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. The show featured a cast made up entirely of UMass Amherst students, including Talya Sogoba (Journalism), Callum LaFrance (Theater), and Leah Mertes (Communication).
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.
May 5, 2016
Students in Prof. Jarice Hanson's Comm 497T course (Advanced Issues in Information Technology and Society) worked in groups to create a podcast that covers a range of topics that present challenges for the future. The students identified key social, economic, and policy issues that will change the way we think about children, sustainable environments, sports, online gaming, unemployment, and travel. Give the podcast a listen by clicking here.
Apr 19, 2016
The Department of Communication will offer a wide range of undergraduate courses during the summer, the first session of which begins May 16. They include many of our most popular and in-demand classes, and all will be presented online through Continuing & Professional Education. For the complete list and registration info, please click here.
Apr 14, 2016
Prof. Claudio Moreira has won a Distinguished Teaching Award, the university's highest honor for pedagogical excellence and the only student-initiated recognition of extraordinary teaching. He is one of only four faculty from across campus to receive this prestigious annual award. Please click here for the university's announcement and here for more information about our department's latest recipient of the DTA.