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Aug 6, 2018

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a communication scholar whose research and teaching focus on urban communication, environmental communication, and/or civics and governance in 'smart cities'. We seek theoretical and methodological innovation in researching the constitutive role of communication and information infrastructures in people's experience of the built environment.

Jun 12, 2018
The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invites applications for a full-time Department Administrator.
 
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.

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.

Lynn Comella, Ph.D., '04
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.

Alena Vasilyeva
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). 

Chris Gardner '89
Mar 22, 2018

As a communication major, Chris Gardner ’89, wasn’t entirely sure what direction he wanted to go with his degree. At the time of his graduation he was confronted by an economy that was weakened by the previous year’s historic Black Friday stock market crash, the national debt had reached an all-time high of 3.7 trillion, and economic growth was slowing down.

Mar 5, 2018

The 7th annual Communication Student Showcase and Awards. By submitting your work, you will have a chance to be recognized by faculty, peers, and alums. The ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 17 in the ILC Comm Hub at 5 PM. We will celebrate Comm majors' many forms of achievement and expression. Categories include Audio-Visual, Civic Engagement/Community-based Work, Original Research, Speech and Performance, and Writing. 

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