News

Sep 13, 2020

Ethan Zuckerman, public policy, communication and information, has written a column exploring how the focus of the news media has been centered on Donald Trump and COVID-19, to the exclusion of other critical domestic and international stories in the run-up to this fall’s election.

Weiai (Wayne) Xu
Aug 10, 2020

Assistant Professor Weiai (Wayne) Xu has been selected as a Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) Fellow for the 2020-21 academic year.

The CESL Faculty Fellows program is designed to help faculty members implement a high impact, engaged pedagogy that involves students in community-based learning, linked to their course goals, as an integral part of the faculty learning experience.

Erica Scharrer
Aug 7, 2020

New research by Communication Professor and Chair Erica Scharrer, along with current and former doctoral students, explores why sitcom fathers have continually been portrayed as inept. Scharrer studies gender and the media, and specializes in depictions of masculinity. In a new study, Scharrer and co-authors systematically looked at the ways in which portrayals of sitcom fathers have and haven’t changed.

Kimberlee Pérez
Jul 30, 2020

Pérez is one of eight fellows announced for the academic year, through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), which has fostered leadership in teaching training for more than 240 faculty members, since 1986. Many have gone on to win Distinguished Teaching Awards and College Outstanding Teaching Awards, chair departments, and serve in other leadership positions across campus.

Sut Jhally
Jul 16, 2020

After a long and revered career as a professor, educator, researcher, and film documentarian, Professor and immediate past Chair of the Department of Communication Sut Jhally, PhD, has retired. Jhally began teaching at UMass Amherst in 1985. Jhally still plans to continue in the classroom part-time after his retirement and impact future UMass students in the coming years.

May 28, 2020

Comm’s Burcu Baykurt explores the different approaches taken by cities in the U.S. and Europe to implement tech innovations and efficiency.

May 28, 2020

New NATO StratCom COE report highlights key trends in election-related disinformation and integrity interventions from study of three Southeast Asian nations.

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