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Oct 26, 2016

On Tuesday, Claire Wardle gave a talk at the Integrative Learning Center about the use of social media in broadcasting the refugee crisis. Wardle was here for the “Social Science Matters Speaker Series: Perspectives on Migration” event promoted by the College of Social and Behavioral Science.

Wardle is currently a faculty member of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Her knowledge of the refugee crisis comes from her work for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva as a Senior Social Media Officer.

Sep 2, 2016

The Department of Communication is sponsoring a graduate alumni reunion and conference to be held Oct. 7-9, 2016 on the Amherst campus. All Comm grad alums who plan to attend but haven't yet RSVP'ed are urged to do so immediately. Please click here for a copy of the invitation, which includes more information about the event and RSVP'ing.

Aug 29, 2016

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Global Digital Media scholar with a preferred focus on the Global South. The rank will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Read the full position announcement for the full position announcement including required qualifications and application instructions.

Aug 22, 2016

Communication doctoral student Ayshia Stephenson's short play Venus Hottentot had its Off-Broadway debut in July at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Produced at the Jewel Box Theater on West 36th St. in Manhattan, Stephenson's tragicomedy brought the story of Saartjie Baartman to the 21st century.

Jul 29, 2016

The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of inaugural Director of a new School of Public Policy (SPP). The university seeks an outstanding scholar committed to the study of public problems and their resolution. The appointment will be made at the rank of Full Professor or advanced Associate Professor. For more information and application instructions please click here.

Jul 21, 2016

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for a full-time Communications & Curriculum Manager. For the full position announcement, including required qualifications and application instructions, please click here. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer of women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

Jun 25, 2016

The National Communication Association has selected Prof. Donal Carbaugh as a 2016 Distinguished Scholar. The Distinguished Scholar Award is NCA's highest honor and recognizes a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of communication. Prof. Carbaugh was recognized by his peers for his work as a leading scholar in culture, discourse, and language and as preeminent scholar of the ethnography of communication with a focus on language & social interaction.

May 26, 2016

Congratulations to Communication majors Victor Ramos and James Desjardin, recipients of the Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year Awards. They are two of only ten student employees from across campus to be so honored. The university's announcement of the award winners is available here.

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