy Ready by Tuesday, September 17 at 4PM.


For more information, please click here.

Sep 14 2013 - 12:00pm

A book launch and reading by Mari Castañeda, associate professor of communications and director of diversity advancement for the College of Social and Behavior Sciences, is planned for the new book she co-edited, ?Mothers in Academia.? It will be held at Food For Thought Books in Amherst at noon on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Sep 3 2013 - 8:00am

Classes for the Fall 2013 semester begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

May 1 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Department of Communication's Senior BBQ will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 (the last day of classes) from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Machmer quad.  The event is open to all COMM graduating seniors, faculty, staff, and graduate students.  Please RSVP no later than Friday, April 19, to: Susan Dreyer, 405 Machmer Hall, 413-545-1311,

Apr 26 2013 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

A talk by Thomas Perrot, Ph.D. candidate at Paris 8 University (Cemti) and visiting researcher at the Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst